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Benefits of Stretching After Exercise

Before you exercise, do you stretch? Here’s a better question. After you exercise, do you stretch? So often people stretch before a run or game of tennis or whatever it is that keeps people active but rarely do people take the time to stretch afterwards. Some say it’s more important to stretch after exercise than before for various reasons such as muscle recovery, increased blood flow and reduction of stiffness.

Blood Flow

Let’s start with the benefit that causes all the other benefits; increased blood flow. Static

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Posted by cborgers on October 11, 2018 | Categories:

CoQ10 is Great, but Which Kind?

 

 

CoEnzyme Q10 (CoQ10) has held its stature in the health world for years and for good reason.  CoQ10 is a naturally occurring, water soluble compound found in the mitochondria (the cell’s powerhouse) of nearly every single cell in our body.  This enzyme is most concentrated in the vital organs and is the main contributor to giving cells life.  The heart is the organ with the most concentration of CoQ10.  In fact, a study

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Posted by cborgers on February 27, 2018 | Categories:

Fasting! The “F” Word for Dieters

 

Eating foods that are not fun is one thing but subjecting yourself to fasting is another. We have been told that fasting will put your body into survival mode, thus slowing down your metabolism in order to conserve energy. Once your metabolism is slowed below its normal rate, it’s hard for the body to bring the metabolic rate back up. But is this necessarily true? Not Really. In fact, the opposite may be true.

Fasting can help you be healthier, bolster

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Posted by cborgers on November 07, 2017 | Categories:

Key Nutrients That Help You Prepare for Fall

In case you had not noticed, fall is just around the corner.  The change of season also brings a change in the weather, which may cause a strain on your system.  Your children will be exposed to other children at school and often bring home all kinds of bacteria.  It is important to continue to maintain a healthy lifestyle, and that includes understanding which nutrients help support your “fall” health.

Potassium – Potassium is a nutrient that everyone needs. This mineral provides support for healthy muscle function. Potassium also helps

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Posted by Blilly on October 13, 2017 | Categories:

Five Nutrients to Help Keep Your Brain Sharp

As I try to help my son with his algebra, I was shocked at how much I have forgotten. Math was my best subject! That’s when I realized I needed to care for my brain.  It is as much a part of my health as everything else. As we age, our mental sharpness tends to decline. Like the rest of your body, the brain needs nutrition to stay healthy. Here is a list of nutrients you should be considering in your diet to help you look 4 moves ahead on the chess

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Posted by cborgers on October 13, 2017 | Categories: Diet and Nutrition, Health News, Mental Health

6 Key Nutrients for Vegetarians and Vegans

 

There are obvious benefits to having a vegetarian or vegan diet other than one’s moral standard of eating animals. Weight maintenance is easier, cholesterol control is much more manageable and you’re less apt to suffer from diabetes and heart disease. But a vegetarian or vegan diet can mean you’re missing some key nutrients that keeps your body balanced and well-tuned for optimum health. Here are some common nutritional shortcomings and how to overcome them.

Vitamin B12 – B12 is primarily an animal sourced nutrient and is the

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Posted by cborgers on September 06, 2017 | Categories: Diet and Nutrition, Health Concerns, Health News, Vitamins

Supplement Spot’s Biggest Health Trends

Supplement Spot’s Biggest Health Trends

We have been watching health trends for some time. One reason we do is that it helps us provide the latest products that help you improve your life.  Health and wellness are important to many Americans who spend considerable time and energy toward a healthy lifestyle.  We are pleased that vitamins and supplements are part of that healthy lifestyle.

Millennials are leading the way in consumer health trends against sugar, fatty foods, and better food labeling.

Here is our list of the

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Posted by Blilly on August 25, 2017 | Categories:

Heat Stress Is a Leading Cause of Summer Illness

 

Heat stress is a signal that says the body is having difficulty maintaining its narrow temperature range.  The heart pumps faster, blood is diverted from internal organs to the skin, breathing rate increases, and sweating increases, all in an attempt to transfer more heat to the outside air and cool the skin by the evaporation of sweat.  If the body cannot keep up, then the person suffers effects ranging from heat cramps to heat exhaustion, and finally to heat stroke.  The next stage is most often fainting and even death if

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Posted by Blilly on July 21, 2017 | Categories:

Why Is Skin Health So Important?

Everyone wants to have attractive skin.  However, many people in today’s society think tanning gives their skin a “healthy glow.”  These same people may undergo surgeries and spend a lot of time in the sun to achieve that look, none of which is good for your skin.  There are many effective and safe ways to have a healthy look, which do not include damaging your skin.  Our skin is the largest organ, and it plays an important part in defending our bodies against infections, so keeping our skin healthy

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Posted by Blilly on June 13, 2017 | Categories: Skin Health

Spring Is Here And So Are Allergies

 

What Are Some Of The Causes Of Allergies?

Now that the weather is turning toward spring, many of us must prepare to manage our allergies.  The spring weather will entice people outdoors to face one of the season’s biggest problems—pollen.  A study by NIH MedlikenPlus provides very good information about some of the causes of seasonal allergies.  “The key to surviving spring allergies is knowing what triggers your symptoms," Dr.

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Posted by Blilly on March 29, 2017 | Categories:

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