Wellness Pursuits

How we feel physically, mentally and emotionally affects the way we age. With so much information (much of it conflicting) available on the Web, we all need a resource to carve out the best advise for us to consider. Wellness Pursuits is just that. We are on a daily quest to bring you, our dear readers, the most useful, solid information we can find. We hope that our insights will raise your awareness so you can make better choices and help guide you to Feel Your Best.

The Right Way to Do Intermittent Fasting for Quick Weight Loss…

The Right Way To Do Intermittent Fasting for Quick Weight Loss…
(WellnessPursuits.com) – Intermittent fasting is all the rage. Jennifer Aniston, Halle Berry, Kourtney Kardashian, Hugh Jackman and dozens of other celebrities do it. But what is it exactly? At its most basic, intermittent fasting is a regimented way of eating according to a predetermined schedule. According to Good Housekeeping, there are three types of intermittent […]

How to Regain a Sense of Happiness After Difficult Times

How to Regain a Sense of Happiness After Difficult Times
(WellnessPursuits.com) – Happiness is precious. We all live a somewhat tumultuous life where both good and bad things happen. When those difficult times hit, we weather them as best we can and eventually strive to regain a sense of happiness. Sometimes it seems hard to do. I scoured the web for some answers of what […]

This Sea Salt is Contaminated with Plastic

Sea Salt Contaminated With Plastic - Is Yours?
(WellnessPursuits.com) The bottom line is that there is a very high likelihood there are micro plastic particles in your fancy sea salt. Considered a healthier alternative to table salt, sea salt is derived through evaporative means. Producers collect seawater and evaporate it until only the salt is left (at least that’s what is supposed to […]

7 Habits of Unhappy People

(WellnessPursuits.com) – It’s time for a truth bomb. Even the happiest people we know have had some pretty awful things happen to them. The difference between our happy friend and those who seem to be in a foul mood all the time isn’t a lack of experience. So what exactly is it that causes unhappy […]

7 COVID Complications That May Be Long Term

(WellnessPursuits.com) – Most of us who contract COVID-19 will be asymptomatic or experience a mild form of the illness. But a small percentage of us will become very sick from the virus, increasing our risk of long-term health issues that may never truly resolve and alter our lives forever. Here are seven COVID complications you […]

You Need a Nap (Here’s Why)

(WellnessPursuits.com) – Napping is a habit most of us left behind in kindergarten, but if word got out how good it is for us, we might be ready to reclaim it as adults. Put that latte down and find out why a nap is one of the best things you can do for your body […]

Symptoms of 10 Hidden Health Conditions

Symptoms of 10 Hidden Health Conditions
(WellnessPursuits.com) – Common illnesses tend to be just that – common, with the same signs and symptoms we’re usually really good at recognizing. Some illnesses, on the other hand, can be symptom-free in their early stages. And worse? Their symptoms might even mimic other conditions, leading you down a path of misdiagnosis and poor treatment. […]

5 Clues You Have An Old Soul

5 Signs You Have a Reincarnated Soul
(WellnessPursuits.com) – Do you ever feel as if maybe you’ve lived years before in a past life? Even though your personal beliefs may immediately contradict the idea of reincarnation, some experts believe that certain personality traits may signal you have a reincarnated soul. Are you familiar with any of these? 1. You Have a Very […]

These 3 Shower Habits Can Cause Skin Breakouts

3 Shower Habits That Cause Adult Acne
(WellnessPursuits.com) – Gone are the days in which acne is a problem suffered only by teenagers. Adults everywhere are suffering from skin breakouts in unprecedented ways. Effecting a reported 40-50 Million Americans, acne is the most common skin disorder in the US. What if we told you that your day-to-day showering habits could be the […]

Why Do Mosquitoes Bite Some People and Not Others?

Why Do Mosquitos Bite Some People and Not Others?
(WellnessPursuits.com) – I don’t like sharing my blood with mosquitoes. Totally not fun being an involuntary donor for them, and the vicious little things carry some very nasty diseases. I seem to be a target for them, so wanted to find out why I’m so attractive to the little beasties. I hunted around the Web and […]

Can’t Sleep? – This Vitamin Could Be The Reason

Unexpected Key to Unlocking Insomnia
(WellnessPursuits.com) – Tossing, turning, pillow flipping and fluffing, blankets on, blankets off, staring at the clock — we’ve all done it. And as it turns out, it’s not so easy to get a good night’s sleep. About 68 percent of people say they have trouble sleeping at least once a week. Sure, there are lots […]

Diabetes, Pain and Inflammation Linked to This Common Food Additive

(WellnessPursuits.com) – Many of us know to avoid hydrogenated oils, high fructose corn syrup and MSG, but those aren’t the only common food additives you might want to avoid. Research indicates that carrageenan can do some major damage to your body, from disrupting your digestive system to increasing pain and inflammation.  Carrageenan: The Basics Carrageenan […]

“Loving” Habits That Can Wreck Your Relationship

Innocent Habits That Can Wreck Your Relationship
(WellnessPursuits.com) – Relationships require a lot of give and take, and they also seem to work best when they have a good balance of togetherness and alone time. We’ve all had relationships in our lives that worked really well, and some relationships that ran their course for a time and then moved along on separate […]

Top 5 Threats to a Woman’s Health

Top 5 Threats to a Woman's Health
(WellnessPursuits.com) – Women are unique in many ways, including their health risks. All health risks are important, of course, but some can become life-threatening. According to statistics from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), women need to be most concerned about heart disease, cancer, stroke, Alzheimer’s disease and chronic lower respiratory disease. A […]

Get Slimmer With These 10 Foods In Your Fridge

Get Slimmer With These 10 Foods In Your Fridge
(WellnessPursuits.com) – When I’m hungry, I’m hungry! Unless food is grab-ready in the refrigerator, I will choose starchy, or sugary foods in the pantry that will sabotage my desire for weight loss. What was needed was a grocery list of foods that would be support weight loss. It needed to include foods that were easy to buy and easy to prepare […]

Burn More Fat While You Sleep With These 4 Overlooked Supplements

Burn More Fat While You Sleep With These 4 Ingredients
We’re deep into winter with all the stresses and challenges cold weather brings. It’s naturally tempting to find comfort in warm, filling food. So, how are we going to stop from eating everything in sight and still not put on too many unwanted pounds? Like many of you, I take various food supplements to make […]

6 Reasons to Eat Pineapple

6 Reasons to Eat Pineapple
(WellnessPursuits.com) – Pineapple is a great-tasting fruit, but there’s more to this sweet treat than its flavor. Eating pineapple also packs a powerful punch of nutrients like vitamins and minerals. With no fat and no cholesterol, it can be incorporated into a healthy diet. With all the benefits you can get from eating pineapple, you […]

Add This Spice – Burn More Fat

Add This Spice - Burn More Fat9 Best Snacks for Weight Loss
(WellnessPursuits.com) – With the obesity epidemic leading to several of the top killers in this country (1 in 5 deaths related to obesity, according to a study conducted by Columbia university in 2013), people wanting to drop a few pounds quickly and easily are hoping to get weight loss benefits from turmeric. Weight Loss Benefits […]

Skin Care Products That Can Make You Sick

7 Common Skin-Care Ingredients That Make You Sick
(WellnessPursuits.com) – You and I buy skin care products because we want noticeable results. Noticeably GOOD results. That’s right… when we try new products, the worst thing that can happen is not that they won’t work. Oh no. The worst thing that can happen is that your skin looks worse than it did before you […]

Earliest Warning Signs of Diabetes

Earliest Warning Signs of Diabetes
(WellnessPursuits.com) – There are 2 Types of diabetes. Type 1 and Type 2. Type 1 used to be known as Juvenile Diabetes and was diagnosed in childhood. Type 2 on the other hand used to occur in adults over 40. Apparently, the rules have changed. Type 2 is showing up in children as well, and […]

7 Surprising Ways to Whiten Your Teeth

7 Surprising Ways to Whiten Your Teeth
(WellnessPursuits.com) – Everyone loves a beautiful, bright smile! If your pearly whites are distinctly yellowed, your confidence takes a nose dive and hiding your smile becomes an unattractive habit. Stained teeth not only hurt your self-esteem, research shows a ghastly grill can also affect you professionally and romantically. Studies have indicated that people with whiter […]

3 Things Cardiologists Want You to Know

(WellnessPursuits.com) – If you think good heart health means leading a boring life of constant focus on exercise and nutrition, think again. As it turns out, shaking things up with more focus on a couple of fun things could be the key to cardiovascular health. Don’t trade your fruit breakfast for cake just yet, because […]

5 “Super Drinks” Better Than Coffee

5 “Super Drinks” Better Than Coffee
(WellnessPursuits.com) – Pure water is still an essential daily drink, but when you need that extra boost of energy, keep these 5 super, healthy drinks on your mind before any others. Drink any of these before you reach for that cup of coffee in the morning. You’ll be impressed at how revitalized you’ll feel:  1. Warm […]

How Many are Too Many Vitamins?

How Many are Too Many Vitamins?
(WellnessPursuits.com) – Making sure you receive the daily recommendation of vitamins is important. It helps fortify your body against illness while giving you the necessary building blocks to maintain a healthy life. While you likely have heard of some side effects stemming from low vitamin levels, you may not have heard of side effects coming […]

The Dangers of Wearing a Bra (All Women Should Be Aware)

(WellnessPursuits.com) – Are you often uncomfortable in your bra? You’re not alone. Bras are notoriously uncomfortable. They often poke and squeeze when they should provide comfort and support, which is why most women breathe a sigh of relief when they finally get to extract themselves from the contraption after a long day. And that’s not […]

8 Symptoms Women of Any Age Shouldn’t Ignore

8 Symptoms Women of Any Age Shouldn't Ignore
(WellnessPursuits.com) – Many women strive daily to be the best student, mother, employee or grandmother; often placing their health on the back burner. So, when aches, pain or fatigue strike, they get passed off as a result of something they did that day. Women tend to make excuses:  maybe it was something I ate, maybe […]

5 Sleep Mistakes You Can Fix Right Now

5 Sleep Mistakes You Can Fix Right Now
(WellnessPursuits.com) – Sleep can be elusive for some and easy for others but your actions before bed can have a lot to do with your sleep habits and how successful your efforts turn out to be. If you have trouble going to sleep and/or staying asleep, you may be making some of these common mistakes […]

Why Drink Warm Lemon Water? — 12 Surprising Benefits

Why Drink Warm Lemon Water?---12 Surprising Benefits
(WellnessPursuits.com) – With Covid-19 continuing to spread, these are difficult times for our world. It’s pretty clear that it’s more and more important that we rely on ourselves to make good decisions about our health. Water is a pretty basic topic, but it’s essential for us to maintain good hydration while we’re trying to keep […]

These 6 Foods Can Cause Grey Hair

Turning Gray Can Also Mean This...
WellnessPursuits.com – Grey hair… I thought only our genetics were to blame. Who would have thought that there were foods that also contribute to grey hair? I should have known. Our environment and what we eat and drink affects our health, so it makes sense that certain foods could also influence whether or not we […]

Do You Have Parasites? – How To Know

Do You Have Parasites? - How To Know
(WellnessPursuits.com) Do you have Parasites? There are a number of ways to tell if your body has parasites. More often than not, if you have parasites, you’re going to experience numerous symptoms. Symptoms that you are hosting Parasites: Feeling of apathy, depression or constant fatigue Diarrhea and irritable bowel syndrome Dry skin Unexplained weight gain […]

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