Why Weight Loss Plans Should Include Micronutrients

                        This post was adopted from Reliv International and was written by Tina Van Horn, Reliv Product Marketing Specialist. Most weight loss plans focus on reducing caloric intake of macronutrients (protein, fat and carbohydrates) and increasing caloric expenditure through exercise, leading to an energy […]

4 Golden Rules for Greener Health

                      Living green means we recycle, create less waste, and use fewer resources. These are all important ways to protect the environment. But what are you doing to green up your health? A healthy environment and a healthy lifestyle go hand in hand! Don’t pollute […]

Nectarines: A Smart Summer Snack

                        This post was adopted from Reliv International Summer is a fabulous time of year, not only for warmer weather but for the variety of delicious fruits that hit the supermarkets. The nectarine is one of those sweet and juicy fruits that provide a […]

5 Tips to Help You Concentrate on Concentrating

This post was adopted from Reliv International. Ever find yourself thinking one million thoughts at once? You’re not alone. We are constantly trying to multitask and cram too many things into one little day — or even one little moment. Many of us struggle with getting anything done because we can’t focus. Stop the craze! These simple […]

Helpful Weight Loss Hints

This post was adopted from Reliv International Sticking to a weight loss goal is never easy, and keeping the weight off once you’ve lost it can be an even bigger challenge. Living a healthy life means eating right, exercising and taking care of ourselves. It requires being healthy in mind, body and spirit. For results […]

What you Need to Know About Vitamin B6

                        Benefits of Vitamin B6 Vitamin B6 (or pyridoxine) is involved in the process of making serotonin and norepinephrine, which are chemicals that transmit signals in the brain. It is needed for protein and carbohydrate metabolism, the formation of red blood cells and is […]

Don’t Make the Mistake of Missing Breakfast

“I don’t have time for breakfast.” Does this sound like you? We’ve all been guilty of putting our morning meals at the bottom of the priority list; typically somewhere between getting the kids ready for school and running late for the train. While the odd missed breakfast might seem innocent enough, you’re actually missing out […]

Power Up Your Performance

  According to the Mayo Clinic, strength training can help you preserve and enhance your muscle mass at any age. The experts at the Mayo Clinic Sports Medicine Center assert that strength training offers many benefits: ● Manage weight. Muscles act as the “engine” to burn calories more efficiently. The more toned your muscles, the […]

Get Fit as a Family

If you’ve noticed that the kids have become TV watching zombies or your spouse is permanently connected to a smartphone, it’s time to get fit as a family! There’s never been a better time to start sharing the benefits of exercising with your loved ones. Benefits of Family Exercise The calorie-burning, cardiovascular improvements, and the […]

Starting the New Year right!

How many times has this scenario played out? It’s almost January. You make the resolution to eat less, exercise more and finally lose that weight – once and for all. New Year’s resolutions are fun to make but extremely difficult to maintain. Research shows that only 8 per cent of those who make resolutions in […]

IBS Awareness and the Fibre Connection

Although the causes of Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) are unknown, the symptoms and side effects have become all too familiar for many. IBS, which affects mostly younger women, can cause abdominal cramps, constipation, diarrhea and misery for those affected. Between 7 and 10 percent of people in the world have IBS, but many don’t see […]

10 Ways to Prevent & Care for Sports Injuries

As we gear up for summer sports, outdoor activities and tank top weather, let’s keep these points in mind to keep our bodies injury free. Arm slings and knee braces don’t go well with shorts. 1. Get in shape before you play the sport. Work up to it. Instead of shocking your body in an […]

Enjoy the Christmas pudding without looking like one!

The giving season has arrived! Christmas music rules the radio, wreaths dress our doors and Christmas trees glow bright. As families prepare for this year’s holiday season, kitchens everywhere will begin to smell of cinnamon, Christmas cake and every dangerously sweet treat we avoided so carefully all year long. For many, the holidays are an […]

The single-most important thing you should do every morning

Breakfast. It’s essential to kick start the day and a proper breakfast provides the nutrients and energy the body needs to begin its daily activities as it replenishes the fuel reserves that have been used over night. While we sleep, the body keeps working to maintain its vital functions such as a steady body temperature, […]