Know Your Omega Fatty Acids

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The word "fatty" deters many people from a lot of good foods they should be eating There are definitely bad fats Fatty arteries or fat-laden muscles are bad news Some fats, however, are not just positive; they are essential to proper function of your entire body At a cellular level they prevent disease and promote health in people of all ages It's never too late to increase your intake of these important nutrients Identify Omega Fatty Acids Watch for Omega 3 and Omega 6 fatty acids,

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Best Foods For Brain Function

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Foods and moods are frequently connected, but have you ever thought about the link between food and the other functions of your brain That mass of gray matter does more than tell you when to sleep and when to wake up It doesn't just help you remember your time tables and where you left your keys The best foods for brain function support all of that and more Brain at the Center This is your cognitive and command center Your brain functions so that you can see, speak, swallow, read,

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Food That Fosters Better Cardio Performance

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Activity and a healthy diet are the essential elements of a strong cardio system You get stronger when you work your heart Increased skill comes with confidence earned by repeating a move many times Eat well, don't smoke, and drink in moderation As for foods, which ones promote a strong cardio system and top cardio performance Heart as a Muscle We're talking about the heart here and how well it transports energy and oxygen around your body To do this effectively, the heart needs to be

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Body Mass Index

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North American adults are urged to find out what their Body Mass Index (BMI) is because this is supposed to be a better representation of healthy weight than weight alone Body Mass Index is a calculation involving weight and height and the result of this calculation tells you if you are within a healthy range, too high, or too low How to Work out BMI According to the experts, Body Mass Index is weight in kilograms over metric height squared When you divide your weight by your height, you

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Reticular Activating System

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The RAS, or Reticular Activating System, controls whether you are awake or asleep; focused or distracted An RAS working inadequately has been linked to mental health problems, learning disabilities, dementia and related conditions, and sleep disorders The Reticular Activating System, found in the brain stem, is present in all mammals Understanding it better could enable the mental and physical health communities to better treat certain conditions Better understanding in the public might

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Psychoneuroimmunology

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Here is a good Scrabble word for etymologists: psychoneuroimmunology It might sound like the sort of word only scholars would know, but take it apart and it is actually not all that hard to recognize the meaning of this esoteric topic "Psych" prefixes many labels which refer to emotional disturbance or its study: psychology, psychiatry, psychotherapy, psychopath, and psychosomatic, for example "Neuro" is a root referring to the brain, seen in words like neurologist, neurosurgeon,

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Heyday Footwear Review

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Darin Hager, owner and operator of Heyday Footwear, literally could not find a thing to wear That is, he was frustrated with the choice of shoes for people who work out at the gym Hager was dissatisfied with the athletic offerings on the market in the years preceding his company's launch in 2007 Since then he has built a brand and a name on the strength of sales made directly to customers Using this innovative sales technique to cut costs and provide the best footwear has enabled Hager and

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Natural Preservatives

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The natural ways of doing things with food have always been the best Convincing consumers and manufacturers of this fact is harder than it seems, but natural preservatives are plentiful They include many common household foods which sometimes cause problems of their own but are, in general, safer than synthetic preservatives Synthetic Preservatives in a Nutshell If you can't pronounce an ingredient or do not recognize it, the item is probably a chemical creation Studies have shown that

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Stress Reduction Tips

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At the risk of making you feel stressed-out, stress is a potential killer Stress can cause a heart attack, stroke, anxiety, depression, headaches, and more The good news is that most stress is external; that is, caused by things you can potentially control While you have no say in some aspects of life that make your heart race and your fists clench, it is possible to decide whether to let them get to you this way Stressful responses like anger are secondary emotions which can and should be

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Why You Should Stretch Before & After Exercise

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The active man or woman does not want to pause before running or cycling to stretch It's a pain to stop mid-way or afterwards to release tight muscles You know they will feel good after a long rest anyway, but there could be long-term consequences if you don't flex these muscles before and after working out Take some time to think about the benefits of stretching   A Chance to Circulate When you haven't been doing anything physical for a while, blood flow slows right down

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