Dangers Of Obesity: How Obesity Can Harm Your Health

There are many serious health issues that can be caused by obesity. Your weight can directly affect your health. Obesity And Diabetes When you are significantly overweight, you have a much higher risk of developing diabetes. Obesity increases your risk of insulin resistance. It is more difficult for your body to control your blood sugar levels. Obesity And Cardiovascular Health Obesity increases your...

What is the Best Trick to Unlock Your Hip Flexors in 2017?

Hip Flexor FYI
Do you ever do sit ups with your feet hooked in?  When you do this, do you feel an odd pinch?  Well, that's normal. It's your hip flexors!  The hip flexor is made up of a group of 12 muscles that historically are used too much, as well as having the tendency to become shorter due to sitting idle. Most...

The 4 Best Hip Flexor Stretches

Hip flexor Stretches
If you don't know how important your hip flexors are, you are seriously behind the eight ball.  There isn't a muscle group in your body that is more important as you age than your hip flexors. A quick look at the news this week reveals how many athletes are hit with an issue involving their hip flexors.  Here is a...

Best Foods To Burn Fat And Build Muscle

Whether your goal is to improve your body, your health, or both, physical fitness starts by burning fat and building muscle. Regardless of how much time you put into working out, or what your exercise routines consist of, when you want to burn fat and build muscle consider the types of food you eat. Protein In Your Diet Your balanced diet...

Boxing Is The Best Most Entertaining Cardio Workout Ever – And The Time Flies

I have been looking to pick up my cardio game, and I just can't say enough about boxing. It is by far the best and most entertaining cardio workout ever! I'm not talking about the sparring aspect, but just the techniques and workout themselves. Greg has mentioned how he loves Jiu Jitsu, and I imagine it is for the same...

Understanding Hip Flexor Pain Symptoms

Hip Flexor Graphic
Many people pose the question "what exactly are hip flexors used for?"  The answer is simple:  they allow you to bend at the waist and life your knees.  It's important to know that if you strain these muscles, you can be in severe pain.  It can happen very suddenly, and today I'll talk about the symptoms of hip flexor...

Guest Editorial: What Happened When We Questioned a Prescription for Levofloxacin

This is a post about the potential dangers of a specific prescription drug (Levaquin, aka Levofloxacin) that my husband was prescribed today (June 11, 2017). I’m writing this as a guest post – not to tell you not to take this drug, but to tell you about today’s incident, and why you – the consumer – need to be aware...

Foods That Exacerbate Inflammation

Inflammation can worsen auto-immune conditions such as arthritis. When inflammation causes your body to consistently produce immune cells, it may result in heart disease or cancer. These conditions are only some examples of why inflammation is dangerous, and why you should make healthy food choices to avoid it. Sugar Sugar increases inflammation in your body. It is not enough to avoid...

The Dangers Of Dehydration

The complications of dehydration can range from discomfort to serious medical conditions, and, in the most severe cases, death. For the sake of your health, take steps to avoid dehydration, and deal with it immediately if it does occur. What Is Dehydration? Dehydration occurs when your body's output of fluid is greater than the amount of fluid you consume. When you...

How To Improve And Maintain Heart Health

A healthy heart can lengthen your lifespan and improve your overall quality of life. Heart health should be one of your top priorities. Avoid Tobacco Every type of tobacco can be harmful to your heart. The chemicals can damage your blood vessels and your heart. While there is no form of tobacco use that is safe for your heart, smoking is...

Benefits Of Adding Fresh Lemon Juice To Your Water

When you want a refreshing drink, add lemon juice to your water. It can provide a number of health benefits. Lemon Juice Has Nutrients Important nutrients you will have include Vitamin C and potassium. Vitamin C boosts the immune system, and helps you resist the common cold. Potassium is useful for heart health, nerve function, and brain health. There are many...

Health Benefits Of Drinking Enough Water Every Day

Most people have been told since childhood to drink at least 8 glasses of water every day. Unless your personal physician has made a different recommendation due to a medical issue, there are reasons to follow this advice. Drink Water To Avoid Dehydration Dehydration is more than bothersome. When your body becomes dehydrated, it can be dangerous. Even minor dehydration can...

Does Active Sweating Cleanse The Body Better Than Stationary Sweating?

Sweating is the most natural way to cleanse your body. As there are different types of sweating, you may be wondering which example will provide the best results. How Sweating Cleanses Your Body When you sweat, a variety of toxins and other substances leave your body through your pores. It also improves your blood circulation and increases your metabolism. Sweating through...

Is It Possible To Improve Your Vision Naturally?

Good eyesight is essential for a quality life. There are natural ways to improve your vision, and increase your chance of lifelong eye health. Your Diet And Your Eyes There are some nutrients that are especially useful for your eyes. Some vitamins help your eyesight. Dark green leafy vegetables are rich in Vitamin A. Citrus fruits are good sources of Vitamin...