Hot Yoga Keeps Blood Pressure in Check

Leave it to modern humans, especially Americans, to take an ancient practice of mindfulness, physical exercise and connectedness and turn it into an extreme sport. Sort of. In this particular case, we may just have created something with real, positive affects on heart health. That’s on top of any other benefits, proven or claimed, for… Continue reading Hot Yoga Keeps Blood Pressure in Check

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Gut Bacteria and Alzheimer’s: Is There a Dietary Connection?

Alzheimer’s Disease is a devastating illness. It not only steals the memory, cognition, self-reliance and eventually the life of the victim, it has profound, painful and lasting affects on the victims friends and family. Nobody in the orbit of this disease escapes unscathed. Researchers and medical professionals have been searching for ways to predict, prevent… Continue reading Gut Bacteria and Alzheimer’s: Is There a Dietary Connection?

Plant-Based Diets: Bad For The Brain?

There seems to be a mad rush to push Americans and others around the world to adopt a plant-based diet. Large swaths of people speak authoritatively about how vegan diets will save the planet and cure everything from obesity to diabetes to cancer to the common cold. We’re told that cow farts pollute the atmosphere… Continue reading Plant-Based Diets: Bad For The Brain?

Too Late to Start Exercising? No, Says Science!

If you’ve reached an advanced age, or even relatively so, it’s not too late to build muscle and benefit from exercise, according to a new University of Birmingham study. Older folks with no previous participation in exercise programs showed an ability to add new muscle as that exhibited by well-trained master athletes in the same… Continue reading Too Late to Start Exercising? No, Says Science!

Podcast: Accountability or Unnecessary Confrontation for Youth Athletes?

Accountability. It’s used so often and in so many arenas that it’s practically a cliche. In business, in school and in sports and training, everyone likes to talk about accountability. For coaches, whether in youth sports or fitness and strength and conditioning, it seems universally accepted that accountability is key. In these arenas, “holding athletes… Continue reading Podcast: Accountability or Unnecessary Confrontation for Youth Athletes?

Accountability or Unnecessary Confrontation for Youth Athletes?

Accountability. The word, and the concept, get thrown around so much, it’s become a cliche. But are we using accountability with youth athletes more like a blunt object than a sharpened tool to sculpt success? Much has been said and written about the value of accountability in training and sports. So much, in fact, that… Continue reading Accountability or Unnecessary Confrontation for Youth Athletes?

Get Zinc or Get Sick?

Is there a single vitamin, mineral or element that makes “the” difference between staying healthy and catching every annoying bug that comes along? Probably not. Even so, there are plenty of medical experts, nutritionists and researchers who make a strong argument for zinc being the difference maker for your immune system, among other things. Zinc… Continue reading Get Zinc or Get Sick?

For a Healthier Heart, Get a Dog

Want to improve your heart health? Get a dog! Most dog owners will tell you that having a dog makes them feel better. They’ve got “someone” in their lives that provides unconditional love, is always happy to see them and just makes them feel better. It turns out that there may be something to their… Continue reading For a Healthier Heart, Get a Dog

Keto Dieters Should Skip the Cheat Day

The ketogenic diet is both popular and controversial. It’s proponents and those following it swear it provides a myriad of benefits. The claims include easy weight loss, improved joint health, better energy, better mood and even improved brain function and cognition. Detractors point to the very high levels of fat intake required to pursue the… Continue reading Keto Dieters Should Skip the Cheat Day

Is Starting School Early Linked to ADHD?

Is it possible that the month and year in which a child is born is an indicator of the likelihood they’ll be diagnosed with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD?) Is early age admission to school a factor in the likelihood of diagnosis with ADHD? Is it possible that some, perhaps many, ADHD diagnoses are the… Continue reading Is Starting School Early Linked to ADHD?