As you age, it becomes harder to maintain muscle strength and bone health. Muscles tend to reduce in size unless you consistently exercise, which decreases strength and increases the likelihood of falls and fractures.
Diet and exercise are two important components to consider if you want to live a long and healthy life. Read more
Monday, March 2, 2015
Protein and strength training are two essential components of healthy aging, says Dr. Joseph Mercola.
Friday, February 27, 2015
If you're going to put in the time and effort, you may as well get the best results. Here's the right way to train your core.
There’s a lot of misinformation out there on how to best train your abs. Take a look at any late-night infomercials for a prime example; you’ll see no shortage of ab machines that guarantee ripped, 12-pack results — and most often with nonfunctional movements demonstrated by models who have clearly been doing more than crunching or twisting on a machine. Read more
Wednesday, February 25, 2015
Marijuana prohibition was never about health. It has always been about control and profit.
As the debate over marijuana legalization continues in the United States, a new study suggests that smoking the controversial plant is about 114 times safer than drinking alcohol.
In fact, alcohol was found to be the deadliest drug on an individual level, at least when it comes to the likelihood of a person dying due to consuming a lethal dose. Heroin and cocaine were the next most deadly substances, followed by tobacco, ecstasy, and meth. Trailing up the rear was marijuana. Read more
Monday, February 23, 2015
It hasn't been that long ago that drinking coffee was supposed to be bad for you.
If you’ve been wondering what all that coffee is doing to you, cheer up. A recent review of data completed at Gill Heart Institute in Kentucky focused on the cardiovascular, genetic, antioxidant and caffeine effects of coffee and found that drinking the brew reduces the risk of mortality right across the board. They also documented that coffee: Read more
Wednesday, February 18, 2015
Your ability to balance is an indicator of brain health. Learn some balance exercises that can help keep you young.
How good is your balance? Can you stand on one leg for 20 seconds? What about for a whole minute - or with your eyes closed?
It's something you might not have given much thought to before, but how well you can balance offers an insight into your general health.
A study published in the journal Stroke found that being unable to stand on one leg for more than 20 seconds was linked to an increased risk of 'silent' stroke - tiny bleeds in the brain that don't cause symptoms, but which raise the risk of both full-blown stroke and dementia. Read more
Monday, February 16, 2015
Friday, February 13, 2015
Dry skin brushing is a simple way to rejuvenate your body, says Edward Group.
Dry skin brushing is a beauty and health practice that is quickly growing in popularity. The Internet abounds with blogs, articles, and videos dedicated to this topic, and each point of reference regards it as a simple way to support good health. While dry skin brushing won’t be the magic bullet for any ailment or health worry, it can be a great way to support skin health, circulation, and relaxation. Read more