Krystal Pratt

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Living In Areas With Green Spaces Is Good For Mental Health, Study Finds

Moving to a new area? Picking a neighborhood with a park or garden could be a boon to your mental health, a new study suggests.<p>Researchers from the University of Exeter Medical School found that people who moved to urban areas with green spaces experienced mental health benefits even three years …

5 Easy Steps for Creating Balance in Your Life

Let's face it, none of us needs to make another New Year's resolution that we end up breaking sooner or later and feeling like a failure.<p>Instead, this year, why not commit to making a real change for your life? Commit to making a new year's revolution, instead.<p>And, the easiest way to actually make …

10 Reasons You Should Try Walking for Transportation

A year ago, I sold my car and committed to walking to work. Most weekdays, I walked a little under three miles to my office in downtown Austin. I encourage others who live within a reasonable walking distance from their offices to give it a try.<p>I've never been a huge fan of exercise. I figured if I …

Lessons From My Father

My old man taught me not to feel sorry for myself because I was sick. I was a young man with MS, and the question "why me?" was off limits under his roof. I made the mistake of uttering those very words in his presence just once. I was 30 and discovered a hernia in need of repair. I became a …

The Scary Thing That Happens to Your Body After a Weekend of Drinking

Aside from getting the urge to inhale the greasiest brunch ever<p>If you often knock back a few too many margaritas on Saturday night, you may be risking more than just a wicked hangover. Even moderate drinking over the weekend can lead to oxidative stress, or damage to your DNA, according to a new …

Half Of A Drug's Power Comes From Thinking It Will Work

When you take a pill, you and your doctor hope it will work — and that helps it work.<p>That's not a new idea. But now researchers say they know just how much of a drug's effect comes from the patient's expectation: at least half.<p>When patients in the midst of a migraine attack took a dummy pill they …

Will 2014 Move Past the Private/Public Health Care Debate and Onto Preventative Health?

<b>How a pound of prevention could soon render our current health care system irrelevant.</b><p>When was the last time you saw someone on the side of the road with an alternator burnt out or a fried carburetor? Not lately, since cars have long been instrumented with sensors telling us how specific parts are …

Vitamins Can Help Prevent Heart Attacks

A series of articles published on Dec. 17 in a prestigious medical journal, <i>The Annals of Internal Medicine</i>, received a lot of press because of an editorial entitled, "Enough is Enough: Stop Wasting Money on Vitamin and Mineral Supplements."<p>It's safe to say that many reporters and commentators did …

Train Like a Celebrity—Seriously!

There's a totally new way to try fit stars' favorite workouts<p>Ever see a super-fit star on screen and tell yourself "I could look like her…if I could afford her personal trainer"? Well, now you can: There's a new way to score access to the fitness gurus who whip celebs like Sandra Bullock, Naomi …

36 Sex Positions Everyone Should Try in Their Lifetime

…Or next week.