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Positive Outcomes: Physical Activity

Being active doesn’t always mean exercise. You can be active by doing everyday activities like tending to your garden, washing your car by hand, cleaning ...

Trick-or-Treat Safety

Halloween is a fun day for children and it can also be fun for their parents. Kids can dress up and go around their neighborhood for treats. However, walking ar...

Sexual Harassment Resrouces

Sexual harassment is being mentioned in the news a lot nowadays. It’s important to remember your rights and the resources available to you as a student or...

Mental Health Myths

The 7th through 13th of October is Mental Health Awareness Week so we wanted to bring you myths and facts about mental health.   Often people are afr...

Health Literacy

Would you say you actively engage in self-care? Do you understand the difference between high and low blood pressure? What about the different op...

World Suicide Prevention Day

Every 40 seconds a person dies by suicide (that’s 800,000 annually) and up to 25 times that amount makes a suicide attempt. This leaves many to mourn the ...

In Season Fruits and Vegetables

Fruits and vegetables taste best when they're in season - everyone knows that! Frozen and canned fruit are packaged at the peak of ripeness so they too are ...

Yoga for Beginners

What is yoga? Yoga is a philosophy that originated in India thousands of years ago. It is a way of stretching and exercising while maintaining a disciplined ...

Earning Hearts

You may have noticed that while participating in the FutureHealth program that you’re earning “hearts”. This is our point system – an in...

Support on Campus

College students face a number of physical and mental health challenges as they make the transition from high school to life on a college campus. Poor nutrition...

Digestive Tract Paralysis

What is Digestive Tract Paralysis? Digestive Tract Paralysis (DTP) refers to the inconsistent movement of certain parts of the digestive tract which disrupts...

Bystander Intervention

What does "bystander" mean? You’ve probably heard the term "bystander" on the news before; most likely in the context of a person p...

Donating Blood

We have all heard how important donating blood is - it saves lives! Even if you do not know someone who needs blood, you should still think about giving. Did yo...

Benefits of Youth Sports

  Today is the start of National Youth Sports Week (July 16 – 22) which means many young athletes, coaches, parents, and athletic directors will b...

Mental Illness Education

New York and Virginia are hopefully starting a trend by mandating mental health education laws in their schools.   We read about celebrity suicides i...

Brain Exercises

Similar to your muscles, your brain need to be exercised. Rather than a physical exercise, brains require mental exercises such as memory games. Learning new th...

Fireworks Safety

It’s that time of year when everyone is lighting up fireworks. In late June and the month of July, we like to celebrate the independence of our country by...

Suicide Prevention

The face of depression isn’t always a sad one. We see pictures of smiling, happy family members just days before we lose them. People are dying from suici...

Emergency SOS

When you’re in an emergency, you may not have time to enter your passcode, click on the call app, and enter 911. Apple has made things easier in an emerge...

Tick Season Tips

Tick season is among us and they are nasty this year. You can completely avoid ticks by staying inside but for most of us, that’s not realistic. If you&rs...

Sunscreen Basics

Warm weather is approaching and it’s essential to protect your skin from the harmful UVA and UVB rays of the sun. Constant sun burns and even sun exposure...

What is E. Coli?

If you haven’t read – there’s been an outbreak of Escherichia coli (abbreviated as E. coli) in romaine lettuce. In fact, the Ce...

The Dirty Dozen

Every year the Environmental Working Group (EWG) comes out with 2 lists to educate consumers on “clean” and “dirty” produce.   ...

Opioid Safety

As the opioid epidemic grows, it is important to understand that addiction does not simply occur when someone uses illegal drugs such as heroin – addictio...

Mediterranean Diet

Many diets require you to cut out food groups which can be tough for most people. On the keto diet, you cannot have more than a few carbohydrates a day – ...

Acting Positive

It's important to remember to stay focused on the positive! Simple positive thinking can have beneficial health outcomes. Research has linked positive think...

American Diabetes Alert Day

Diabetes is a group of chronic conditions that cause high levels of sugar to build up in the blood, resulting in adverse health effects such as heart, eye and k...

Prevalence of Depression

Most people don’t realize how common mental health and substance abuse problems are in the United States. Just as there are many types of physical illness...

Studying Skills Help Reduce Stress

College is a stressful time for students, and one of the ways they can prepare is to make careful plans on how to study and manage their time. Research shows th...

National Youth Violence Prevention Week

In the aftermath of the December 2014 Sandy Hook tragedy, an organization formed. To honor the victims, the Sandy Hook Promise was founded by family members of ...

Title IX

Title IX states: No person in the United States shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to dis...

Behavioral Addiction

We often think of addictions as physical dependence such as alcohol or opioid use disorder. There are some addictions that can have negative consequences, but n...

Virtual Racing

Virtual races are becoming more and more popular. But is a virtual race? A virtual race is essentially a race done at your own pace by logging in miles using an...

Noodles

There’s a lot of new noodles on the market for different kinds of diets. Some are low carb, some are high protein, some are both. We’re also seeing ...

Mindful Eating Practices

Was your new years resolution to eat healthy or cut down on sugar? We've dug up an old, but still relevent, blog from our past about mindful eating ... ...

Blue Monday and Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD)

  Blue Monday (falling on January 15, 2018) is a term coined by Dr. Cliff Arnall in 2005 to describe the saddest day of the year. Possible contributions...

National Drug and Alcohol Facts Week

In 2010, the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) launched National Drug and Alcohol Facts Week to help teens understand that there are myths surrounding dru...

Wellness Programs

It’s no secret that wellness programs are beneficial to companies – a healthy and happy employee means less sick days and higher productivity. It al...

New Year, New You!

Every year we hear the same “new year, new me,” but how many of us really stick to that? Sometimes we burden ourselves with too big of a resolution....

Learn To Love Running

Let’s face it, running may sound like a good idea but most of us don’t want to get up and actually start moving. There are, however, a few steps we ...

Holiday Travel Tips

The holiday season is upon us and many of you will be traveling to see your loved ones. If you’ve traveled before you may have taken a few mental notes an...

Winter Produce

Have you ever noticed how certain fruits and vegetables taste better at different times of the year? There are plenty of fruits and vegetables that are availabl...

Simple Ways to Reduce Stress

The holiday season can get particularly stressful – not enough money, not enough time, you may feel like your diet is spiraling out of control. Did you kn...

Alternative Medicine

  With opioids in the news more and more, people are looking for alternative pain relief. The obvious benefit of reducing the number of opioids being us...

New Blood Pressure Guidelines

You can probably remember getting your blood pressure taken, but do you know what it means? Or how to read it?   The first number, when reading blood...

Complications With Diabetes

Diabetes can affect every part of your body. The good news is: diabetes has come a long way, especially managing the disease. However, even with managing your d...

NADH Supplements

A chemical that occurs naturally in the human body has been identified as providing a wealth of health benefits, including treating disease and sharpening minds...

Shopping Tips

Sometimes grocery shopping can be a hassle. Here are a few tips to help out with your weekly routine.    Go to the store with a list Making a...

Halloween Safety Tips

Halloween is a fun day for children. Kids can dress up and go around their neighborhood for treats. However, walking around the streets at night can be dangerou...

Bullying Prevention

October is National Bullying Prevention Month and, in an effort to unite communities, PACER is asking that people wear orange on Wednesday, October 25th, to sho...

7 Things You Should Know About Anxiety

1. Anyone can get an Anxiety Disorder Anxiety disorders are the most common mental illness among Americans; it affects nearly 20% of the population. Everyone...

Mental Health Awareness Week

The first week of October marks Mental Health Awareness week. This week is dedicated to fight against stigma, educating the public, provide support and most of ...

National Women's Health and Fitness Day

Similar to Family Health and Fitness Day, Women’s Health and Fitness Day promotes healthy activity including walking events, exercise demonstrations, heal...

Expiration Dates, What Do They Mean?

On almost every item of food you buy you will find a date. This date could mean many things, but there’s some debate as to what the wording means. If it s...

Calming Anxiety

As humans, we’ve all felt stressed at some point. Rushing to make a deadline, taking a test that you forgot to study for, even situations like getting stu...

Almond Milk

Dairy has become a big part of our lives – cheese, ice cream, yogurt, creamer – most of us eat or drink dairy daily. However, some people are lactos...

B Vitamins

One of the most important goals as we get older is to adopt healthy behaviors and strategies to protect and maintain our cognitive performance. Diet and aerobic...

Benefits of Stretching

We know that exercise is important to maintaining a healthy lifestyle but did you know that maintaining a healthy exercise routine starts with stretching? If yo...

Mental Health Day

It’s not uncommon for coworkers to dismiss the idea of a mental health day; after all it’s easier to notice the signs and symptoms of the flu than t...

What is Snortable Chocolate?

While researching for blog ideas I came across an article that referenced “cocaine on training wheels”. What? What could that possibly mean? Judging...

Hot Days and Cold Drinks

Now that it’s summer, some of us may be planning a weekend trip to the beach, a camping trip or a back-yard barbeque with friends. Even if it’s just...

Prevent Hearing Damage

Damage to our ears from listening to music over headphones comes not only from how loud the music is but also how long we listen at that volume. Some of the new...

Meditation

Have You Meditated Lately?Technology is everywhere and sometimes it’s hard for us to disconnect and reset our minds. Even though all the technology can ma...

Firework Safety

It’s about that time of year when everyone is lighting up fireworks. In the month of July, we like to celebrate the independence of our country by setting...

Problem Solving While You Sleep

New research shows that you can get a boost in solving difficult problems by “preloading” your dilemma, then go to bed, and when you wake you will c...

Ordering Fast Food

Most of us, at one point or another, will stop at a fast food restaurant. It’s not ideal, but it’s fast and convenient especially during long road t...

Understanding ADHD

Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder, or ADHD, is a life-long genetic condition that involves difficulty with attention and tendency for hyperactivity and i...

NASA Approved House Plants

Is your house or apartment reminiscent of a lush tropical jungle? If you're like me, you probably have a rainforest in your living room. And why wouldn'...

Healthy Habits

Summer can be a hectic time; You may be graduating, preparing for finals, planning a wedding, or trying to get back into shape. During these times of distracted...

Benefits of Blood Flow

An emerging area of health research involves increasing blood flow to the brain and maximizing the heart’s ability to pump oxygen throughout the body. Vas...

Subscription Boxes

You’ve probably heard of box subscriptions by now. There’s Birch Box for the adventurous makeup artist, Bark Box and KitNip Box for those who have f...

Global Employee Health and Fitness Month

The month of May is full of health awareness observances. This includes Global Employee Health and Fitness Month (GEHFM) which is the observance of, you guessed...

Resistant Starch

There are some people who say, “I’m cutting carbs” and what they mean is “I’m not eating grains or potatoes” and then there&...

Brain Training Programs

In a previous blog we discussed neurogenesis, the growth of new neurons in the brain. This idea that as we age we lose brain cells and that there are ways to ge...

Quick Tips for OTC Supplements

About half of the adult population in the United States takes one or more supplements per day at a cost of nearly $30 billion annually. But most of us do not kn...

Casual Walks

The latest public health advice is to take a casual walk after dinner. This practice reaps more benefits than walking for an hour earlier in the day.   ...

Periodontal Disease

Periodontal disease – diseases related to the surroundings of the tooth and gums – are a major impediment to oral health worldwide. According to the...

The Best Anti-inflammatory Foods

When our immune systems spring into action in response to the environmental triggers such as allergens or pathogens, including bacteria and viruses – our ...

Cuddle Your Way to Health

The same hormone that blunts the pain of childbirth is released when we cuddle another human being or an animal. Both childbirth and cuddling release the hormon...

Kombucha

With an ever-growing health industry, it is hard to keep up with the latest trends. One of these that we’re seeing more and more is kombucha, a Chinese el...

Anorexia Nervosa

Anorexia Nervosa, known more commonly as Anorexia, is a disorder characterized by an obsession with being thin, severe food restriction, and compensatory mechan...

Avocados

There is perhaps no fruit (technically it’s a large berry) more versatile than an avocado. It's almost like the coconut oil of fruits. Before we get i...

The Power of Portion Size

Sometimes it’s not what we put on our plate but what we leave off that can make all the difference when trying to improve quality of life and long-term he...

The Great Coffee Debate

The debate about how coffee affects our health continues, but it does seem to be getting more clear. Some coffee is good for us, but too much can cause problems...

Working Out and Sobriety

When entering sobriety, it is recommended that people maintain a healthy lifestyle. The new schedule should include time for meetings such as Alcoholics Anonymo...

Natural Antibiotics

Prescription antibiotics are so commonly used and prescribed for bacterial infections that sometimes we forget about nature’s antimicrobial properties tha...

Exercise and Memory

Aerobic exercise doesn’t just strengthen your heart, improve your weight, boost your lung capacity, prevent or reduce symptoms of Diabetes, and avoid depr...

Narcan/Naloxone

Naloxone is used as an antidote for opioid overdoses that can be administered via nasal spray or injection. When administered properly, it blocks the opioid rec...

Vitamin D

Most of us take daily multivitamins because we may not reach our daily recommended amounts of essential nutrients. Some people may have a healthy enough diet th...

Himalayan Salt Lamp

On the top of my holiday gift list I have Himalayan Salt Lamps – I’m giving them as gifts and I was fortunate enough to receive one from my employer...

Screen Time

As Americans, we have become obsessed with technology. Studies show that Americans on average check their phones nearly 50 times a day. This doesn’t inclu...

Fat for Exercise

For years, the experts have told us to fill up on carbohydrates and limit fats before and after our workouts to ensure proper glycogen balance and to meet the d...

Water Helps Shed Pounds

Medical professionals have long recommended that people who are trying to lose weight should stay hydrated, but until now they have not had the research to back...

Adding Tea To Your Diet

With the abundance of Dunkin Donuts and Starbucks at every corner, it’s no secret that our society loves their morning brew. While delicious, too much cof...

Neurogenesis

It was once thought that each of us had a set number of brain cells that slowly declined as we aged. Although the rate of cell death does seem to accelerate ove...

Sugar and Fats

Before we were worried about carbohydrates in our diets, low fat was the fad. Marketing campaigns worked hard to blame saturated fats as the main cause of heart...

Plant-Based Protein

Should we be getting our daily protein from plants instead of meat? There’s a pretty good argument for plant-based protein diets. While a vegan or vegetar...

Coconut Oil

Coconut oil is a fairly new hot item on the market. Popularized by the paleo diet, many people have found that this super healthy oil is more than a cooking ing...

What's Affecting Your Sleep?

Sleep is essential to the repair of you blood vessels and if you skip the 7 to 9 hours experts advise, you can increase your risks of a host of illnesses from d...

The Alkaline Diet

If you’ve ever heard someone say they’re only eating alkaline foods you’ve probably wondered what they’re talking about. What exactly is...

Before You Go Gluten Free

Gluten is a protein found in most grains including wheat, rye, barely, and oats to name a few. You can find gluten in pasta, cereal, baked goods, soups, sauces,...

Migraines

Migraines affect 10-15 percent of the general population, yet they continue to be the subject of research on causes and impact.   A correlation has b...

Mason Jar Meals

Mason Jar Meals and More! Mason jars have been used for the obvious jam and jelly jarring but we’re finding more and more ways to repurpose these rusti...

Importance of Hydration

The importance of hydration should come as no surprise to most people. If you’ve ever been on a sports team you’ve probably been told a few times to...

Laughter Yoga

Yoga is mainly about breathing and dexterity. A relatively new phenomenon is laughter yoga, which is about breathing and laughter as healthy exercise.  ...

Get Involved with Your Campus

Students who get involved on their college campuses tend to be healthier and happier, according to studies. They tend to stay in school and graduate on tim...

Foods That Help Fight Stress

Millions of Americans are affected by stress every day, and their overall health suffers from that. Few know that help may be in their cabinet or refrigerator. ...

Back To School

August means it’s time to go back to school. For some, this will be their first time on campus and while that can be a fun and exciting time as you grow m...

Vitamin A

Vitamin supplements are a $30 billion industry, but recommendations around which vitamins to take and how much to take can be controversial and change over time...

The Zika Crisis

Every few years we’re told mosquitoes are carrying and spreading a new virus or disease. While people do get infected and the consequences can lead to dea...

Disposing of Prescription Drugs

Teens abusing prescriptions drugs is not a new topic. The majority of these teens that are abusing get their drugs from their family and friends, but the drugs ...

Summertime Skewers

What’s easier than throwing your whole meal onto a skewer and grilling it?! Easy to prepare and cook, kabobs are a great summer food and because they a ha...

Effects of Tobacco on Your Brain

We have all heard about the effects of tobacco on our lungs, but new scientific research has revealed that tobacco may also be detrimental to the functioning of...

Hidden Super Spice

There are many emerging “superfoods” such as chia, goji, and acai but we’ve had a superfood in our spice rack this whole time: cinnamon. Cinna...

Pack Your Sunscreen!

Some of us are experiencing heat waves this summer and it’s essential to protect your skin from the harmful UVA and UVB rays of the sun. Constant sun burn...

Newest Gaming App

The latest craze is here, Pokémon Go, and everyone is playing it.   The new Pokémon app was released earlier in July of 2016 and uses GPS ...

Take Care of Your Microbiota

The human microbiome – which collectively describes the community of mutualistic and pathogenic microorganisms in and on our bodies – has been an im...

Are Organic Foods Healthier?

Many people wonder whether buying organic food is worth the additional cost, and whether it is healthier to eat organic. The answer is still unclear, but recent...

Lyme Disease

With summer in full swing, many of us are hearing that someone we know has contracted Lyme Disease. This tick-born disease afflicts 300,000 Americans in new cas...

Understanding Heat Illnesses

More than 600 people die from natural heat-related deaths in the United States each year. Knowing the difference between the stages of heat illnesses is importa...

Fight Your allergies Naturally

More than 50 million Americans suffer from nasal allergies, and as many as 30 percent of adults and 40 percent of children. We spend millions of dollars every y...

Healthy Affordable Essentials for Cooking at Home

Here is a list of some of the essential things that health-conscious and money-conscious people should have in their kitchens and why. Eggs Eggs are cheap...

Steps for Successful Learning

Steps for successful learning FutureHealth is a Health Education company. That means we want you to learn about your health and wellness.  A fundamental...

Cold Showers in the morning

Wake up As unpleasant as it may sound, cold exposure as you start your day activates the sympathetic nervous system and stimulates the synaptic release of ex...

Exercise Your Mind in the Morning

Exercise Your Mind in the Morning The link between aerobic physical exercise and brain health is strong. Studies indicate that a regular aerobic exercise rou...

Caffeine and You

Should We Embrace Caffeine? The latest research shows that caffeine can improve mood and behavior, performance and memory, and combat Alzheimer's disease...

12 Apps to Help You Get Fit!

In honor of National Physical Fitness and Sport Month, we wanted to share the Huffington Posts top picks for fitness apps.  Use these if you are just start...

Stats Prove that Mental Illness Affects Everyone

Mental Health Month is here!  We thought the Huffington Post did a great job showing how mental illness affects everyone in the article below.  Please...

Bystander Intervention and Sexual Assaults

With April being Sexual Assault Awareness Month, we thought it only too appropriate to share The Huffington Post’s article about sexual assault. Below, Ty...

Tips for Getting Through Finals

Stop pulling those all nighters! You need to be alert and awake when taking your finals.  Studies have shown that students who pull all nighters have th...

The Truth about Youth Drinking

In honor of Alcohol Awareness Month, we at FutureHealth decided it would be a good time to share St. Hope’s Foundation article about underage drinking.&nb...

Outsmart Daylight Savings Time

Those still struggling with a Daylight Savings Time (DST) energy drain might just beg Starbuck’s to introduce a jumbo sized Venti coffee to get them throu...

Alternative Treatments to Eating Disorders

With March being Natural Nutrition Month, we thought we would focus on nutrition and nutrition disorders.  There are many people that suffer from Eating Di...

5 Simple Food changes to help you look younger

5 SIMPLE Food Changes that will help you look younger!   In honor of National Nutrition Month, we at future health thought we would share t...

Sleeping in on weekends could be bad for you

As much as everyone loves to sleep in, there is no denying that more and more research is coming out stating that oversleeping or interrupting your bodies routi...

More Overdose Deaths from Anxiety Drugs

While there is a lot of concentration on the opioid epidemic going on in America right now, many people are failing to realize that it is not just over-percribe...

Eating Disorders: Tips for Supporters!

Since it is National Eating Disorder Awareness week, we at future health thought that now would be a great time to share an article from the Huffington Post wri...

Why labels matter so much for people with mental illness

We at Future Health are first and foremost concerned with helping people build healthy, happier, lives.  This includes people who suffer with mental illnes...

Why do students glorify not sleeping?

The following article written by Brad Streicher of the Huffington Post perfectly captures the odd postitive attidutde college student have around not sleep...

The Heroin Epidemic

The heroin epedemic is something that has invaded every party of North America.  One can no longer turn on the news, or read a newspaper without hearing ab...

Ways to Fight Sugar Cravings, the new addiction!

Although Future Health loves to publish our own articles and recipes to help individuals eat healtier, we thought that readers might like to read WHY we are try...

STOP Treating Mental Illness like it's a Crime!

Here are two unfortunate things we know: 1. Jails and prisons are where too many people with mental illness are receiving, or rather not receiving, treatment. 2...

Why you should care about mental health

Most people don’t realize how common mental health and substance abuse problems are in the United States. Just as there are many types of physical illness...

Quick Easy Health Tips!

  Looking to have a happy and healthy 2016? Then you may be interested in these easy tips to help you improve your health and well-being.   ...

7 new year's resolutions to improve your health

What is your New Year’s resolution for 2016? To travel more, take more time for yourself, or maybe call your parents more than twice a semester? For ...

Six ways binge eating affects your body

Over-indulging in food on occasion isn’t a cause for concern. Because of the effect it has on the body, it does become worrying if it occurs at least on a...

Diet Supplements and other weight loss products

As a society, we tend to be a little pill happy. There’s a pill for everything, from aches and pains and mental disorders to diet, sleep and nutrition. Bu...

10 Tips for Mindful Eating

Just in time for the Holidays.   Leftover Halloween candy. Marathon Thanksgiving meals. Up-for-grabs office chocolates. One holiday party followed by...

Myths and Facts about Mental Illness

Often people are afraid to talk about mental health because there are many misconceptions about mental illnesses. It's important to learn the facts to stop ...

"Winter Blues" could be Seasonal Affective Disorder

With Thanksgiving behind us, it's officially the season of holiday cheer -- but not for everyone. For many people, the month of December and the onslaught o...

World AIDS Day

WHAT IS WORLD AIDS DAY? World AIDS Day is held on the 1st December each year and is an opportunity for people worldwide to unite in the fight against HIV, sh...

Mindful Eating Practices

Mindful Eating Practices  Eating is such a significant part of our daily lives, yet it’s so easy to disconnect from it. In one moment, our pl...

The power of "NO"

Have you ever said yes to a request at work when you knew deep down you had no intention of doing it? Maybe you said you’d meet a colleague for coffee, ta...

Just the Facts (on drinking)

FACT: Alcohol is the most widely used substance of abuse among America’s youth. More kids try alcohol than try cigarettes and a substantial number of...

Drugs are going up, but treatment is staying the same

Despite the quadrupling of heroin overdose deaths over the past decade and a dramatic rise in deaths from prescription painkillers, the percentage of people get...

Is Eating Meat Really as Horrible as You Think?

When you take a food that billions of people eat regularly and deem it a carcinogen, you’re going to set off a panic.  So it’s not surprisin...

Even Legit Use of Painkillers Puts Teens at Risk

Researchers have discovered that high school students who legitimately use an opioid prescription are one-third more likely to abuse the drug by age 23 than tho...

How to tell if you are Diabetic, and what to do if you are!

Diabetes is a disease that can definitely be treatable in certain conditions. You need to know how it is preventable and also how to live with it if you do cu...

10 Things that are ruining your immune system

Our everyday habits have a huge impact on your health and immune system. Certain habits might be hampering your immune system, and the worst part is you might b...

Improve Your Relationships With Mindfulness

Do you have trouble understanding relationships? If so, then you're not alone. Relationships can be one of the most difficult challenges of the human existe...

Walking Works Wonders

5 surprising benefits of walking The next time you have a check-up, don't be surprised if your doctor hands you a prescription to walk. Yes, this simple ...

Do you have a drinking problem?

It’s not always easy to see when your drinking has crossed the line from moderate or social use to problem drinking. But if you consume alcohol to cope wi...

Oxycontin in Children

Pain brings more people into contact with medical professionals than any other problem. The most common medical treatment for pain—both acute and chronic&...

The Obesity Epidemic

In America, bigger is better. Pool table-sized flat-screen TVs show reality programs with larger-than-life personalities living in McMansions, and we watch whil...

Does someone you know suffer from an eating disorder?

Does my loved one have an eating disorder?   Because we live in a culture obsessed with thinness and dieting, it can be difficult to recognize when a...

Do you suffer from Anxiety? You're not alone.

Anxiety is apprehension of experiencing fear in the future. The danger feared isn’t imminent and may not even be known or realistic. In contrast, fear is ...

How Animals Help With Depression

How Animals Help With Depression!   There are several reasons why spending time with animals could help with depression. Animal lovers and pet owners...

Trusting Online Medical Information

Trusting Online Medical Information   More and more American adults are using the Internet to identify or diagnose health problems. According to a su...

Health Risks for College Students

Health risks for college students     College students face a number of physical and mental health challenges as they make the transition fro...

AFRAID to stop drinking?

Sometimes what you WANT to do can seem harder that it actually is because you’re AFRAID to try. For example, you might want a raise, but you’re afra...

Digital trackers help increase exercise!

Can digital fitness trackers get you moving? Confession: I’m a little obsessed with the pedometer in my smartphone. It’s fun to carry it with me ...

Worried someone you know suffers from depression? Here are some signs to look for!

The normal ups and downs of life mean that everyone feels sad or has "the blues" from time to time. But if emptiness and despair have taken hold of yo...

Willpower

Willpower has been called the greatest strength of humans, yet most of us do not understand it and are unable to call on it when we need it most. In fact, if we...

Sugar is worse for us than fat

New research shows a connection between the intake of certain kinds of sugars with obesity and other serious health risks such as cardiovascular disease and liv...

Calming an overactive mind

Whether you are trying to stay focused at school or work, or trying to sleep, an overactive mind can interfere and disrupt effective or even rational thinking. ...

What's wrong with my diet?

What's Wrong with my Diet / Most Common Diet Mistakes The diet we choose should be based on the goals we are trying to reach - whether it's to lose weight, c...

Does Your Exercise Program Work?

Why is it that some people start an exercise program and see immediate results, while others put in seemingly endless effort with only minimal outcomes? Whil...

Mindfulness is the engine of wellness.

Mindfulness is the engine of wellness.   That was my take away after I completed an initial investigation toward understanding the credo of those t...

Obesity links to food choices

Gym membership is up in the United States but so is obesity. This seeming contradiction is theorized to be caused in part by inexpensive and convenient foods...

Chewing Gum May Enhance Brain Activity

Cognitive science researchers wondered whether chewing gum would increase blood flow to the brain and therefore have lots of positive influence on what happens ...

Obesity May be Shortening our Lives

Studies are mounting that continue to prove that obesity shortens our lives -- by as much as 14 years for the most obese but also 6.5 years for those on the low...

Maintaining a Healthy Gut

We've all heard that active cultures in foods can help the digestive system by acting on the gastrointestinal tract, that set of organs whose main function is t...

How important is breakfast?

There are many health benefits to eating a good breakfast every morning, but new research is beginning to show that losing weight may not be one of them. &nb...

Seeking treatment for depression at college

About 30 percent of college students reported feeling so depressed at some point in the last year that it was difficult for them to function. Most did not seek ...

Food Additives to Avoid

Regular exercise is critical to maintaining a healthy lifestyle, but it's only one of the ingredients. To reap the full benefits of exercise we must also make h...

Depression may speed aging

Depression may cause us to age faster biologically than we do chronologically.   Even though we use chronological age to mark our progress in life, a...

Prescription drug abuse on college campuses

Abuse of prescription drugs on college campuses has become a growing epidemic. Campuses are concerned about the health risks, including the long-lasting addicti...

FDA proposes new food label

The FDA is proposing new food labels in an effort to change the way we make our daily choices about buying and eating food. The idea is to make it easier for pe...

Exercise may help grow new brain cells

Exercise doesn't just help your heart and other parts of your body stay healthy, it helps your brain stay healthy and even grow new brain cells.   That...

The ill effects of caffeine powder

There's another white powder besides Heroin and Cocaine that you might not hear as much about, but it can be fatal. Caffeine powder, available as a dietary supp...

E-cigarettes are popular, but are they safe?

More and more Americans are smoking electronic cigarettes, sometimes drawn by new and exotic flavors, while researchers continue to study whether the devices ar...

Healthy Comfort Foods for type 2 Diabetes patients

Just because you have Diabetes doesn't mean you have to give up your favorite foods.   A new cookbook published by Prevention Magazine has pages of recip...

The Best Foods for Fighting Diabetes

The best way to prevent or manage Diabetes is to pay close attention to the foods that you eat.   The top 10 super foods that have been shown to help kee...

Positive "Self-Talk" can influence how you feel and improve athletic performance

Can telling yourself something make it so? According to a study published recently in Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise, the answer is yes. Yes, t...

When it comes to salt, less is best

The amount of salt in everyday foods is staggering.   The average American eats more than 3,000 milligrams of sodium a day, about twice the daily recomme...

Tone your body, tone your mind

Exercise doesn't just make your body more fit. It makes your mind more fit.   New research shows that regular exercise can improve cognitive functioning,...

Exercise may work as a substitute for antidepressants

Exercise is hard work, but researchers are finding that its benefits go well beyond weight control, heart health, and boosting the immune system. Exercise also ...

Eating disorders: A Closer Look at Obesity

Not all eating disorders have the same outcome. In fact, lumping them under a single name has caused some confusion and some conflict in how to approach the top...

How Safe is Your Drinking Water?

Millions of Americans seek treatment each year from diseases they get from their drinking water, and the health care costs are estimated at $1 billion. Even ...

Not All Fruits are Created Equal

Most of us know that eating fruit is a healthy choice for snacks and a well-rounded diet. But did you know that not all fruits are equal?   New research ...

The Pros and Cons to Electronic Medical Records

Technology is one of the tools to keep health care costs under control, and to help improve access to health care not just in the United States but across the g...

Healthy Eating Habits for Diabetes Patients

Unhealthy eating is one of the nine risk factors for developing Diabetes and Heart Disease.   The American Diabetes Association recommends three basic st...

Regular Exercise May Aid in Stress Reduction

Stress affects us all in one way or another, and studies show that it's getting worse. Each year Americans report more stress than the year before, and a majori...

The Effects of Exercise on Sleep

Sleep problems often accompany those recovering from addiction. The tried and true recipe for better sleep has always included lots of regular exercise. Study a...

Diabetes and the Benefits of Exercise

Although many doctors start their patients on medically assisted therapies, they often do not give attention to the construction of a proper diet and exercise p...

A Safe Approach to Drinking Over Summer and Winter Holidays

During the holidays when everyone is on vacation time we tend to indulge ourselves, sometimes excessively, with food and alcoholic drinks. Because most holiday ...

Lifestyle Changes for Newly Diagnosed Diabetes Patients

Patients are often taken by surprise when told by their doctor that they have just been diagnosed with type II diabetes. The news can be particularly shocking a...

Government Agency Aims to Lower Legal Blood Alcohol Content for Drivers

Every year 10,000 people die from alcohol-related motor vehicle accidents and 170,000 sustain at least some form of serious injury. These pressing statistics sh...

Early Prevention is Key for Reducing Alcohol Abuse in Teens

An estimated 10 million adolescents under the age of 10 reported drinking in the past month, a frightening statistic that should not be taken lightly. Peer pres...

Local Organizations Team Up to Fight Underage Drinking in Springfield

The Stop Access Springfield Coalition, a prevention program of the Gandara Center, is teaming up with Future Health, both of Springfield, to help prevent alco...

Alcohol Treatment Options

Alcohol dependence and alcohol abuse are patterns of addictive behavior that can be safely treated through medication assisted detox centers and facilities, or ...

Benefits of Educational Training by Employers

Approximately 19.2 million workers in the U.S. -- a surprising 15%  -- are under the influence of alcohol occasionally while at work (Institute of Alcohol ...

Alcohol Abuse in Teens

We know some startling information about teens and alcohol. For example, on average, boys take their first alcoholic drink at 11 and girls at 13 years old. What...

Take Action Against Alcohol Abuse in your Family

If you noticed that a member of your family abused alcohol, would you know what to do? Most people don't. But experts say your action could save a life.  ...

Fact and Fiction during Alcohol Awareness Month

Excessive alcohol use is responsible for almost 80,000 deaths each year in the United States, cutting short each of these individuals' lives an average of 3...

Recognizing Eating Disorder Awareness Week

While many people know the term Eating Disorder or anorexia and bulimia, most don’t know the depth of the diseases. As awareness is being brought to light...

Talking to your child about drugs and alcohol

Studies show that children who begin drinking before the age of 15 are fives times more likely to develop problems with alcohol than those who start after the a...

Eating Disorder Education

Making healthy choices for long-term well-being is not as simple as it sounds, and we at Future Health understand this. For example, Americans are bombarded wit...

Music Therapy May Aid Treatment of Substance Abuse

Music therapy is the clinical based use of music to achieve individual goals during recovery from an addiction, and to help manage or overcome emotional, physic...

Social Support During Recovery

Overcoming an addiction is a life-long commitment. The road to recovery starts when the individual decides that they want a better, more productive life. Social...

Choosing the Right Treatment

Substance addiction is a progressive disease that often requires the attention of qualified health care professionals during early stages of recovery. The prope...

Member Benefits!

Future Health offers some powerful additional benefits for members including a facilities locator and ranking system, a community forum, and a place to ask ques...