Sprinting: The ultimate fat burning exercise

Sprinting is considered by many as the ultimate exercise. It not only increases athleticism by building fast twitch muscle fiber, it is highly effective for fat burning. Performing sprints a few times a week can replace long cardiovascular workouts on treadmills or ellipticals. The key to getting the most out of your sprinting sessions is … Continue reading Sprinting: The ultimate fat burning exercise

Young, fat and facing liver disease: As obesity rates climb, fatty livers are emerging as a serious threat to children’s health.

It's often said, these days, that we're a nation of fatties. And, not coincidentally, we're also a nation of fatty livers. Increasingly, millions of those livers belong to children - though most of them don't know it, and neither do their parents and doctors. Usually, no symptoms show up until damage has been done, damage … Continue reading Young, fat and facing liver disease: As obesity rates climb, fatty livers are emerging as a serious threat to children’s health.

Slow metabolism linked to longevity

When we use the word “metabolism,” we are usually referring to resting metabolic rate, which is the amount of energy (calories) that the body requires per day for its basic functions at rest. Most people believe that it is desirable to raise their metabolism, because they will burn more calories and consequently lose weight. Having … Continue reading Slow metabolism linked to longevity

Exercise Guards White Blood Cells Against Aging

Studies have shown that exercise can help ward off heart disease and cancer, and now new research shows that the reason why may be found within cells themselves. Endurance athletes had longer telomeres -- DNA at the tips of chromosomes that protect the cell -- in their white blood cells than healthy, nonsmoking adults who … Continue reading Exercise Guards White Blood Cells Against Aging

Alpha Lipoic Acid: Top 10 Benefits & Possible Side Effects

Source: Alpha Lipoic Acid: Top 10 Benefits & Possible Side Effects by Dr. Edward Group DC, NP, DACBN, DCBCN, DABFM  Antioxidants are nutrients that counteract the natural deterioration of cells. Raw, organic fruits and vegetables provide a wide array of antioxidants. Antioxidants are also present in herbs like astragalus root and Tibetan Rhodiola. In recent years, antioxidant … Continue reading Alpha Lipoic Acid: Top 10 Benefits & Possible Side Effects

Epsom Salt: 10 Benefits for the Bath and Other Uses

  Source: Epsom Salt: 10 Benefits for the Bath and Other Uses by Dr. Edward Group DC, NP, DACBN, DCBCN, DABFM  Epsom salt is a potent mineral compound comprised of magnesium and sulfate. It is widely used to relieve many minor health issues. Soaking in a bath with Epsom salt can relieve achy feet and soothe sore … Continue reading Epsom Salt: 10 Benefits for the Bath and Other Uses

The Top 10 Vegan Athletes

1. Brendan Brazier Professional Ironman triathlete, Brendan Brazier, is one of the top athletes in the world. He has gained notoriety as a best-selling author specializing in performance nutrition and further distinguished himself by winning the Canadian 50KM Ultra Marathon Championships on two separate occasions. He has also placed third at the National Long-Course Triathlon … Continue reading The Top 10 Vegan Athletes

6 Incredible Health Benefits of Pilates

Pilates is a modern fitness regime that blends traditional cardio with yoga poses. It’s a dynamic way to improve flexibility, focus, and reduce mental and physical tension. Pilates supports metabolic function and, as exercise, simply promotes overall health. [1] With these benefits, is it any wonder it’s becoming increasingly popular? Some believe that Pilates is surpassing conventional yoga, as … Continue reading 6 Incredible Health Benefits of Pilates

Do Your Workout Clothes Contain Toxins?

Everyone knows that exercise improves your mood and supports your health. But, were you aware that the toxins in your workout clothes could be undermining those efforts? A recent news report covering research done by Greenpeace is showing startling evidence that our clothes may be contributing to long-term health concerns, regardless of whether you exercise or … Continue reading Do Your Workout Clothes Contain Toxins?

How to Combat Bloating Naturally

That uncomfortable feeling of your stomach being stretched to the breaking point, of your clothes fitting too tightly, and the burning nausea and cramping that accompanies bloating are all-too common issues for many people today. Pharmacy shelves are full of various bloating remedies, and doctors’ offices are packed with patients suffering from the common complaint. Drugs and … Continue reading How to Combat Bloating Naturally