Wellness

There are many approaches and countless factors that make up a persons overall wellness. HowStuffWorks has extensive coverage on the different types of natural medicine such as DIY remedies and traditional Chinese medicine.


Take the stairs instead of the elevator on your way to the office, and you might not need that morning cup of joe for energy. (You'll probably still want it, though.)

It turns out that eat 50 black jelly beans a day may not be what the doctor ordered.

Emotions can get the best of you when you're in corpse pose. The reason why is somewhat of a mystery, but science and yogis have some pretty good guesses.

When scientists used a new measurement technique on an earlier clinical trial, they got some very different results.

The disorder can affect as many as 1 in 10 women between the ages of 15 and 44. And, until now, it's been frustratingly difficult to figure out the root cause.

There's so much information (and misinformation) out there about dietary supplements, it can be hard to know what to believe. Here are some general guidelines.

A new study examines the impact of the WI-38 human cell strain, from lives saved to cases of disease prevented.

Your burger used to be a cow. When you factor in the plants that cow ate along the way to becoming a burger, meat eaters are vegetable-consuming machines.

The icy spectacles are growing in many places, with the help of glacial melt and warmer summers.

Links between inactivity and heart disease, diabetes, stroke and cancer are still solid though.

Ever wonder how much added sugar is in that snack you're eating? By 2018, it'll be much easier to track added sugars, thanks to some mandatory FDA labeling requirements.

Isn't that just one long and toxic cocktail of intense pain?

There's a new risky behavior gaining popularity among teens, and it involves e-cigarettes.

Biologists in San Diego have pinpointed a hormone in roundworms that could one day be the key to fat-burning drugs.

Is there any kernel of truth to the late-1800s belief that a cup of the green stuff could cause the brain to go all trippy?

A limited study of female prisoners shows some promising results in improving their mental health.

A new analysis of the actions portrayed on TV cooking shows finds that food personalities need to up their safety game.

Don't quit! You can accomplish your workout resolutions by taking some simple steps psychologists recommend.

We talk with addiction specialists and recovering alcoholics to find out whether the host should hold off on the booze, give a heads-up, or do nothing.

Many Americans who've benefited from using medical marijuana are wondering whether they can get a prescription for their pets, too.

What’s behind the mediocre grade, and who gave it?

It seems intuitive: Getting ripped at the gym increases your strength, right? Some researchers are challenging the link between muscle size and muscle strength.

With the right diagnosis and in the right doses, the right stimulant can do what it sounds like it shouldn’t: Keep the overstimulated calm and cool.

Being upset isn't good for heart health. But being upset and working out like a fiend can triple your risk of heart attack.

Vaping's a pretty new phenomenon, so we're still in the dark as to what an average e-cigarette or vaping user inhales and discharges. That could change soon though.