Exercise and Fitness

Japanese Doctor Confirms Health Benefits of Working Out Less, But More Intensely

Posted by on April 12, 2013 in Exercise and Fitness with 2 Comments
Japanese Doctor Confirms Health Benefits of Working Out Less, But More Intensely

Dr. Mercola: Researchers have repeatedly confirmed the superior health benefits of High-Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) compared to traditional and typically performed aerobic workouts. High-intensity interval-type training gives a natural boost to human growth hormone (HGH) production—which is essential for optimal health, strength and vigor—and has been shown to significantly improve insulin sensitivity, boost fat loss, and increase muscle growth.

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The Transformative Power of Spring

The Transformative Power of Spring

Ever since I’ve been a student of Ayurveda, I’ve begun paying more attention to the nuances of the seasons. It has changed my life so profoundly that frankly, I want everyone else to jump on board! Just the simple act of aligning with Mother Nature can reverse health issues, balance relationships, combat depression and anxiety, and help us lead a more purposeful life.

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BEET Your Way Back To A Healthier Body

Posted by on March 23, 2013 in Exercise and Fitness, Food, Drink & Nutrition with 1 Comment
BEET Your Way Back To A Healthier Body

In an era where clever marketing has transformed exotic berries, tubers and plant extracts from geographically distant regions into “super foods,” ostensibly better (and that much more expensive!) than culinary standards found at your local supermarket, e.g. garlic, onion, and kale, we should be reminded that the true nutritional super heroes are too busy performing anonymous feats of healing to garnish that kind of attention.

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Kapha Season: Combating Seasonal Depression and Weight Gain

Kapha Season: Combating Seasonal Depression and Weight Gain

According to Ayurveda, the 5,000 year-old system of mind, body, and spirit holistic health, if you’re anywhere in the world where winter is transitioning into spring, it’s Kapha season. The earth is damp and it’s no coincidence that the elements associated with Kapha are water and earth.

While every living thing, whether plant, animal or human, is comprised of all five elements–ether, air, fire, water and earth–there is usually a predominance of one or two elements in each individual’s constitution. Ayurveda refers to this as your dosha, or biological humor. Today I’m focusing on the Kapha dosha so that we can strive to stay in balance during Kapha season. Kapha dosha is slow, steady, heavy, oily, cold and soft. It is responsible for structure (earth) and lubrication (water) in the body. A healthy immune system depends on Kapha.

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97% of Americans Have Unhealthy Hearts – Here are 7 Solutions

Posted by on February 27, 2013 in Exercise and Fitness, Food, Drink & Nutrition, Health with 0 Comments
97% of Americans Have Unhealthy Hearts – Here are 7 Solutions

According to a study published in the Journal of the American Heart Association, 97% of Americans have poor heart health. Take control and boost heart health by eating organic, exercising, and consuming plenty of healthful foods.

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Sitting All Day Is Killing You – It’s Time to Stand Up For Health

Posted by on February 3, 2013 in Exercise and Fitness, Health with 13 Comments
Sitting All Day Is Killing You – It’s Time to Stand Up For Health

According to researchers, sitting is associated with an increased risk of diabetes, heart disease, and death. The strongest correlation between sitting and disease is with the risk of type 2 diabetes. What’s more, sitting strikes approximately 92,000 people each year with avoidable cancer, namely colon and breast cancer.

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Exercise and the Ever-Smarter Human Brain

Posted by on January 3, 2013 in Exercise and Fitness with 0 Comments
Exercise and the Ever-Smarter Human Brain

An emerging theory suggests that physical activity may have helped to make early humans smarter.

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