adults. How can you tell if OCD tendencies are symptoms that require professional help? There's no easy test, as it's usually a matter of degree, says Jeff Szymanski, PhD, executive director of the International OCD Foundation , a Boston-based advocacy organization. Still, there are certain patterns that may indicate the full-blown disorder.
The multitasking mythby Amanda MacMillanWe all do it: Texting while walking, sending emails during meetings, chatting on the phone while cooking dinner. In today?s society, doing just one thing at a time seems downright luxurious, even wasteful.But chances are, you?re not doing yourself (or your boss, or your friends and family) any favors by multitasking your way through the day. Research shows that it?s not nearly as efficient as we like to believe, and can even be harmful to our health. Here are 12 reasons why you should stop everything you?re doingwell, all but one thingand rethink the way you work, socialize, and live your life.
Is there an anti-inflammatory diet?by Amanda MacMillan
Plus, It's Thought To Play A Role In Obesity, Heart Disease, And Cancer.
Inflammation is part of the body?s immune response; without it, we can't heal. But when it's out of controlas in rheumatoid arthritisit can damage the body. Plus, it's thought to play a role in obesity, heart disease, and cancer.Foods high in sugar and saturated fat can spur inflammation. ?They cause overactivity in the immune system, which can lead to joint pain, fatigue, and damage to the blood vessels,? says Scott Zashin, MD, clinical professor at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas.Other foods may curb inflammation. Add these items to your plate today.
14 Foods That Fight Inflammation