How Exercise Can Reduce Your Risk of Developing Alzheimer's Disease

How Exercise Can Reduce Your Risk of Developing Alzheimer's Disease

When you exercise, endorphins are released into your bloodstream. The “feel-good” hormones can elevate your mood, which is why many people regularly exercise. However, a new study found that exercising also produces another hormone, one that may improve memory and protect against Alzheimer’s disease.

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Best Exercises for Your Brain

Best Exercises for Your Brain

Being healthy is not just focusing on the physical side of things, you have to stimulate your brain as well if you want to live a long, healthy and prosperous life. Exercise will have a serious positive effect on bulking up your brain.
But what type of exercise is most effective? Is it weight training, high intensity interval training or endurance exercise, like running?

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Chew Your Food or Swallow a Pill?

Chew Your Food or Swallow a Pill?

Nothing can substitute eating a well-balanced, healthy diet for an adequate supply of vitamins to fulfill the nutritional needs of the body. The pills and supplements industry continues to tell us different reasons why we need to consume them, but these can never take the place of food!

We are told we need them to stay healthy and could be harmed if we do not take them. However, it’s not wise for a person to become wholly dependent on these supplements for the supply of vitamins and nutrients the body requires for proper functioning. It is therefore important to be wary of the profit-driven supplement industry when making health-related decisions.

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Do you know Tabata?

Do you know Tabata?

You've probably heard of High Intensity Interval Training. And you've probably heard of Tabata. But what is a Tabata? Tabata is a 16 minute workout developed by a researcher in Japan named Dr Tabata, of course. It's 4 exercises that are each 4 minutes in length intervals of 20 second on and 10 second off. These are all exercises that can be done at home to increase your strength and speed.

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How to Choose the Best Mattress for Spinal Support

How to Choose the Best Mattress for Spinal Support

Ashely Little, our friend over at Mattress Advisor , wrote us this great article on helpful tips for choosing the best mattress for your spine. You spend a significant portion of your life in your bed. It’s important to choose a mattress that will best support you and not be a detriment to your health!

“We think about our posture during the day while we’re sitting and standing, but it’s not something we can be conscious of in our sleep. Keeping correct posture is vital to protecting our back, neck, and joints from strain. How are we supposed to take care of that while we sleep?

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