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.

5 Unusual Reasons You Can’t Sleep

(WellnessPursuits.com) – We’re pretty sure we’re not the only ones who occasionally have a hard time falling asleep at night. Tossing and turning, only to realize you only have a couple of hours left before you need to get up is frustrating. Falling asleep is a natural process, but disruptions can really impact our well-being. […]

Danger! 6 Foods You Must NEVER Reheat in a Microwave

(WellnessPursuits) – A microwave is a great kitchen tool to make food preparation and reheating easier. While the microwave is great for saving us time, there are some foods that should never be reheated in a microwave. In many situations, it simply removes all nutritional value, rendering your food useless in terms of vitamins and […]

What Makes Some People So Likeable?

What Makes Some People So Charming...
(WellnessPursuits.com) – We strive to continue to look and feel healthy as we get older… and perhaps this sounds strange, but hopefully we also become more conscious of the effect we have on others. Although humans are social beings by nature, since the pandemic, we have found ourselves spending most of our day in a […]

Bedbugs! Ewww! How to Spot Them and Stop Them

Bedbugs! Ewww! How to Spot Them and Stop Them
(WellnessPursuits.com) – “Sleep tight, don’t let the bed bugs bite,” is a cute childhood nursery rhyme that makes kids giggle. But it’s not a laughing matter when you actually find these nasty bugs in your bed. Gross! Well, don’t lose your cool (or your blood) over these pests. We’re going to discuss everything you need […]

Danger! 9 Symptoms Of Iron Deficiency You MUST Know About

Danger! 9 Symptoms Of Iron Deficiency You MUST Know About
(WellnessPursuits.com) – So many health complaints that many of us experience from time to time are from non-serious causes. I, like you, have my share of occasional aches and pains, fatigue, crankiness or dealing with a foggy brain now and then. None of these issues plague me on a daily basis, but they can still be […]

Why You Need More Vitamin D

The Anti-Aging Power of Vitamin D
(WellnessPursuits.com) – Vitamin D can play an important role in keeping you youthful by boosting the immune system, reducing inflammation and protecting against some forms of cancer. Vitamin D also helps keep bones healthy and assists in the absorption of calcium. Here we are in stormy winter weather. Are you getting enough Vitamin D? What […]

Want a Happy Life? – 3 Things To Avoid

Want a Happy Life? 3 Things To Avoid
(WellnessPursuits.com) – Wow. Sounds pretty negative. Actually this may be the most positive thing you read today. This may be just the thing you’ve been needing so you quit shooting yourself in the foot. Hey, nobody does everything wrong all the time. You’re probably pretty happy and successful in a lot of areas. If you’re […]

6 Misconceptions About Depression

6 Misconceptions About Depression
(WellnessPursuits.com) – If you’re down more than you’re up, or if you ache all the time, want to give up and feel like having a good cry, you could have depression. These are the classic symptoms of depression, but it’s much more complex. Not all people exhibit classic symptoms, and some function and even succeed, […]

7 Symptoms Of Inflammatory Diseases

7 Symptoms Of Inflammatory Diseases
(WellnessPursuits.com) – We have heard over and over that we need to reduce internal inflammation to improve our immune system. What we may not realize is that unless we eliminate the cause(s), we will likely develop life threatening chronic diseases. Signs and Symptoms That You Have Inflammation: Chronic joint pain Repeated bouts of Allergies or […]

5 “Healthy” Choices That Actually Age You

5 "Healthy" Mistakes That Age You
(WellnessPursuits.com) – We try to eat right. We try to exercise. We live in a remarkable age of information where we have a real chance of helping our genes give us a long, healthy run at life. We have access to abundant fresh food, and hopefully we can also make time to get in some […]

How To Make Probiotics Actually Work For You

4 Ways To Optimize Probiotic Effectiveness
(WellnessPursuits.com) – Taking probiotics can boost our gut health. But are those probiotics as active as you’d like them to be? You might accidentally be lowering their effectiveness, but it could be easy to fix. Here are four of the most important ways we can optimize the efficiency of our probiotics. 1. When We Take […]

Lucky People Do These 8 Things

(WellnessPursuits.com) – You’ve probably played the game… would you rather be lucky or good? Many people choose that they’d rather be good than lucky when they’re taking on a challenge because it sounds like they have more control. But, what if you learned that you can truly be both good and lucky? That would be […]

ER or Urgent Care? When to Choose Which and Why

ER or Urgent Care? When to Choose Which and Why
(WellnessPursuits.com) – Emergency room (ER) visits are up 50% over the last two decades, a fact that has led to increased wait times and frustration for people who need medical care. In many cases, the increase can be traced to the influx of patients with preventable and non-emergent illnesses. As much as they may try […]

Say These 5 Things Instead of “Sorry”

(WellnessPursuits.com) – Many of us utter, “I’m sorry,” when someone bumps into us, then use the same phrase when we upset a loved one. While it’s important to express remorse when we hurt or harm someone, an apology isn’t always necessary — or effective. Consider these alternatives next time you’re tempted to say, “I’m sorry,” […]

Men Love It When Women Do These Things

(WellnessPursuits.com) – A lot of us think we have a decent idea of what the men in our lives want, but do we really? Men and women can be wired so differently, sometimes we might as well be speaking different languages. Need a little help deciphering the male mind? You’re not alone. Thank goodness we […]

A Lasting Relationship Has These 3 Essential Things

A Lasting Relationship Has These 3 Essential Things
(WellnessPursuits.com) – The health of any of our relationships is measured by how well we meet each other’s needs. According to Psychology Today, there are three universal relationship needs: Companionship Affection Emotional support If any one of these important keys are missing, the relationship may suffer. Meeting your partner’s emotional needs is of particular importance. […]

These 7 Super Herbs Turn Your Meals Into Super Food

These 7 Super Herbs Turn Your Meals Into Super Food
(WellnessPursuits.com) – Over the last couple of decades or so, there’s been a lot of talk about “superfoods” and their ability to do miraculous things for the body. Eating these foods can boost your energy, fight illness and even protect against things like cancer and heart disease. Super Herbs are the new superfoods of 2021. […]

The Bizarre Link between Your Gut and Parkinson’s

(WellnessPursuits.com) – What would you think if we told you your gut health might make a difference as to whether or not you’ll develop Parkinson’s disease? Researchers have begun to think just that, and your appendix may play the biggest role. It might seem like a bizarre connection, but that useless tiny organ attached to […]

These Foods Lower Your Stress Level

These Foods Lower Your Stress Level
(WellnessPursuits.com) – Hey, we’re all under stress. Good stress, bad stress… stress. It’s called life. If you’re busy, you can be sure stuff happens that can turn a merely busy day into a day of stress. So what do we do to lower our stress? We grab as much time as possible to do relaxing […]

6 Brain Aging Foods To Avoid

6 Brain Aging Foods To Avoid
(WellnessPursuits.com) – We generally choose the foods we eat based on taste, appearance and their health-providing qualities. In addition, we often consider foods to support heart health, liver and kidney function, weight loss, glowing skin, good digestion, and try to avoid those that might cause cancer, diabetes, etc. How often do we choose or reject […]

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 […]

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 […]

Most 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 […]

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 […]

5 Signs 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 […]

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 […]

Good Stress vs Bad Stress – Why You Need to Know The Difference

These Foods Lower Your Stress Level
(WellnessPursuits.com) – We’re human… we’re busy. Whether we’re working for someone or for ourselves, or we’re managing the challenges of our home and families, we’re all very busy. Someone or something is pretty much trying to get our attention throughout the day. Busy is GOOD. Feeling driven to accomplish things is GOOD. Not good is […]

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 […]

4 Science-Based Health Facts That Will Blow Your Mind

4 Science-Based Health Facts That Will Blow Your Mind
(WellnessPursuits.com) – Science is amazing, and some of the facts about human beings are truly unexpected and surprising. We’ve done some research and compiled a list of health facts that might surprise you — and they’re fully backed by scientific evidence. From the strange way we breathe to the surprising food that can help 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 […]

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