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Flexibility - What's Best?

Flexibility training should be a part of each workout. Your warm up and cool down are prime times to concentrate on flexibility.   Becoming more flexible aids performance, prevents injury, increases circulation, lengthens tight muscles and removes waste from your system. It’s important to warm up before you stretch, so that you slowly raise your heart rate, by which you’ll increase circulation and oxygenation of muscles, speed up nerve impulses, warm and lubricate muscles, ligaments and joints.

Health Law Requires Labeling of Fast Food

Back in 2008 the New York City Board of Health approved a version of law that required fast-food outlets to display calorie counts on their menus. The hope is that if consumers know that a Whopper has 670 calories and a caramel Frappucino has 380, they might seek healthier options.
 
The question is - has it been a good idea? Have fast-food consumers in New York City made the shift toward ordering healthier, less calorically dense food?
 
It seems to be working

The Laughing Workout?

We've all laughed until we've cried, or had laughing fits so strong our stomach hurt. As it turns out, laughing can give you a physical and emotional workout--found to increase blood flow, relieve stress and strengthen the immune system.
 

The Most Powerful Contributor to Your Health

Turns out Nature IS a healer.

 
That’s right. It’s called, biophilia. The “biophilia effect” is applied to this deep connection we humans have to nature. Semantically, it means "love of life” and the theory states that we are endowed with a genetic link to nature that has evolved from our early human ancestors whose existence and survival were synonymous with the natural environment.
 
Nature for Health

For Stong Bones Get Your Vitamin D

Vitamin D is getting a lot of attention these days, and for good reason.

Vitamin D has been shown to cut the risk of certain cancers by 40%, as well as prevent osteopenia and osteoporosis.
 

In a Harvard study of 47,000 men, it was reported that vitamin D reduced the risks of cancers of the digestive system by 43%. In  another study from UC San Diego, a daily dose of vitamin D showed to reduce the risk of breast cancer by 50%.
 

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