How to Live Longer and Healthier – What the Experts Recommend

In a fascinating piece published by The Atlantic, data shows that we are now living 40 years longer than the average American in 1880. As research and the body of science on longevity grows, we hear of studies that point to specific causes for living a longer than average lifespan. But it’s not only enough […]

The High Cost of Sleep Deprivation

The High Cost of Sleep Deprivation.

How bad is pulling all-nighters? Hanna is a freshman law student. For the first month of her schooling, she barely logged a full 6 hours of sleep at night. “There’s just so much to read. I was refilling my coffee mug every few hours to keep me awake. After two weeks, I wasn’t sure if […]

10 Reasons You Should Drink Coffee Every Day

10 Reasons You Should Drink Coffee Every Day

Lots of people depend on at least one cup of coffee a day. It probably feels as though you have spent your entire life on a quest for the best instant coffee on the market. Most people love it for its ability to pick up your energy levels when you need a boost, but coffee […]

Sleep More, Stress Less: Managing the Two Top Heart Health Marauders

Sleep More, Stress Less: Managing the Two Top Heart Health Marauders Think of the heart as your body’s engine. Your car won’t run and is considered useless if something goes wrong with the engine. You can always get a new car but you don’t get a second chance at life. Therefore, it’s important to do […]

A Common Habit That Caused Her Brain Swelling

Keely Shaw, a 27-year-old mother, felt fatigued after a break-up. She said that she also experienced headaches, but attributed them to stress. During a visit to a friend, she experienced a seizure and promptly seek medical help. When doctors could not find anything wrong, Keely went back home, where she experienced more seizures. She also […]

Take One Tablespoon Of THIS Before Bed And You Will Never Wake Up Tired Again

Take One Tablespoon Of THIS Before Bed And You Will Never Wake Up Tired Again Secret to Getting More Rest Naturally Looking for a better way to fall asleep quickly and stay asleep all night without pills and prescription drugs? Sleep deprivation is a nationwide problem and the side effects are well documented. Lack of […]

12 Surprising Factors That Increase Your Risk Of Multiple Sclerosis

SPANISH TRANSLATION: 12 FACTORES QUE AUMENTAN EL RIESGO DE ESCLEROSIS MÚLTIPLE Now found in more than 400,000 Americans, one thing is agreed on by medical experts: Multiple sclerosis typically causes the immune system to attack itself, in other words, it is an auto-immune disease. Research Studies Studies were undertaken by Dr. Jennifer Linden, a microbiologist at […]

If You’re Doing These 4 Things Before Your Workout, You’re Doing it Wrong

If You’re Doing These 4 Things Before Your Workout, You’re Doing it Wrong Creating a solid pre-workout routine is one of the best ways to get the most out of your exercising, but many health enthusiasts are unsure of exactly what they should be avoiding. Take a look at these common pre-workout mistakes and why […]

One Simple Way to Clean Your Brain Cells

One Simple Way to Clean Your Brain Cells If you are not getting enough sleep you should start now. Research shows while you sleep your brain stays busy flushing toxins from your brain cells which may reduce your risk of contracting Alzheimer’s Disease. A study conducted on mice found that the flow of cerebrospinal fluid […]

6 Things You Should Never Do In The Shower

6 Things You Should Never Do In The Shower A recent study conducted by the University of California found that it’s actually healthier to avoid daily showers because they destroy microscopic bugs on the body essential to fighting bacteria. Whether you are an avid shower taker or more of a, let’s say, hobbyist, there are […]

Not Sleeping 8 Hours a Night? Good!

Not Sleeping 8 Hours a Night? Good! We all know we’re supposed to get a good night’s sleep, but many of us struggle to fall asleep, let alone stay asleep. It seems every week there’s a new article or product available to help us sleep better for longer. We keep electronics in another room, exercise […]

16 Important Facts That You Should Know About Sleep

16 Important Facts That You Should Know About Sleep Sleep has always been a subject of great mystery and fascination. Everyone in the world does it, but everyone does it differently. For some, it’s the easiest thing in the world while for others, it causes nothing but problems. Either way, it’s a universal thing but […]

10 Common Habits That Give You Sluggish Metabolism

10 Common Habits That Give You Sluggish Metabolism Having an extremely slow metabolism is one of the most common reasons why most people have a difficult time maximizing their weight loss efforts. Here is a comprehensive list of the 10 most common habits that give you a sluggish metabolism. 1. Infrequent Eating Most busy individuals […]

The Dangers of Sleep Deprivation

The Dangers of Sleep Deprivation We all sleep! Sleeping is actually the way your body prepares you for the day ahead, so if you want to use your entire potential for your daily activities, mental and physical, you will need “quality sleep”. This infographic shows how inadequate sleep may affect your health: For more information […]

Weight Loss Secrets From Around the World

Weight Loss Secrets From Around the World: The world is much smaller than it used to be, technology has brought us closer together and made it easier to share our knowledge and personal experience through social media and online blogs. There are many websites that share secrets on how to effectively lose weight. Here we’ve […]

Sleep Disorders, Exercise and Obesity, The Path to Sweet Dreams

Sleep Disorders, Exercise and Obesity: The Path to Sweet Dreams By PositiveMed-team Costa Rica office Edited By: Stephanie Dawson Introduction and prevalence of sleep disorders Sleep disorders are very common. The International Classification of Sleep Disorders identifies at least 80 different sleep disorders (SD) into eight categories including insomnia, sleep disorder breathing, and sleep-movement disorders […]

10 Foods and Suggestions to Improve Your Sleep

Are you one of the 50 million Americans that have trouble falling asleep? The quality of sleep has an enormous impact on daily life, as poor sleep can affect your work, concentration, and ability to interact with others. During sleep, both physical and mental restoration take place, allowing you to feel fresh and alert in […]