Category Archives: Health & Fitness

6 Ways You Can Still Make 2019 Your Year to Really Shine

With the first quarter of the year firmly behind us, you might think that all is lost if you haven’t kept up with those well-intentioned personal goals you set at the beginning of the year. Luckily, that is not quite the case. With about three quarters of the year still ahead of us, you have ample time to work on achieving your most cherished goals for this year. To give you some motivation, today I’ve got Stephanie Haywood for you with some tips and tricks to help you do just that. I hope you find them useful. Over to you, … Continue reading 6 Ways You Can Still Make 2019 Your Year to Really Shine

Steps to Leading a Healthier Lifestyle in 2019

Hello, dear reader! How are you getting along with your New Year’s resolutions this year? With a month and a half of the year already behind us, I thought I’d check in with you and give those of you who made health-related resolutions this year a little motivation to keep going. For those of you who didn’t, who says resolutions have to be made only at New Year’s?  🙂  Today, I’ve got Jennifer Dawson (who you may remember from this post) for you, who would like to share a thing or two about living a healthier lifestyle. I hope you … Continue reading Steps to Leading a Healthier Lifestyle in 2019

Tips on Fighting the Flu & Treating It with Tamiflu

My last post was written for my readers in the southern hemisphere who are just beginning to experience the hottest weather of the year. Today, I’d like to share a little something for my northern hemisphere readers who find themselves in the midst of the coldest season of the year, which also usually comes hand in hand with flu season. I’d always heard that the flu was untreatable: you just had to keep yourself as comfortable as possible and wait for your body to fight off the virus. In this guest post, by Lauren Walsh, I learned that this is … Continue reading Tips on Fighting the Flu & Treating It with Tamiflu

How to Keep Your Sensitive Skin Safe This Summer

This guest post is by Julia Hausen of AchooAllergy.com. Navigating seasonal changes isn’t easy when you have sensitive skin, and summer presents its own unique problems. Although there are several skin care products on the market, you may only find a few that cater to your skin type. In addition to staying moisturized, you’ll have the added challenge of finding products that offer adequate sun and bug protection without irritating your skin. If you struggle with sensitive skin care during the summer months, the following guide will help you protect your skin without setting off your allergies. 1. Safeguard Your … Continue reading How to Keep Your Sensitive Skin Safe This Summer

Breastfeeding: Give Breast Milk to Newborns in the First Hour of Life for Full Benefits of Breastfeeding

The first week of August, August 1-7, is World Breastfeeding Week. Although I’m not a mother, the negative attitudes towards breastfeeding that I see online, especially those that shame mothers who breastfeed in public, deeply disturb me. How else can a mother breastfeed an infant regularly without confining herself to her home during that period?! To mark this year’s World Breastfeeding Week, I’d like to write about something a little different. Today, I’d like to share with you some information that I came across recently that highlights not only the benefits of breastfeeding, but specifically stresses the importance of giving breast milk to … Continue reading Breastfeeding: Give Breast Milk to Newborns in the First Hour of Life for Full Benefits of Breastfeeding