Fitness

Woman With Muscle Pain

Why Charley Horses?

Posted on May 15, 2017

Exactly what is a charley horse? This is a muscle cramp that is particularly in your calf muscles and an incredibly common condition that results in your muscles. They become tight, stiff and extremely painful. In an adult, there’s a good chance you’ve had one at some point or another during your lifetime. The name […]

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Man With High Cholesterol

Understanding Cholesterol

Posted on May 13, 2017

When your cholesterol is high, there is an increased risk of heart disease. This causes immediate myths about saturated fats, which demonizes certain categories of food. Egg and healthy oils are two of them. We are all advised to keep our cholesterol as low as possible or we will suffer serious complications. However, this is […]

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Woman Doing Squats for Her Butt

Let’s Build A Butt

Posted on May 6, 2017

Does your “rear view” need a makeover or a lift? Here are a few hints on what you can do to achieve that “perfect” Brazilian butt you are always seeing on TV. The muscles known as the glutes define the shape of the buttocks. That includes the gluteus maximus, gluteus medius and gluteus minimus, plus […]

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Sesame Oil

What Good is Sesame Oil?

Posted on April 28, 2017

A popular and edible oil that adds a rich, nutty flavor to your foods, is sesame oil. It is high in omega-6 fats and can provide certain health benefits, when moderately and properly used. This oil is derived from sesame (Sesamum indicum), which is a tall annual herb that comes from the Pedaliaceae family. Commonly […]

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Yo-yo Dieting and Gut Bacteria

Posted on July 22, 2016

Poor gut bacterial diversity may be part of the struggle by obese dieters to keep weight off. A new study was presented at the European Congress of Endocrinology. There are ten bacteria living on and in every cell that makes up the body. Therefore, the diversity of bacterial species in our system has a huge […]

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Hard to Lose Weight After 50?

Posted on July 1, 2016

Why is it so hard to lose weight after 50? It’s been so much easier to gain weight since passing that 50 mark than it is to lose it. The numbers just keep creeping up every year, no matter what I seem to do. The truth is, your metabolism begins to slow down after you […]

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Man Exercising

5 Ways Exercise Influences Better Life Changes

Posted on June 29, 2016

Exercise and physical activities have tons of health advantages. However, staying fit through exercise and constantly moving your body can also affect your daily routine and lead to better life decisions. Although it is already proven by experts in the health field, having a regular exercise routine or engaging in physical activities is still a […]

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Are you grounded?

Are you Grounded?

Posted on June 28, 2016

  Are you running around crazy half the time?  In today’s fast-paced living, we all tend to miss that connection that is most important to our sustained energy and physical well-being.  You must feel like your feet are resting on the earth and you are receiving energy from the earth.  If you are grounded, you […]

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Cutting Down on Sugar is the Best Health Insurance!

Posted on June 27, 2016

Gary Taubes, author and educator, is among a group of health investigators spreading the word about strong associations between sugar consumption and the rising rates of obesity and major diseases such as diabetes, cancer, heart disease and Alzheimer’s. For the first time in history, obese people outnumber those who are underweight, and pre-diabetes now affects […]

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Foods that Fight Chronic Inflammation

Posted on June 27, 2016

The University of Liverpool’s Institute of Ageing and Chronic Disease has conducted a study that identifies foodstuffs that can help prevent chronic inflammation that contributes to many leading causes of death. When inflammation in the body goes wrong or on for too long, it can trigger disease processes. If uncontrolled, inflammation plays a role in […]

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Dr. Fredda Branyon