Could It Be Autism?
Learn to recognize the symptoms of disorders on the autism spectrum. Bobby just turned 1 and appears to be happy and healthy, but his parents notice he doesn’t act like his older sister did at his age. He rarely smiles, laughs, or makes eye contact—even when the family makes funny faces and sings songs. He’s […]
Why Are You Fat?
Eight possible reasons to explain the gain. Around the world, nearly 2 billion people are overweight, and an overwhelming two out of every three Americans over the age of 20 are overweight, with one out of three considered obese. Since 1980, the number of obese people in the world has almost doubled. What’s going on? […]
Shyness to the Extreme
Social anxiety disorder: its symptoms, causes, and treatment. Imagine a fear of being humiliated in front of others to the point you avoid social situations at all costs or endure them with great distress. You may think this is a rare problem, but it’s estimated that nearly 1 out of 10 people have suffered from […]
The Sport for a Lifetime
Young or old, you can enjoy tennis for the many physical, mental, and social benefits it offers. Rightly regarded by many as the “sport for a lifetime,” tennis is one of those activities anyone at almost any age or fitness level can play and enjoy. All you need is a racquet, a few tennis balls, […]
If you answer “No” to one or more of these questions, you may not be getting the most out of your workout. Are you in a workout rut? It’s easy to jump on the treadmill, jog at an easy pace, and get lost in a television show until your half hour is over. But day […]
Why Fad’s Bad
Diet trends you shouldn’t try. Summer’s coming and you’d love to show off in your new bikini. Or maybe your high school reunion is next month, and you really want to look your best. With all this pressure—whether real or imaginary—it’s no wonder that promises of quick weight loss get your attention. Who doesn’t want […]