Trying to burn fat? We’ve always been taught to do cardio to lose the weight and then lift weights for toning but what if that wasn’t the case anymore? Today’s article explains why weightlifting is so important especially for one group. Here’s what they had to say, “Weightlifting is especially important for women, even though women are less likely to make a habit of it. Whether it’s due to the tired myth that women can bulk up from weightlifting, or because they’re just less comfortable in the weight room, it could be costly. ” To read more, CLICK HERE.
Today’s article discusses what was found in grocery stores across the nation. If you’ve ever tried to watch your sodium intake, you know well that our food is loaded with the stuff, well, we’re not the only ones. Today’s article discusses what the CDC found. Here’s what they had to say, “Americans trying to eat healthier food may have the cards stacked against them — it’s very hard to find healthful food in U.S. grocery stories, a government study finds. They found that fewer than half of packaged grocery-store products in most food categories met Food and Drug Administration requirements for being labeled as a “healthy” food. Their findings, published in the journal Preventing Chronic Disease, may help explain why more than 90 percent of Americans eat more sodium than recommended.” To read more, CLICK HERE.
Today’s article is an argument against monitoring your health too frequently. Here’s what they had to say, “More testing leads to more false positives and incidental findings (abnormalities that don’t pose a risk to your actual health). That leads to a higher probability of treatment. And treatment carries side effects. The Society of General Internal Medicine explicitly discourages routine general health checks for adults who have no symptoms, saying they have not been shown to reduce illness, death or hospitalization, but do create “a potential for harm from unnecessary testing.”” To read more, CLICK HERE.
Today’s article discusses how to get even your pickiest kids to eat healthy food. Here’s one of the tips, “Buy what you want them to eat You are in charge of the money, the shopping and the cooking. They are not. So buy vegetables, brown bread and fruit and bring them into the house. Then give them to your children. They cannot eat vegetables if they are not on offer. And will only eat white bread if that’s what you buy.” To read more, CLICK HERE.
It’s great to feel a little sore after working out but when the pain is too much, exercising can feel like a chore. Today’s article discusses Saffron to spice up your post-workout routine. Here’s what they had to say, “Saffron is a popular spice produced from the flower of the Crocus sativus, also called saffron crocus. Previous studies suggested saffron contains beneficial compounds called carotenoids, which are associated with cancer and heart-disease prevention, researchers said. Two saffron carotenoids, crocin and crocetin, may have anti-inflammatory and pain-relieving properties, they said. ” To read more, CLICK HERE.
When your back hurts, it’s hard to have the motivation to do anything especially when you’re in pain. Today’s article discusses back pain and why you may be feeling the way you do. Here’s what they had to say, “Backache is most common in the lower back (‘lumbago’), although it can be felt anywhere along your spine, from your neck down to your hips. Read information on neck pain and shoulder pain, which are covered separately. Sometimes, back pain can be caused by an injury or disease…” To read more, CLICK HERE.
Today’s article discusses the skin you’re in and what may seem like nothing, could be something. Here’s what they had to say, “In many cases, skin conditions are linked to processes occurring throughout the body, and this means they can become risk factors that set you up for other types of illness or injury, says Jonathan Silverberg, MD, assistant professor of dermatology at Northwestern University. “The connections are not something patients should ignore or overlook.”” To read more, CLICK HERE.
We already know that we should drink dairy to get our calcium for strong bones, etc. But what about the other vital minerals we need in our diet? Today’s article discusses what they are and where to find them. Here’s one, “Phosphorus is important for bone growth and normal cell membrane function. Phosphorus works along with B-complex vitamins to convert the foods you eat into energy. Phosphorus is found in foods that are high in protein such as meats, nuts, seeds and legumes. Deficiency is rare and typically only happens with extreme malnutrition.” To read more, CLICK HERE.
When there’s mold on your cheese do you scrape it away? Or do you get grossed out and throw it out? Today’s article discusses whether it’s safe to eat moldy food. Here’s what they had to say, “For many foods it actually is OK to just cut away the mold and eat the rest, says Leslie Bonci, director of sports nutrition at the Center for Sports Medicine at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. But, she says, “some molds can be quite toxic to the body. You can develop respiratory symptoms, gastrointestinal symptoms and sometimes allergies. Some are very dangerous.”” To read more, CLICK HERE.
What are those milk commercials always advertising? Strong bones? Besides calcium, how can you build stronger bones? Exercise. Today’s article discusses what kinds of exercises help with bone density. Here’s what they had to say, ” “Any type of weight-bearing endurance exercise such as walking and running helps,” says Andrew Wolff, a Washington orthopedic surgeon. So, if running is not your forte, Wolff suggests you walk or hike and maybe add some resistance exercise such as weights and resistance bands to help keep your bones strong, and, in later years, maybe even prevent osteoporosis.” To read more, CLICK HERE.