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The Power of Vitamin C

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Looking and feeling good is an important part of day to day life. When you look and feel your best, everything seems to come together. While you can wear a nice outfit or make yourself look good on the outside, you also need to take care of the inside as well. It’s a proven fact that no matter how good you look on the outside, if you feel bad on the inside, it will show.

For many people, their dietary restrictions or even allergies don’t allow them to get all the vitamins and nutrients they need on a daily basis. So for many, taking vitamins and nutritional supplements is a requirement in order to get the nutrients their bodies need. One of the Vitamins many people take is Vitamin C.

Vitamin C is a water soluble vitamin. As human beings, our bodies don’t produce Vitamin C there… Continue reading

Taking Time to Free Your Mind

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Each and every day we find ourselves constantly on the go. This seems to happen from the time our feet hit the ground in the morning until we put them back to bed at night. Today more than ever, life is fast paced. We seem to be everywhere and nowhere all at the same time.

If you’re working then you know the chaos that can quickly ensue at your job. One minute everything will seem calm and normal and then out of nowhere the bottom falls out and you are running around like a chicken with your head cut off. Then it’s home to the family where dinner has to be prepared, the kids need help with their homework, the house needs some work done and then when that is all done, then you can finally go to bed. This could happen at 9 p.m. or 3… Continue reading

Sleep Is Important to Your Bodies Overall Health

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Sleep is essential to our overall health. Many people will say that they don’t require hardly any sleep while others say that they require a lot. There is one common factor no matter who you are and that is that “everyone” has to sleep. While some may get more than others and some may function on only a few hours, the thing they have in common is that at some point, they all get some sleep.

Our bodies require sleep in order to function properly. During sleep our bodies rests and refuels itself so that you are ready to get up and go again. Our body produces Melatonin in the pineal gland of our brain. When our mind and eyes begin to register that it is going from daytime to nighttime, Melatonin is released. As we get older, our bodies begin to produce less Melatonin which is… Continue reading

Preparing to Become a Runner

 

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Staying physically fit is important to your overall health and well-being. For many, running is great way to not only stay physically fit but to also give your cardiovascular system a boost. If you’ve never been a runner, you can’t simply jump into it. Doing so can literally send your body into shock and can be detrimental and even fatal.

The first step is to check with your doctor to make sure that you are physically able to begin a running and workout regimen. In order to become a runner, you have to take baby steps and work your way up. This means you are going to have to slowly train your body, heart and lungs to adapt to running. For many this may mean walking at first. You can start out on a slow walk for 30 minutes a day or set yourself up on… Continue reading

Top Five Healthy Habits for Extending Your Life

by: Jonny Bowden, PhD, CNS

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Let’s be honest- if you could find the recipe for a long, robust life of optimal health and vibrant energy, you’d probably discover that it has a lot more than five ingredients. People who maintain phenomenal health well into their ninth and tenth decades probably do a whole lot of things differently than the average person. That said, you can’t go wrong cultivating the following five habits. Every one has been shown to have a significant connection to either a longer or a healthier life- sometimes both.

This, after all, is what we’re after.

Stay connected. Study after study demonstrates that people who maintain strong personal and social connections have better health outcomes than people who don’t. Stay involved. Even caring for an inanimate object can actually extend your life and boost immunity. In one study, a group of nursing home… Continue reading

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