Confidence Differences in Female Versus Male Surgeons

Do female and male surgeons share the same confidence levels? Being a female surgeon in a male dominated field comes with its own sense of challenges. On one hand, it is exhilarating to know that I am responsible for my patients’ health. On the other, as with any other field of employment there are timesContinue reading “Confidence Differences in Female Versus Male Surgeons”

Are You Washing Your Gym Clothes Often Enough?

How often you wash your workout gear is dependent on a lot of factors. When it comes to washing our workout gear, I think we have all been guilty of waiting too long some times. If you live a fit lifestyle, chances are you burn through your workout clothes often. Sometimes you might have aContinue reading “Are You Washing Your Gym Clothes Often Enough?”

Should You Skip the Gym When You are Sick?

It isn’t always a bad thing to work out when you are sick. Since I live my life by a pretty stringent schedule, I don’t generally take too many sick days, especially in terms of my fitness. That being said, there is a huge difference between a slight cold, and a full-on sinus infection. InContinue reading “Should You Skip the Gym When You are Sick?”

How to Tell if You Have an Iron Deficiency

The symptoms of an iron deficiency are pretty easy to spot. Out of all the minerals that our body needs to function, iron is one of the most important. We need iron to produce hemoglobin, the protein that allows oxygen to travel throughout your body. In the United states alone, there are 10 million iron-deficientContinue reading “How to Tell if You Have an Iron Deficiency”

8 Fruits and Vegetables That Boost Your Mental Health

What you eat can have a huge effect on your mind. Even though we don’t always act like it in the US, we all know that what you eat hugely affects the way your body functions. This is especially true of your brain, since food is your body’s number one source of nutrients. It hasContinue reading “8 Fruits and Vegetables That Boost Your Mental Health”

Can Coffee Be Good For You? Five Health Benefits of Your Morning Coffee

Scientific evidence states that yes, your morning coffee can actually be good for you! In our society, coffee has become a little less of a drink, and more of a cultural experience. Ever since coffee shops went mainstream, getting coffee became an event that you had to go to, or a great way to catchContinue reading “Can Coffee Be Good For You? Five Health Benefits of Your Morning Coffee”

Can Coffee Be Good For You? Five Health Benefits of Your Morning Coffee

Scientific evidence states that yes, your morning coffee can actually be good for you! In our society, coffee has become a little less of a drink, and more of a cultural experience. Ever since coffee shops went mainstream, getting coffee became an event that you had to go to, or a great way to catchContinue reading “Can Coffee Be Good For You? Five Health Benefits of Your Morning Coffee”

How to Stay Fit in Inhospitable Weather Conditions

Just because there is a category five blizzard outside doesn’t mean you should give up on yourself. I don’t think I need to say that this is probably going to be an unusually harsh winter.  In general, winter is regarded as bulking season, where everyone goes a little lax on their fitness guidelines and goals.Continue reading “How to Stay Fit in Inhospitable Weather Conditions”

Can Taking Vacations Improve Your Health?

There is scientific evidence that vacations are good for you. If you have ever needed an excuse to take some sick days or some personal time, please rejoice in the news I am about to impart to you: Vacations can actually benefit your health. It’s a new year, so many of us probably feel likeContinue reading “Can Taking Vacations Improve Your Health?”

Five Ways to Convince Yourself to Work Out

Sometimes you just need a good reason to hit the gym. Every person who has ever worked out has had to fight the internal battle of whether to exercise, or stay home in bed. In fact, most of the times I think staying home in bed probably wins out, because taking the easy way outContinue reading “Five Ways to Convince Yourself to Work Out”