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Sports Drinks and Exercise

Sports Drinks and Exercise

Diana Rodriguez

Diana Rodriguez

If you've worked up a good sweat at your gym or health club and need to rehydrate, which should you reach for: water or a bottled sports drink? Sports drinks, or energy drinks, contain electrolytes (usually sodium, chloride, and potassium), carbohydrates (sugars), and calories. Electrolytes are essential to ensuring that your body's cells..

If you've worked up a good sweat at your gym or health club and need to rehydrate, which should you reach for: water or a bottled sports drink? Sports drinks, or energy drinks, contain electrolytes (usually sodium, chloride, and potassium), carbohydrates (sugars), and calories. Electrolytes are essential to ensuring that your body's cells are working properly. When you sweat, you lose only a few electrolytes,..

Good Carbs, Bad Carbs

Good Carbs, Bad Carbs

Kris Gunnars, BSc

Kris Gunnars, BSc

Carbs are highly controversial these days. The dietary guidelines suggest that we get about half of our calories from carbohydrates. On the other hand, some claim that carbs cause obesity and type 2 diabetes, and that most people should be avoiding them. There are good arguments on both sides, and it appears that carbohydrate requirements..

Carbs are highly controversial these days. The dietary guidelines suggest that we get about half of our calories from carbohydrates. On the other hand, some claim that carbs cause obesity and type 2 diabetes, and that most people should be avoiding them. There are good arguments on both sides, and it appears that carbohydrate requirements depend largely on the individual. Some people do better with..

What Is the Health and Nutritional Value of

What Is the Health and Nutritional Value of Mushrooms?

NYTimes

NYTimes

Q. What is the health and nutritional value of mushrooms? A. Mushrooms may lack the deep green or brilliant red hues consumers have come to associate with nutrient-rich fruits and vegetables, but they are a "powerhouse of nutrition" and not a white food to be avoided, said Angela Lemond, a registered dietitian nutritionist and spokeswoman..

Q. What is the health and nutritional value of mushrooms? A. Mushrooms may lack the deep green or brilliant red hues consumers have come to associate with nutrient-rich fruits and vegetables, but they are a "powerhouse of nutrition" and not a white food to be avoided, said Angela Lemond, a registered dietitian nutritionist and spokeswoman for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. Low in calories..

Pineapple: Health Benefits, Risks & Nutrition Facts

Pineapple: Health Benefits, Risks & Nutrition Facts

Live Science

Live Science

Pineapples are tropical fruit that are rich in vitamins, enzymes and antioxidents. They may help boost the immune system, build strong bones and aid indigestion. Also, despite their sweetness, pineapples are low in calories. Pineapples are members of the bromeliad family, and one of the few bromeliads to produce edible fruit, according to..

Pineapples are tropical fruit that are rich in vitamins, enzymes and antioxidents. They may help boost the immune system, build strong bones and aid indigestion. Also, despite their sweetness, pineapples are low in calories. Pineapples are members of the bromeliad family, and one of the few bromeliads to produce edible fruit, according to the biology department at Union County College. The fruit is..

Why Do Women Live Longer Than Men?

Why Do Women Live Longer Than Men?

Mark E. Williams

Mark E. Williams

From the moment of conception, males experience greater mortality compared to females. For reasons that are unclear, Y chromosome-bearing sperm are more likely to fertilize an egg than X-bearing sperm, leading to roughly 170 male zygotes for every 100 female zygotes. The spontaneous miscarriage ratio is 130/100 and at birth there are slightly..

From the moment of conception, males experience greater mortality compared to females. For reasons that are unclear, Y chromosome-bearing sperm are more likely to fertilize an egg than X-bearing sperm, leading to roughly 170 male zygotes for every 100 female zygotes. The spontaneous miscarriage ratio is 130/100 and at birth there are slightly more male births than female births (about 105 males per..

Strategies Of Great People

Strategies Of Great People

David K WIlliams

David K WIlliams

Letting go of control. When you open your mind, you free yourself from having to be in complete control of your thoughts. You allow yourself to experience new ideas and thoughts and you challenge the beliefs you currently have. Experiencing changes. Opening up your mind to new ideas allows you to the opportunity to change what you think and..

Letting go of control. When you open your mind, you free yourself from having to be in complete control of your thoughts. You allow yourself to experience new ideas and thoughts and you challenge the beliefs you currently have. Experiencing changes. Opening up your mind to new ideas allows you to the opportunity to change what you think and how you view the world. Now, this doesn't mean you necessarily..

Habits of Happy Families

Habits of Happy Families

Marie Hartwell-Walker

Marie Hartwell-Walker

When asked what they want most of their children, most parents reply that they just want them to be happy. It seems like a modest enough wish. But we all know that for some people, happiness is hard to find. One way to make the wish come true for our children is to build a happiness habit from the start. Kids who learn how to be happy when..

When asked what they want most of their children, most parents reply that they just want them to be happy. It seems like a modest enough wish. But we all know that for some people, happiness is hard to find. One way to make the wish come true for our children is to build a happiness habit from the start. Kids who learn how to be happy when they are young carry the lesson throughout their lives. Families..

Building Relationships that are Healthy, Happy and Satisfying

Building Relationships that are Healthy, Happy and Satisfying

Help Guide

Help Guide

A strong, healthy relationship can be one of the best supports in your life. Good relationships improve all aspects of your life, strengthening your health, your mind, and your connections with others. However, if the relationship isn't working, it can also be a tremendous drain. Relationships are an investment. The more you put in, the more..

A strong, healthy relationship can be one of the best supports in your life. Good relationships improve all aspects of your life, strengthening your health, your mind, and your connections with others. However, if the relationship isn't working, it can also be a tremendous drain. Relationships are an investment. The more you put in, the more you can get back. These tips can help keep a healthy relationship..

Mental Health: Keeping Your Emotional Health

Mental Health: Keeping Your Emotional Health

Family Doctor

Family Doctor

What is good emotional health? People who are emotionally healthy are in control of their thoughts, feelings and behaviors. They feel good about themselves and have good relationships. They can keep problems in perspective. Even people who have good emotional health can sometimes have emotional problems or mental illness. Mental illness often..

What is good emotional health? People who are emotionally healthy are in control of their thoughts, feelings and behaviors. They feel good about themselves and have good relationships. They can keep problems in perspective. Even people who have good emotional health can sometimes have emotional problems or mental illness. Mental illness often has a physical cause, such as a chemical imbalance in the..

6 Tips For Choosing a Yoga Teacher

6 Tips For Choosing a Yoga Teacher

Everyday Health

Everyday Health

A good yoga practice makes all those other popular resolutions just kind of happen without much further effort. Yoga, when practiced earnestly, regularly, and for a while, gives a sense of clarity and connection that tends to organically draw us toward healthier choices. Whether or not you actually gain those benefits is largely determined..

A good yoga practice makes all those other popular resolutions just kind of happen without much further effort. Yoga, when practiced earnestly, regularly, and for a while, gives a sense of clarity and connection that tends to organically draw us toward healthier choices. Whether or not you actually gain those benefits is largely determined by whether or not you find the right teacher. The range of..

7 Tips For Life Without A Microwave

7 Tips For Life Without A Microwave

Honey Colony

Honey Colony

Six months ago, the unthinkable happened. Our beloved and oft used microwave oven stopped working. A few loud pops and flashes of light—and its life was over. As a busy family, we used our microwave from everything to heating frozen vegetables to re-heating leftovers to boiling water for a cup of afternoon tea. Although my first instinct..

Six months ago, the unthinkable happened. Our beloved and oft used microwave oven stopped working. A few loud pops and flashes of light—and its life was over. As a busy family, we used our microwave from everything to heating frozen vegetables to re-heating leftovers to boiling water for a cup of afternoon tea. Although my first instinct was to replace the appliance, I eventually let my "greener"..

The Secrets to a Super-Happy Winter

The Secrets to a Super-Happy Winter

Leslie Barrie

Leslie Barrie

Embrace the season Freezing temps? Check. Gray skies? Check. Crabby mood? Check again. But not for long! It may be gloomy outside, but your outlook doesn't have to be. "There are simple things you can do to stay positive," says Sonja Lyubomirsky, PhD, a professor of psychology at the University of California, Riverside, and author of The How..

Embrace the season Freezing temps? Check. Gray skies? Check. Crabby mood? Check again. But not for long! It may be gloomy outside, but your outlook doesn't have to be. "There are simple things you can do to stay positive," says Sonja Lyubomirsky, PhD, a professor of psychology at the University of California, Riverside, and author of The How of Happiness. "It's important to keep your mood up because..

Negative Effects of Rainy Weather

Negative Effects of Rainy Weather

Emily Beach

Emily Beach

A good rainstorm nourishes plants, replenishes local water supplies and provides the perfect backdrop for curling up with your favorite book. Of course, as with anything else, too much rain can lead to a host of problems, many of which can linger long after the storm ends. In addition to the obvious impact on mood and outdoor activities, excess..

A good rainstorm nourishes plants, replenishes local water supplies and provides the perfect backdrop for curling up with your favorite book. Of course, as with anything else, too much rain can lead to a host of problems, many of which can linger long after the storm ends. In addition to the obvious impact on mood and outdoor activities, excess rain brings negative effects for wildlife, the environment..

Fall Into Healthy Eating

Fall Into Healthy Eating

Charles Stuart Platkin

Charles Stuart Platkin

It's that time of year when it starts to get dark early, the days get cooler—in other words, it's the fall. And something else happens as well—we start eating more. People show a marked seasonal rhythm with increased total caloric consumption, especially from carbohydrates, in the fall, associated with an increase in meal size and a greater..

It's that time of year when it starts to get dark early, the days get cooler—in other words, it's the fall. And something else happens as well—we start eating more. People show a marked seasonal rhythm with increased total caloric consumption, especially from carbohydrates, in the fall, associated with an increase in meal size and a greater rate of eating. (Interestingly, alcohol intake has a different..

Bodybuilder Died from Drinking Too Many Protein Shakes

Bodybuilder Died from Drinking Too Many Protein Shakes

Sara G Miller

Sara G Miller

A 25-year-old woman in Australia died after consuming too much protein, in the form of shakes, supplements and protein-packed foods, the New York Post reported yesterday. The woman, a bodybuilder named Meegan Hefford, was found unconscious in her apartment and was taken to the hospital. Hefford was declared brain-dead by doctors and died two..

A 25-year-old woman in Australia died after consuming too much protein, in the form of shakes, supplements and protein-packed foods, the New York Post reported yesterday. The woman, a bodybuilder named Meegan Hefford, was found unconscious in her apartment and was taken to the hospital. Hefford was declared brain-dead by doctors and died two days later. After Hefford's death, the doctors discovered..

Ways to Transition Your Kitchen to Fall

Ways to Transition Your Kitchen to Fall

Leslie Bonci

Leslie Bonci

The days are shorter, the trees are changing colors and pumpkin is in coffee cups, candles and cupcakes. In other words, fall is here. But with the change of seasons – and the closing of farmers markets and community-supported agriculture programs – can come a reduction in the number of fruits and vegetables you eat. It doesn't have to..

The days are shorter, the trees are changing colors and pumpkin is in coffee cups, candles and cupcakes. In other words, fall is here. But with the change of seasons – and the closing of farmers markets and community-supported agriculture programs – can come a reduction in the number of fruits and vegetables you eat. It doesn't have to be that way. Instead, embrace the convenience and tastiness..

The Truth About Belts, Lifting Shoes, and Straps

The Truth About Belts, Lifting Shoes, and Straps

Dr. John Rusin

Dr. John Rusin

Tools or Crutches? What's the deal with weight belts, lifting straps, and Olympic lifting shoes? Are they good tools or are they doing more harm than good? Many "functional training" coaches will tell you not to use them. But many strength coaches will tell you they're a necessity. So which is it? Unfortunately, the answer is not so cut and..

Tools or Crutches? What's the deal with weight belts, lifting straps, and Olympic lifting shoes? Are they good tools or are they doing more harm than good? Many "functional training" coaches will tell you not to use them. But many strength coaches will tell you they're a necessity. So which is it? Unfortunately, the answer is not so cut and dried. 1 – Lifting Straps Wrist straps (not wraps) have..

Is the Truth Out There?

Is the Truth Out There?

Susan Krauss Whitbourne

Susan Krauss Whitbourne

We've been hearing a lot in the last week about who is lying when "facts" and "alternative facts" are presented by government spokespersons. This focus on truth-telling leads to the question of how to figure out whether any of the people you know are providing you with so-called alternatives to the truth. Psychologists suggest all sorts of..

We've been hearing a lot in the last week about who is lying when "facts" and "alternative facts" are presented by government spokespersons. This focus on truth-telling leads to the question of how to figure out whether any of the people you know are providing you with so-called alternatives to the truth. Psychologists suggest all sorts of ways to figure out how to sniff out a fibber, but so far these..

The Power of Love

The Power of Love

Ellen McGrath

Ellen McGrath

Love is as critical for your mind and body as oxygen. It's not negotiable. The more connected you are, the healthier you will be both physically and emotionally. The less connected you are, the more you are at risk. It is also true that the less love you have, the more depression you are likely to experience in your life. Love is probably..

Love is as critical for your mind and body as oxygen. It's not negotiable. The more connected you are, the healthier you will be both physically and emotionally. The less connected you are, the more you are at risk. It is also true that the less love you have, the more depression you are likely to experience in your life. Love is probably the best antidepressant there is because one of the most common..

Adult-Onset Allergies

Adult-Onset Allergies

John Donovan

John Donovan

Let's be clear: Allergies aren't kids' stuff. Well, they're not just kids' stuff. That scratchy throat you thought was just a cold? The runny nose you figured was the flu? That run-down feeling you just can't shake? Sure, you may be paying into Social Security or have a kid in college. You might even have grandkids. But even though you're..

Let's be clear: Allergies aren't kids' stuff. Well, they're not just kids' stuff. That scratchy throat you thought was just a cold? The runny nose you figured was the flu? That run-down feeling you just can't shake? Sure, you may be paying into Social Security or have a kid in college. You might even have grandkids. But even though you're an adult, you could have allergies even if you've never had..

Why Full Body Detox

Why Full Body Detox

Jon Barron

Jon Barron

Why We Need A Full Body Detox Jon Barron and The Baseline of Health® Foundation have touted for years that regular detoxing your body - ALL major organs - is essential to maintaining health. It is simple: you can down all the vitamins, herbs, and antioxidants but you won't see your health turn around if your colon is filled with putrid fecal..

Why We Need A Full Body Detox Jon Barron and The Baseline of Health® Foundation have touted for years that regular detoxing your body - ALL major organs - is essential to maintaining health. It is simple: you can down all the vitamins, herbs, and antioxidants but you won't see your health turn around if your colon is filled with putrid fecal matter or if your liver can't clean toxins out of your blood..

Hydrotherapy

Hydrotherapy

Paul Ingraham

Paul Ingraham

Hydrotherapy is an oddball assortment of ways to use water to relieve pain and assist rehabilitation from injury, mostly by heating and cooling. Methods range from conventional to kooky, and many seem quaint and old-school today, strongly associated with early physical therapy and the spa retreats that thrived about a century ago. But hydrotherapy..

Hydrotherapy is an oddball assortment of ways to use water to relieve pain and assist rehabilitation from injury, mostly by heating and cooling. Methods range from conventional to kooky, and many seem quaint and old-school today, strongly associated with early physical therapy and the spa retreats that thrived about a century ago. But hydrotherapy is far from dead — you're doing it every time you..

Alternatives to Drugs for Treating Pain

Alternatives to Drugs for Treating Pain

Jane E Brody

Jane E Brody

Many years ago I was plagued with debilitating headaches associated with a number of seemingly unrelated activities that included cooking for company and sewing drapes for the house. I thought I might be allergic to natural gas or certain fabrics until one day I realized that I tensed my facial muscles when I concentrated intently on a project...

Many years ago I was plagued with debilitating headaches associated with a number of seemingly unrelated activities that included cooking for company and sewing drapes for the house. I thought I might be allergic to natural gas or certain fabrics until one day I realized that I tensed my facial muscles when I concentrated intently on a project. The cure was surprisingly simple: I became aware of how..

Staying Fit in Mind and Body

Staying Fit in Mind and Body

Marcia C. Martin

Marcia C. Martin

Learning to maintain health (both physical and mental) is one of the most important things you can teach your child. What's more, many studies suggest a link between a child's mental and physical health with successful learning. Overall fitness affects everything from a child's behavior to his ability to focus on tasks. Children take great..

Learning to maintain health (both physical and mental) is one of the most important things you can teach your child. What's more, many studies suggest a link between a child's mental and physical health with successful learning. Overall fitness affects everything from a child's behavior to his ability to focus on tasks. Children take great satisfaction in caring for themselves: feeding themselves,..