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    4 Yoga Inversions That Will Improve Your Health

    4 Yoga Inversions That Will Improve Your Health

    By Maggie McCracken Inverting—positioning your body so that your feet are higher than your heart—holds a number of health benefits. Seniors are especially likely to benefit from inverting, but everyone can enjoy improved circulation, reduced foot and leg swelling, a rush of oxygen to the brain and perhaps even relief from back pain if they […]

    Is Drinking Carbonated Water Healthy?

    Is Drinking Carbonated Water Healthy?

    By Franziska Spritzler Carbonated water is a refreshing beverage and a good alternative to sugary soft drinks. However, concerns have been raised that it may be bad for your health. Carbonated water is water that has been infused with carbon dioxide gas under pressure. This article takes a detailed look at the health effects of […]

    Diet vs. Exercise: What’s More Important?

    Diet vs. Exercise: What’s More Important?

    By Ann Pietrangelo “If everyone was a healthy weight we could close half the hospitals and get rid of half the doctors,” according to Philip Caravella, M.D., F.A.A.F.P. The family physician says obesity and being overweight are the leading causes of serious medical problems. “The huge costs of medical care and medical insurance could be […]

    5 Energizing Drinks Healthier Than Coffee

    5 Energizing Drinks Healthier Than Coffee

    By Lauren Bowen Ahhhh, coffee … Java, go juice, liquid energy or rocket fuel. Whatever you choose to call it, coffee is America’s go-to drink of choice. In fact, Americans drink an average of 3.1 cups of coffee each day. That’s $40 billion spent by the U.S. alone on coffee each year. The Good News […]

    These 16,000 Foods May Contain the Hormone-Disrupting Chemical BPA

    These 16,000 Foods May Contain the Hormone-Disrupting Chemical BPA

    For consumers who want to avoid bisphenol A, Environmental Working Group (EWG) has created the first easily, searchable database of nearly 16,000 processed food and drinks packaged in materials that may contain this hormone-disrupting chemical, better known as BPA. The list was compiled from a little-known food industry inventory and is now available at EWG’s […]

    15 Calcium-Rich Foods, Many Which Are Non-Dairy

    15 Calcium-Rich Foods, Many Which Are Non-Dairy

    By Kerri-Ann Jennings You have more calcium in your body than any other mineral and it’s very important for health. It makes up much of your bones and teeth and plays a role in cardiovascular health, muscle function and nerve signaling. The recommended daily intake (RDI) of calcium is 1,000 mg per day for most […]

    11 Reasons Why You Should Eat Pumpkin Seeds

    11 Reasons Why You Should Eat Pumpkin Seeds

    Pumpkin seeds may be small, but they’re packed full of valuable nutrients. Eating only a small amount of them can provide you with a substantial quantity of healthy fats, magnesium and zinc. Because of this, pumpkin seeds have been associated with several health benefits. These include improved heart health, prostate health and protection against certain […]

    14 Delicious Avocado Toast Recipes Perfect for a Healthy Diet

    14 Delicious Avocado Toast Recipes Perfect for a Healthy Diet

    Lucky for us, avocados are grown year-round, so there’s never a time when we can’t get our hands on a luscious, ripe one. What better way to celebrate this random factoid than to offer a list of insanely gorgeous avocado toast recipes. Here are some ideas that raise avocado toast to an art form: 1. Avocado, […]