Having a healthy and happy dog in the family: The importance of play.

Having a healthy and happy dog in the family: The importance of play.

  When you have a pet dog, there are so many things to think about.   Right from the start it can almost be like having a newborn baby, as there are similar things like regular feeding and waking up in the night that will happen.   Then, as you start to get into the …

The financial costs of chronic illness.

The financial costs of chronic illness.

  We all suffer from bouts of ill health from time to time, and in the vast majority of cases, it’s a short-term thing, which is over within a few days at most.   Not everyone is so lucky, however. When chronic illness develops, it can have an enormous impact on a household, whether the …

Ensuring our health while avoiding the parent trap.

  Why is it that as parents, we have so much to do?     There is, of course, looking after the little ones. Then there is work, taking care of the home, caring for relatives and maintaining relationships with friends.   That is why a lot of the time our own health and wellbeing comes …

Myths and mysteries: Life in a modern household.

Myths and mysteries: Life in a modern household.

  In ancient times, people used to believe that illnesses were caused by demons and sin.   Similarly, some suggested that combing your hair was a way to keep your mind active and alert.   Nowadays, modern civilizations laugh about these primitive beliefs. Would they still laugh if they knew that there are still many …

Holiday merrymaking can land you in serious trouble.

Holiday merrymaking can land you in serious trouble.

  The holidays are a time to have fun and relax, but they’re also a time when we can find ourselves in a lot of trouble.   Our health can suffer, our finances can go down the toilet, and we can even get into trouble with the law.   Here’s how holiday merrymaking can land …

An essential guide to staying healthy through winter.

An essential guide to staying healthy through winter.

Featured Image Credit The urge to enter hibernation mode is strong every year when winter rolls back around.   The cold, dark, bugs and germs – and all the stress of Christmas, tend to make us want to burrow under our duvets, refusing to come back out until next spring.   But life goes on, …

6 tips to stay healthy during your holiday travels this year.

6 tips to stay healthy during your holiday travel.

  The most festive and wonderful time of the year can be hard on your health.   From parties to cold weather to congested Christmastime travel, there’s so much that can veer you off course — or knock you off of your feet entirely.   Fortunately, we’ve gathered the following six tips to stay healthy during your …

Is your sleep tracker sleeping on the job?

Is your sleep tracker sleeping on the job?

  Nearly half of Americans have trouble getting good sleep, the National Sleep Foundation reports.   Are you part of the statistic?   In hopes of sleeping better, many people turn to sleep trackers or sleep cycle monitors. Many of these sleep cycle monitors are built right in to popular wearable fitness trackers, but do …