We all know that getting a good night’s sleep is important to your overall health and well-being. Easier said than done right? Most adults need around seven hours sleep per night, but if you are below that number you will want to keep reading.
Sleep health has a number of benefits you might not have thought of, including:Improved memory- sleep helps your brain prepare for the next day. A Harvard study suggested that dreaming improves memory. Reduced inflammation- sleep duration is associated with changes in levels of cytokines that are important in regulating
It is the time of year when many people are preparing for a restful vacation. Perhaps you are heading off to see the grandkids, or your whole family is taking a cruise. No matter what the activity, vacations are no reason to give up on healthy living. Here are few tips to help you stay healthy while on vacation. How to Have a Healthy Vacation.Wash your hands often. Take you supplements or victims with you. Take vitamin C or Beta Glucan Dink lots of water. If you travel abroad, consider bottled water.
We’ve all heard that lecture from our dentist about proper brushing and flossing. Many avoid the dentist for that very reason. But there is more to brushing and flossing than just clean teeth. There’s your overall health at stake.
Health professionals will tell you that proper gum and tooth health will allow your immune system to focus on other issues besides the bacteria in your mouth. If you do not properly brush and care for your teeth, microorganisms will form biofilm, commonly known as plaque. As the plaque
There is no question that people who are physically active are healthier and happier. The American Heart Association recommends at least 150 minutes of activity each week. Now is the time to start your exercise plan, and to encourage you, here are a few benefits you will get from an active life style:
You will sleep better. Working out for just twenty to thirty minutes on a daily basis will enable you to increase the amount of quality sleep you get on a nightly basis. General health. Physical activity controls, and even prevents,
The Zika virus has spread to more than 33 counties and to over 4 million people according to CNN. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is warning pregnant women against travel to countries affected by the Zika virus. Health officials in several of those countries are telling women to avoid pregnancy -- in some cases for up to two years. This virus can be very serious for pregnant women. In Brazil there have been over 400 cases of this virus affecting newborns.
Zika Virus Facts
The virus is transmitted primary through mosquito bites. The
As summer approaches, workers all over the country will experience the risk of heat stress. Heat stress is especially prevalent in the summer months due to climate changes in July and August. 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 can't keep
Although we’re all human beings with mostly the same nutritional needs, certain demographics can and should focus on particular nutrients for their overall health. Women, especially maturing women, have health risks and issues that others tend to not have. Although there are many other wonderful supplements that can benefit all walks of life, here are 6 supplements for maturing ladies to consider.
Calcium and Magnesium: We bunch these two minerals together because of their interaction.
Calcium is the most abundant mineral in
2016 is almost half over, lets get fit. You don’t have to make all these changes immediately, but if you work on one each week you will start setting positive patterns for your health. Even doing a few small things can have a positive impact on your health and attitude.
Make sure you schedule your annual checkup now! Check out our many health supplements. Try to exercise at least three times per week. Endorphins are magical. When you exercise, your brain releases the feel-good chemicals, giving you an instant mood boost. Additionally, try
One of the benefits of California living is that we get outside more often. It is great to be able to live and work outside. Many of us exercise outside too. Be careful of outdoor air quality, which can hinder your workout. Outdoor light provides essential vitamin D, enhances mood, improves sleep, and has other benefits.
1. Walk in the early morning or evening. 2. Take water with you when you exercise. 3. Use sunscreen. 4. Always stretch before you exercise. 5. If you run, wear bright colored clothing so you can be seen. 6. Do not run alone at
Here's a post by our Supplement Spot friend and skin care enthusiast, Stephany Lehman. Enjoy!When it comes to maintaining healthy skin, sometimes diet, exercise and topical skin creams simply are not enough. While these can significantly benefit your skin, the right vitamins and minerals will help your body to optimize the skin repair process. We will go over six supplements that will provide you with everything you need in order to have beautiful, youthful-looking skin.