Workspace Ergonomics: Proper Body Positioning For Desk Jobs

86% of American workers sit all day for their jobs. Between work and time at home, the average office employee spends up to 15 hours per day in a seated position. The extended amount of time in a chair can lead to short-term health issues, including neck stiffness, back pain, weak legs, and poor circulation.… Read more »

Meal Prepping: What Is It and Why Should You Start?

Just like portion sizing, meal prepping is another way to stay on top of what you’re putting in your body. With meal prepping, you can save money, better manage portion sizes, and eliminate trigger foods from your diet. Meal prepping entails preparing entire meals or dishes ahead of schedule. It can save time as well… Read more »

What Is the Proper Meal Size? A Guide to Portion Control

Understanding meal and portion sizes is an essential component of keeping your body healthy. Eating meals that are too large can aggravate a variety of conditions, like GERD (gastroesophageal reflux disease). Furthermore, with the United States establishing initiatives for healthier eating in recent years, appropriate meal size and portion control have become more of a… Read more »

How To Eat Healthy and Stay in Shape While Traveling for Work

It’s not uncommon for people to travel long distances for work. Unfortunately, one of the pitfalls of this lifestyle is the diet and lack of an exercise routine travelers might maintain while away from home. For people spending weeks or even months abroad, this becomes critical. Without putting in the time and effort to keep… Read more »

Why Is My Sleep Being Interrupted and What Can I Do About It?

The world can feel brighter and more cheerful after getting enough rest. However, it’s a different case when sleep is continuously interrupted throughout the night. A lack of sleep can make it more challenging to think clearly and can leave you feeling irritable. If you aren’t getting enough sleep, here are some reasons why that… Read more »

Preservatives: Uses, Benefits, and Risks

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What Are Preservatives and Should I Be Avoiding Them? Preservatives are substances, both natural and artificial, that are added to a variety of goods in order to prevent premature decomposition and to prolong their shelf life. It is common to find preservatives in a large variety of foods and cosmetics. But what some may not… Read more »

How to Get Exercise at Work

A business professional getting some workday exercise by walking up several flights of stairs outside of an office building.

7 Ways to Incorporate Exercise Into Your Workday Exercise is generally good for you. While this isn’t a particularly enlightening or radical statement, it’s an important concept to keep in mind as we go about our day-to-day routines. Exercise can help you achieve an energy boost, improve your mood, control your weight, and avoid or… Read more »

Low Residue, Low Fiber Diet

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What To Know About the Low-Residue Diet Individuals that struggle with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), Crohn’s disease, gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), ulcerative colitis, or other digestive conditions may be able to reduce or diminish symptoms by simply changing their diet. What you put into your body, and how you nourish your body matters in healthcare… Read more »

H2 Blocker Medication Options for GERD

An Overview of H2 Receptor Antagonists for Reflux

An Overview of H2 Receptor Antagonists for Reflux Histamine type 2 receptor antagonists —  also known as H2 blockers — are used to treat gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) and ulcers. Up to 60% of the US population experiences pain and discomfort from acid reflux. GERD symptoms may commonly include: Heartburn; Difficulty swallowing; Regurgitation; Gas and… Read more »

PPI Medication Options for GERD

A man with blond hair in a white shirt putting his hands over his chest, demonstrating that he is experiencing heartburn, a common symptom of GERD.

Proton Pump Inhibitors for Treating Reflux Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) is a digestive disease that occurs when the stomach’s contents return back up into the esophagus. Carrying stomach acid or bile, the contents of the stomach irritate the esophagus’ lining. Symptoms of the disease include heartburn, difficulty swallowing, excessive salivation, bloating, and chest pain. Fortunately,… Read more »