Counting Calories is Still the Best

Losing weight is seldom easy. It can be next to impossible for some people, especially those suffering from certain disorders. For the rest, it’s still a challenge, but one that can often be overcome if you simply do the math. When calories out exceed calories in, you tend to lose weight. That may seem like an oversimplification, but there’s really no other way. Read more

How Do I Quit Smoking?

It is pretty difficult to quit a long-time habit without experiencing a relapse. There may be some who are able to drop a bad habit like a hot potato, but they certainly aren’t the majority. Smoking is one of those challenges many people struggle with. Smoking is a very dangerous habit to keep, but many become slaves to the habit. A smoking habit holds the ability to drain finances and compromise health. Even if a person struggles to break it, it still is worth the fight. There are plenty of ways to kick a smoking habit to the curb forever. Consider these tactics. Read more

What Are Modifiable Risk Factors?

At the beginning of the 20th century, the most common health problems in the Western world were infectious diseases such as diphtheria, tuberculosis, polio, influenza and other diseases. These health problems are all classified under communicable diseases (infectious). Significant breakthroughs in the medical field have reduced occurrence of these diseases. Read more

Banish Obesity and Breathe Happier

In today’s world, where personal appearance sadly amounts to nearly everything, obesity is indeed a dreaded condition. While on one hand it can lead to many health problems like diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, arthritis and stroke, on the other hand, it silently erodes a person’s self esteem and inner confidence leading to many emotional and psychological upheavals. Read more

5 Resources for Facing and Overcoming Addiction

If a person is dealing with addiction, it is important for them to know that genuine help is available from a variety of sources. An addiction can be difficult to manage and even embarrassing for a person to admit having. But an addiction does not have to rule a person’s life. Read more

The Balancing Act: Balancing Health and Fitness

Although health and fitness may seem like the same thing, they are not. In fact, they are two separate things that need to be worked on individually to maintain a balanced lifestyle. Fitness focuses on your physical well-being; maintaining a certain weight, body mass index, and fat percentage. Health focuses on your mental, spiritual, and internal and external well-being. Read more

6 Western Foods To Eat For Health Conscious

Since the renaissance period, countries in the western side of the globe have influenced the culture, economy and even the palate of the citizens in the oriental nations. Consequently, the Singaporeans’ penchant for western food supports this concept. Unfortunately, most western recipes are rich in fat and cholesterol content. To address this, below are six suggested western meals which can help the citizens observe a healthier lifestyle. Read more