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Tracii H.

Las Vegas, Nevada
My name is Tracii Hanes and I'm from small-town Oklahoma but now live in Las Vegas. I have a passion for all things health-related, and believe it's the individual's responsibility to stay educated when it comes to health issues, hence my interest in this website...Wellsphere rocks! :)
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How To Avoid Allergy Hell This Season by Tracii H. 1 Comment Posted in: Questions & Answers in Allergies "As those of us who suffer from seasonal allergies know, springtime can be a nightmare filled with sneezing, congestion, rashes and more. But severe allergies can lead to mo ... Read on »
10 Simple Steps to a Thinner You by Tracii H. 2 Comments Posted in: General Discussion in Weight loss "In this age of Big Macs, TV dinners, and Slurpees, people on the go are increasingly packing on the pounds and seeking ways to battle the bulge. Here are 10 simple steps yo ... Read on »
Got Allergies? A Sinister But Rarely Acknowledged Cause by Tracii H. Posted in: General Discussion in General Medicine "Although the yeast syndrome is viewed by mainstream medical professionals as "alternative," "speculative," or even outright quackery, there's more to the condition than on ... Read on »
Carb Confusion by Tracii H. Posted in: General Discussion in Healthy Eating Ever since the advent of the Atkins diet, there’s been a mind-blowing amount of misinformation, confusion, and over-reaction about carbohydrates in the diet. Can avoiding car ... Read on »
Changing Your Diet...for Good by Tracii H. 3 Comments Posted in: General Discussion in Healthy Eating Making a commitment to a healthy diet is challenging at best. Here are some tips for integrating healthy food choices into your diet and keeping them there…for good. Find the ... Read on »
Veggies, Veggies, and More Veggies by Tracii H. 1 Comment Posted in: General Discussion in Healthy Eating 18. Eat more veggiesWe know we should eat vegetables. We do. But convenience, lack of variety, and other factors can make us slack off in this regard. What to do? Here ... Read on »
The Sweet Sound of Water by Tracii H. Posted in: General Discussion in Stress Management Everyone loves the sound of water. It's an element that makes up most of our own bodies as well as most of the Earth. We are drawn to it and relax when we are near it, liste ... Read on »
Cook It Right! by Tracii H. 1 Comment Posted in: General Discussion in Weight loss We all know how fried foods effect our health (and weight) negatively, but many people are at a loss for how to prepare foods in an equally-delicious but more healthful way. ... Read on »
The Right Alarm Clock for You by Tracii H. Posted in: General Discussion in Stress Management If you're like most of us, you wake up to the sound of an alarm clock. It’s a well-known fact that most alarm clocks have god-awful beeping, buzzing, or ringing sounds that ... Read on »
Distress: Controlling Your Response by Tracii H. Posted in: General Discussion in Stress Management While stressful events in and of themselves are harmless, it’s our reactions to them that cause so many illnesses, both physical and mental. A number of harmful habits have ... Read on »
Aging Gracefully by Tracii H. 2 Comments Posted in: General Discussion in Vitamins & Supplements Many supplements are touted as anti-aging aids and supposedly raise levels of hormones that are thought to decline with age. These may or may not be effective, and may have co ... Read on »
Remember to Cool Down by Tracii H. Posted in: General Discussion in General Medicine Make sure to allow for cooling down after your workout, especially an aerobic one. Do slow walking, cycling, or other easy activity for 5-10 minutes or until your breathing re ... Read on »
Jump Rope for Heart by Tracii H. Posted in: General Discussion in Exercise Jumping rope can be a wonderful aerobic exercise. For most people jumping rope is pretty intense, so doing it in intervals may be the way to go. Do your warm up, jump for tw ... Read on »
Don't Forget to Breathe by Tracii H. Posted in: General Discussion in Strength Training Don’t forget to breathe! When doing your strength training workout, always remember to breathe properly. Exhale on the contraction and inhale on the return. For instance, whil ... Read on »
Change It Up! by Tracii H. Posted in: General Discussion in Strength Training Getting bored with your workout regimen? Thinking of giving your weight training program a rest? Making changes in your weight training routine every 6-8 weeks can help you av ... Read on »
Dealing with Dizziness by Tracii H. 1 Comment Posted in: General Discussion in General Medicine If you feel dizzy or nauseous during or after a workout of any kind, lie down. Do not sit or stand still. Even if the cause is not serious, standing or sitting can cause your ... Read on »
Protect Your Eyes the Right Way by Tracii H. Posted in: General Discussion in General Medicine For preventing eye injury during sports, wear goggles and other eye protection that are designed for the sport, not for street wear. That’s where many people go wrong: assumi ... Read on »
Are You Overtraining? by Tracii H. Posted in: Questions & Answers in Exercise One signal of overtraining is your resting pulse: if your pulse upon awakening is 10 or more beats more than normal, you may be overtraining. Other indicators are unusual fati ... Read on »
Calcium: Know Your Sources by Tracii H. Posted in: General Discussion in Healthy Eating Almost all (98 percent) of our approximately three pounds of calcium is contained in our bones, about 1 percent in our teeth, and the rest in the other tissues and the circula ... Read on »
Garlic for Cholesterol by Tracii H. 2 Comments Posted in: General Discussion in Healthy Eating Garlic can lower levels of bad cholesterol (LDL cholesterol). Fresh cloves or standardized preparations may be used with similar effects. Studies have shown that people who f ... Read on »