Chaga is a dark colored mushroom found mainly on birch tree. It is easily recognizable because of its burnt look and rough tree bark like texture. It is widely seen in birch forests across all over Eastern Europe, Russia and some Asian countries. It has long been a staple ingredient in ancient medicinal traditions because of its high concentration of nutrients and health boosting properties.
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It seems as if everyone who is into fitness has a ‘magic’ health or nutrition tip that will change your world forever. Many of the tips your friends and acquaintances offer are based merely on hearsay and/or personal preference. If you want to improve your health, you need evidence-based advice.
Garcinia Cambogia (GC) is a tropical fruit, touted as a weight loss supplement. Also known as the Malabar tamarind, it looks like a small green pumpkin and used in the Asian cuisine for support digestion along with its sour taste. GC first came into the limelight when the compound found in its rind, called Hydroxycitric Acid (HCA), was associated with weight loss in 1990s.
For anyone fighting the imminent health risks of obesity, there are a number of diets available to aid their weight loss objective. One such diet is that consisting of high-fat foods. The association with fats in foods and excessive fat on the human body is no more than a common misconception. Nevertheless, there are both advantages and disadvantages to a high fat diet for everyone.
Overweight and obese Americans regularly experience various forms of discrimination in many social settings and even at the workplace. For instance, on average, obese men and women earn $2 and $4 less per hour respectively at the workplace compared to non-obese workers. Sadly, a weight-based stigma can have a negative impact on a person’s health, self-esteem, and performance at work or school. This notwithstanding, 154.7 million Americans aged 20 years and older are overweight or obese. Fortunately, you can fight obesity and maintain a healthy BMI by doing the following:
Each year the pressure is on to make a change regarding health in January. It seems easy to say you want a change. However, making the commitment and keeping it, is a totally different outcome. In speaking with other aquatic professionals, the one thing that rings true is MOVE. Move forward into that change, mentally and physically. Create in you, a self-commitment, even if it is just one thing in your life you have changed. Here are some easy changes you can MOVE into:
Obesity is one of the most common problems in disabled persons. It has been seen that people with disabilities are more prone to obesity. Because they spend most of their time on wheel chairs, they get fewer opportunities to move themselves more like normal people. Due to this reason, they rapidly gain weight and consequently, experience excess weight-related health issues.
We all know that leafy greens are good for your diet, but their value has just been reinforced by a study that found a measurable decrease in glaucoma rates among those who ate a lot of them.(1) Today, we’re going to explore the impact of this finding – and, more importantly, how it can help you.
What you do just after a rigorous workout may be nearly as important as the workout itself. During a particularly strenuous workout you will have lost considerable water, burned up a large quantity of stored glycogen and broken down red blood cells and muscle tissue. You may feel great that you have accomplished your daily goal and exhilarated by the effort, but your body needs immediate attention.
Folic acid, also known as folate, is a water soluble B-vitamin that your body needs to function properly. One of its main purposes from an adequate intake is to prevent birth defects, which can result with cranial, spinal, and other physical disabilities. Folic acid forms new blood cells in the body and is responsible for DNA synthesis. Folic acid awareness week is this week, January 3rd-9th, and here is your quick snippet on what you need to know about this vitamin.