It’s been said that “you are what you eat.” Although this may not be entirely true, the foods you eat can affect your brain health, which can in turn affect your memory and behavior. That’s why it’s so important to eat healthy brain food.
If you have high cholesterol, the bad news is that you’re at greater risk of heart disease. The good news is, there are things you can do to lower your cholesterol and manage that risk.
When’s the last time you had your breasts checked? If you’re like many women, it’s been too long. Many of us put routine checkups and appointments on hold during the height of the Covid 19 pandemic.
When you think of how to beat breast cancer, pumping weights probably isn’t the first activity that comes to mind. But strength training workouts can help lower your risk of the disease.
The word metabolism often comes up when we talk about weight loss. As we get older, our metabolisms slow down. Some of this is out of our control and due to factors like hormonal shifts in menopause.
We’ve been taught to think a deficit is a bad thing. It usually means our bank accounts are short or we are losing a sporting competition. When it comes to weight loss, however, a calorie or kilojoule deficit can be good.
As women, we are often the caregivers. We play a crucial role in maintaining our family’s health - sometimes at the sacrifice of our own health and wellbeing. But we can’t take care of others if we aren’t in good shape ourselves. So, in the spirit of Women's Health Week, here’s a reminder that caring for yourself is just as important as caring for your friends and loved ones.
One of the trends in fitness right now is Foam Rolling. But do you really know what foam rolling is, or how and why you should do it? Foam rolling is a technique used to deliver Self-Myofascial Release (SMR) or a self-delivered deep tissue massage. Much like a deep tissue massage, the purpose of foam rolling is to release tight spots or knots within the muscles to help you improve your range of motion and muscle performance, and overall, just feel better.
No matter what our jobs or lifestyles, so many of us spend countless hours hunched over a desk or phone—working, texting friends, or reading the news. This unnatural position puts back and neck muscles at risk for injury and fatigue. That, in combination with the stress of daily life, is the perfect storm for bad posture and back and neck pain.