There has been much ado about eating colorful produce for health. While it’s true that deep color is an indicator of phytonutrients; that might lead you to believe mushrooms, especially the white button variety, may pale in nutritional comparison. Not so. Turns out mushrooms are a very good source of a number of nutrients for
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Stand-up paddleboarding that what’s up. The sport is a combo of kayaking and surfing. You stand on a wide board and paddle your way through the water. Originally used by ancient Polynesian cultures, it’s been steadily making its way from Hawaii as a great way to play on water and get a good workout too.
Your spine is, in many ways, the center of your universe. Knowing more about it and its function will help you understand why your posture and movement affect the health of your back. If something more serious should be the culprit in your back pain, anatomy basics will help you better understand what’s wrong. They’re
You’ve probably heard that poor nutrition and lack of physical activity can lead to so called “lifestyle” diseases namely high blood pressure, cardiovascular problems and type II diabetes. But did you know that inactivity and a lousy diet increases cancer risk? A recent report from the National Cancer Institute, highlights the effects of excess weight
Exercise is the great elixir. Fountain of youth and mood enhancer. For those that need proof, countless scientific reports show that exercise helps those with diabetes, high blood pressure and arthritis. Ditto for anxiety, depression. It doesn’t matter what you do – it’s moving that matters. Bike. Hike. Garden. Lift weights. Jump rope. Dance. Wash
A pound has about 3,500 calories. To lose a pound a week (considered very reasonable and doable by most dietitians) you need to reduce 500 calories a day. That could be a combination of diet and exercise – the best way to go. EASY WAYS TO CUT CALORIES: (each tip about 100 or more)
Pilates was originally a one-on-one training system. Today, most people are introduced to Pilates through mat classes. There are benefits to both but to truly understand the work and gain the benefits; private sessions on the machines can’t be beat. The springs both support and challenge you. Most of all, with good instruction, you’re taught