benefits of stretching

Benefits of Stretching + The Top 5 Stretches

Stretching before any exercising or fitness routine is vital. In fact, stretching is so vital that it should be incorporated as a way of life, every day, whether you are set to exercise or...
infused water benefits

Benefits of Infused Water Over Sports Drinks

It goes without saying that increasing your water intake can have many health benefits for your body. On average, it is suggested that the recommended daily water intake for an adult is 64 ounces....
Cardiorespiratory Endurance

Cardiorespiratory Endurance: What Is It and Why Should You Care?

Cardiorespiratory endurance is a measure of how well your heart, lungs and muscles work together to keep you active over long, extended periods of time. As you become more active and participate in exercises...
health gimmicks

Health Gimmicks: What You Need to Know

If you don't live under a rock, and you have social media, chances are you've heard of self-proclaimed products that promise significant weight loss and a new lease on life from your friends. Either...
vitamin d

Vitamin D Deficiency – More Dangerous Than We Thought?

Believe it or not, all vitamins play a vital role in the level of our health. Most often than not, people tend to take daily vitamins as a way to make sure they are...
umcka

Umcka: Nature’s Remedy for Colds, Bronchitis, Herpes Simplex, and more

Just before the 1900s, an Englishman traveling to South Africa had a serious respiratory illness. Charles Stevens, who needed to cure himself quickly, found himself seeking he help of a native tribal leader who...
Plantar Fasciitis

Physical Therapy for Plantar Fasciitis

Stabbing pain in the heel, that is usually worse in the morning, is usually one of the most inconveniencing symptoms of plantar fasciitis. Plantar fasciitis is characterized by inflamed tissue that connects the heel...
ashwagandha

Ashwagandha for Anxiety and Immunity

The sacred texts of Ayurveda in India predate those of Traditional Chinese Medicine. Because Ashwagandha is mentioned in Ayurveda, we know that its usage dates back about four thousand years. It is mentioned in...
elderberry

Elderberry: Nature’s Cure for the Flu

Across the world, elderberry has been part of many cultures and traditions throughout the ages. For example, in Celtic tradition, elderberry was held in quite high regard. One would carry elderberry to protect themselves...
long distance running

Negative Side Effects of Long Distance Running

Running regularly can have its fair share of rewards and benefits. Running can provide a good, full body workout, strengthen and tone muscles, burn calories and induce fat or weight loss, but as people...