Health & Wellness
Expert tips for a healthier and happier you this year
(BPT) - Whether you’re resolving to eat healthy, begin an exercise routine, save money or update your wardrobe, many of these resolutions are easier said than done, as people aren’t sure where to start or how to get motivated to make these important life changes. Nearly one third of people who made resolutions in 2012 failed to sick with them, according to a recent survey by MSN and Impulse. Nationally recognized nutrition expert and published author Keri Glassman offers these tips for jump...
Use the new year as an opportunity for a fresh start
(BPT) - The flip of the calendar year is the perfect opportunity to make personal and lifestyle changes. One of the most popular resolutions that people make is to improve their health and exercise routine so they can make a fresh start and get into better shape. Now is the time to develop fitness goals for a new you th...
Three simple steps to a more satisfying shower
(BPT) - The routine you follow in the shower is a personal one and studies show it can serve a number of different purposes. From getting clean to warming up, from relieving pain to simply relaxing, we shower for many reasons. Research from Delta Faucet indicates that even the order in which we bathe ourselves – shampoo...
Veterans with hearing loss experience renewed hope
(BPT) - As our nation’s heroes continue to return home from the fronts of two major wars, it is a great time to recognize the tremendous toll service to our country can have on the brave men and women who selflessly choose to protect our freedoms throughout the world. While there are many devastating effects of war, th...
Your bedroom: the key to a restful night's sleep
(BPT) - Whether snuggling in for the night or just trying to catch a quick few winks, your environment plays an important role in determining if you’re counting sheep or counting Zzzs. From noise reduction to lighting, there are a few easy ways you can turn your bedroom into a tranquil oasis. “A third of the adult popu...
RSV - Three letters every new parent should know
(BPT) - Like many parents, Heidi Staats had never heard of respiratory syncytial virus, commonly known as RSV, until she almost lost her son to the common, yet potentially severe disease it can cause. Heidi’s son, Brett, was born only a month preterm. Despite his early arrival, Brett weighed a hearty seven pounds and was deemed ready for discharge after a few short days. Because of his healthy appearance, doctors didn’t think of Brett as a typical “preemie” and didn’t inform Heidi of the in...
What you need to know about commitment day [Infographic]
The New Year’s resolution is a much a part of holiday tradition as mistletoe and stockings. Unfortunately, like those other traditions, by mid-January too many resolutions are put away and forgotten until next year. If one of your resolutions is to get moving more, there’s a perfect way for you to kick off 2013 doing just that. Life Time - The Healthy Way of Life Company is kicking off Jan. 1, 2013, with a Commitment Day 5k, hosted in 25 major U.S. cities. According to race director, Keit...
New campaign targets vitamin A deficiency in children worldwide
(BPT) - Vitamin A deficiency is a health concern affecting millions of children worldwide, and it is a major underlying cause of child mortality and blindness. Because of this, Flintstones Vitamins is embarking on a new mission: 10 Million Stronger. Aligning with the brand’s storied heritage of providing children with...
Four steps to combat hearing loss: the silent epidemic
(BPT) - An estimated 275 million people across the globe can’t hear clearly all the sounds they love. These people suffer from hearing loss, which the World Health Organization lists as the No. 1 sensory disability in the world. Some people never had their hearing, as they were born deaf, but the majority had something...