Source: Allergy Symptoms vs. Cold Symptoms
As we transition from cold and flu season to allergy season, it can be challenging to determine why your nose is running - is it a cold or is it allergies? Sorting through symptoms to determine what is causing your runny nose, a virus or pollen, will help you better manage your symptoms. Here is the list comparing the symptoms of the common cold with those that accompany seasonal allergies that should help you figure out what is going on with your nose.
Itchy nose: Although allergies and colds both produce a runny nose and congestion, allergies create the uncomfortable and persistent itchy nose. The itch generally occurs in the back of the nose and is difficult to "scratch." Folks suffering from nasal pruritus (the fanciest way in the world to say "itchy nose") often scrunch up their faces, like a bunny, to try to alleviate the discomfort.
The sneeze: Sneezing frequently, and sometimes quietly, is common with allergies. Allergy sneezes are
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Source: Breakfast Mistakes That Lead to Weight Gain
Skipping out on the first meal of the day to save calories and lose weight? Not exactly the best plan, since saying no to breakfast can slow down your metabolism and cause your body to hold on to fat. But it's not only important to eat in the morning - make sure you avoid these four breakfast mistakes as well.
- I'll eat when I get to work: You wake up at 6 a.m. and are in such a rush to get ready, pack your lunch, and get to your nine-to-five job that you figure you'll sip coffee on your commute and just eat when you get to your desk. It's important to eat within an hour of waking, because just like skipping breakfast, it messes with your metabolism. Avoid eating too late by making these meals the night before. If you don't have time to sit down and eat, pack a portable snack the night before that you can quickly grab and nibble on the way.
- I'll grab a drink with my breakfast: Liquid calories get you every time!
By Carolyn Hsu, Beauty High
If there's one thing universally agreed upon by beauty experts everywhere, it's this: The best thing you can do for your skin is to wear sun protection. In fact, we'd be pretty surprised if you didn't already know that you should be applying it on a daily basis all year round - but for something that is supposedly "beauty common sense," there is a surprising amount of misinformation surrounding the topic. To clear things up, we consulted with Birmingham, Alabama based dermatologist, Julie Harper, to discuss all things related to sun protection.
Read on to get the facts on SPF, product labels, UV rays, Vitamin D, and what to do if you just want a little color this season.
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- FitSugar | Healthy Living – Wed, May 8, 2013 1:50 PM EDT
Source: What Gives? Reasons Your Exercise Plan Isn't Helping You Drop Pounds
You've been exercising regularly for months but you've barely lost any weight and your clothes don't fit any better. Exercise is supposed to help you burn calories and lose inches, so what's the deal? Before frustration causes you to give up and drown your sorrows in a brownie sundae, here are four reasons your exercise plan isn't working.
- You still look cute after a workout: While going for a walk or taking a gentle yoga class are relaxing ways to exercise, they're not exactly major calorie-burners. Kick up the intensity level of your workouts so your heart is pounding, you're huffing and puffing, your muscles are burning, and you're sweating buckets. Choose workouts such as running, jumping rope, bike riding, or these other huge calorie-burners.
- You work out when you feel like it: Your sweat sessions depend on your energy levels, so one week you feel like exercising five days and the next you
- FitSugar | Healthy Living – Wed, May 8, 2013 1:37 PM EDT
POPSUGAR FitnessSource: Let's Get Cooking: 30 Healthy Tips For Your Kitchen
If you grew up in a house where red meat and butter always took center stage in your kitchen and on your plate, then healthy cooking techniques might feel a bit foreign. Whether you're a seasoned chef looking to make conscious changes or a kitchen novice, there's a healthy and helpful tip on this list for everyone.
- Swap in Produce For Carbs: Loading up on bread products isn't the best tactic for a balanced diet. Luckily, there are plenty of ways to swap in produce for carbs. For a tasty wrap, Swiss chard leaves hold things together nicely, and cucumber slices are far more refreshing than the standard crackers.
- Consider the Smoke Point: It's important not to heat olive oil (or any cooking oil) over its smoke point, the temperature at which a cooking fat or oil begins to break down and the oil smokes or burns, giving the oil (and food) an unpleasant taste. Olive oil begins to lose its health benefits and unique
- Beth Greenfield, Shine Staff | Healthy Living – Wed, May 8, 2013 12:56 PM EDT
Amanda Berry, Gina DeJesus and Michelle Knight are rejoicing this week, the kin of another Cleveland woman, Ashley Summers, are struggling to keep hope alive under the heavy weight of disappointment.While the family members of recovered kidnapping victims Read More »from Ashley Summers, Fourth Missing Cleveland Girl: Is She Connected to Kidnapping Case?
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Summers went missing in 2007 at the age of 14, and on Monday, before third woman Michelle Knight was identified, her aunt Debra initially thought she was among them.
“I called my mom, I called my sisters, I called everybody,” she told CNN, standing in front of her house with tears in her eyes, agreeing that she was crushed when Ashley was not one of the saved women. “I was upset, but I was happy at the same time that they found the third girl,” she said. “We’re hoping that it’s connected, and they knew where she was. We’re hoping for a miracle.”
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new data presented Sunday at the Pediatric Academic Societies' annual meeting found that teens who smoke cigarettes are 23 times more likely to smoke marijuana compared to those who don't use tobacco.Most teens roll their eyes at the idea that any drug can be a "gateway" to more serious stimulants, but Read More »from Cigarettes Are a Gateway Drug, Say Scientists
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Researchers from Seattle Children's Research Institute and the University of Washington randomly chose 315 incoming college freshmen from two universities (one in the Midwest and another in the Northwest) and asked if they smoked cigarettes or marijuana, then asked them the same question after the school year ended.
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"We were surprised by the two outcomes," says study author Megan Moreno, MD, associate professor of pediatrics at the University of Washington. "First, teens who smoked cigarettes coming into their freshman year were 23 times more likely to smoke marijuana
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Drop that spoon! Everyone deserves the occasional indulgence, but before you dig in there are a handful of foods you should steer clear of to avoid damaging effects on your body, skin, and waistline. Here, experts weigh in on 10 foods to push off your plate for good.
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That store-bought frosting from a tub might taste great on cakes and cookies, but it's packed with problems. "It's one of the only items in the grocery store that still has trans fats, which are terrible for your health and waistline," says Melina Jampolis, MD, physician nutrition expert and coauthor of The Calendar Diet. "Trans fat raises bad cholesterol, lowers good cholesterol, and causes inflammation, which can lead to belly fat and diseases ranging from heart disease to diabetes." On top of that, tub frosting is loaded with sugar, and high-sugar diets contribute to premature wrinkles. Yikes.
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Beans, beans, they're good for your heart...
We Asked: Anthony Starpoli, M.D., a board-certified internist and gastroenterologist in New York specializing in gastrointestinal disorders.
The Answer: Beans have long had a reputation as the musical fruit (lyrical legume?), but they're certainly not the only food that's likely to leave you bloated and windy. Many vegetables are full of fiber and certain starches that can't be digested as easily as simple carbs, proteins and fats-and that difference can have uncomfortable consequences.
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First, there's the matter of resistant starch, found in peas, chickpeas, beans and potatoes. Resistant starch can't be digested in the stomach or small intestine (hence "resistant"), so it skips right through to your colon. There, the bacteria that live in your gut feed on the starch in a process called bacterial fermentation. Fermentation releases hydrogen and methane gas. Cue bloat, burps and farts.
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- Babble.com | Healthy Living – Tue, May 7, 2013 6:30 PM EDT
I'm not the kind of parent to put my kid on a diet or restrict him from eating. And I'm not the kind of parent who forces their kid to eat everything on their plate. But, my husband and I both have a family history of diabetes, heart disease, obesity, high blood pressure and high cholesterol. I don't want any of that for my son. I want him to grow up to be a healthy young man who knows how to make responsible choices. I want to be healthy for as long as I can. But, I am not planning anything drastic. Like I said, I want my son to be able to make responsible choices and I need to lead by example. It's time break out of my bad habits before it's too late. These are 7 simple things I'm going to do to get fit and healthy with your kids. - By Lisa Quinones-Fontanez
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