There is a need to eat real nourishing foods for our health and well-being. Here Erin Brodwin reflects on 'superfoods' for nutrition. As a marketing tool the term 'superfood' started being used during the late 20th and early 21th centuries. They focused on selling dietary supplements, specific foods, self-help books regarding fad diets, and foods with selected food additives. It was done with a promise to improve health, however, the marketing of these products came with higher prices. They are … [Read more...] about For Longer Life Add These Foods To Your Diet According To Studies
Any bodily activity that maintains or enhances physical fitness and overall wellness and health is considered exercise. Some people choose to exercise publicly outdoors where they can congregate in groups, socialize and increase well-being. Any physical activity that uses large muscle groups and causes the body to use more oxygen than it would while resting is considered aerobic exercise. The main goal of aerobic exercise is to increase cardiovascular endurance. Aerobic exercise examples include … [Read more...] about Looking For Low-Impact Cardio Options?
Sweetener refers to a substance used to sweeten food or drink, especially one other than sugar. A sugar substitute is a food additive that has a sweet taste like sugar while containing much less food energy. Many sugar substitutes are produced synthetically, and others are produced by nature. Those that are not produced by nature are considered artificial sweeteners, generally. Used as a tabletop sweetener or in frozen desserts, beverages, chewing gum, and gelatin; nearly 200 times as sweet as … [Read more...] about This Sweetener Won’t Be Doing Your Waistline Any Favors
The thin layer of tissue forming the natural outer covering of the body is referred to as skin, in human and animal. When provided with the nutrients to maintain a healthy body; a healthy diet comes to mind. A healthy diet helps to improve or maintain your health, including skin, nails, and hair. Top anti-aging, nutritionist Lisa Drayer, recommended foods to add to your diet now; originally appeared on Good Morning America, reflects on the … [Read more...] about Be Smart: Eat Foods That Feed Your Features
Protein can be found in all cells in the body. This includes hair, skin, and body organs. In the human body protein is a nutrient needed for maintenance and growth. It's the major structural part of all cells in the body. Protein is considered one of the building blocks of body tissue and can also act as a fuel source. Protein sources include both plants and animals. On Good Morning America, Katie Kindelan with Joey Thurman a Chicago-based celebrity trainer and certified fitness nutrition … [Read more...] about What Exactly Does Protein Do For Your Body?
Our emotions are complex but we all have them. Emotion refers to a natural instinctive state of mind deriving from one's circumstances, mood, or relationships with others. In this instance Brad Stulberg, who writes Outside's Do It Better column, reflects on mental health benefits of lifting weights, mainly anxiety and depression. Anxiety refers to a feeling of nervousness, worry, excessive uneasiness and apprehension, typically about an imminent event or something with an uncertain outcome. It … [Read more...] about Surprisingly Weightlifting Provides A Boost To Mental Health
Alcohol is also known by its chemical name ethanol, which is a psychoactive substance and the active ingredient in drinks such as distilled spirits, wine, and beer. It is one of the most common and oldest recreational substances causing effects of alcohol intoxication. It also decreases anxiety, produces euphoria and mood lift, impairment of memory, cognitive, motor, and sensory function, and generalized depression of central nervous system function. However, Rachel Hosie in her article, … [Read more...] about The Amazing Health Benefits Of Tequila
The word longevity is mostly used to describe life expectancy in demography. It is sometimes meant to refer only to those long lived members of a population, when defined statistically as the average number of years remaining at a given age. There are many difficulties in determining the longest human life span by modern verification standards. With this topic Dr. Sanjay Gupta, CNN Chief Medical Correspondent, reflects on the following: "Ever wonder how much of your longevity is determined by … [Read more...] about Should We Focus On Nurture More Than Nature Regarding Our Longevity?
The heart is referred to as a hollow muscle organ that pumps blood through the circulatory system by rhythmic contraction and dilation. Blood provides the body with nutrients and oxygen; it also assist in the removal of metabolic wastes. The heart beats at a resting rate close to 72 beats per minute. Exercise increases the rate temporarily, but in the long term lowers resting heart rate, which is good for heart health. "For lifelong heart health, start exercising early in life and keep … [Read more...] about Our Hearts Can Change In Desirable Ways If We Exercise
One of the best anti-aging hormones is melatonin which is naturally occurring in the body. It is typically associated with the regulation of circadian rhythms, seasonal reproduction and ovarian, blood pressure, and retinal physiologies. This hormone is synthesized and secreted during nighttime from the pineal gland, when the receptors of melatonin are activated throughout the brain. The use of melatonin has been successful in treating symptoms of major depressive disorders. It is used as a … [Read more...] about Temperatures In Our Bedrooms Can Make A Big Difference