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.

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Confused about whether to embrace or avoid eating eggs if you're watching your cholesterol? A new, large study suggests you should avoid eggs, but nutritionists aren't all convinced.

By Alia Hoyt

Pushups are a great upper-body exercise that people often do wrong. So what's the right way to perform a pushup and what are some variations?

By Alia Hoyt

After a night of heavy drinking, it sure would be nice not to wake up with a hangover. Some patches promise to take care of the problem can they really?

By Alia Hoyt

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How much toothpaste is too much? Turns out, kids just need a little smear.

By Jesslyn Shields

Microgreens are all the rage now and many people swear that they're tastier and healthier than the bigger vegetables. But what does the science say?

By Alia Hoyt

Squatting has a ton of benefits and can actually strengthen a lot of your inactive muscle groups.

By Michelle Konstantinovsky

A lot of people swear by its health benefits. But what do the experts say?

By Michelle Konstantinovsky

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Put down the donuts! Free food on the job can be hazardous to your health.

By Nathan Chandler

The keto diet is high in fat and low in carbs — ideal for quick weight loss, but not necessarily for keeping it off.

By Shaun Chavis

With roots in ancient Indian Ayurvedic tradition, saline irrigation can clear up clogged nasal passageways and alleviate some allergy symptoms when done correctly.

By Tara Yarlagadda

It's probably dirtier than you think.

By Laurie L. Dove

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Kombucha is having a moment as a probiotic that can help with all kinds of diseases. But what does the science say?

By Alia Hoyt

Hummus is a chickpea dip that has surged in popularity in the U.S. over the past decade. It sure seems healthy but is it really?

By Alia Hoyt

They're probably the bane of your middle school memories. So why do we still subject kids to these humiliating physical fitness tests?

By Michelle Konstantinovsky

Are you really sure you want to know?

By Carrie Tatro

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A new survey found that today's teens and college students are far more stressed out than older Americans are. Why do they feel this way?

By Alia Hoyt

The FDA is considering whether to enforce a rule that restricts usage of the term 'milk' to dairy products. But makers of plant-based milks like soy milk and almond milk are fighting back.

By Melanie Radzicki McManus

A slew of new research suggests eating more nuts is not just good for your heart, but it's also good for your waistline.

By Michelle Konstantinovsky

Microplastics in our poop indicate that even our food supply isn't safe from our plastic problem.

By Patrick J. Kiger

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Lots of people believe that a tablespoon of apple cider vinegar a day helps to speed weight loss. But what does science say?

By Dave Roos

CBD is an extract of the cannabis plant. It won't get you high, but it's being touted as a remedy for a whole range of health problems.

By Patrick J. Kiger

The HPV vaccine used to be only for adolescents, before they were sexually active. Now, the FDA has approved the vaccine for adults as well. What accounts for the change?

By Alia Hoyt

Chronic neck pain may be a sign of something more serious, but body position and the proper pillow go a long way toward helping you wake up pain-free.

By Alia Hoyt

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The latest, and dare we say weirdest, spa treatment is reportedly causing health problems.

By Chris Opfer

Some people think taking a run after a night of drinking will help them to sweat out a hangover. But is this true?

By Dave Roos