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Feeling stressed at work? If so, you're not alone. A recent Gallup Poll on stress, worry and anger revealed that 55% of Americans said they experienced stress "a lot" during the day, up from 46% in 2006.

The summer sun beckons many people outdoors. Soaking up some rays on a warm summer day can be a great way to unwind and get a little color.

Losing weight is often an idea rather than an undertaking, suggests a recent Gallup Poll, which found that while 51 percent of adults want to shed pounds off their frame, only 25 percent say they are seriously working toward that goal.

The dog days of summer can be challenging. As the mercury rises to potentially unhealthy heights, spending time outdoors can become less comfortable and even dangerous.

There’s nothing more humbling than putting on a bathing suit. If you’ve been living life to the fullest, there’s no hiding the evidence. On the other hand, if you’ve been exercising and watching your diet, there’s nothing more gratifying than seeing a slimmer, toner you in the mirror. So how…

Physical fitness is important. Exercise guidelines depend on the individual, but the American Heart Association recommends adults get at least 150 minutes of moderate-intensity aerobic activity every week. That amount may need to be increased to meet specific goals, such as weight loss.

Whether it’s dance lessons, computer projects, art class or yoga, kids these days are busy bees. And while such activities are enriching and fun, experts say that many kids aren’t spending enough time doing something much simpler and every bit as important as structured programming: playing …

Exercise is a vital component of a healthy lifestyle. Many people find that pairing a nutritious, well-balanced diet with routine exercise is a successful formula for a long and healthy life.

It is shorts weather in Texas and many of us fall into one of two categories: those who show off the toned legs they have been exercising madly at the gym, or the other 99 percent of us who wear short pants simply to keep ourselves from spontaneously bursting into flames in the Texas heat. R…

There are a variety of animals in the world considered dangerous to humans, but ticks don’t automatically jump to mind.

Summer weather draws many people outside. Warm air and sunshine can be hard to resist, even when temperatures rise to potentially dangerous levels.

While fun, all those barbecues and cookouts of summer can present a challenge when you’re trying to lose weight and stay healthy. However, there’s no need to ditch these fun get-togethers for fear of derailing your healthy lifestyle. Instead, you can employ some simple tricks to help you sta…

Summer is coming - and swimsuit season will be here before you know it. Now's the time to do a quick assessment and create a routine to get your body ready for sun and fun.

People who live in regions where winters are cold often note the feeling of rejuvenation they enjoy on the first warm day of late-winter or spring. The chance to get outside and soak up some sun while breathing some warm air is a feeling unlike any other for those who spend much of their win…

The secret to losing weight involves a careful balance. The number of calories that go into a person should be exceeded by the energy expended by exercise and the normal biological functions of the body. This often involves controlling caloric intake, which can be simple when people cut back…

Summertime brings lots of picnics, barbecues and pool parties, along with tasty treats everyone loves to share. Want to make yummy desserts your friends will rave about, but with your own unique twist?

Reshaping one's body takes time and commitments, though shortcuts can be tempting when trying to get fit. The desire to see instant results can lead some people to make potentially dangerous mistakes in the name of looking good.

Millions of people across the globe deal with conditions that affect the skin and hair. Acne is a skin and hair ailment that, according to the American Academy of Dermatology, is the most common skin condition in the United States.

Summer is possibly the easiest time to stick to a healthier lifestyle. It's warm outside so we're more likely to be active, plus there's plenty of good, fresh produce available. With the recent focus on organic ingredients and the farm-to-table approach, home cooks and anyone interested in a…

Ever feel like the days just get away from you, and you don't have time to do all the things you need to do, much less want to do? Often wish you could just spend your evenings or weekends on your own personal goals, practicing some self-care or just relaxing? There are many ways you can tak…

It's no secret that sunscreen is essential for protecting our skin from the sun's damaging rays. Even on a cloudy day, sunscreen is important for helping to reduce early signs of skin aging and skin cancer when used along with other sun protection measures. However, not everything you hear a…

It is no secret that building up the motivation to exercise can sometimes be more challenging than the workout itself. But what if you already have the tools you need to find your motivation?

The summer months are fast approaching, and you know what that means: trips to the pool, backyard barbecues and numerous outdoor activities.

Spring. The time of year when, as poet Alfred Lord Tennyson famously said, a young man's (and woman's) fancy "lightly turns to thoughts of love." That is, of course, if you're not sneezing, coughing or dealing with itchy eyes. Spring allergies seem to get worse every year. Is there anything …

Are supplements part of your daily routine? If they are, you're not alone. According to the National Institutes of Health, more than half of all Americans take one or more supplements in their quest for better health. That's because even if you have an ultra-healthy diet (and many people don…

You can't deny it, supplements are everywhere. One trip down the vitamin aisle at your supermarket can leave even the biggest wellness junkie bewildered. There are so many products on the market - many offering contradicting information or claims - that it's easy to understand why consumers …

From diet and exercise to making time for self-care and relaxation, you might be taking steps to make your health a priority. But when it comes to overall wellness, don't forget about your brain!

Did you know that they key to personal health may begin in the core of the body? Doctors and researchers are learning more and more about how the immune system and other functions of the body are tied to microscopic players housed in the stomach and intestines. Improving this digestive envir…

Allergies are the sixth leading cause of chronic illness in the U.S. and more than 50 million Americans suffer from them each year, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. When it comes to spring allergies, you don’t need to anticipate the season with dread.

With popular obstacle- and ninja-style shows taking over TV, you might be curious what it takes to become a part of the competition. A desire is the first step, and one expert ninja says this can springboard you quickly to the next level.

When you’re trying to reach your goal weight, it can sometimes feel like booby traps are around every corner: TV ads for big burgers, easy-to-grab snacks at checkout, and birthday cake after birthday cake at work.

Caffeine is a vital component of many people's daily routines. A morning cup of caffeinated coffee provides the boost people need to get out the door and on their way each morning.

Heart disease is a formidable foe. According the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, heart disease accounts for nearly 25 percent of all deaths in the United States each year.

Did you know that what you eat affects your hair? That's news to most people, especially those who are dealing with hair loss. While there are many possible causes for hair loss - stress, the environment, health problems - achieving thick, full and healthy hair ultimately starts with your di…

The dawn of a new year is a time of personal reflection for many people. Upon reflecting on their lives, many people resolve to change those lives for the better.

It’s no surprise that the concept of self-care is getting a lot of traction in many health and wellness circles. Self-care can improve your mental and physical health and help you be more productive. Unfortunately, many people don’t prioritize it.

The human body and its immune system excels at fighting foreign invaders like bacteria and viruses. Signaling chemicals called interleukins tell cells whether they are needed to fight illness or they should wait in the wings. While these immune defenders are doing their jobs, soreness, fatig…