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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...

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...

  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...

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...

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...

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...

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 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...

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...

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...

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 ...

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

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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

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'...

The month of May 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 ...

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...

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...

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...

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&...

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...

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...

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

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

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...

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

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...

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 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...

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

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

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

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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 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...

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...

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...

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 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 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...

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...

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

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...

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. ...

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 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...

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...

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 ...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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 ...

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

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...

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...

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...

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...

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

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 The link between aerobic physical exercise and brain health is strong. Studies indicate that a regular aerobic exercise rou...

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

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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

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...

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...

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...

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

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 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...

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...

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...

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...

  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.   ...

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 ...

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...

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...

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

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 ...

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...

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

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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 ...

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...

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

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 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...

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!   There are several reasons why spending time with animals could help with depression. Animal lovers and pet owners...

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

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...

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 ...

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 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...

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...

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 / 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...

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

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...

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

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...

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...

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...

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 ...

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

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

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 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...

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...

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

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 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...

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...

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...

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

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...

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 ...

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 ...

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...

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

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...

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...

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...

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

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...

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...

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...

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

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 ...

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...

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.  ...

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...

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...

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...

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

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...

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

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...