You don’t have to look far to come in contact with a stressful scenario. From work to play . . . there are plenty of things to raise your blood pressure and eat away at precious hours meant for sleep. Many of us struggle to find balance, and if we’re lucky, make peace with the everyday stresses of life. We found two people who seem to have found a way.
If you’re like us, you’ve no doubt made a New Year’s resolution (for the millionth time) to get into better shape. It seems like we’re all gung ho in January; then we fall off around February or March with plans to do it all over again next year . . .
The New Year brings the inevitable promise to do better with what we put into our bodies (nutrition) and how we plan to get bad stuff out of our bodies (exercise).
Omega-3 fatty acids are virtually a household term these days. An increasing number of people are looking for more effective ways to incorporate the life-changing component into their everyday diets. The benefits of Omega 3s include weight loss, heart health, anti aging, and even breast-cancer prevention; getting your daily dose of Omega-3 fatty acids is important if you want to achieve exemplary overall health.
Every Fall, we are urged to get our flu shot, with good reason since the Spanish Flu pandemic of 1918-1919, was responsible for between 20-40 million deaths. So what is the flu exactly? According to the Center for Disease Control (CDC) the flu is defined as influenza and a contagious respiratory illness caused by the Influenza virus. There are two main types of the virus.
Meat products contain all 23 needed amino acids, but obviously vegetarians don’t have that option. In order to acquire their dietary needs, vegetarians eat beans (legumes), which hold half of the amino acids and grains, which hold the other half to equate the necessary 23.
Brain health should be the first on our list if we want to stay alert, lucid, and age gracefully with our memories intact. According to the U.S. Center for Disease Control and Prevention, more than 5 million Americans have Alzheimer’s disease, and that number could jump to 116 million by 2050.
Top cosmetics, creams, and oils cannot hold a candle to the power of what can be found in your kitchen to enhance internal and external youthful aesthetics. The secret lies in feeding your body the proper ammunition to combat what causes the signs of aging, such as free radicals, UVA light, environmental toxins, and so on.
If you are new to exercise, you’ll want to start slowly, perhaps with a 10- to 15-minute, moderately paced walk on a flat terrain. It is recommended that you start your fitness program prior to getting pregnant, but if this is not feasible, no worries, just get started. Being plus size has its challenges with regards to working out; and this does depend on your actual size.
We have all been in a low that drives us toward highly processed bad foods, which inevitably deliver that bitter sting of wanting or even more depression, followed by even more bad food.