December 1, 2017 Editor 0Comment

by Karen Reed Wednesday, February 15, 2017 www.positivehealthwellness.com We hear all the time about how video games are making our children ill. They’re unhealthy and things to be avoided. We need to limit our time playing them to a bare minimum. While there are some negatives to playing video games—there’s no denying that they stop us from getting outside! —there are also some benefits. Surprisingly, playing video games can help our physical, mental, and emotional health. We improve in ways that we never expected, whether we’re playing World of Warcraft with our friends, playing Call of Duty alone, or even…

November 13, 2017 Editor 0Comment

Fox News Facebook Twitter Comments Print Email This simple diet plan is panned by experts as an outdated way of thinking.  (iStock)  The CICO diet is Reddit’s favorite form of dieting, and nutritionists are not supportive. Reddit, a discussion website with various “subreddit” forums, has posted about the CICO diet across many of its weight-loss forums. One user who had been following CICO for two months and shed 20 pounds wrote, “For years I actually thought that [losing weight] required vigorous exercise, and eating nothing but tilapia, broccoli, and spinach. How wrong I was,” Yahoo Style reported. In a separate thread, another…

November 6, 2017 Editor 0Comment

Fox News Facebook Twitter Comments Print Email Around 80 percent of millennials and 43 percent of experienced cooks are worried, Butterball says.  (iStock) If you’re anxious about hosting Thanksgiving dinner this year, you’re not alone. According to a new survey from Butterball, a large chunk of American cooks aren’t all that confident in their turkey-roasting skills — which is somewhat worrying, considering that two-thirds of the survey’s participants ranked Thanksgiving as one of their favorite holidays. NEIMAN MARCUS WILL SHIP YOU AN ENTIRE THANKSGIVING DINNER In their study, Butterball found that first-time hosts in particular, were worried about screwing up…

November 6, 2017 Editor 0Comment

By Alyse Whitney | Bon Appetit Facebook Twitter Comments Print Email Get them out of the liquor cabinet and into the fridge.  (iStock) This is the year you finally decide to make proper cocktails at home. Your bar cart is stocked with the best gin and all the ingredients for a negroni, and you’re ready to get shakin’. Guess what? You’ve already messed up. Because one major ingredient in a negroni is going to spoil quickly if you don’t get it in the fridge, stat. Base spirits like vodka, gin, and whiskey — once you start making cocktails, you’ll start using phrases like base spirits too — don’t…

November 1, 2017 Editor 0Comment

By Zlata Rodionova | The Sun Facebook Twitter Comments Print Email McDonald’s employees warn people to never order one item off the menu in particular  (iStock) Reddit users who claim to be McDonald’s past and present employees have revealed the menu item you should never order from the fast food restaurant and why. The fast food chain is a favorite for millions, but these claims may end up leaving a bad taste. In a thread where restaurant workers were asked to share which menu items people should never order, users who claimed to work for the chain agreed that the Filet-O-Fish…

October 30, 2017 Editor 0Comment

By Jacquelyn Hart | Fox News Facebook Twitter Comments Print Email Top trending Halloween costumes of 2017 From Trump to Pennywise, we’ve got you covered with a look at some of this year’s top trending Halloween costumes. Christmas isn’t the only holiday people drop a lot of cash. According to a new survey from the National Retail Federation, Americans are expected to spend $9.1 billion on Halloween, an 8.3 percent increase from last year. Also up from last year, a whopping 179 million Americans are planning to participate in the holiday, with consumers spending an average of $86.93. SPOOKY HALLOWEEN COCKTAILS THAT…

October 24, 2017 Editor 0Comment

By Andrea Downey, The Sun Facebook Twitter Comments Print Email There could soon be an injection to help curb those junk food cravings  (iStock) Are you constantly dieting but struggling with incessant cravings? We’ve got good news for you — scientists are working on an injection that blocks your hunger for junk food. And in doing so it can help you slim down by stopping you from eating as much. The injection has also been shown to reduce the risk of obesity-related diseases like diabetes in fat monkeys — more good news! A protein, called GDF15, has been found to naturally…

October 16, 2017 Editor 0Comment

Fox News Facebook Twitter Comments Print Email The University of Vermont in Burlington, VT, has opened a dorm that goes beyond mere bans on drugs and alcohol to promote overall healthy lifestyles. Students meditate, practice yoga, eat well and make other healthy choices in the Wellness Environment.  (AP Photo/Lisa Rathke)) Students living in a new dorm at the University of Vermont (UVM) are taking their health to the next level. UVM’s Wellness Environment, more commonly known as WE, is a new, substance-free dorm that goes beyond just banning drugs and alcohol. Students who choose to live there must take a…

October 11, 2017 Editor 0Comment

Fox News Facebook Twitter Comments Print Email A U.S. Air Force dentist spends has become something of a social media star, sharing fitness tips and live blogging workouts to her 194,000 followers on Instagram. Alysia Macedo, now 28, told Daily Mail she joined the Air Force at 19 because she “wanted to be independent, travel the world and serve my country. I think everyone should serve.” FITNESS TRAINER RESPONDS TO FAT-SHAMING AFTER USA TODAY SEGMENT She dedicates much of her spare time to following a strict fitness regimen, going to the gym early in the morning before work and again at the…

October 9, 2017 Editor 0Comment

By Dr. Manny Alvarez, Fox News Facebook Twitter Comments Print Email While you shouldn’t rely on supplements to do all the work for you, there are a few that can be used safely to boost your weight loss efforts  (iStock) Are you trying to drop a few pounds? Maybe you want to fit into a new size, boost self-confidence or simply improve your health. Every year, millions of Americans go after this same goal, some successful and others not so much. To attain their goals, they may choose from the over-abundance of diets and exercise programs available, and some turn to…