Category: Healthy Body

  • Swollen Eyelid: Causes, Symptoms, and Treatment

    Swollen Eyelid: Causes, Symptoms, and Treatment

    Picture this: You wake up, wipe the sleep from your eyes, and head to the bathroom. You flip on the light, look in the mirror, and one puffy eye stares back at you. A swollen eyelid—we’ve all been there. Most of the time, swollen eyelids are caused by something simple. Maybe you fell asleep without…

  • Why Heart Health for Black Women Is Misunderstood

    Why Heart Health for Black Women Is Misunderstood

    Here’s an alarming statistic: Fifty-eight percent of Black women over the age of 20 have high blood pressure. With those numbers, it’s sadly no surprise that cardiovascular disease (which is often caused by untreated high blood pressure) kills more than 50,000 Black women every year, according to the American Heart Association. Black women also have…

  • Is It Safe To Use a Massage Gun on Your Neck? Experts Weigh In

    Is It Safe To Use a Massage Gun on Your Neck? Experts Weigh In

    Scroll social media platforms like TikTok and you’ll undoubtedly come across a slew of health tips and warnings. But it can admittedly be difficult to know which ones to believe. The latest claim is that you should never use a massage gun on your neck, with warnings about constricted blood flow and stroke symptoms. It…

  • Heart Murmur During Pregnancy | Well+Good

    Heart Murmur During Pregnancy | Well+Good

    As a mom of two, I always imagined a third pregnancy would feel like a breeze, even though it had been a decade since I was last pregnant. My first two pregnancies felt easy, with my only “complications” being early contractions with my first, and some sciatic nerve pain with my second. So when I…

  • The Benefits of Coffee With Cocoa for Heart Health

    The Benefits of Coffee With Cocoa for Heart Health

    Raise your hand if you can’t start your day without a cup of coffee (*raises hand*). For many of us, it’s an absolute must-have when it comes to our morning routine. It’s true that coffee gives a zap of energy when we’re dragging and helps with alertness. It’s also proven to be a heart-healthy morning…

  • My Experience With Postpartum Preeclampsia

    My Experience With Postpartum Preeclampsia

    Intuition is a big deal in my house. When my sons were little, we called it the “uh oh” feeling, that indescribable sixth sense that is both intangible and palpable. You know it when you feel it, but it doesn’t have a real beginning or end. You just know you want it to stop. I’ve…

  • Popped Blood Vessel in Eye: Causes, Treatment, and Prevention

    Popped Blood Vessel in Eye: Causes, Treatment, and Prevention

    It can be pretty shocking to look in the mirror and see that the white of your eye has turned…red. Especially when you can still see fine and are in zero pain. Chances are you have a subconjunctival hemorrhage—or a popped blood vessel in your eye—which sounds a lot freakier than it actually is. “They’re…

  • Causes and Remedies From OB/GYNs

    Causes and Remedies From OB/GYNs

    Feeling dizzy before or during your period is not typically the most common symptom. (That award likely goes to PMS-related bloating or moodiness.) But turns out, some people do get woozy around their time of the month. “Dizziness can be due to underlying causes that are related to your period,” says Tiffany Pham, DO, a…

  • 7 Small Ways to Improve Your Heart Health

    7 Small Ways to Improve Your Heart Health

    When you think about how to improve your heart health, do visions of treadmills and salad bowls enter your mind?  It’s true that eating more plant-based meals and moving your body on the reg are key heart-healthy habits. But that’s not all you can do to show your heart some love. “In addition to a…

  • Fidget Toys for Adults: Top Picks for Stress Relief

    Fidget Toys for Adults: Top Picks for Stress Relief

    With the Well+Good SHOP, our editors put their years of know-how to work in order to pick products (from skin care to self care and beyond) they’re betting you’ll love. While our editors independently select these products, making a purchase through our links may earn Well+Good a commission. Happy shopping! Explore the SHOP Pop-its, fidget…