Monthly Archives: June 2015

Disruptive Sleep May Cause Increased Food Intake

Less sleep, especially disruptive sleep, may be linked to excessive food intake.¬† And excessive food intake may cause obesity and other potential health problems, such as diabetes, heart disease and other long-term issues. A new study published in The Journal of Health Psychology concluded that sleep affects all the biological, emotional, cognitive and environment factors […]

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Half of US Adolescents are Dehydrated

A new article published in the Journal of Public Health reported that more than half of US adolescents and teens are dehydrated, most likely because they aren’t drinking enough water. This may pose serious physical¬† health risks since water is essential for circulation, metabolism, temperature regulation, and waste removal. Dehydration is also associated with reduced […]

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The Importance of Being Flexible

Flexibility is often under-used and under-rated in both the fitness industry and in life in general. Physically, a person’s flexibility refers to the ability of a joint to move through its full range of motion. It is important to attain a full range of motion to perform activities of daily living and to reduce the […]

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Stand Up for Better Health

Most people who work in office jobs spend the majority of their day sitting with few breaks. In fact, a new study in the British Sports Journal found that 65-70% of office working hours are spent sitting at a desk, especially for prolonged periods of time.¬† The investigators published a consensus statement recommending that desk […]

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Supplement of the Month: Berberine

What is Berberine and where is it found? Berberine is a naturally occurring alkaloid chemical found in certain plants, such as goldenseal, goldthread, phellodendron, Oregon grape, and tree tumeric. It has frequently been used in Ayurvedic and Chinese herbal medicines for its anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial, and sedative effects plus its beneficial effects on the cardiovascular system. […]

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