Nothing can dampen the fun of a long family car trip like a bout of nausea. Curvy country roads, stop-and-go traffic for miles, and seemingly endless hours in the car can all induce that unpleasant, queasy feeling in your stomach. Sidestep any tummy troubles while in route with these seven natural tips.
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1. Keep Your Eyes Steady
Car-ride queasiness often occurs when your brain and body cannot agree if you're moving or not. (For example, you're sitting stationary in your seat but at the same time you're moving forward.) Focusing on a steady point in the distance will allow your eyes to see that you are indeed going forward, matching the movement that your body feels and keeping you from getting dizzy. Try and pick a specific object in the distance to gaze at like a large tree or building, if there's nothing in particular that catches your eye: Focus on the horizon.
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- The Editors of Prevention | Healthy Living – Thu, Aug 11, 2011 7:25 PM EDT
Nothing can dampen the fun of a long family car trip like a bout of nausea. Curvy country roads, stop-and-go traffic for miles, and seemingly endless hours in the car can all induce that unpleasant, queasy feeling in your stomach. Sidestep any tummy troubles while in route with these seven natural tips.Read More »from Prevention’s Quick Fix: 7 Easy cures for car sickness
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You've waited all year for the sunny days of summer: 90 degree temperatures, weekend cookouts, and countless hours spent poolside, but it's not all fun in the sun. "While summer is a fabulous time for relaxing and having a good time, it comes with its own host of health hazards - from heat waves to potentially dangerous BBQs - we have to be on the lookout for various warm weather risks," says Randy Martin, MD of Piedmont Healthcare. Some hot weather health hazards may surprise you.
19 Unusual Health Solutions
1. Taking a Drink from the Hose
Most traditional garden hoses are made with polyvinyl chloride, or PVC, and potential cancer-causing compounds in this soft plastic can leech out into the water-meaning your swig of H20 may contain toxins. A safer option: Purchase a hose that has been labeled as drinking safe.
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2. Wearing Contacts
On hot and humid days, people flock to air-conditioned spaces to beat the heat, but these cooled rooms also
A crispy, chewy, carb-filled crust, sweet tomato sauce, gooey mozzarella, and spicy pepperoni... you know that pizza, though irresistible, isn't exactly a health food. But even dieters indulge periodically in this classic American comfort food. There are, of course, tried-and-true ways to cut some fat from this favorite. Topping a piece with veggies, not meat; dabbing the surface with a paper napkin to soak up excess oil; and using part-skim mozzarella help make the occasional slice part of a healthy lifestyle. But recently, a trend has emerged, making pizza more fattening (and frightening) than ever. Here are three especially scary versions, plus ways to enjoy pizza in good health.Read More »from 3 Types of pizza you should never, ever eat
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1) Deep-Fried Pizza
Scotland is the home of the deep-fried candy bar, so it's no wonder it invented this diet disaster as well. Pizza is dunked in doughy batter and then deep fried for a crunchy exterior. Now, deep-fried pizza has leaped across the Atlantic and
- The Editors of Prevention | Love + Sex – Tue, Aug 2, 2011 10:12 PM EDT
Surviving, thriving marriages from the popular franchise's two shows are few and far-between-for a reason. According to Rachel Sussman, LCSW, a marriage and couples counselor at Rachel A. Sussman & Associates in New York City, the reality of married life is given such short shrift, and so many of the key elements are overlooked, that these unions simply don't have the backbone to survive long term. "As you get to know someone, you need to know what you are looking for-what you will and won't settle for, or ask for," says Sussman. 'Do you want to have kids? How many? How do you handle work-life balance?' These are the questions people need to ask each other." Here, 6 more relationship mistakes the series makes:Read More »from 5 Ways 'The Bachelorette' gets relationships wrong
7 Mistakes Even Smart Couples Make
1. There's No Mention of Practical Matters
The would-be couples on this show spend an inordinate amount of time checking in to ask each other, essentially asking, "do you love me yet?" and if there's any nuts-and-bolts discussion of the
Another reason to hate Mondays? Tight post-weekend waistbands. Unless you spent the past 2 days living like a monk, the cocktails, movie snacks, and dinners out can all add up to one thing: belly bloat.Read More »from 9 Ways to flatten your belly in one week
"If you wake up bloated on Monday morning, your weekend food choices are likely to blame," explains Keri Gans, RD, author of The Small Change Diet. "In fact, overindulging for two days straight can easily cause a gain of three pounds. Fortunately, this weight gain is usually temporary and easy to get rid of in less than a week."
Feel flat again by Friday with these nine easy tips:
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You may be attracted to your saltshaker, but water is too. When you take in higher-than-usual amounts of the salty stuff, you'll temporarily retain more fluid, contributing to that sluggish feeling, a puffy appearance, and extra water weight. Avoid salt, overprocessed foods, and salt-based seasonings. Gans suggests you also
In the last 40 years, the use of sunscreen has increased significantly, but so have the incidences of skin cancer. Some say this is just because doctors are getting better at finding (and reporting) skin cancer. Others wonder if sunscreen could be the cause of all that cancer (news flash: it's not). Here's a theory that makes sense:Read More »from Can a sunburn ever be healthy?
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Chemist Joe Lewis, the founder of the Priori skin care line (and the guy who basically introduced the world to alpha hydroxy acids, idebenone, and a bunch of other anti-aging ingredients) says a sunburn might not be such a bad thing after all. Evolutionarily speaking, it's a built-in UV-detection system that tells us when to get out of the sun. After all, you're not going to stay outdoors when your skin feels like it's on fire.
Now that we're all wearing sunscreen, we're able to stay out in the sun all day without looking like lobsters because sunscreen protects us from the UVB rays that cause skin to burn. Good, right?
You can have the fanciest yoga pants in class, or the greatest walking shoes ever…but any woman can tell you: if your underwear isn't comfortable, you aren't comfortable! This is especially true for working out; in fact, according to a Consumer Reports national survey of women 18 and over, 30% of the women complain that their underwear usually rides up. If your underwear underperforms, you know how annoying (and embarrassing) that experience can be.Read More »from The 6 best types of workout underwear
We went the distance to help you choose the perfect pair, asking 13 testers to try out over 60 pairs of underwear-by running, walking, dancing, Spinning, doing yoga, strength-training, and more-to find the brands and styles that performed the best.
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No matter if you say sub, hero, or hoagie, a sandwich is a lunchtime staple that's here to stay. But not all sammies are created equal: If you layer on fatty meats, heavy cheeses, and rich spreads, you could be consuming a day's worth of calories and fat before your midafternoon snack. Here are seven sandwiches that will seriously derail your diet and seven healthy and delicious Prevention alterntives.
1. Ridiculous: Turkey Club Sandwich
This turkey club sandwich tallies up to 730 calories and 33 g of fat, thanks to the heaping portions of turkey, Cheddar, bacon, and mayo served between two thick slices of country white bread.
Ridiculously healthy: Give your club a healthy dose of monounsaturated fats with a spoonful of mashed avocado, plus some red onion for added zing. To cut down on your cancer risk, swap the regular bacon for a nitrate-free variety.
2. Ridiculous: Southwest Tuna Wrap
Think you're being healthy by ordering a tuna wrap? Think again. This mayo-filled tuna salad
It's really hot. We know. But don't let your desperation to cool down short-circuit your better judgment. Not all swimming situations are created equal, and some can get you into downright hot water when it comes to your health. Lakes, pools, and even the ocean can be dangerous places that land you in the emergency room if you aren't careful. So before you pack your beach bag and cooler, review this list of red flags. These six signs are clear warnings that what might look like a day of summer fun could spell big trouble.Read More »from 6 Signs you shouldn’t swim there
1) The Attendant Seems Distracted
Pools need a lot of attention, and the manager on duty should be vigilant. Monitoring the chemicals is especially crucial to healthy waters. A pool's chemical levels should be tested at least twice a day. A texting addict or a flirty teenager are just two species of distracted pool attendants who can forget to test and fail to make adjustments to keep swimmers safe. If you're not sure the pool's chlorine level is being carefully
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That ice-cold lemonade may hit the spot on a 90-degree day, but it's not doing your waistline any favors. A 20-ounce Minute Maid Lemonade contains 250 calories and 68 g of sugar. Fortunately, there are plenty of refreshing summer sips that you can drink without guilt-and they may actually help you lose weight. Here are six ways to quench your thirst without packing on pounds.
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1) Flat Belly Drink: Flavored Water
Staying hydrated is important when you're trying to trim down. Drinking plenty of water helps your body maintain proper fluid balance, stops water retention (a big cause of bloated bellies), and even increases the feeling of fullness so you eat less overall. But if plain water bores you, spruce it up with fresh herbs, citrus fruits, and other low-cal flavor enhancers (sliced cucumbers work well too) to encourage you to drink up.
Try This Simple Flavored-Water Recipe