Health & Wellness Blog2019-09-23T19:59:11-05:00
1505, 2019

Are you drinking enough water?

May 15th, 2019|Tags: , |

Water is vital to life. You won't find many who dispute this. Most people let their thirst dictate their hydration habits, but is it enough? A survey found that on average, Americans drank the recommended 8 glasses a day, but also consumed 4 or 5 dehydrating beverages. Effectively, this leads

2404, 2019

Your microbes, your gut, your health

April 24th, 2019|Tags: , , , |

The microbes, aka bacteria, in your gut have been getting a lot of press lately. Dysbiosis, imbalance of good/bad bacteria in the intestines, is implicated in depression, cancer, and even eating disorders. Yeah, the microbes in your gut are influencing your appetite. The brain is being influenced by your intestinal

1704, 2019

Good nutrition is important at every age.

April 17th, 2019|Tags: , , |

The phrase "good nutrition" usually conjures up thoughts of losing weight by eating healthy. Its because eating more vegetables usually lowers the amount of calories you're consuming. But you can lower your calories, eat junk food, and still lose weight as demonstrated by a K-State professor who lost 27 pounds

1004, 2019

The power you have over your health.

April 10th, 2019|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

When it comes to health care, there is a lot of uncertainty. For starters, the very nature of illnesses can be unpredictable. We've probably all been around someone coughing up a storm and not caught what they had. Other times, it seems like we get sick out of nowhere. For many

304, 2019

Zero calorie energy drinks. How do they measure up?

April 3rd, 2019|

A few weeks ago I wrote about Bang energy drinks and their health effects. When compared to other energy drinks it had them beat because it had no added sugar. But I was asked an interesting question. How does Bang compare to sugar free varieties of other energy drink

2703, 2019

It’s time to head outdoors for your health.

March 27th, 2019|Tags: , , |

With the frigid temperatures (mostly) behind us, taking some of our daily routine outdoors is important. Whether it's getting a good boost of Vitamin D or just taking in some fresh air, being outside feels good. But one activity you should definitely take outdoors is exercise. While you may have

2003, 2019

Spring fruits, vegetables, and recipes

March 20th, 2019|Tags: , , , |

Spring is here! Well, hopefully. Southeast Kansas has a way of tricking us. But that doesn't mean we can't enjoy a wider variety of fresh produce than we saw during the winter. Here's the fruits and vegetables you can find in Southeast Kansas during spring and a few recipes

1303, 2019

What is circadian rhythm and why is it important for health?

March 13th, 2019|Tags: , , , , , |

Your energy levels change throughout the day thanks to your circadian rhythm. It's your internal 24-hour clock that regularly switches between alert and sleepy. Each person's clock varies slightly creating morning people, night owls, and everyone in between. Circadian rhythm is found in almost every living thing on earth, even