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How Nutrition Impacts Mental Health

How Nutrition Impacts Mental Health

As modern medicine gains greater insight into the human condition, fascinating connections have come to light. In recent years, the focus on the gut biome, nutrition, brain function, and mental health has revealed complex interactions. These are changing the world of...

The Benefits of an Anti-Inflammatory Diet

The Benefits of an Anti-Inflammatory Diet

As time goes on, it's becoming ever more clear that inflammation impacts people's health. Increased inflammation is linked to a number of serious medical conditions, including Crohn's disease, asthma, and lupus. Metabolic syndrome, which includes conditions like type...

Why Nutrition is Essential in Fitness

Why Nutrition is Essential in Fitness

When it comes to optimal health, what someone eats is sometimes more important than the type of exercise performed. While daily exercise is a huge part of the fitness equation, proper nutrition is what ultimately affects our overall physical condition. In fact,...

The Benefits of Eating Seasonally

The Benefits of Eating Seasonally

Locally grown foods and farm-to-fork options are popular with families and individuals who want to eat nutrient-dense food that tastes good. Seasonal eating makes it possible to enjoy a variety of foods throughout the year and also offers additional benefits. Foods in...

Healthy Eating Tips for Busy People

Healthy Eating Tips for Busy People

According to a study published in 2017, people most prone to becoming entrenched in unhealthy eating habits are people with busy lifestyles. The study concluded that the busier a person is, the more prone they are to falling victim to unhealthy dietary habits....

How Much Protein Should You Be Eating?

How Much Protein Should You Be Eating?

Protein is one of the most crucial nutrients for the human body. If you don't have enough protein in your life, you health will critically suffer. Proteins are important because organs, tendons, skin, muscles, neurotransmitters, hormones and enzymes are made from...

How Much Water Do You Really Need Per Day?

How Much Water Do You Really Need Per Day?

Water is the source of all life. This is something that experts can confidently agree on. However, people seem to function on completely different amounts of water. So the question stands: how much water does the body actually need each day? The human body is made up...

The Importance of Sleep on Your Overall Health

The Importance of Sleep on Your Overall Health

All statistics and reports, worldwide, point to a sleep epidemic. According to one survey, not a single country’s sleep average is reported to meet or exceed the recommended 8 hours of sleep. Sleep is incredibly important for both our physical and mental health....

How to Prepare for a Fitness Challenge

How to Prepare for a Fitness Challenge

Without a goal in mind that amounts to more than changing the numbers on the bathroom scale, in today's instant-fix world it can be tough to commit to a long term fitness routine. For the competitively inclined there races that feature various fitness challenges which...