Most of us have good intentions to eat healthy, but when life gets hectic, it’s easy to choose convenience over good nutrition. Since March is National Nutrition Month, it’s a good time to take an inventory of our eating habits and see where we can make some simple improvements.
Our bodies are complex and require a wide variety of nutrients in order to function well. But getting all of these nutrients in our everyday diet can be a challenge. In fact, research shows that vitamin and mineral insufficiencies are surprisingly common in the U.S. Here are 5 of the most common.
It's common for men to skip regular health checkups, especially if they feel fine. But this gets riskier as you get older. Once you reach a certain age, the probability of having a health issue increases sigficantly. The sooner you catch it, the better your chances at turning things around.
Autumn is a great time of year to take your exercise outdoors. The temperature is cooler, the sun is bright, and you can enjoy the beautiful fall colors and crisp, fresh air before winter comes. Skip the gym membership and try these outdoor exercises that are perfect for fall.
Our body relies on vitamins and minerals to keep our health at optimal levels. This is true, regardless of our age but when we get older, our risk for deficiencies increases for a number of reasons. Perhaps the primary reason is an inability of the body to absorb the nutrients from the food we eat. [...]
The ocean provides us with many things that can be beneficial to our health. This includes Astaxanthin, a reddish pigment that occurs in salmon, shrimp, and other sea creatures. Astaxanthin may have a number of health benefits for humans, including healthier skin, heart health,and more.
If you live in the southeastern United States, you are likely familiar with a native palm, the saw palmetto (Serenoa repens). The berries from the plant are used in supplements to help balance hormone levels, prevent male hair loss, and improve prostate health. Here are 5 reasons to take saw palmetto.