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5 Bad Brushing Habits that Hurt Your Teeth

Most of us don't think about brushing our teeth. We put on the toothpaste, start brushing, and usually multi-task while we are doing it. Our teeth feel clean, but then we end up getting a cavity at the dentist. Chances are, it could be due to one of these 5 habits.

1. Not Brushing Long Enough - On average, most people brush for only 1 minute. Dentists recommend that we brush our teeth for 2-3 minutes. Next time you brush your teeth, bring an egg timer into the bathroom and brush until it goes off. You might be surprised

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Posted by cborgers on June 10, 2012 | Categories: The Five, Tooth and Bone Health

5 Mood-Boosting Yoga Poses

You may think that yoga is overrated, but it improves flexibility, circulation, and new research shows, can boost your mood! Here are 5 yoga poses to push you towards your happy place!

1. Downward Facing Dog - This pose circulates blood to the head and stretches the back. First, you will need to start on all fours, with hands under your shoulders. Curl your toes, take a breath, and, as you exhale, press into your hands, lifting your hips back. Holding the pose, keep your spine straight (bending your knees if need be) and your weight resting evenly between

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Posted by cborgers on June 10, 2012 | Categories: Exercise, Mental Health, The Five

5 “Lifesaving” Tests

There seems to be a lot of tests that doctors want you to take, but which ones are really important to your health, and which ones may not be completely necessary.  A seminal study by the Rand Corporation found that patients who had the most screenings over 5 years were no healthier than those given less medical attention. Here are 5 from Men's Health that could be lifesavers.

1. Cardiac CT Angiography - 3-D images allow radiologists to give you your heart artery calcium score, which measures

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Posted by cborgers on June 10, 2012 | Categories: Health Concerns, Health News, The Five

5 Workout Tips for Success

Some of us may have kept those New Year's Resolutions, but many of us probably just forgot about them. If any of them were related to exercise, here are 5 tips to help you get back on board and be successful!

1. Be Consistent - One study shows that it can take upwards of 5 weeks before exercise feels like a routine and isn't "hard" anymore. That may seem like a long time, but by picking consistent days to go to the gym and having a routine at the gym can really help ensure that you go! No

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Posted by cborgers on June 10, 2012 | Categories: Exercise, The Five

The 5 Myths of Cholesterol

Cholesterol is always a hot topic, with millions of dollars spent on medication to lower LDL ("bad cholesterol") and raise HDL ("good cholesterol"). While we may think we know everything about it, here are 5 myths about cholesterol that you need to be aware of.

1. American's Have the Highest Cholesterol - Though we may have one of the highest obesity rates in the world, we are actually middle-of-the-road when it comes to cholesterol. (Those Big Macs can't be too bad right?) According to a 2005 study, American men were 83rd for cholesterol, and women came in at 8

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Posted by cborgers on June 10, 2012 | Categories: Cholesterol, Diet and Nutrition, The Five

5 Natural Sweeteners Demystified!

There are plenty of alternatives to white sugar around, but are they actually healthier for you? Here are some natural sweeteners you may or may not already be using. Pretty "sweet" to know about them, right?

1. Turbinado Sugar and Sucanat - Most famously used by "Sugar in the Raw," this coarse, light-brown turbinado sugar gets its name from the turbines used to process it. Turbinado sugar is what’s left over after raw sugar cane juice has been stripped of its natural molasses and impurities, as well as its vitamins, minerals and other trace elements. 

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Posted by cborgers on June 08, 2012 | Categories: Diet and Nutrition, Superfoods, The Five

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