Health Benefits

Another Reason To Eat Chocolate!

It’s been said before that eating chocolate can improve declining memory loss, and now it may be good for our heart as well. Former “no-nos,” could actually be a “yes” for heart health. Eating up to 100 grams of chocolate a day is linked to lowered heart disease and stroke risk. There also doesn’t seem to be evidence for cutting...

What Nutritionists Eat For Breakfast

We’re used to seeing pancakes piled high, topped with butter and syrup, but there’s a much lighter way to enjoy these treats. The simple solution is pancakes that have flourless batter consisting of old-fashioned oats, egg whites, grated apple and a dash of cinnamon. The key is to let the mixture sit for 5 to 10 minutes before cooking, so...

10 Reasons To Go For A Walk Right Now

On average, 30 percent of American adults walk for exercise, and with good reason. Walking doesn’t require special equipment or athletic skills and it offers multiple health benefits — from helping you lose weight and lifting your mood, to controlling diabetes and lowering your blood pressure. Here are 10 ways to use walking to boost your health, along with tips to...

Exercise, Not Diet, Has Most Impact On Weight As We Age

Older Americans typically attempt to shrink their midsections by consuming more greens and lean meats, and fewer calories. More effective is regular to moderate physical activity.   “Americans should meet the federal physical-activity guideline: 150 minutes of moderately intense physical activity per week,” Russell Pate said. “If most American adults met that guideline, rates of overweight and obesity would be...

Are Health Coaches The New Shrinks?

  Weekly visits with a shrink used to be a popular strategy for getting a grasp on life.  But now health coaches are becoming more recognized as allies in getting lives healthier and back in sync. In addition to being trained in behavioral change, health coaches have experience in wellness practices including proper nutrition, energizing yoga, sustained weight loss and deep meditation — and...

Accessing the Power of Gratitude

The exercise of gratitude as a tool for happiness has been in the mainstream for years. Studies support its effectiveness, suggesting that a positive, appreciative attitude contributes to greater success in life. While many acknowledge gratitude’s list of benefits, it can be difficult to sustain. Many of us are trained to notice what is lacking in our lives. For gratitude...

Nuts Are actually a Nutritional Powerhouse

Nuts are among nature’s healthiest food sources, although most people don’t realize it. And even though peanuts are actually peapods, they are lumped right in with a wide variety of the real thing. This nut trend as a health food is starting to catch on. People are enjoying them daily as nuts or nut butters in breakfasts, salads, sandwiches and...

How to Fight the Body’s Hidden Killer – Inflammation

      Cancer.  Stroke.  Alzheimer’s.  Heart disease.  Depression.  What do these conditions share? They are linked to chronic inflammation.  Not the kind you get when you sprain your wrist, but the long-term, systemic inflammation that results from your immune system going into overdrive and attacking errant as well as healthy cells.  This discovery may be at the root of...

Eating Just A Serving Of Spinach Every Day Could Make Your Brain 11 Years Younger

Popeye the sailor man eats a lot spinach to grow strong muscles, right?  But that’s not all.  Spinach also makes the mind grow stronger.  That’s because Vitamin-K improves memory. A study done at Rush University in Chicago analyzed the diets and mental functions of 900 elderly participants over a 5-year period and showed that consuming a daily serving of spinach...

Why hugs have anti-aging benefits

Sometimes all it takes is a hug to make you feel better, according an article in Nature’s Communications that was cited in the Huffington Post.  You may not be sure why, but you know that it is comforting, especially after a stressful day. Studies conducted by the University of California, Berkeley show this comforting feeling has reparative and anti-aging benefits.  The “love...

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