With the modern day conveniences of transportation, you don’t have to live in the tropics to enjoy the health benefits of tropical fruits and plants. All you need is a way to get to your local grocery store or farmers market to gather up the heart healthy nutrients of these colorful and exotic sweets from Mother Nature. Continue reading
More than ever, we are being encouraged to take care of our bodies, eat right, getting plenty of rest and exercise. For many people, they are trying to figure out how that fits into their busy lives. Not everyone can afford a personal trainer or a fancy gym membership, so they opt for something that will keep their body, and their budget, in good shape. You can find them lacing up their sneakers and heading out to hike the unbeaten paths or run along a back-country road.
But with all the miles under their belt, one has to wonder which is better for your health—walking or running? Which has the most health benefits? Which burns the most calories? Which helps you lose the weight?
Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans provides science-based guidance to help Americans aged 6 and older improve their health through appropriate physical activity. Developed with health professionals and policymakers in mind, the Guidelines can help you. Continue reading
Man’s best friend is always there after a difficult day, you can feel the love. There’s years of research that shows that living with a dog provides certain health benefits. Continue reading
Yoga is considered a mind-body type of complementary and alternative medicine practice. Yoga brings together physical and mental disciplines to achieve peacefulness of body and mind, helping you relax and manage stress and anxiety. Continue reading
With the cost of employee health care benefits expected to increase in 2012 at more than twice the rate of inflation, large U.S. employers are planning to have workers share more of the cost, according to a survey by the National Business Group on Health, a nonprofit association of 329 mostly large U.S. employers. Continue reading