Everyone at some point in life has felt stressed, stress can be considered part of life. All animals have stress response, which can save their lives.
The nerve chemicals and hormones released during stressful times, prepares the animal to face a threat or flee to safety.
However, with chronic stress, those same nerve chemicals that are life-saving in short bursts can suppress functions that aren’t needed for immediate survival. Your immunity is lowered and your digestive, excretory, and reproductive systems stop working normally. Once the threat has passed, other body systems act to restore normal functioning.
We all know how important it is to get regular exercise for ourselves, but it’s especially important for our kids. Exercise for kids has many benefits that include weight management and a healthy mental attitude. Find out how much exercise your kids need to grow up strong. Continue reading →
More than 8 million adults now have gout, a painful inflammatory form of arthritis in the joints, and it may be linked to the rising obesity rates for many Americans. During the last twenty years, numbers have soared to 8.3 million, a new study finds. Continue reading →
Big time sugar companies are taking a chapter from the book that tobacco companies have been using for years: deny any connection between their product and the obesity and diabetic epidemics present in the industrialized world. They use their political connections and deep pockets to insure product protection at the expense of your health. Continue reading →
With expanding waistlines over the past few decades can be due to food portion size. People these days eat much more than they used to and that means that more calories are being ingested that are not burned as quickly. The problem is that many of us have become so used to seeing food displayed in super size portions that we do not realize that it’s more than we need. Continue reading →
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