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Acute Pancreatitis Is Just No Fun

By: Greg Chaffins | Date: November 14, 2017 | Categories: His Health and Fitness
Acute Pancreatitis

Okay, so it happened – the sharp pains appear across the top of my stomach, and it hurts all the way through to my back. And man does it hurt. But the good news is that it isn’t just pain, but waves of nausea as well. Unfortunately, I knew all too well what was going […]

Apple Watch: The Only Exercise Gear You Need

By: Greg Chaffins | Date: November 5, 2017 | Categories: His Gadgets and Tech
Apple Watch

So, maybe you have decided to implement an exercise regimen into your daily life. First of all, kudos to you – 30 minutes of exercise a day can do wonderful things for the human body. But now the question comes, what kind of exercise gear do you need? Well, I’m here to tell you that […]

Balancing Your Health While Working The Night Shift

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: October 26, 2017 | Categories: Health and Fitness
Balancing health with working the night shift

One of the most difficult parts of going to work is dealing with the hours, especially if you work the night shift. Humans are the only species that spends hours away from their families at a time at work and that can have a tremendous effect on our health and well being. There are many […]

How the Quality of Your Mattress Can Affect Your Health

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: August 16, 2017 | Categories: Family and Health
How the quality of your mattress can affect your health

Far too many people take their sleeping habits too lightly. If you’re prone to sleepless nights where you toss and turn, wake up still sleepy and find yourself aching in the mornings, then the source of your problems could come down to your lack of knowledge about your mattress. There are several secrets to a […]

Boost Your Nutrient Intake with These Food Buddies

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: August 2, 2017 | Categories: Health and Fitness
Boost your nutrient update with these food buddies

Sometimes, eating a healthy diet rich in vitamins and minerals isn’t enough. Many of the nutrients we need to stay healthy and fight disease are not very easily absorbed by the body. The good news is that by combining certain foods (food buddies), you can increase absorption and get greater benefits from the foods you […]

Easy Steps for Your Healthy Post-Baby Body

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: July 12, 2017 | Categories: Babies, Pregnancy
Easy steps for your healthy post-baby body

Having a baby changes your life in many wonderful ways. However, it can turn your life completely upside down! Life as you knew it will not be as it was. While that can be pretty easy to adjust to, there are some things that not everyone finds easy to adapt to. Your post-baby body can […]

Merck Manual Consumer App Giving Me Peace of Mind

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: January 11, 2017 | Categories: Apps, Health and Fitness, iPhone, Technology
The Merck Manual Consumer app gives you peace of mind...

Disclosure: I received compensation for this post, but all opinions are 100% my own and may differ from yours. I will only endorse companies, products, and services like the Merck Manual Consumer app, that I believe, based on my own experiences, are worthy of endorsement. Two days before Christmas I woke up early feeling sick. […]

Best Yoga Clothing from Top to Bottom

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: January 5, 2017 | Categories: Fashion, Health and Fitness
Healthy lifestyle with THRIVE

Is 2017 your year? The year where you put YOU first? Are health and fitness your New Year goals? One of my goals is to add more yoga into my daily routine. I talked about the best yoga mats yesterday, and today I want to share with you the best Yoga clothing at the best […]

Yoga Meditation Beginners Can Do…

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: January 2, 2017 | Categories: Health and Fitness, How To

Yoga meditation beginners can do is a frequently searched and asked question. Maybe because we think yoga meditation is too intimidating, especially if you’re new to yoga and meditation. This is entirely a misconception; yoga meditation can be helpful to anyone, not just a select demographic. It is a way to clear your mind and […]

Love Yourself Enough to Take 5 Minutes for You

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: June 30, 2016 | Categories: Motivational, Parenting, Women
Take 5 with Cafe Breaks from Ingles using Ibotta app.

As a mom, it is so easy to get caught up with family and work responsibilities so much so that we oftentimes put everyone else first. It’s nice to get a helping hand from brands like today’s sponsor, Cafe Breaks through Acorn Influence. They want to help moms like me to recharge, relax, and take […]