How Pets Can Help You Stay Healthy

Did you know that those with four legs can help those with two legs? Owning a pet may be genuinely beneficial for your physical and mental health. From helping you be more active, calmer and more sociable, to reducing blood pressure and cholesterol levels, lowering your risk for heart disease and even extending longevity, owning a dog has been found to have wonderful health consequences.

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Natural Remedies for Sunburn

We all know that it is important to spend time in the sun. It feels good and provides us with vitamin D that is so necessary for our health. The problem, however, is that too much sun exposure combined with not having enough protection can cause painful sunburns. When it comes to protection and sunscreens, there is a lot to be said about choosing the right sunscreen.

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Healthy and Helpful Uses for Baking Soda

Most people have a range of cleaning products hidden under their sink, but due to the known harmful effects of many of these chemicals (e.g. bleach and ammonia), many people are looking for safer, natural, alternatives. Many people know about using vinegar as a cleaning and disinfecting agent, but not as many realize that baking soda is another great option for cleaning your home. Not only can baking soda be used for your home as a healthy cleaning alternative, it also has many personal-care uses.

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Seasonal Affective Disorder

But now that it’s late January, “walking in a winter wonderland” may not be so easy, especially if you are among the estimated 14 percent of the population that suffers with Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) according to the CDC. Approximately 10 percent to 20 percent of the population may experience a milder form called the “winter blues.” So what causes SAD and how can you learn to cope with it?

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