Posts made in September, 2011

Dealing With Athletic Injuries to Muscles and Joints

For many of us, muscle injury is something we’ve dealt with at one point or another. No matter what your level of fitness or your activity, muscle injury can occur at any time. However, there are some things that you can do to prevent things like pulled muscles, strained backs, or bum knees, like: Drinking enough water Making sure to do a warm up before exercise Doing a cool down after exercise Staying properly nourished by eating a...

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How to Lower Your Cholesterol Naturally

Our bodies need cholesterol in order to do many things, such as produce cell membranes, hormones and even Vitamin D. It is especially important for proper brain function. Problems arise when our cholesterol numbers head out of range. But total cholesterol numbers are not as important as the ratio between HDL (good cholesterol) and LDL (bad cholesterol) and the level of your triglycerides. For example, if you have what the American Heart...

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What To Do About Stress: Meditate!

Stress. Everyone experiences it at one time or another and some experience it all the time. Stress can be a terrible feeling but it can also be affecting your health. Chronic stress can affect your blood pressure and mental health, not to mention diet and sleeping habits. Several studies have been conducted showing the benefits of meditation in regards to lowering blood pressure and improving mental health. With meditation, you can help relieve...

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What’s the Big Deal About Fish Oil?

In recent years, fish oil supplements have been getting quite a bit of attention. Touted as a must for men and women alike, fish oil supplements deliver high levels of essential fatty acids that can assist in proper joint, brain, and cardiovascular function. You see, fish oil comes from fish that tend to be rich in omega fatty acids. Salmon, sardines, albacore tuna, and herring are just a few types of fish that contain high levels of omega...

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Vitamin E: What You Need to Know

Vitamin E is an antioxidant that contains natural tocopherol (antioxidants), which helps support your brain, cardiovascular system and respiratory system. Vitamin E has several benefits, including: Protects lung cells that come in contact with oxygen and white blood cells on a regular basis. Protects against heart disease. Can slow the deterioration associated with aging. Can help prevent cancer, strokes, and cataracts. It protects the artery...

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