Lower back pain is the most common symptom of ankylosing spondylitis (AS), and it can be much more intense - and debilitating - than the back aches that affect about one quarter of all adults. In many cases, it takes a variety of strategies to manage AS back pain.
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It's said that happiness is 40 percent intentional action, so no matter your set point or what circumstances befall you, there are exercises you can do that will make a difference in your mood. You can raise levels of your happiness hormones, like dopamine and serotonin, by taking physical action.
Rachna Chhachhi is a certified nutritional therapist and WHO certified in nutrition. She is the writer of Restore, a book on how to fight diseases for working professionals.
By Amie Valpone, Special to Everyday Health I was 22 years old when I became nearly bedridden. My legs were swollen, my muscles hurt, my belly was a balloon, and I weighed only 98 pounds.
Not too long ago, supermarkets carried only a limited selection of whole-grain breads, pastas, and crackers, and most were your basic whole-wheat variation. That's certainly not the case anymore. Today, quinoa and amaranth are becoming mainstream ingredients in packaged foods ranging from frozen waffles to cheese puffs, and regular grocery…
Baked, low-fat, multi-grain, gluten-free, vegan. Sometimes our efforts to make healthy choices can end up backfiring in unexpected ways. Low-fat or fat-free can come at the price of sacrificing nutrients, and gluten-free goods can pack just as many calories, sugars and fats as their full-gluten counterparts - if not more!
It may have taken 20 years, but there's a new label (eventually) coming to a package near you! Today, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced that the Nutrition Facts panel on the back of our food packages will be getting a major makeover.
As I get older, I find myself being more interested in news stories and research findings related to predicting how long I might live. After all, this is the key piece of information that would help me plan the most strategic and successful retirement, even though I think that…
At best, stress is a constant hum; at its worst, it's an acute and insidious pang. There are countless reasons for stress, spanning from inbox overload to more painful experiences like grief. While we can't control our experiences, we can control how we respond to them.
A seminal new study published February 15, 2016, in JAMA Internal Medicine illuminates sobering facts that those of us who work in the caregiving arena have known for many years: The life of the unpaid caregiver is incredibly difficult, and takes a toll on all aspects of his or her…