Be the Best Post-Exercise You

Krill oil and ginger helped improve health and speed recovery after exercise in these two studies. Find out more. Krill oil boosts immunity Krill oil contains the omega-3s EPA and DHA, and may alter immune function after exercise. In this study, 37 men and women, average age 26, took 2,000 mg of krill oil per…

How Motivations Can Keep You Exercising

I would rather sit through an episode of Teletubbies than do a workout. My exercise is clumsy, painful, sweaty, and one more thing I have to do in a day that is already too full of responsibilities. Despite all of these drawbacks, I exercise five days a week, including yoga workouts, and have done so…

Protecting Muscle and Bone

Spring may have sprung, but the last thing you want to do is be sidetracked from your exercise goals as we barrel towards swimsuit season!  This article on supplements that help support those with exercise on the brain may be just the ticket for your lovely days of Spring. Nutrients protect after exercise and military…

3 Things to Know About Your Immune Health

Earlier this week, we at Betsy’s Health Foods were honored to be visited by Dean Morris, a fifth generation Master Herbalist, who gave us some tips for how nutrients may help with general immune support.  Here are just three of the many things we learned that we think you will also find useful.   1….

Nutrients reduce colds, increase exercise capacity

Two studies reveal the advantages of vitamin C and Omega-3s for men in this article from Natural Insights for Well-Being: Vitamin C increased activity Wanting to be less active is an early sign of vitamin C deficiency, along with longer-lasting colds. Doctors wanted to test the effects of vitamin C on physical activity and respiratory…

Steps to Healthy Living During Flu Season and Everyday

Before you even begin to look at all the great things supplements can do for you during the rough winter months and all year through, the Harvard Medical school offers some advice on healthy lifestyle choices that you can make everyday to improve your defenses.  Their advice includes items like: “Don’t smoke. Eat a diet…

Natural Insights on Exercise and Weight Management

We’re always looking for ways to get the most from our exercise and diet regimens, and in the following two articles from Natural Insights for Well Being, we get some useful tips on promising early finds in the latest research on several supplements, as well as information on nutrients that supported exercise goals in two…

Some Thoughts on Having That Better Body

“A bear, however hard he tries, grows tubby without exercise.” A. A. Milne, Winnie the Pooh Whether we like it or not, we all need to do some regular form of exercise if we truly want to maintain a healthy lifestyle.  Below are articles about supplements like proteins and amino acids, which you might expect…