Nutrition as it applies to our daily lives means that we take in what we need to maintain our body’s healthy state. Nutrition has become an important word thanks to the involvement of the USDA in our daily food requirements, and the FDA’s involvement in determining what is and is not dangerous for us to consume. But what is our responsibility in the nutrition game? Do we understand what our nutritional requirements are, how to fulfill those requirements, and how to look for real nut ...
Before we begin talking about the benefits of acupuncture, let’s discuss about the origins of acupuncture. It was first used in China over 2000 years ago, and is one of the oldest medical procedures in the world. It is a family of procedures that stimulates the anatomy of the body and helps to balance the energy flow throughout the body. It is this kind of acupuncture that is practiced in the United Sates today, through the use of tiny, metallic needles placed in affected areas and manipulate ...
Are You Fit?
Fitness refers to ability of the body to function with vigor and alertness. Nutrition refers to the nurturing of our body, in our ability to keep it healthy and functioning as it is supposed to do. Our ability to provide the body with all the necessary food, vitamins, and minerals so that we continue to thrive in our daily life processes. But do we know if we are really fit? How do we tell? First, you might want to look at your exercise habits, if there are any. If there aren’t a ...
We don’t often think of the chiropractor until some part of our body isn’t functioning as it should, most often our back. But what about chiropractic care for the well individual? Is it a benefit to the well person, to visit a chiropractor when really nothing is wrong? You bet it’s a benefit and here’s why. The very nature of chiropractic care is the belief in the body’s own healing properties. Quite often, we can have small problems in one area of our body, and not even realize it ...
Wellness of the body occurs when all the body processes, physical and mental are functioning as the peak levels. What does it take to achieve a complete body wellness? It requires more than simply taking a trip to the gym, or a walk in the park. To evaluate our state of wellness, we must establish the goals we achieve through being well. We make our lives more enriched and easier to live. We are able to reap the benefits of well thought out plans of diet and exercise many years into ...
There are many words today associated with fitness. Many of those terms are new for readers, and some of the terms are interchangeable between fitness, wellness, and health. So let’s take a minute to explain some of the terms you may see from time to time. Fitness is defined differently from different sources, but the overall meaning of fitness is our ability to function with vigor and alertness throughout the course of our day to day responsibilities. Fitness refers to the ...
Years ago people didn''t know what it takes to keep your heart healthy for life. Genetics plays a part, but even people who are genetically predisposed to heart disease can follow some lifestyle changes to increase the likelihood that a heart attack will never be in their cards. It''s been know by everyone for a long time that smoking can wreak havok on your health and is more than a major contributor to lung cancer. It also is bad for the heart. Chemicals contained in the smoke irritat ...
High Blood Pressure
High Blood pressure is a widespread problem and one of the most common health problems in the United States. While everyone has blood pressure, higher than normal (or in some cases, lower than normal) blood pressure can be a health risk. Regular blood pressure is the force that is exerted on the blood vessels and heart by the flowing motion of the blood. It has two basic components – systolic pressure, which is the maximum pressure in the arteries when the heart is actively pumping blood and dia ...
Why are people in some cultures living longer than others? Do they have secrets to leading a long, healthy life? Well, not exactly. They just seem like secrets because most of us aren''t employing them, even though most of us already know what they are. Healthy diet, healthy lifestyle, exercise, positive outlook, faith, family and companionship. When it comes to diet, the best things for all of us are fresh vegetables, whole grains, and fresh fruits. Beans are good for you too, and nuts ...
Our collective health is declining more so today then ever before. Americans are especially becoming concerned about what they eat, and if they''re not, they should be. So much of our available food is processed. This is not to our advantage. We want foods that are organic and free of hormones, GMOs, and antibiotics. These additives certainly can take a toll on our bodies over time. The good news is that more and more healthy food is becoming available. The bad news is that it can cost you an arm ...
Are You Fit?
High Blood Pressure