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The Health Benefits of Fruits and Vegetables

With the modern prevalence of cheap fast food and the standard American Diet, it’s no surprise that most Americans don’t hit the daily recommended intake of 2 to 3 cups of fruits and vegetables. However, nutrition-conscious Americans aren’t immune to it, either. The rising popularity of restrictive diets like the Ketogenic Diet and the Carnivore Diet may also…

The Connection Between Stroke and Obesity

Stroke is a common cause of disability and is a prevalent worldwide health concern. It is reported in the literature as the fourth leading cause of death within the United States and for those who survive and work through the rehabilitative process, the impact of stroke can be devastating on a person’s health and overall function. Given…

How Do Different Exercises Impact Your Body Composition?

Despite the tremendous amount of medical research produced in recent years, preventable chronic diseases continue to impact countless families. The most common health condition that is currently on the rise, being obesity. Obesity is defined as being excessively fat or overweight with the cornerstones of obesity treatment as diet and exercise. With that being said,…

Can You Drink Too Much Water?

You probably can’t count the number of times you’ve been told to drink lots of water, stay hydrated, drink before you get thirsty, etc. — especially when you’re exercising. And at face value — and further — this is solid advice. Your body needs water to perform its basic functions, the sweat you lose when…

What’s Better for Dehydration: Water vs Sports Drinks

Water makes up about 60% of your bodyweight and is the most important chemical in your body. It’s involved in everything, from regulating your internal temperature to protecting sensitive tissues and cushioning joints. Every single cell, tissue, and organ depends on proper hydration to function optimally.  When your body lacks enough water to function properly, it’s known as…

All About Blood Pressure: Methods and Readings

Walk into your family doctor’s office for a physical examination. Of the many tests that may be performed, your blood pressure will almost certainly be checked. This is because blood pressure is a well-known measurement of cardiovascular health that gives insight into the inner workings of your heart, and your overall state of health. When…

Winter Brain Fog Is Real. Here’s How to Beat It

By Hannah Chenoweth | February 26, 2019 Research shows that cognitive performance declines during winter and early spring. Adopt these simple strategies to stay sharper than ever, no matter the season. It’s no secret that most people feel like hibernating in the winter, but new research reveals your memory may actually go into hiding during the…

3 Most Important Muscles for Staying Independent

By Lou Schuler | August 9, 2017 Turns out that healthy, active aging begins in the butt. Keep yours strong with this workout plan. If you pay attention to popular culture, you can’t help noticing that the kids seem obsessed with gluteals. Butt implants are a booming business, and a photogenic booty can turn anybody into…

Your Blood Pressure and Body Composition are Related. Here’s What You Need to Know.

As your heart beats, it pumps your blood throughout your body so that your muscles can get all the energy and oxygen they need. To do this, your heart pushes your blood through a network of blood vessels called arteries. When the blood travels through the arteries, it pushes against the sides of these blood…

How Does Sugar Affect Your Brain?

Most of us are aware of the negative effects of eating too much sugar: tooth decay, weight gain, and diabetes all ensure processed sugar has a reputation for being bad for your health. But, what happens to your brain when you consume processed sugar? Why is sugar considered bad when your brain uses glucose for energy? In this…