Cognitive Capacity Determines Successful Aging

Cognitive capacity and brain health have more to do with successful aging than one might think. Nowadays it’s not enough just to age gracefully.  The new goal is to age successfully.  Today millions of Americans are experiencing longer lives than ever before.  In fact, the percentage of Americans age 65 and older has more than tripled in the last 100 years, and now…

Best Supplements to Improve Brain Health

Most people don’t really think about brain health until they start to notice a decline in cognitive function, whether it’s forgetting an appointment or feeling brain fog after a busy day.  But there are many things you can start doing now to improve cognitive function from daily exercise to taking the right brain boosting supplement. Medical…

Short Walking Breaks Benefit Blood Pressure

According to a study published in the journal Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise, five minutes of strolling through the office — or just getting up and moving around when you work from home every thirty minutes — can significantly reduce both blood pressure and blood sugar. Researchers invited 11 healthy volunteers to go through five simulated…

Thyroid Health and Vitamin B-12

Energy levels and metabolism are two of the best indicators of health and wellness. To encourage both to be at their best, thyroid health and vitamin B-12 intake should be closely monitored. A sluggish thyroid, or hypothyroidism, may cause vitamin B-12 deficiency and lack of B-12 can further exacerbate the slow thyroid or negatively affect energy levels….

Three Simple Immune Boosting Strategies

When it comes to fighting illness, everyday precautions such as washing your hands often and avoiding sick people are key. But research suggests that there are other immune boosting strategies you can easily incorporate into your lifestyle that may help keep those germs at bay. From focusing on the food you eat to getting enough…

Yoga May Lower Your Heart Disease Risk

According to a review of yoga and cardiovascular disease published in the European Journal of Preventive Cardiology, yoga may help lower your heart disease risk as much as conventional exercise, such as walking. The studies in the review looked at different types of yoga, including both mild and more strenuous forms. The participants ranged in age and heart…

Reinvigorate Your Outdoor Workout

Spring has sprung and it’s time to get back outside and reinvigorate your outdoor workout.  Outdoor exercise provides benefits beyond what you would experience by completing that same workout indoors.  Exercising outdoors increases your exposure to sunlight, enhancing vitamin D production, which has been linked to improving mood, promoting bone health, boosting immune system function, and reducing inflammation. Four Outdoor Workouts…

Allergy Season Set to Arrive Early

The groundhog may have seen his shadow indicating six more weeks of winter, but many parts of the US are experiencing warmer than normal temperatures, meaning allergy season is set to arrive early. Instead of snow, many parts of the country have been plagued by days of rain and damp weather.  Rain carries mold and pollen… Read more »

Heart Health Requires Potassium

You probably know that February is American Heart Health Month.  But did you know that heart health requires potassium?  A hundred thousand times a day, potassium helps trigger your heart to squeeze blood through your body. It also helps your muscles to move, your nerves to function, and your kidneys to filter blood. Potassium doesn’t treat or prevent heart disease. But staying on top of your…

Diabetes in Heart Attack Patients

Diabetes and heart disease often go together. In fact, adults with diabetes are twice as likely to have a heart attack or stroke than those without it.  According to a recent study, at least 1 in 10 heart attack patients may have undiagnosed diabetes.  Researchers tested the A1C levels (a standard test to determine blood sugar… Read more »