Many people look forward to living a long life. But it’s hard to find someone who isn’t concerned with the physical symptoms that come with aging, from wrinkles to joint pain. In fact, a recent study found that habitual sunbathers are more likely to kick their habit at the threat [...]
1. Mind your antioxidants Known as the body’s “master” antioxidant, glutathione (GSH) combats free radicals and helps support immunity, the gastrointestinal and nervous systems, and more. Your body is most vulnerable to oxidative insult when you wake up—especially if you had a drink the night before, since the body uses [...]
If everyone used the excuse that they’re just too busy to work out, no one would be fit.
Everyone loves snacks – they often help us get through the toughest days.
Since 1976, when the Okinawa Centenarian Study began peering into the lives of the longest-lived, their lives have become valuable guides, pointing researchers toward some surprising revelations. With roughly 50 centenarians per 100,000 (as much as five times more than in the United States), Okinawa has been the epicenter for [...]
Strategy #1 – Trim calories Among the many strategies for living longer and avoiding disease, calorie restriction has perhaps the strongest scientific backing: more than 1,000 animal and human studies conducted during the past 80 years. Research shows cellular benefits from calorie restriction start to kick in with just a [...]
Are you getting enough quality sleep? One of the biggest contributors to early aging is poor-quality sleep, according to Andrea Purcell, ND, Portal to Healing Naturopathic Clinic, Costa Mesa, CA. “Many people go to bed with lights on or surrounded by ambient light, which can interfere with sleep schedules and [...]
You know that feeling. You just had a very large, very filling dinner and you feel you couldn’t possibly eat one more bite of anything. But slowly, you get the feeling that something’s missing – something sweet.
A new report titled “Effects of high-protein diets on fat-free mass and muscle protein synthesis following weight loss: a randomized controlled trial” published in The FASEB Journal, found that increased protein protects against muscles during diet and weight loss. Doubling the recommended daily allowance of protein intake could help to [...]
Stretching feels good when you have tight muscles because it increases blood flow, but it’s also important for flexibility, range of motion and reduced risk of a muscle strain.