Turns out, there are a few common symptoms that appear when you're allergic to alcohol, and we were able to discuss them with Dr. Sonia Batra, MD, MSc, MPH, a dermatologist and cohost of the television show The Doctors. Some people have ALDH2, a gene variant, which happens to be more common in those of Asian descent, and it means the body can't metabolise alcohol efficiently, Dr. Batra told POPSUGAR. If your face is getting sweaty and flushed, it could be the alcohol talking, but if your face turns extremely red, this could indicate an allergic reaction.
Here's the thing: quitting alcohol is not hard. Unless you're dealing with a serious illness (read: alcoholism), it's actually very, very easy. If you say it's hard, you're in for a reality check, sister. You're not giving up food, you're not short on medication, you're not fighting an illness . . . you're just not drinking. I say this from experience, because it was one of the easiest things I've ever done.
Being happy may just be the single most important thing you can do for your health, making it just as necessary as diet and physical activity. If you aren't feeling like yourself lately, not to worry. Knowing that times are stressful and the unexpected often occurs, here are ways to help you get back to happiness almost instantly.RelatedBurn More Calories and Get Happier With 21 Life-Changing Morning HacksPlay a game (not on your phone): Get your family together, invite some friends over, and have a game night. ...
If weight loss is your goal, you're probably wondering what kind of workouts are the best use of your time. Rather than prescribing specific workouts or certain gyms, Ridge Davis, a personal trainer based in West Hollywood, CA, laid out the five best exercises that will help you reach your fitness goals in the fastest, most effective way. "When more muscles engage in one movement, more calories are able to burn in your workout in a shorter amount of time," Ridge told POPSUGAR.
I'm not a superadventurous person by any means. Skydiving will never be on my bucket list and I never use hot sauce on my food - ever! But in the name of my physical and mental health, I'm into trying just about anything. I tried CrossFit for a year (and I'm still at it!), and I also committed to drinking a gallon of water a day for three weeks (spoiler alert: there were LOTS of trips to the toilet).
No matter how much you bolster your immune system with supplements, it's almost inevitable to fall victim to seasonal ills like colds and flu during the Winter. When fighting your illness this season, avoid making your symptoms worse and prolonging your recovery by not making the following mistakes. It's easy to forget to refuel when you're under the weather, but your body needs the energy from food to support your immune system's efforts in fighting disease.
Ultra-processed foods such as fizzy drinks, packaged bread and cake, cereal and processed meats could increase the risk of cancer, according to a new study.
Anyone with an Amazon Echo device is most likely not using it to its full potential. Aside from being a fun companion, Alexa is capable of doing more than you could ever imagine from calling you Ubers and helping you with math to helping you get fit. See some of her best health and fitness commands below! And remember, you can always jump straight into any of the individual skills.
Flu season is in full, miserable swing, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued a warning that this year's strain is especially dangerous. Due to the nature of this year's strain, the flu shot is less effective than usual - but the vaccine is still beneficial because it can potentially make your symptoms less severe if you do come down with the flu. The reason 2018 flu season is worse than usual is because the virus's dominant strain, H3N2, has been described by experts as one that causes severe symptoms and can be deadly - particularly for the youngest and oldest patients affected.