What is cholesterol and tips for lowing your numbers

We all know cholesterol is something we need to pay attention to because it leads to cardiovascular disease but do you know what it is, do you know there are two types, why good cholesterol is important and how to control the bad? What is cholesterol and why is it important for good health? According … Continue reading What is cholesterol and tips for lowing your numbers

30 minute full body workout no equipment needed

This workout is courtesy of Teambodyproject and can be done at home, no equipment needed. They have numerous workouts on YouTube and on their website... all free! If you like their workouts and would like more individualized coaching they also have a very affordable program for only $100 per year (you get two free months). … Continue reading 30 minute full body workout no equipment needed

Recovery nutrition guide for aquatic sports

Post-exercise recovery for any sport is important and plays a critical factor in not just recovery but in how well an athlete performs. For aquatic athletes specifically, what is the quality, quantity and timing for intake of fluids and food after workouts or during a competitive event; to take advantage of re-hydration and repair? There … Continue reading Recovery nutrition guide for aquatic sports

How to wash your hands using the World Health Organization technique

This video demonstrates the World Health Organization (WHO) technique for hand-washing. Watch the video to be sure you are washing your hands thoroughly. This video explains how to correctly wash your hands Proper hand hygiene is the most important thing you can do to prevent the spread of germs and to protect yourself and others … Continue reading How to wash your hands using the World Health Organization technique

Getting started with a plant-based diet

The following suggestions are courtesy of Harvard Medical School. Eight ways to get started with a plant-based diet Eat lots of vegetables: fill half of your plate with vegetables at lunch and dinner. Make sure you include plenty of colors in choosing your vegetables. Enjoy vegetables as a snack with hummus, salsa or guacamole.Change the … Continue reading Getting started with a plant-based diet

What is a plant-based diet?

Any diet or nutrition plan that focuses on plant-based whole-foods while eliminating processed foods, dairy and meats has been widely proven to improve overall health, especially cardiovascular health. What is a whole-foods plant-based diet? A plant-based diet has many definitions because it varies according to how much dairy or animal products an individual consumes along … Continue reading What is a plant-based diet?

Want to protect your arteries? Eat a better breakfast!

We all know breakfast is the most important meal of the day. A good breakfast gives your body the energy and nutrition it needs to perform through- out the whole day. If that isn't enough reason to eat a healthy breakfast, how about protecting your arteries? According to an article in the Journal of the … Continue reading Want to protect your arteries? Eat a better breakfast!

Can you strengthen your immune system?

The ability to strengthen our immune system is always a good idea, however doing so has proved difficult for several reasons. Our immune system is exactly that, "a system" not a single entity. According to Harvard Medical School, researchers and scientists are still learning about the bodies immune system and how it responds to diseases … Continue reading Can you strengthen your immune system?

Current blood pressure guidelines… know your numbers!

In 2017 the American Heart Association published new blood pressure guidelines based on recommendations from the American College of Cardiology and nine other health organizations. The new guidelines "lower" the range of numbers for the diagnosis of hypertension (high blood pressure) from 140/90 to 130/80 for adults 65 and younger. That means, for those with … Continue reading Current blood pressure guidelines… know your numbers!

Two new studies show replacing red meat with plant protein cuts risk of mortality by almost 50%

As many of you know, there has been more and more research to determine the benefits of reducing or eliminating animal protein and replacing it with plant-based protein; these new studies provided shocking results! How were the studies conducted and what were the results? The first study as conducted by Dr. Shan, at the Harvard … Continue reading Two new studies show replacing red meat with plant protein cuts risk of mortality by almost 50%

Benefits of flax seeds – they’re a super food!

Did you know that flax seed, best if you use flax seed meal rather than the seeds, are a super food due to their many health benefits? Here are a few reasons you should start adding flax seed meal to your diet everyday. High nutrient content Flax seeds have been around since humans began growing … Continue reading Benefits of flax seeds – they’re a super food!

Stress management… it’s good for your heart!

We all experience stress either at work, home or both. Learning how to manage it is important for our overall health, but particularly heart health. Here are some ways you can manage stress. Why do we feel stress? Stress is an emotional response that helps us realize there is something wrong. When we feel stress … Continue reading Stress management… it’s good for your heart!