Sleep is essential for existence. Sleep helps the body recover mentally and physically, allowing the brain and the body the rest it deserves at the end of a long day. Contrary to popular belief, naps are not recommended as it is detrimental to sleep hygiene. Though the required amount of sleep can vary from person to person, most humans spend 25-35% of their lives in slumber. (Mathew, 2020) A good night’s sleep is easier when you or the people around you do not snore. However, snoring could be a … [Read more...] about Dangers of Sleep Apnea
How Sugar Affects Children
There are only a few things that light up a child’s face like a sugary treat. Born with a sweet tooth, most children love their dose of daily sucrose and glucose in the form of candy, sweets and more. Parents find it easy to reward them with a sweet treat for their good behavior; however, it puts them at risk for health consequences. Sugar affects children differently than adults and requires that we oversee how much they consume daily. The Right Quantity As per AHA (American Heart … [Read more...] about How Sugar Affects Children
Why Am I So Tired All the Time?
In our busy lives, it's natural to feel tired all the time. Some days are more tiring than others. But if you find yourself exhausted too quickly, dragging yourself to get out of the bed every day, or simply feeling sluggish to finish even the most basic daily job, there is more to it than your usual tiredness. It can be a medical condition. Fatigue is a common symptom found in many adults. When you're fatigued, you have no motivation and stamina to work, go out or socialize. Let’s … [Read more...] about Why Am I So Tired All the Time?
7 Ways To Prevent High Cholesterol
Over 93 million U.S. adults aged 20 or above have high cholesterol. Their arteries can be clogged, which increases the risk of cardiovascular disease, heart attack, and stroke. What is High Cholesterol? Cholesterol is a fatty substance that circulates in the blood. The body naturally makes some cholesterol, and the rest is added by the food you eat. However, cholesterol levels can be confusing; the body needs some cholesterol to make hormones, vitamin D, and … [Read more...] about 7 Ways To Prevent High Cholesterol
High Blood Pressure: When To Seek Emergency Care
High blood pressure increases the risk of heart disease and stroke, two leading causes of death for Americans. Tens of millions of adults in the United States have high blood pressure, and many do not have it under control because of rare physical symptoms. That is why it is also known as the silent killer. (CDC) In the United States, key findings by the recognized government bodies (Million Hearts) indicate that: Nearly 1 out of 2 adults have hypertension (108 million).Most adults with … [Read more...] about High Blood Pressure: When To Seek Emergency Care
African Heritage & Health
African Heritage and Healthy Eating Celebrated February 1st-7th, African Heritage and Health Week commemorates the ﬂavors and healthy cooking techniques that were core to the wellbeing of African ancestors from Africa, South America, the Caribbean, and the American South. February is the perfect time to honor and explore this healthy culinary history. (Oldways 2015) African Heritage Week is the perfect way to kick off Black History Month. It continues to raise awareness of the world of the … [Read more...] about African Heritage & Health