Top 10 Annoying Gym Habits

As a longtime member of the YMCA, I have mixed feelings about all of the "New Year's Resolutionaries" who join the gym every January. On one hand, it's great to see so many new members supporting the Y. On the other hand, parking and finding a treadmill become a challenge this time of year. On…

Need A Cardio Workout? Hit The Sauna!

Given the choice of jogging on a treadmill, swimming laps, or sitting in a sauna, which do you think offers the better cardio workout? As it turns out, there's no wrong answer. You really can "sit and be fit!" Leave it to the Finns to find evidence that relaxing in a sauna, which they do…

How's Your Vision After The Great American Eclipse?

Despite repeated warnings about wearing appropriate eye protection when viewing Monday's Great American Eclipse, many people looked at it with regular sunglasses or even nothing at all. Well, the experts weren't kidding about the damage that could be done by staring up at the sun. If you looked at the eclipse without the special glasses,…

"Handy" Path To Better Health Through Reflexology

According to research, there are numerous active trigger points on your hands that can help you overcome physical and emotional discomfort. Reflexology is a form alternative medicine that uses gentle pressure and manipulation applied to both the hands and feet. The theory is that pressing on specific points can elicit a positive change in other…

Beer: The Cause And Cure For Your Headache?

Going out for a few Cinco de Mayo cervezas tonight? Remember, adult beverages always go best with a healthy serving of moderation if you want to avoid a hangover the next day. But there may be a real benefit to grabbing a beer when you're already not feeling well. Scientists from the University of Greenwich…