Kids have a seemingly inexhaustible source of energy. It is like they just can’t stop moving. Seriously. Like, at all hours of the day, every day of the week. They are like a constantly percolating pot of hyperactivity. In the cold months of winter, when the outdoors is a less than friendly host for the
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The winter months can make many of us feel blue. For some people the cold, gray days of winter are manageable, but for others they can lead to a form of depression known as seasonal affective disorder, or SAD. SAD symptoms include Depression Energy loss Listless behavior Anxiety and irritability Changes in appetite and weight
Summer, winter, spring or fall; there’s never a season that comes without social events with occasions to partake in an alcoholic beverage or two. The holiday season always comes to mind when one things of the hazardous seasons for over-indulgence. But really summer parties and barbecues, boating season, vacations, or just getting the kids to
There are certain things that are more valuable than money. At least that is what our spending patterns seem to indicate. When it comes to commodity items like foods, coffee, clothing, technology, we are willing to spend more money than absolutely necessary because we choose to spend in a way that makes us feel good
An insinuation that you should maybe limit your indulgences over the holidays can be enough to bring some people to small fits of rage. It can be a touchy subject when people become so deeply attached to the foods and eating rituals of the holidays. The very thought of not having Grandma's cookies or Aunt
Fish oil comes from fatty fish such as salmon, mackerel, herring, sardines, and tuna. It also comes from bivalve shellfish such as mussels and oysters. Fish oil has two important omega-3 fatty acids—docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) and eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA)—substances the body can’t produce on its own. The benefits of fish oil come from the omega-3
It’s the little things, right? It always is. Getting fit, staying fit and maintaining a healthy body composition is no exception. It all adds up. Moving more throughout the day has tons of real and measurable benefits though. You can increase your energy and alertness, increase productivity, improve cognitive function, decrease hunger and appetite. By
Winston Churchill once described daylight saving time this way: “An extra yawn one morning in the springtime, an extra snooze one night in the autumn . . . We borrow an hour one night in April; we pay it back with golden interest five months later.” When daylight saving time (DST) ends in autumn, most
Today I had pancakes for breakfast, a peanut butter and jelly sandwich for lunch and pizza for dinner and I have not only met my macro needs for the day, but I still have about one hundred calories to spare for either a couple dark chocolates or a glass of red. How can this be?!
Two hot topics in nutrition today are prebiotics and probiotics. The Mayo Clinic, healthline.com, and medicalnewstoday.com are just a few of the many groups concerned with proper health and nutrition that are looking at how prebiotics and probiotics contribute to our well-being. Here are some of the things they’re telling us. Prebiotics and probiotics may