60 Second Low Back Pain

Low back pain can be due to muscle strain, accidental twisting of the spine, improper lifting of a heavy object, sitting too long in chairs with inadequate support, sleeping in a poor quality bed, and repetitive stress. Get a good bed if yours isn’t wonderful, use a supportive chair for sitting, learn to lift correctly,

60 Second Inflammation

Inflammation is a term used when the cells of the body do not function correctly — their chemistry is “off”. It does not mean that you have a red or swollen area. You can have inflammation without having pain. When the inflammation gets bad enough, a body part will fail. Irritable bowel syndrome, Hashimoto’s thyroiditis,

60 Seconds to Better Bone Health

According to a recent study at the University of Surrey in Surrey, England, potassium salts (bicarbonate and citrate), which are plentiful in fruit and vegetables, play an important role in improving bone health. The results also showed that these potassium salts contained in fruits and vegetables reduce bone resorption, the process by which bone is

60 Second Almond

A recent study has found that adding almonds to your diet can reduce the risk of heart disease by keeping blood vessels healthy. The study was led by Professor Helen Griffiths, Professor in Biomedical Sciences and Executive Dean of the School of Life and Health Sciences at Aston University in Birmingham, UK. Researchers tested the

60 Second Exercise

As Americans, we tend to have an “all or nothing” mentality – as in “go big or go home!” But according to a study released by the American Heart Association, with exercise, that is not necessarily so. Middle-aged women who are physically active just a few times per week have lower risks of heart disease,

60 Seconds on Vitamin C

Scientists wanted to find out what in foods prevented scurvy. The answer, it seemed, was ascorbic acid because when it was given, people did not get scurvy. However, in nature, ascorbic acid does not exist alone. It is always found with many other compounds such as rutin, flavonoids, amino acids, ascorbate oxidase, and tyrosine, all

Make Working From Home Work for You

Over the past several weeks, millions of Americans have gone from office workers to working at home. No one is certain when this will end, so if you are having difficulty adjusting, maybe it’s time to step back and assess what you could be doing to make it better for you. Here are a few

Six Easy Ways to Boost Your Immunity

If ever there was a time to become aware of ways to build up your immune system, that time is now. And it may be easier than you think. You may be doing some of these things already. But combined, these immune building superpowers can help to keep you healthy during these challenging times. Let’s