The best stretches you probably aren’t doing

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Doing stretches is boring and you don’t need to do it. If it were really good for you, everyone would be doing it, right?” This way of thinking is prevalent in society, but when you see people losing range of motion and the ability to stand up straight, you have to wonder if doing stretches […]

Exercises to achieve strong feet and ankles

exercises for feet and ankles

Everyone knows that a structure built on a weak foundation is not sturdy, but most people don’t realize this principle applies to the human body. Weak feet and ankles create instability, leading to poor posture and slow movements. Performing exercises to make feet stronger and more flexible will enhance sports performance, improve balance, increase range […]

Best Exercises to Build Core Strength

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Ask most people what core exercises are and you’ll likely get an answer pertaining to six-pack abs. In reality, working one’s core has little to do with muscle definition and everything to do with preventing core stability of the torso and the spine in particular. If you allow the muscles that support the spine to […]

When is the best time to take supplements?

More than fifty percent of adults in the United States take dietary supplements, but many people don’t consider the best time to take supplements. Among the most popular supplements – including multivitamins, B-complex vitamins, calcium, and vitamins C, D, and E – are ones that offer more benefits when taken in the morning while others […]

Are you sitting your way to heart disease?

man sitting on couch reading a book at home - active vs sedentary lifestyle - heart disease

Most people consider that getting in a few workouts a week and meeting standard exercise guidelines for general health lowers their risk of heart disease and other killers linked to a sedentary lifestyle. But not everyone agrees that the time you spend sweating at the gym is independent of how much time you spend on […]

Hum your way to better health

Looking for better health? Humming may be one of the simplest, most natural things a person can do, yet the benefits are surprisingly far reaching. Whether humming your favorite tune or humming the sound “Om,” the activity could help your heart, your stress level and your sinuses, and reduce risk for heart attack, stroke and […]

Herbs that alleviate menstrual cramps

(Health Secrets) Almost all women experience menstrual cramps, even if their premenstrual symptoms are relatively mild. It’s normal to feel pain in the lower abdomen as well as in the lower back and even as far down as the thighs. An excess of the hormone-like substances called prostaglandins could be the cause behind these cramps. Prostaglandins […]

Improve indoor air quality with these natural cleaning products

Research by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has found that indoor air quality is two to five times as bad as the air outdoors or even more. In some instances, it has been shown to be more than 100 times worse. Air pollutants indoors are considered one of the top five public health threats. These […]

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