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Friends with Benefits: Adopting a Pet
We’ve probably all heard that adopting a pet is healthy, but is it really true?
In 2019, the Health Resources and Services Administration described a “loneliness epidemic” as an increasing societal health concern. And that was before the Covid-19 crisis. History has shown us that ethnic minorities suffer more from severe illness and the death rates among these populations tend to be higher as well. Cigna produced a report that said Hispanics and Black Americans are the highest risk for loneliness, so People of Color are facing two life-threatening epidemics. However, loneliness is not a problem only for minorities.
The Incredible Edible: Are Eggs Good or Bad?
According to Health.com, “Heart disease remains the leading killer in America, but even if you have a family history, heart disease and heart attacks are not inevitable. A healthy diet, regular exercise, cholesterol-lowering drugs, and life saving surgeries can reduce your risk of having—or dying from—a heart attack.”
Benefits of and Tips for Gardening in Houston
We all know that being outdoors can reap all kinds of benefits and gardening can provide great-tasting food, but here are some surprising benefits you may not have thought of, and tips for the best practices in and around Houston.
5 Ways to Getaway for the Weekend from Houston—and a Bonus
People who live in Houston love their city, but sometimes it’s just kind of nice to get away from the things you commonly do on the weekend and experience something new. We have five great destinations that are close enough to drive to and friendly enough for everyone.
Is it Broken or Just a Sprain?
How to know if the injury is a break or a sprain and what to do about it.
Responsible Kids: Where Do They Come From?
Do you ever wonder if other people know a secret about raising kids that you missed out on? Maybe your friend’s teenager empties the dishwasher without being asked or you notice a toddler in the park run to put a banana peel in the trash can. Where do these responsible kids come from? And what happened to yours?
Water—Why You Need to Drink More
Everyone says you need to drink more water. Water is called an essential nutrient because our need for it surpasses our body’s ability to produce it. But you drink coffee, tea, and the occasional soda, so why is water so important? There are quite a few answers to that question. Here are some.
Protein is King
Most health professionals agree that an adequate intake of protein is important for good health. But what is an adequate amount? And what happens if you miss that goal?
What Does it Really Take to Lose Weight?
He only gained 3 pounds one year. That hardly matters at all! The problem is, it’s now ten years down the line and he’s gone from a healthy 170 pounds to a hefty 200 pounds—3 pounds at a time.
Food & Nutrition: Whole Foods vs. Processed Foods
Have you ever read Orwell’s dystopian novel, 1984? If you have, you are familiar with the term “doublethink.” Doublethink is the ability to simultaneously hold two contradictory thoughts in one’s head without recognizing the contradiction. When it comes to nutrition, doublethink is the result of contradictory information we’ve heard (and internally assimilated) from companies and diet fad proponents that make money through their “facts.” Take for example something we know is not healthy, say waffles. When they are labeled “whole grain,” we accept that they are healthy, even when we know they are not.