Enhance Exercise and Improve Recovery

A variety of antioxidants and super foods show promise to help get the most from exercise efforts and to also support improved recovery from exercise in the below studies. CoQ10 boosted soccer performance Professional soccer players often damage muscle. In this study over two soccer seasons, doctors measured CoQ10—ubiquinol—levels in 49 players in the Spanish…

5 Skin Care Tips For Summer

It’s summertime, and the livin’ is easy—or it should be. Here are some simple strategies to enjoy the sunshine and keep your skin safe and beautiful. 1. Eat for skin health Studies show that antioxidant micronutrients in food increase skin’s defense against UV radiation, support longer-term protection, and promote repair. In other words, the right foods can…

Find Your Peace By Putting Stress On Silent

From the second your alarm clock jars you into consciousness, your brain processes the sights, sounds, thoughts, and stressors you experience throughout your day. Exposure to a constant barrage of email notifications and the endless to-do list running the monologue of the mind makes up just a smidgen of what the brain has to process….

10 Natural Ways to Transform Your Brain Health

When we think of staying healthy, most of us consider the importance of keeping our bodies fit, but we may not give our brain a second thought. Fortunately, there are plenty of simple things you can do to give your brain and mental faculties a boost. Drink up Did you know that the brain is…

Omega-3s and Brain Health

A diet high on fried foods, fast foods, high carbs, etc. and low on fish, leafy greens, vegetables, fruits, and complex carbs rich in fiber can lead to an imbalance of fats in the body, making the body high in bad fats and low in the fats that help the body with healthy inflammation response,…

Energy Tips for Everyday Living

We all know that stress can zap our energy stores, both physically and mentally. When we’re letting stress get the best of us, we don’t sleep well, we eat fatty and sugary foods to comfort ourselves, we get achy and immobile as we let stress continue to control us. But we don’t have to let…

Help Dad Combat Stress

Due to stigma, many men are hesitant to seek professional help for mental health concerns, and it can have tragic long-term effects. Here’s how we can fight back. Feeling mentally well Mental well-being isn’t simply feeling upbeat, says Rick Ezekiel, Director of Equitable Learning, Health and Wellness at Centennial College. “It also includes adaptive emotions…

Age Gracefully

It’s never too late to improve one’s approach to a healthier future. Diet and exercise choices become even more important every day we age. Simple changes, like adding a brisk walk to your daily routine, can make surprising differences to the way you feel and look, especially if you have been under a lot of…

Muscle Matters: Important at Any Age

Sarcopenia, age-related muscle loss, happens to everyone. We lose 3% to 5% of our muscle power every decade after our 30s. This reality of aging makes it all that more important to pay attention to muscle health at any age. Besides important proteins which provide crucial amino acids, other nutrients help with muscle health. For…

Intuitive Eating: Gut Matters

Research has shown that restrictive diets don’t lead to long-term healthy weight. While this may, in part, be because reducing food intake is not sustainable over the long term, unresolved unhealthy relationships with food may also be involved. For example, subconscious childhood messages to “clean our plates” of food we didn’t put there and enforced…

Probiotics Make a Difference

The good bacteria that can be found all over the body, probiotics make a big difference in a healthy gut, brain, and even heart. Each person’s probiotic profile is a little different, based on genetics, diet, medical history, and even where you live in the world! A good probiotic supplement understands the demands on good…

Be Fabulous At Every Age

Nearing 50 can be our “second act,” redefining our relationships, careers, and health. We’re living better than ever, and we want to look as good as we feel. For real wisdom on beauty and aging, here’s some advice from women in their fifties and sixties, and tips for aging with happiness and health. Taking control…