7 Enticing Health Benefits of Chia Seeds

Written by Kris Gunnars, BSc Chia seeds may be small, but they’re incredibly rich in nutrients. A staple in the ancient Aztec and Maya diets, these seeds have been touted for their health benefits for centuries. The antioxidants, minerals, fiber, and omega-3 fatty acids in chia seeds may promote heart health, support strong bones, and improveContinue reading “7 Enticing Health Benefits of Chia Seeds”

What’s an Unhealthy Gut? How Gut Health Affects You

Written by Megan Dix, RN, BSN  The gut microbiome The incredible complexity of the gut and its importance to our overall health is a topic of increasing research in the medical community. Numerous studies in the past two decades have demonstrated links between gut health and the immune system, mood, mental health, autoimmune diseases, endocrine disorders, skinContinue reading “What’s an Unhealthy Gut? How Gut Health Affects You”

What Are the Top 12 Benefits of Swimming?

Written by Ashley Marcin Overview You may have heard that experts recommend adults get 150 minutes of moderate activity or 75 minutes of vigorous activity each week. Swimming is an excellent way to work your entire body and cardiovascular system. An hour of swimming burns almost as many calories as running, without all the impact on your bonesContinue reading “What Are the Top 12 Benefits of Swimming?”

What Type of Diet is Best for You?

By Mark Weeks Whether you intend to lose weight, gain muscle, or simply live a healthier, more sustainable life, one’s diet is typically the largest consideration and stressor. The options are endless, and it can oftentimes be overwhelming to figure out which path to choose. Do you go the low-carb route or the fasting route?Continue reading “What Type of Diet is Best for You?”

Walking: Trim your waistline, improve your health

By Mayo Clinic Staff Can you really walk your way to fitness? You bet! Get started today. Know the benefits Physical activity doesn’t need to be complicated. Something as simple as a daily brisk walk can help you live a healthier life. For example, regular brisk walking can help you: Maintain a healthy weight andContinue reading “Walking: Trim your waistline, improve your health”

Seven ways to build your physical stamina

Exercise is one of the best ways to make yourself feel better, but you also need the energy levels to do it. Here are some simple steps to take. 1. Make sure you exercise It may seem counterintuitive, but exercising more when you are low on energy or stamina could actually help in the longContinue reading “Seven ways to build your physical stamina”

13 Foods That Could Lower Your Risk of Cancer

Written by Rachael Link, MS, RD What you eat can drastically affect many aspects of your health, including your risk of developing chronic diseases like heart disease, diabetes and cancer. The development of cancer, in particular, has been shown to be heavily influenced by your diet. Many foods contain beneficial compounds that could help decrease theContinue reading “13 Foods That Could Lower Your Risk of Cancer”

8 Things Healthy People Do Every Single Day

Alexa Tucker is a freelance writer and editor based in Denver, Colorado. She covers all things health and wellness including fitness, nutrition, and general health, as well as travel, beauty, and lifestyle.  Dietitians and trainers not only help other people live their~best lives~, but they’re pretty good about incorporating healthy habits into their daily lives,Continue reading “8 Things Healthy People Do Every Single Day”

10 ways to control high blood pressure without medication

By making these 10 lifestyle changes, you can lower your blood pressure and reduce your risk of heart disease.By Mayo Clinic If you’ve been diagnosed with high blood pressure, you might be worried about taking medication to bring your numbers down. Lifestyle plays an important role in treating your high blood pressure. If you successfullyContinue reading “10 ways to control high blood pressure without medication”