health + wellness

Five Reasons Sleeping More Accelerates Your Weight Loss

Whether it's Keto, Whole30, Paleo, the Atkin's diet, or the Lemon Detox, there's always been a popular diet making news in recent years. What's interesting to observe is how often changes in sleep habits occur with those making lifestyle changes and trying new diets. As one Whole30 participant noted recently after cutting out morning sugars and caffeine, "I never would have dreamed how much I was propping up my body in the morning with caffeine and sugar, and how much I needed ... Read more

A Guide to San Francisco’s Best Fusion Restaurants

Although fusion cooking has become increasingly popular in San Francisco over the past several years, some confusion remains about what the term means. Fusion means that a chef combines two food items or sauces together, typically by applying heat. He or she may bring two separate flavors, cuisines, or cooking methods together to create an entirely new type of food. Chefs who employ fusion cooking are often looking to expand their expertise and set themselves apart with a unique dish that ... Read more

Screen Time for Kids: How to Achieve the Right Balance

With tablets and cell phones rarely out of arm's reach, technology is an integral part of our daily lives. For the most part, technology greatly benefits our day-to-day activities. From instantaneous communication to social sharing to gaming and education for children at various ages, it is pervasive. But, getting lost in the virtual world can be easy. Therefore, it's important to add daily physical activity to your children's' routine to keep them active an healthy. Screen time for kids is okay, but ... Read more

Five Ways To Start Building A Home Gym

Image Source: Scooby’s Workshop While a lot of people prefer to go to the gym because it’s easier for them, others are considering working out in their home. A lot of people are saying that it’s much better to have your own gym at home because you get to work at your own pace and you also have the control on what type of exercises are you supposed to do. Building a home gym is not as hard as anyone thinks, in ... Read more

Six Reasons Why Swimming At Night Is Best For You

(Image Credit: Garden State Hiker / Flickr) A lot of people enjoy swimming because they get to enjoy it with their family and friends. You would often find a lot of people in resorts and beaches because swimming is really close their hearts. Sometimes, people overlook the fact that swimming is a form of exercise that if properly executed, good results for your body and health will occur. Swimming is healthy to do in the day but it’s also great to do during ... Read more

Xiao Long Bao – Delicious Dumplings to Make you Say ‘Wow’

Xiao Long Bao, which is the official Chinese name for a juicy, pork-filled dumpling, is attracting attention in the West too. Since many Americans have trouble pronouncing Xiao Long Bao, it has earned the name soup dumplings instead. The Chinese name for this dish translates to small basket buns because that is how it is steamed. In addition to a pork-based filling, soup dumplings have a delicate skin and a broth made from gelatinized meat. This dish originated in Nanxiang, a suburb ... Read more

9 Surprising Ways You’re Making Your Allergies Worse

You never run out of antihistamine medications in your medicine cabinet... You have banned seafood, peanuts, and other allergy-causing foods from entering your kitchen... You refuse to accept beautiful flowers from your significant other on Valentine's Day... No matter how cute they are, you also try to keep a distance from your neighbor's furry cats... Dusty rooms scare the hell out of you more than dark, haunted rooms... You can relate to most of these things if you're suffering from allergies. You know very well the ... Read more

8 Ways To Get A Swim Workout Without Actually Swimming

Medical experts and fitness instructors have agreed - swimming is indeed one of the best workouts. The activity is a total body workout that encompasses all the exercises you need in order to get fit, from burning calories and toning your muscles to speeding up your metabolism. There's something magical in the water – it allows you to work on your strength, speed, balance, and coordination without forcing your joints. But what if you don't know how to swim, or perhaps, don't ... Read more
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