Exercise. It can improve your health on all levels. We’re not just talking about being fitter and stronger. We’re talking about overall health and longevity. Regular exercise improves your heart health, brain health, muscle and bone health, diabetes, and arthritis. Beyond those, it also reduces stress, boosts moods, increases your energy, and can improve your sleep. And exercise prevents death from any cause (“all cause mortality”). Convinced yet? The benefits
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I know! Meditation is the secret sauce to take your wellness up to the status of the elite gurus. It’s the “be all, end all” for the health of your entire mind-body-spirit. It’s the absolute must-do that is the only path to beating the infamous health-buster called “stress.” Don’t get me wrong; practicing meditation is an excellent approach to optimizing your health and overall well-being. Meditation is great for relieving
Oh, the words “blood sugar.” Does it conjure up visions of restrictive eating, diabetes medications, or insulin injections? Blood sugar is the measure of the amount of sugar in your blood. You need the right balance of sugar in your blood to fuel your brain and muscles. The thing is, it can fluctuate. A lot. This fluctuation is the natural balance between things that increase it; and things that decrease
Drive the kids to soccer, wake up at 5am to catch the train to work, prepare lunches for school, cook dinner…who has time to exercise, let alone be more active? Are you one of many struggling to find time in your already busy day to squeeze in some exercise? There is a misconception out there, that you need to go to the gym to get fit or even stay active.
It’s very obvious that getting back to nature can almost instantly bring a feeling of calm and contentment, but now research is showing that hiking outdoors can change our brain health. Research shows that our environments can increase or reduce our stress levels. Stress can impact our bodies by affecting our nervous, endocrine, and immune systems. It can also affect our emotions making us feel anxious or mad. As a
As we approach the end of this 30-day journey of ‘Living Your Best Life’, I wanted to comment on how staying fit just doesn’t end at home or at the gym. We all lead busy lives and some of us have to travel for work while others travel with their family to and from sports tournaments on weekends or family getaways. Regardless where you are travelling to, staying in shape
I hope you’re not looking for an actual ‘quick fix’ type secret. You will end up being quite disappointed. The secret isn’t Dr. Bernstein’s or any other specifically itemized diet. The secret isn’t the bowflex, or any other piece of fitness equipment The secret isn’t P90X or any other group exercise program. And there is no magic pill you can ingest that will make the fat go away and the