For some of us, fried foods are meals solely reserved for cheat days or unending bus rides. However, for the remaining majority, fried foods are quick, cheap meals to be regularly enjoyed at lunch and dinner times. In fact, more than a third of American adults enjoy fried-foods every day
We’ve all heard that a glass of wine a day keeps the doctor away but just how factual is it? With the growing need to adopt a healthier lifestyle, drinking alcohol can leave us feeling guilty. Thankfully, emerging research continues to highlight the benefits that come from moderately consuming alcohol.
Endorphins are naturally produced chemicals that help to alleviate pain, discomfort and stress. They are produced by the nervous system and are often referred to as feel-good chemicals because of their ability to relieve stress and incite euphoria. There are at least 20 different types of endorphins and each has
Metabolism is a chemical reaction that occurs within our cells, in order to maintain life. While metabolism is often associated with weight loss, keeping it at a healthy rate can help to maintain general health in regards to sleep, mood and energy levels. However lifestyle factors can affect our metabolic
Our fast paced lives are filled with endless responsibilities. Thus it should come as no surprise to find ourselves often stressed. Unfortunately, the issue starts to arise when this stress becomes chronic. Chronic stress has been linked to an increased risk of depression, heart disease, and according to a recent
Touted as the ultimate, multifunctional health elixir, the love for coconut continues to grow. Whether it’s been used as a skincare ingredient or an oil, the health-driven desire for coconut doesn’t seem likely to fade. However, the recent growing preference for the grain that is quinoa has begun to rival
Your mouth is important. We use our mouths to do the talking (a lot of talking) and often than not, a smile is what makes us appear approachable. However it can also tell us more about our health than we think. While one’s teeth may appear perfect and white, there
While they may be reluctant to try a yoga class due to common misconceptions about the need for flexibility, runners could benefit from performing downward facing dog. Although extremely beneficial, running can cause a few health concerns. Not only do some runners actually neglect other muscle groups, but the repetitive
Antibiotics are drugs that are prescribed to patients to kill bacteria. Their use has saved countless of lives. Unfortunately, in recent years their overuse in both animals and humans has become a growing area of concern. The overuse of antibiotics can result in the body becoming resistant to their effects.
When one thinks of weights, they think of big bulking muscles reminiscent of bodybuilders and professional wrestlers. While appealing for some women, other women prefer to be not just strong but lean as well. Weight training continues to be an often discarded form of exercise due to common misconceptions about