Sweat It might smear your makeup, mark your clothes, mess your hair and smell a bit, but sweating is essential for your body to cool itself down. If we didn’t sweat, we wouldn’t be able to enjoy hot summer days without overheating and potentially suffering damage to our organs. Sweat glands are one of the defining marks of all mammals, which allow us to move between different … [Read more...] about 5 Gross Things That Are Actually Good For You
Why are you so tired? Feeling tired all the time is becoming one of our most common ailments, and it can be the most frustrating as well. Even if you live a fairly sensible lifestyle and don’t have any serious health problems, you may still find yourself weighed down with constant fatigue. "A lot of people confuse fatigue with sleepiness—it’s not the same thing," says Doug … [Read more...] about 10 Reasons You Feel So Tired
Public breeding grounds An invisible threat, germs can’t be easily avoided—especially if your day requires you to venture out of the house. “Public places where a lot of people congregate, such as shopping malls, sports stadiums and restaurants, are likely to harbor bacteria and viruses that could give you a nasty gastrointestinal infection,” says Glen Armstrong, head of … [Read more...] about 6 Places Germs Hide (And How to Outsmart Them)
What's the truth behind old wives tales? Our quest for a simple solution to the garden-variety annual bug seems never ending, as “the cure for the common cold” continues to evade medical science. So most of us continue to rely on old-fashioned advice that has always seemed to work—from hot baths and herbal teas to chicken soup and fresh garlic. But how much truth is there, … [Read more...] about 5 Old Wives’ Tales About Cold and Flu: Which Are Actually True?
How can you tell if you are depressed? It seems like a silly question, but a surprising number of us may fail to spot the signs that we might be suffering from depression. This is because so many of us are afraid to talk about depression, says Dave Gallson, associate executive director of the Mood Disorders Society of Canada. "And the real reason most people will not talk … [Read more...] about 8 Signs You Might Be Suffering From Depression
Myth: You most likely got food poisoning from the last thing you ate. Truth: We’ve all been there: In the middle of the night, awake for hours with symptoms such as abdominal cramps, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, fever and chills, cursing the restaurant we visited that night and pledging never to return. Food-borne illnesses can occur within a few hours of ingesting a meal, … [Read more...] about 3 Myths About Food Poisoning You Should Stop Believing