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by “The higher your energy level, the more efficient your body. The more efficient your body, the better you feel and themore you will use your talent to produce outstanding results.” ~Anthony Robbins Everyone hits a plateau every now and again when focused on shedding fat—including me. Most everyone who wants to improve their fitness level and lower their body weight needs a push to jump-start their...
by Ebola clearly presents a number of problems for humanity in general—not just for the people of Africa or third world countries. Yes, third world countries are less well-prepared than their richer, better-equipped counterparts, but history has proven that dangerous pathogens have a funny way of ignoring socio-economic boundaries.Although fear-mongering and journalistic sensationalism is certainly not...
by Before we start talking about the future of smart garments with heart rate monitoring built right in the fabric (yes, it’s coming and I’m sure we’ll be writing about it), let’s first take a look at a few of the good ol’, tried & true chest strap heart rate monitors. These are known for being closer to actual EKG readings than the newer wrist-strap models, though technology is evolving quickly for...
by Do you love pampering yourself with face masks, but hate their high price tags? You don’t have to spend your whole paycheck at the beauty counter to get great skin. All the things you need to make your own face masks can be found right at home. They are all free of chemicals and harsh soaps. Harness the power of food and get glowing, healthy skin. Sugar for Exfoliation Sugar is great for exfoliation...
by The first patient actually infected in the United States is a nurse out of Dallas caring for the FIRST victim to enter the United States. The CDC states that the nurse broke protocol, but specifically what protocol did she break? The people want to know; health professionals want to know. The CDC must publish this protocol lapse, so we all can be better informed. I mentioned in the preceding article...
by It may surprise some people to know that there is anything along the lines of “good news” in relation to Ebola but that is, strangely, the case. Actually, disasters sometimes bring benefits which people may appreciate only after deep introspection; then again, there are those who feel guilty at recognizing any such “benefits” out of fear that they will be accused of being insensitive. On the other...
by Arthritis can make even simple activities, like chopping vegetables, almost impossible. With the help of diet and medication, exercise is not only possible, but also highly recommended to keep joints in good shape. Arthritis can cause people to become completely inactive because of the severe pain and swelling associated with the condition. This can have a significant impact on overall health including...
by In fourteen hundred ninety-two Columbus sailed the ocean blue... I was surprised to find that Columbus Day is still an official Federal holiday. Christopher Columbus was a much bigger figure in American history when I was in elementary school back in the 1970s, as our history textbooks told his same heroic story for generations. After all he discovered America, didn’t he? He had three ships and...
by In these days of super-sized menus, this excess of food may be increasing obesity rates while decreasing overall life span. In these days of super-sized menus, this excess of food may be increasing obesity rates while decreasing overall life span. Nutritionists and dieting experts who claim that eating five or six smaller meals throughout the day are not helping to correct the balance. When it comes...
by You can tell it’s October, and it’s certainly not because of fall-like temperatures in Los Angeles, or even because pumpkin-flavoring has temporarily become a daily dietary supplement. We’re used to all that. What seems more prevalent than before are omnipresent spikes in use of the color pink, particularly as a fashion accessory, and a definite uptick in non-pejorative use of the word “ta-tas” in...