Avondale Blog Posts

  • Easy Ways to Protect Your Eyes in the Digital Age

    January 12, 2015
    AshleyE
    It’s amazing how advanced technology and technological-centered careers have become. There is no doubt about it, we live in the digital age. While the digital age has many benefits, it also has its downfalls, as it can do some serious damage to our eyes and overall vision due to the constant exposure to screens.
    Here are ...
  • Kick Your Sugar Habit Once and For All

    January 6, 2015
    AshleyE
    Too much sugar in your diet can lead to weight gain, poor skin quality, and a myriad of other health problems. The problem with sugar is that the more you eat, the more you crave. Breaking your sugar habit is a hard one to beat, but it is essential for better health and weight loss.
    Remove ...
  • Surprising Ways to Add Years to Your Life

    December 30, 2014
    AshleyE
    The average life expectancy for Americans is just over 78 years. You may know that a healthier diet, regular exercise, and saying no to cigarettes and alcohol are the keys to a longer, healthier life. However did you know that these five unexpected things can also extend your longevity?
    Becoming a Pet Owner
    It seems like dogs ...
  • Five Slimming Tips to Survive the Holidays and Everyday

    December 29, 2014
    AshleyE
    The holiday times are so hard to stick to healthy eating habits. Even if you have restraint at one holiday party there are many more parties to follow that will require you to exercise your self-control muscle. Here are some tried and true tips to avoid the unwanted holiday gain.

    Focus on just one healthy habit. ...

  • How to Prevent Back Pain at Work

    December 23, 2014
    AshleyE
    Is your job causing you back problems? There is a good chance it is since over 80% of Americans deal with back pain issues at one point or another. It doesn’t seem that any career is back pain-proof. Those with physically demanding jobs and those with desk jobs both share the common complaint of back ...
  • 3 Easy Stretches for Sciatica Pain in Pregnancy

    December 12, 2014
    AshleyE
    Sciatica pain can happen to anyone, but it is especially common in pregnancy. In fact, 50 to 70 percent of pregnant women will experience sciatica pain and back pain during their pregnancy. Sciatica pain is the pain that stretches from your lower back, throughout your buttocks, and down your legs. Sometimes the pain is in ...
  • What Conditions Can A Chiropractor Help With?

    December 4, 2014
    AshleyE
    It is a common misconception that chiropractors only treat back pain. It is better to know that chiropractors can treat a wide range of conditions and injuries: they can relieve pain, prevent pain and injuries, and also stop or reverse many health conditions. Chiropractic care is an essential alternative treatment to use for those in ...
  • The Common Yogurt Mistakes People Make That Slow Weight Loss

    November 21, 2014
    AshleyE
    Yogurt is a great healthy snack that can help aid in your weight loss. However, not all yogurts are equal. Sometimes your daily yogurt snack could be causing you to gain weight. Avoid these common yogurt mistakes that could be affecting your health.
    Being Too Concerned with Calories
    The majority of people who try to lose weight ...
  • Should I Go to the Chiropractor When I’m Not in Pain?

    November 10, 2014
    AshleyE
    A huge misconception about chiropractic care is that you should only go when you are in pain. Some professionals even recommend chiropractic care after all other treatments fail and when the patient is in terrible pain. While chiropractic care is certainly a great tool for those who are experiencing all levels of pain in their ...
  • 4 Natural Ways to Balance Your Hormones

    November 3, 2014
    AshleyE
    The health of our hormones is often overlooked. Surprisingly, hormones affect more than our sexual drive and fertility. Our hormones also play a key part in our growth and development, metabolism, and mood. So saying that imbalanced hormones is a big deal, is an understatement. Here are four easy and natural ways to balance your ...
  • Exercise Tips For Those That Hate Exercise

    October 24, 2014
    tiffany
    Not everyone is fitness conscious. In fact, there are probably more people that despise exercising and working out, than those who adore it. If there aren’t more, then it’s at least close to equal. Whether you like fitness or not, doesn’t really matter. Exercise doesn’t care if you like it; regardless, it’s still good for ...
  • The Hidden Dangers of Sugar

    October 17, 2014
    tiffany
    Brownies. Chocolate chip cookies. Yellow cake. Just the thought of these deliciously sweet treats makes my mouth water. I love desserts as much as the next girl, but recently the vast amount of information available on sugar has given me reason to pause. From the time we are little, sugar becomes one of our very ...
  • 5 Ways To Find Resilience

    October 10, 2014
    admin
    Rather than focusing on being happy all the time, what if you could focus on something more practical? According to author Peter Kramer, resilience, or the ability to cope with frustrations in life without crumbling, is the opposite of depression. This emotional resilience is protective, and allows you to get through daily life without becoming ...
  • Gadgets And Behaviors That Can Improve Your Life

    October 3, 2014
    tiffany
    There are some gadgets we can use that can be fun and actually make our life easier. I love when things are made easier, because life can be complicated enough and millions of Americans have anxiety. Because of this, quick fixes to our chores and boredom can help us a great deal. There are also ...
  • 4 Exciting Ways To Switch Up Your Routine

    September 26, 2014
    tiffany
    Do you ever notice how life often becomes more exciting when something changes? If you’re going to the same job day after day, you may get tired of it. But when you have a new exciting project, meet a new client or travel overseas, it can add a little skip in your step. Check out ...
  • 5 Smart Ways To Cut Down Your Cleaning Time

    September 19, 2014
    tiffany
    Do you ever wonder how some people’s homes are so spotless? You may think that these people spend crazy amounts of hours on the weekdays and weekends to make sure that it stays looking neat. But, they may have an easy system down that allows them to keep their home clean without the long, tremendous ...
  • Is Your Man “The One”?

    September 12, 2014
    tiffany
    If you’re someone who dreams of settling down someday soon and you’re wondering whether or not the man you are currently with is “the one,” check out the following expert-backed ways to help you decipher if the one you’re with is the one you should be with for life.
    1. He Wants You To Have Girl’s ...
  • Why Mundane Moments May Be More Significant Than You Think

    September 8, 2014
    tiffany
    While milestones in our lives such as having a baby, turning another year older, or starting our dream job are great moments to be remembered, there is something to be said for those everyday, mundane moments that have the ability to make us happy. Check out the following reasons little moments have the ability to ...
  • Brilliant Ways To Stop Avoiding Vulnerability

    August 29, 2014
    tiffany
    Many of us may not know it, but we hate vulnerability. One way that people try to avoid being vulnerable is to numb out their feelings. We often numb ourselves with food, gossip and social media. It would be better if when we’re in crisis to call up a friend and ask for some of ...
  • 4 Intriguing Ways TV Can Make Us Happier

    August 22, 2014
    tiffany
    Ahh I love TV- sitting back and laughing at the television show Parks and Recreation can sometimes be the highlight of my day. I don’t have to stress about anything; I just get to sit back, veg out and enjoy myself. Studies show that I just may be onto something. TV actually can make us ...