Keeping Your Joints Healthy

Painful joints - something we've all experienced at one point or another. Whether you've injured a joint or just overdone it with exercise, you know how debilitating it can be to experience joint pain. Maintaining mobility is one of the most important things you can do to ensure good health throughout the entire course of your life. It helps you lose weight, reduce your blood pressure and blood sugar, improve your mood, enhance the quality of your sleep, and reduce stress. That's why it's essential to take good care of your joints and address joint problems as soon as they arise. Getting To The Root of Joint Pain ... Most often, joint pain can be traced back to an injury or overuse. In other

Healthy Ways to Counter The Natural Decline in Testosterone

A natural part of the aging process in men is the decline in the levels of sex hormones. Unlike menopause, where hormone production often diminishes dramatically and quickly, hormone-associated changes in andropause are more subtle and gradual, beginning when a man reaches his thirties. Fatigue, decreased muscle mass, weight gain, depression, and sexual problems can result from this age-related decrease in testosterone. The good news is that the process of andropause can be slowed and even countered by making healthy changes to your lifestyle. Andropause: What Changes Whereas estrogen production ceases altogether in menopausal women, production of testosterone during andropause declines, but

Why Healthy Fats Should Be A Part Of Your Diet

For decades, we've been hearing about the dangers of dietary fat. Yet, the link between dietary fat and illnesses like heart disease has never been conclusively shown to be true.1 In fact, Dr. William Castelli, former director of the Framingham Heart Study, admitted that "we found that the more saturated fat that one ate, the more cholesterol that one ate, the more calories that one ate, the lower the person's serum cholesterol. ... We found that people who ate the most cholesterol, ate the most saturated fat, ate the most calories, weighed the least and were the most physically active".2 But don't order the steak and fries just yet. The reality is that there are good fats and there are bad

Essential Fatty Acids: Getting It Right With Regard To Fat

You may have heard that there is such a thing as good fat - fat that is necessary for good health. That's because every cell in our body contains fat in its cell wall and because fat comprises many important substances like hormones and neurotransmitters. Essential fatty acids are substances derived from fat -both plant and animal - which are essential for the proper functioning of the cells throughout our bodies. Since our bodies don't produce these fatty acids, it's important to make sure you are getting enough of the right kinds of fats in your diet - chiefly, omega 3 and omega 6 fatty acids. But knowing how much is good for you and which sources of fatty acids are actually healthy is key

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