What Are Natural Flavors?

  Many packaged foods may contain ‘natural flavors’ in the ingredient list. The FDA doesn’t require food labels to say what the ingredients are for ‘natural flavors’ unless the ingredients include common allergens like milk, egg, fish, shellfish, tree nuts, wheat, peanuts, or soy. In those cases, there is a disclaimer below the ingredient list. […]

Beware of Long-Term Effects of Pain Reliever Use

  Many people manage common aches and pains, fevers, and other minor health concerns by reaching for over-the-counter meds such as acetaminophen or ibuprofen. Acetaminophen (most know this as Tylenol) helps with all kinds of pain – toothache, headache, muscle soreness, and fever. Ibuprofen (most know this as Advil or Motrin) is a NSAID (nonsteroidal […]

Build Collagen Naturally

  Collagen is a protein responsible for healthy joints and skin elasticity. It’s in your bones, muscles, and blood, comprising three-quarters of your skin and a third of the protein in your body. Think of collagen as a scaffold that provides strength and structure within the body. It is an essential component of connective tissue […]

Plank For The Body

  Our “core” is more than just our abs. The core is an interconnected group of back, hip, pelvic, glute, abdominal, and diaphragm muscles. A strong core can increase balance and stability, support good posture, help prevent back pain and make everyday movement easier. If you are looking for an effective exercise to strengthen your […]

Understanding Biomechanics

Broadly speaking, biomechanics refers to the mechanics of biological and especially musculoskeletal activity, as in movement or exercise. The science of biomechanics can be applied to a wide variety of sport and exercise activities in order to identify optimal movement patterns to improve performance and reduce injuries. Three main principles of biomechanics are motion, force […]

5 Foods For A Healthier You

Eating foods that are packed with nutrients provides the body with vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants that can help you live your healthiest life. Regularly incorporating leafy greens, berries, cruciferous vegetables, whole grains, and nuts can make for a healthier you! Vow to incorporate more of these superfoods in your diet every day. Leafy Greens. Rich in […]

Tips To Improve Coordination & Balance

Coordination and balance are two essential conditions in the performance of any action that involves movement and requires adequate body control. Improving balance and coordination will provide lots of benefits. Having exceptional balance and coordination helps avoid falls, improves strength, increases flexibility, and makes you feel healthier overall. Coordination can be defined as the ability to use different parts […]

Walk Your Way To Health

Exercising is important for overall health. And it doesn’t need to be complicated! Simply walking for 30 minutes a day can provide lots of benefits for people of all ages. Walking can help ward off heart disease, lower blood pressure, strengthen bones and muscles, prevent weight gain and even boost your mood. If you haven’t […]

The Mediterranean Diet

The Mediterranean diet is a style of eating inspired by the traditional eating habits of denizens of that particular area. It encompasses the cuisines of Greece, Italy, France and Spain. Though the citizens of each country may have slightly different cuisines, the Mediterranean diet emphasizes plant-based eating using healthy fats, primarily olive oil. The diet […]

Body Language

Body language is an important part of how we communicate. Our facial expressions, posture, eye contact and tone of voice are important clues to the messages we are sending to those around us. Body language is seen as a natural, unconscious language that broadcasts your true feelings and intentions. Your nonverbal communication cues—the way you […]