As we approach the end of 2023, it’s more vital than ever to prioritize our health and wellness. A crucial part of this is ensuring we have a strong immune system. There are a multitude of ways you can bolster your immunity and prevent it from weakening. Implementing lifestyle changes such as eating a balanced […]
Zinc is a naturally occurring mineral and an essential nutrient for humans. Without adequate zinc daily, we can experience issues in our general health and wellness. In today’s post, we recap five major systems of the body that zinc plays a role in and what might occur if we don’t consume enough! Immune System Zinc […]
You agreed to play tennis this Saturday morning with your two closest friends. You’re a little nervous because it’s been a while since you lasted played and they’re regulars at the courts, so you decide to arrive a little early to warm up.
Besides shaking the dust and rust off your racket, taking the time to warm up is a fantastic idea for multiple reasons!
Why warm up before exercise?
While our muscles have the great ability to respond to changes in length and tension, they can get cold—both figuratively and literally speaking—if we’ve been sedentary, slow moving, or in a chilly environment whether for hours, days, weeks, or months.
Strains, sprains, and painfully sore muscles can be unfortunate causes of unprepared physical activity, especially for those with bone and joint conditions such as osteoarthritis or rheumatoid arthritis.
There’s really no other way to put it: your brain has everything to do with how you function every day. This bodily organ is a powerhouse that works non-stop, whether consciously or subconsciously, voluntarily or involuntarily.
When it comes to mental clarity, cognition, and energy, most of us know that it’s the brain isn’t “firing on all cylinders.” The good news is that we can eat foods to kick those synapses and neurotransmitters into action.
Here are five foods that will minimize brain fog and help you sharpen your brain for energy and focus.
Many of us grew up following common knowledge: when you feel like you’ve caught a cold, load up on Vitamin C.
We know that this post isn’t a perfect fit for our Hype or Healthy series–after all, we know that Vitamin C and the immune system is linked–but, after this season’s wave of common cold and flu viruses, it got us thinking…
What exactly is Vitamin C and how much of a role does it actually play in the prevention of the common cold?
Joint discomfort impacts millions of people in the United States and abroad. Chronic joint stiffness and achiness can become debilitating, particularly when it results in fatigue, weakness, and lack of range of motion.
For the lifelong athlete, lack of movement translates to a lack of play, fun, and wellbeing.
Aging is an inevitable process, but there are strategies and daily habits that can help you manage and support your joints and the quality of life you want.
Everyone is different, so try to see which tips and combinations offer you the best results.
Do you deal with morning stiffness or joint discomfort?
Stiff joints can occur in the morning due to a tough workout the day before, because of joint problems you have, or simply because you’re growing older. For most people, that stiffness eases up and goes away over time, but it’s no fun to deal with for the first hour or so.
There are a lot of tasks and responsibilities on your plate.
Your boss is demanding your project to be completed by the end of the month. Your kids have soccer practice, piano lessons, and play dates that you need to make sure they get on time. The weekly game night with friends is starting to turn into the monthly game night (if that). You’re having trouble sleeping at night, and you have this nagging feeling you’re going to forget to do something that just won’t go away no matter how many reminders you set or lists you make.