Sometimes, we need to break away from the monotony of daily schedules.
In a hot, physically-stressful/active environment, it is critical to stay hydrated in order to avoid heat-related illnesses.
We need to look at other aspects of our lifestyles that could be affecting our general health and adjust them accordingly.
Taking your vitamins and supplements should not be a spur of the moment action, but a planned activity. Know what you’re taking and why, and compare a supplement’s components and capabilities with the times of the day and conditions under which you’ll be using it.
A good bench for a gym you set up at home can really be the cornerstone of your workout program.
I have stressed the importance of protein in many Ready Nutrition articles, as well as tissue repair and building muscle. Your body is akin to a machine, and you must keep it properly fueled and maintained to derive maximum performance from it.
Stretching is a form of gentle massage for your major muscle groups and important to do before you exercise for the same reasons. It oxygenates the muscles you’re going to use, and at the same time prepares those muscles prior to doing work with them.
When it comes to fitful sleep and bad dreams, the monster may be in your medicine cabinet!
The texture and appearance of your tongue says a lot about the state of your health.
Knowing how to naturally increase your immune system at a young age is paramount in having a healthy immune system later in life.
Our last line of defense is knowing how to defend ourselves and to do this you need to be fit and train your body to react to the circumstances you may find yourself in.
There are some very basic techniques that you can apply to vastly improve your ability to run, and most people are never taught them.
You’ve definitely heard of endorphins, the feel-good hormones that are released during physical activity. And you’ve probably heard about the head-clearing benefits of meditation, how being mindful can help to combat stress and anxiety. But what you may not have heard about is how combining these two activities (exercise + meditation) has an effect greater than the sum of each part.
Music has a physiological effect that you need to know about. When you listen to music that is pleasing to your ears, it stimulates the production of Dopamine, and “synchronizes” the brain within the rhythm, and helps you to perform repetitive motions (such as push-ups, or sets of bench presses) with more fluidity, increased smoothness.
Although it’s different for everybody, most people who are successful in their health and fitness follow a specific formula.
It appears that the miracle of modern medicine is rapidly turning to folly, as our healthcare system slowly turns into a highly profitable sick-care industry.
There is no “quick fix” for your physical conditioning, but proper diet, exercise, and recovery will give you the start on the path toward wellness.
What you eat and the supplements you take before you exercise can give you the extra energy and nutrients you need to get through your workout.
Back pain is a big deal. It will affect almost every American over the course of their lifetime, and in many cases, it goes on to become chronic and untreatable. But there is a way to avoid this ailment altogether.
What is happiness? And how can you add more to your life? Here’s what research has to say.
Once you win kids over with a few known favorites, you can sneak in the less sugary veggies and open them up to a lifetime of flavorful, healthy choices.
A new study suggests that doctors return to more natural and holistic roots by prescribing healthy foods and an improved diet for some Americans. Long stuck in a culture where unhealthy diets and chemical-laden foods have become normal, many doctors are now breaking the mold – but it’s good and bad at the same time.
There are times when sleep disorders interrupt our much needed rest. Try these suggestions and natural herbs to help calm the nerves and get the blissful sleep you need.
If there is such a thing as a wonder plant, hemp is it. Let’s take a look at a few ways you can start using hemp today.
Yarrow isn’t as well-known as other medicinal herbs such as echinacea or peppermint, but it’s nonetheless a useful tool for a more natural approach to health and wellness. Yarrow’s uses range from aiding in clearing blood clots to menstrual issues. It can also be used cosmetically!
Bottled water is a popular item to store in case of an emergency. So then why is there an expiration date on bottled water?
How to plan herb-gathering excursions, organize notes, and field reference guides and tools needed for a well-rounded experience.
When food is scarce, chaos and fear begin to set in. Foraging for food in the most unlikely places can solve the starvation dilemma. Here are the top most common edible weeds.
The Mediterranean diet is sort of like a blueprint for an arthritis diet, if there was such a thing. Vegetables, healthy fats, fruits, and nuts have all been shown to limit inflammation and boost overall health.
Aromatherapy has its place within the overall discipline of naturopathic medicine. Let’s cover some basics, then, to start you on your path to researching what works for you and your family.