16 11, 2014

The Fungus is Among Us

By |2020-04-06T15:52:13-05:00November 16th, 2014|General Health & Fitness|Comments Off on The Fungus is Among Us

Fungus in nature plays its role in eliminating old, decaying matter whether it is plant or animal. Fungi can also play a huge role in breaking down the human body prematurely. Not every kind of fungus is bad or harmful to the body. There are many medicinal mushrooms such as [...]

15 11, 2014

The Case for Mountains: High Altitude Health Benefits

By |2020-04-06T16:02:47-05:00November 15th, 2014|General Health & Fitness|Comments Off on The Case for Mountains: High Altitude Health Benefits

Though it is generally agreed that mountains are one of nature’s most impressive and beautiful landscape types, they often get bad press when it comes to health. Sure mountains may offer a place for us to get outside and work up a sweat but if you go too high too [...]

15 11, 2014

Five Ways to Increase Your Mental Strength

By |2020-04-06T16:02:47-05:00November 15th, 2014|General Health & Fitness|Comments Off on Five Ways to Increase Your Mental Strength

In today’s fast paced world, few people take the time to stay physically fit and even fewer people work on their mental health. In order to be ready for anything, the mind needs to believe and be in the right space. Yet somehow millions of people neglect their own mind-sets. [...]

14 11, 2014

Four Easy, Homemade Facial Masks.

By |2020-04-06T16:02:47-05:00November 14th, 2014|General Health & Fitness|Comments Off on Four Easy, Homemade Facial Masks.

Most people love the Fall/Winter months, because it is a good time to wear cute sweaters (that is why we call it "sweater weather"). But you only get one opportunity to make a good first impression, so why waste your outfit when your face is blotchy and flaky? Truth is, [...]

14 11, 2014

Healing Body Mind And Soul

By |2020-04-06T16:02:47-05:00November 14th, 2014|General Health & Fitness|Comments Off on Healing Body Mind And Soul

Qigong is an acient Chinese health care system that involves physical postures, breathing techniques and focus. The word Qigong is made up of two Chinese words. Qi means the life force or vital energy that flows through all things in the universe. Gong means accomplishment or skill that is cultivated [...]

13 11, 2014

Stop Drinking Soda: 5 Reasons to Put Pop in the Past

By |2020-04-06T15:52:13-05:00November 13th, 2014|General Health & Fitness|Comments Off on Stop Drinking Soda: 5 Reasons to Put Pop in the Past

Plenty of people enjoy drinking carbonated beverages, but they're truly very bad for you (yes, even diet sodas!). Between carbonation, chemical-y ingredients, and addictive qualities, it's hard to choose what's worst about sodas. Luckily, we don't have to pick just one. 1. They're habit-forming. Sodas often have high-fructose corn syrup, [...]

13 11, 2014

Stress: Learning How To Cope And Manage

By |2020-04-06T16:02:47-05:00November 13th, 2014|General Health & Fitness|Comments Off on Stress: Learning How To Cope And Manage

Stress without a doubt has to be the most overlooked aspect of getting healthy and well. We are getting pretty good at recognizing that we need to eat better, exercise and take care of ourselves but we allow stress to practically undo all the great work we have done. If [...]

13 11, 2014

The Silent Inflammation

By |2020-04-06T16:02:48-05:00November 13th, 2014|General Health & Fitness|Comments Off on The Silent Inflammation

Astaxanthin is thought to be the most powerful antioxidant found in nature. This carotenoid antioxidant is produced only by microalgae Haematococcus pluvialis when its water supply dries up, forcing it to protect itself from ultraviolet radiation. Astaxanthin is the "force feild" that protects the algae from lack of nutrition and [...]

12 11, 2014

3 Ways to Live Your Best Life Ever

By |2020-04-06T16:02:48-05:00November 12th, 2014|General Health & Fitness|Comments Off on 3 Ways to Live Your Best Life Ever

“How did I get here? I’m going to die tomorrow, and I have yet to live a day of my life,” gasped the 90+ year old hospice patient as she clasped the hand of her caregiver she was meeting for the first time. As the lack of living her life [...]

12 11, 2014

6 Tips on Running in Cold Weather

By |2020-04-06T16:02:48-05:00November 12th, 2014|General Health & Fitness|Comments Off on 6 Tips on Running in Cold Weather

Many people enjoy running outside, but once cold weather strikes it's back to the treadmill indoors. That doesn't have to be the case! As long as you're prepared with the proper gear and mindset, running outside in the winter can be a very enjoyable experience, not to mention a good [...]

12 11, 2014

House Plants That Promote Clean and Healthy Air Quality

By |2020-04-06T16:02:48-05:00November 12th, 2014|General Health & Fitness|Comments Off on House Plants That Promote Clean and Healthy Air Quality

The average human being spends about 90-percent of their time indoors. Spending that much time indoors raises the topic of how important indoor air quality is. Especially when considering toxic compounds such as paint, wallpaper, cleaning products, mold, bacteria, and poorly ventilated homes trapping all those toxins inside. Bringing potted [...]

11 11, 2014

5 Reasons to Have a Hobby You Enjoy

By |2020-04-06T16:02:48-05:00November 11th, 2014|General Health & Fitness|Comments Off on 5 Reasons to Have a Hobby You Enjoy

Hobbies are what keep me sane. This is absolutely the truth. For me, it's watching basketball. I love watching games, and it's a great way to keep my mind off of whatever is going on in my life for a couple of hours. I also often read novels before I go [...]