Top Foods for Healthy Bones

Strong bones are essential for healthy living, but there’s no guarantee that any of us will have them as we grow up and grow older. While we don’t think about it very much unless something goes wrong, we need to do our part to develop and protect our bones. Proper...

How to Improve Your Self-Control

How to Improve Your Self-Control   There’s a well-known quip that goes “It’s not my willpower that I have problems with, it’s my won’t power.” Whether it’s dieting, quitting smoking, or just getting out of bed in the morning, our willpower is put to the test...

Top 5 Back Strengthening Exercises

Top 5 Back Strengthening Exercises Of all the musculoskeletal complaints for which people will go to a doctor, back pain is the most prevalent. The more sedentary we are (think about our desk jobs and all the hours we spend in front of a TV or computer screen), the...

Best Sources of Fiber

Best Sources of Fiber Getting adequate amounts of fiber in your diet is important for a variety of reasons. The primary ones are that it improves digestion and contributes to lowering your risk of contracting chronic diseases such as diabetes, cancer and heart...

What Are “Micronutrients”?

What Are “Micronutrients”? As opposed to macronutrients (protein, fat and carbohydrates), micronutrients are necessary in the diet only in very small amounts. They are what we commonly refer to as vitamins and minerals. But despite the fact that we need...

The Science Behind No-Carb and Low-Carb Diets

The Science Behind No-Carb and Low-Carb Diets Our earliest Paleolithic ancestors naturally followed a low-carb diet, since we hadn’t yet learned how to cultivate grains. They relied primarily on protein and fat to keep them going until about 10,000 years ago when...