Healthiest Hot Drinks For Cold Weather

 With the calendar flipping from September to October, the weather is getting cooler and unfortunately that's only going to continue as we inch toward the winter months.  This is the perfect time of year to sit back with a nice hot drink that can warm your body and soul. What are the healthiest options to fill your mug?

posted 3 hours 42 minutes ago by Nick Nelson

6 Ways To Stay On Track With Your Diet

As most folks pursuing weight loss and fitness goals can attest, the most important part of making changes is simply getting started. However, arguably the hardest part of a complete lifestyle change is sticking to it; staying on track to eventually succeed. Get to know some of the ways you can overcome the most difficult dieting...

posted 6 hours 40 minutes ago by Jeff Makepeace

Coconut Oil: A Healthy Choice

There seems to be a lot of confusion about which type of oils people should use when trying to maintain a healthy diet. The choices are ample, and many different versions have been touted as being superior for various reasons. One oil that we should all be using for cooking and other culinary purposes is coconut oil. ...

posted 1 day 3 hours ago by alyne murphy

Wellki Workout Playlist: Van Halen

 Much like with our Metallica playlist, it's a real shame that it's taken this long to highlight another legendary music group from the '80's. Call them cheesy, call them outdated, all that matters is the catalog of songs from Van Halen works great for workouts!

posted 5 days 4 hours ago by Jeff Makepeace

How White Noise Helps You Sleep

 Insufficient or inconsistent sleep can be a major problem for many people, with ramifications that stretch beyond simply waking up groggy in the morning. If you're not getting enough rest, you're likely to experience increased stress, decreased focus and a lack of energy throughout the day, among other things.

posted 6 days 4 hours ago by Nick Nelson

Top Soda Makers To Reduce Calorie Content

Through the Clinton Global Initiative, the three big soda companies -- Pepsi, Coca, and Dr. Pepper -- announced that there will be some big changes coming in the next decade, which will hopefully make a huge dent in our nation's obesity crisis.

posted 1 week 2 hours ago by Jeff Makepeace

Habits of the Workout Warrior

 I've always admired those individuals that can make their way into the gym on a near-daily basis, and the results they are able to achieve. It takes a special kind of commitment to push oneself through the preparation, pain and perpetuity of a stringently regular routine.

posted 1 week 3 hours ago by Nick Nelson

The Best Guide To Real Life Portion Sizes

It's been stated before that controlling your diet is perhaps the most important aspect of getting into shape. You may think that involves simply eating the right kinds of foods, but there's something even more important than that; controlling your portion sizes.

posted 1 week 1 day ago by Jeff Makepeace

How to Prevent 80 Percent of Heart Attacks

We know about the wide-ranging benefits of a healthy lifestyle. Chief among them might be a longer life, with new research showing we can reduce our risk for one of the most deadly occurrences by sticking to five fundamental healthy habits.

posted 1 week 1 day ago by Nick Nelson

Regaining Strength After An Elbow Injury

After suffering an injury to the elbow, or really any other joint, the most important first step is to alleviate the pain, and get ride of any residual swelling or bruising. However, that's merely the first step on the road to recovery.

posted 1 week 5 days ago by Jeff Makepeace

The Most Common Elbow Injuries

Here at, we've covered the most common injuries to specific joint areas, including the ankles, knees, and shoulders. We're going to turn now to the elbow joint, a common source of injuries for active people.

posted 1 week 6 days ago by Jeff Makepeace

5 Ways to Overcome Junk Food Cravings

 A sweet tooth or a junk food craving can derail any diet plan. Try as we may to avoid them, sometimes we just feel the need to fall back on these pleasant edible comforts.  Fortunately, there are ways you can satisfy your body's desire for sugary or fatty fixes with much healthier alternatives.

posted 1 week 6 days ago by Nick Nelson

Cholesterol Concerns

The common concept of watching cholesterol has usually been associated with aging -- just one of those things we need to monitor more closely as we get older. Many experts are now increasingly suggesting that we start to track cholesterol levels on a more broad basis, starting at childhood. ...

posted 2 weeks 2 hours ago by alyne murphy

Sugar: The Sole Culprit For Tooth Decay?

Earlier this week, I made my first trip to the dentist in a few years. He complimented my oral hygiene and told me that my teeth are generally looking great. But unfortunately, I had a couple cavities, so I'll be going in next week to get drilled. Boo. Brushing and flossing are important steps toward good dental health, but...

posted 2 weeks 1 day ago by Nick Nelson

Natural Ways You Can Lower Your Blood Pressure

Quite possibly the quickest was to head down a long-term risk path of coronary artery disease, organ failure, and stroke is by possessing a high blood pressure. Though there have been many advancements in prescription medicine, the best ways to lower that pressure are the natural ways.

posted 2 weeks 1 day ago by Jeff Makepeace

Our Nation's Coffee Obsession

 If you have a hard time making it through the day without at least one or two cups of joe, you're far from alone. Here in America, our general coffee intake would have be described as overwhelming, and a new study only serves to reinforce that reality.

posted 2 weeks 2 days ago by Nick Nelson

Examining the Different Varieties of Milk

With the rise of individuals in this country experiencing lactose-intolerance and allergies to dairy, so to has the popularity of alternative milk sources in the aisles of grocery stores everywhere. But just how healthy are these other milk varieties?

posted 2 weeks 5 days ago by Jeff Makepeace

Will This New Obesity Drug Work?

 Earlier this week Jeff wrote about the state of obesity in America, pointing out that although we're finally starting to make some headway with this troublesome medical condition, it remains widespread to an alarming degree. Could a new drug recently approved by the FDA help alleviate our obesity epidemic?

posted 2 weeks 6 days ago by Nick Nelson

Health Buzz: Is Sodium Still Dangerous?

It's become quite standard in the health and wellness industry that new developments contradict what was once common knowledge. Take the incredible, edible egg -- first it was healthy, then unhealthy, then BACK to healthy, which one is it these days? New research suggests that the same can now be said for the popular condiment salt.

posted 2 weeks 6 days ago by Jeff Makepeace

The Current State of Obesity In America

It's no secret that obesity in America has risen to alarming heights, with some states nearly doubling the rate of adult obesity in the early '90s and 2000s. With such direct links to a number of serious, long-term health issues, the search for major solutions to this problem has been a top priority in recent years.

posted 3 weeks 2 hours ago by Jeff Makepeace

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