You know that “I can’t believe I ate the whole thing” feeling? Perhaps you’ve been eating sensibly, but somehow you feel puffy and uncomfortable? This temporary abdominal distension is commonly known as belly bloat and it is different than the extra weight that many wrestle with.
Basically, the human body isn’t made to be sedentary – whether it’s sitting on an ergonomically correct office chair or lounging on a favorite comfy reclining chair. Sitting for long periods of time, even if you exercise daily, has a detrimental effect on health.
In a recent Juvenon blog, we discussed the health dangers of simple carbohydrates and in particular sugary sodas and sweet treats. Indeed, sugar consumption is a hot button issue across the country, as some cities and states are seeking to legislate limits.
It turns out snacking on a daily handful of nuts – one ounce or 3 tablespoons – could reduce your risk of dying from the most common causes death. That’s right, according to a major study following nearly 119,000 men and women for 24 years, those who nibbled on nuts were less likely to die from heart disease, cancer and lung disease than their non-nut eating friends.
Are your cholesterol numbers not where you’d like them to be? To be honest, genes determine how much cholesterol your body produces, but wise diet choices can give those worrisome numbers a nudge in the right direction. These easy to follow tips can help you lower your cholesterol for better heart health.
You’d be hard-pressed to find anyone who would argue with the idea that exercise is a good thing, regardless of the number of candles on your birthday cake. But here’s something you might not know: research proves it’s never too late to start, even if you’ve been a lifelong couch potato!
High blood pressure is a sneaky adversary as it can quietly damage your body for years before symptoms develop. However, with careful monitoring, treatment and lifestyle changes, you can control your high blood pressure to reduce your risk of life-threatening complications.
With its focus on gratitude and family, what’s not to love about Thanksgiving? Well, it might be the fact that this one-day ushers in a diet-busting time of year that can derail all our best intentions. But don’t panic. Here are five tips for getting through the holiday eating minefield.
Imagine driving in city traffic. The lights are timed so that, if you’re lucky and there aren’t any accidents or crazy drivers cutting in front of you, you can drive several blocks before a red light stops you. But realistically, multiple factors often throw the system off balance and the traffic rarely flows smoothly…