Exercise Benefits the Old AND the Young

Survey says, exercise is good for you.

We know that. A healthy diet coupled with regular exercise are keys to longevity and vitality. Whole health relies on this rhythm.

More studies are coming out to confirm what we already know–that the affects of exercise, even in young people, have long standing health benefits. That includes cognition. A study recently showed benefits in cognitive abilities in participants as young as 20.

So about that, healthy and smart!

https://www.aan.com/PressRoom/Home/PressRelease/2691

https://www.psychologytoday.com/au/blog/the-athletes-way/201901/exercise-may-promote-gene-expression-feel-good-chemicals

The Two Most Important Pieces to Lose Weight

Now that Christmas is coming gone and then New Years resolutions have all come in his time to turn dream into reality. New goals to be healthier and lose weight seem ambitious at the start of the year. If you’re like most people who make New Year’s resolutions, then by the time February rolls around those resolutions are in the past. But what if they were easy ways to make healthier choices last? What can you do to lose weight and Lead healthier lifestyles without dropping the ball?

When you are making goals, particularly around eating and exercising, ensure that you are making goals that are attainable. Often we fail to achieve what we set out to do because our expectation is too lofty. It’s critical to set a direction that celebrates incremental wins and will last for the long-haul.

You may be surprised to know there are very simple and easy ways for you to turn two words health.

Here are the two most critical elements you need to lose weight easily.

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Are multivitamins worth it? Which ones work and are they a waste of money?

The vitamin industry is a multi-billion dollar market that likely does more harm to your bank account than benefits to your body. Since multivitamins are big industry, it’s tough to navigate the multitude of claims from companies who’s sole purpose is to turn a profit. Do you really need you vitamin D or C to fix whatever malady or claim purported by clever marketing campaigns?

Outside of a recommendation from a family doctor for the sick or elderly, a balanced diet is the key to overall health. Anything more is probably not necessary. That means all of the money you spend in vitamins is literally going into the toilet. Since the body doesn’t need additional vitamin supplements, assuming that health diet, it treats it as waste.

But what about preventative measures that vitamin manufactures claim? Are there longterm benefits from a health dose of garlic or ginger?

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Two Cheap Tips to Reduce Snoring – Nose Strips and Pillows

There are methods to reduce or eliminate snoring, some that require surgery, some with expensive machines. Nose and throat surgeons routinely do elective surgeries to open airways for people. Also, CPaP machines are popular for those who suffer from sleep apnea.

However, are there methods to try to reduce snoring that can be attempted at the fraction of the price?

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You are what you eat – beating cancer?

If your diet consists of sugars and carbohydrates, are you putting the best fuel in your body? We all know about healthy diets, but what about the things we eat helping to fight off cancers? That’s the power of some of the power foods out there. Check this TED talk out for more.

6 Tips to Help Cope When Anxiety Strikes

Anxiety is the body’s physiological response to external stimuli. Everyone can feel anxious as a response to things, namely stress. How you handle stress, and prevent anxious feelings, depends on your strategies to lead a healthy lifestyle.

Anxiety, however, also extends into mental illness. Anxiety disorders vary from panic, to social anxiety disorders. Although the approach to deal with disorders should include your doctor, there are tips and tools everyone can apply to reduce anxiety.

One of the challenges to anxiety is dealing with a feeling that you have liuttle control over. Anxiety is unpredictable. Conversely, there are few guaranteed ways to make anxiety magically disappear at a moments notice.

Here are some keys that help reduce anxiety, and more importantly, help guard against the intense effects of anxiety in the future.

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The Single Most Important Factor for Muscle Recovery – Water

Whether you’re working out at the gym or going on a big hike, the single most important factor for muscle factor is hydration.

Before, during, and after work outs, ensure you are suitably hydrated. Depending on your body size you will lose 1 and up to 5 litres of water during a strenuous workout. Hydration is important to keep your body functioning properly!

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This is why drinking soda pop daily is bad for your health

One of the quickest ways of living a healthy lifestyle is altering your diet to eliminate bad foods. One of the culprits in sugar, and soda contains loads of it.

Someone who drinks two cans a pop per day every day, for a year, will consume hundreds of thousands of calories, all from sugar. That’s 60 POUNDS of sugar from soda alone in a year.

That’s an extreme example, but it doesn’t prove a point, regular consumption of soda affects your health. It leads to weight gain (calories) and increases the chances, among other things, for Type-2 diabetes.

Solution? Eliminate soda and drink water.

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