Man At GymIf you’re a frequent face at the gym, you probably want to make a good impression. Always reracking your weights, wiping down the equipment, and being considerate when you are doing a circuit.

But you might not be aware that there’s another thing you can do to be a good gym junkie: curb your stink. Sure, it’s great to work up a nice healthy sweat while you work out—it’s great for getting rid of toxins. But you’ll shower, wash your clothes… and show up with the same shoes and gym bag that next day, still saturated with sweat and stink!

That’s why you should always have this gym bag essential!

Smelly Shoe Spray doesn’t just mask shoe odor with a nice brisk burst of peppermint, it contains bacteria fighting colloidal silver, which kills odor at the source. And it doesn’t just work on shoes, spray your gym bag, too! Read more about fighting gym odor…

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Heart and Blood VesselsPeople, understandably, tend to focus on headliners: Heart Health! Brain Function! Beautiful Skin! Feel Goods! It’s easier than thinking about how complex and intricate our bodies are.

But it’s not just your heart that deserves good health—it’s all the veins and arteries that go with it.

It’s not just getting fit with exercise, it’s supporting cartilage and tendons in addition to muscles. Read more about silica…

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SleeperPoor sleep hygiene is a common first world problem. No, I don’t mean showering before bed or changing your sheets (although that could be part of it). Sleep hygiene means having a good routine, a set bedtime, and not sabotaging yourself with caffeine, screentime, or alcohol.

Most people will face at least a small amount of insomnia here and there, and the billions of dollars on advertisements for sleep drugs shows that it’s both common, and something people struggle against. But most people don’t really need sleep aids… they can solve the problem themselves (as evidenced by numerous social media posts that start around 9: “Just took my sleeping pill but my favorite episode of GoT just started! Gonna try to stay up! This should be fun YOLO hahahaha”).

So let’s all get it together. Here’s how you can sleep better tonight, feel healthier tomorrow, and probably do wonders for your cognitive performance, heart health, and life expectancy: Read more tips for a better night’s rest…

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Stomach CrampsIt’s not a trendy new children’s book—it’s a growing problem in the US. While there were only half a million US cases in the last 12 months, that’s more than previous years, and the infection rate is going up, so officials are worried this could be the start of a new trend.

What’s the name of this spreading virus? Shigella sonnei, but you may already be familiar with it as Montezuma’s Revenge or Delhi Belly. And, like many, many other bacteria, it’s increasingly resistant to the most common antibiotics used to treat it.

What’s a case look like?

Shigella is spread through the fecal oral route—so not washing hands after going to the bathroom, before eating, while preparing food, or just not washing hands often enough then absentmindedly touching your face, or shaking hands with a face-toucher, etc. etc.

1-2 days later, stomach cramps, diarrhea, and bowel pain begins, and last for around a week. Similar to Norovirus, it’s highly contagious. What I’ve heard from a few friends who got it was that it cycled through their homes—one person brought it in, and by the end of the week, others were coming down with symptoms. Read more about the Superbug Shigella…

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Man Riding Bike“I should eat this entire bag of candy today because I could get hit by a bus tomorrow.” Yes, life is short and to be enjoyed, but you could make it a little longer and a lot better by making even small improvements to your health.

There are lot of studies connecting exercise to a reduced risk of cancer, but the word “exercise” can be daunting. It prompts images of expensive gyms, lots of sweat, and a big chunk of time out of your day.

But let’s replace “exercise” with “fitness”—you don’t have to be “swole” (what the hip kids call muscular) to improve your health, because even little changes go a long way (like spreading out your consumption of Easter treats!). Read more about fitness…

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