Staying Hydrated During Hot Summer Months

When the temperatures rise, getting enough to drink is important whether you’re playing sports, traveling or just sitting in the sun. And it’s critical for your heart health. Keeping the body hydrated helps the heart more easily pump blood through the blood vessels to the muscles. And, it helps the muscles work efficiently. “If you’re well hydrated, your heart doesn’t …

Does exercise cancel out a bad diet?

Excerpt from Mercola.com Do you exercise so you can “eat whatever you want?” Unfortunately, it’s not that simple. Even on a basic calorie level, the amount of calories you’ll take in by eating a fast-food burger, fries, and soda is probably far more than you’ll burn during even a high-intensity workout. But this is a matter of far more than calories …

What Happens to Your Body When You’re Not Moving

Excerpt from Mercola.com Evidence shows that prolonged sitting is devastating your health. It actively promotes dozens of chronic diseases, which includes becoming overweight and type 2 diabetes, even if you’re very fit. Studies looking at life in agriculture environments show that people in agrarian villages sit for about three hours a day. Meanwhile, the average American office worker can sit …

Can your genetics be altered?

(Excerpt from Mercola.com) Far from being “written in stone,” genetic expression can be altered by influences coming from outside the gene. This influence alters the operation of the gene, but does not affect the DNA blueprint itself. This process is known as “epigenetics,” and occurs mainly through methylation. As described in the featured article: “In methylation, clusters of atoms, called …