What's the deal with salt? You know you need some of it, but everywhere you see advertising and headlines telling you to eat less of it. You might have salt cravings, but you feel guilty indulging in them because you've heard from everyone - the government to personal trainers to your mother-in-law - that salt is bad for you. In short, it's not that simple to say salt is "good" or "bad" in terms of our health. It's actually both, depending on how much of it you consume.
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Results of a remarkable recent human study showed that sedentary adults given a daily omega-3 fat supplement realized a lengthening of their DNA telomeres and reduced blood markers of inflammation and free-radical damage. Telomeres help protect DNA from damage, but get shorter as we age, elevating disease risk.
A healthy immune system throughout the year is important in helping ward off infections during the winter months. But the reality is we should be boosting our immune system all year round. So, how can we do it in a natural way? A strong foundation in proper nutrition is essential for immune support.
When it comes to weight training, are "cheat" repetitions worth it? You're probably not surprised to know the short answer is "no." The long answer, however, is that not all cheating is created equal. Let's differentiate between the two types of cheating and then review which exercises may be OK to cheat on and which are definite no-no's.
Just because summer's here and plenty of free activity time awaits doesn't mean your kids are out of the woods when it comes to health, specifically weight gain. In fact, they may be at more risk. Here are four solutions.
Vitamin C plays a role in many functions in our body: wound healing, immune-system support, and cardiovascular health, just to name a few. So, how much C should we be taking and what are ideal sources?