The Science of Sleep for Personal Trainers and Wellness Professionals

    It’s no secret that we live in a pretty stressful world. Electronics that emit blue light demand our attention professionally and personally, and human beings are spending less time exposed to natural sunlight.

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    5 Surprising Health Benefits of Resveratrol

    Whether you know it for its reported ability to build muscle, alleviate symptoms of anxiety and depression, or fight free radicals, there’s no denying resveratrol is booming in popularity. 

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    The Health Benefits of Lycopene & How to Incorporate it Into Your Client’s Diet

    Most of us already know or have heard of antioxidants and the role they play in reducing oxidative stress in the body. They do this by improving the efficiency with which the body neutralizes reactive oxygen species or, as they are commonly referred to, free radicals. 

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    14 Heart-Healthy Foods (Plus 4 Quick and Easy Plant-Based Recipes)

    Your heart works tirelessly, every moment of every day. It’s responsible for providing oxygen and blood flow to your brain and other vital organs.

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    How to Balance These 4 Hunger Hormones

    Even though a lot of the time our bodies might feel a little bit out of whack, they actually function like a fine-tuned machine, with a huge variety of components and mechanisms working in harmony to help us breathe, move, function, and live. And one of the main mechanisms that influence how your body operates is the hormone, a regulatory substance that gives signals to your cells, tissues, and organs about how to behave.

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    How the Gut-Brain Connection Affects Mental Health

    This article is part of a series on Nutritional Psychology and how what we eat affects our brains and moods.

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    11 Debunked Health & Fitness Claims to Leave in 2019

     

    Health and fitness fads and claims are in every magazine and on every talk show these days. While some health news proves to be valuable and true, there are even more claims out there that simply serve to confuse people and derail their efforts at getting fit and staying healthy.

    Here are eleven debunked claims to kick to the curb in 2019 as you prepare for a healthy, happy 2020:

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    9 Health Benefits of Ginger (Plus 4 Healthy Holiday Recipes)

    Ginger is a tropical flowering plant from the Zingiberaceae family. The root (or rhizome) of the plant is the part that you recognize as the ginger used in supplements and food. It’s spicy, bold, and makes the perfect enhancement to a variety of dishes.

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    The Health Benefits of the 8 Most Powerful Blue Fruits and Vegetables

     

    You’ve probably heard someone say that you should “eat the rainbow” for optimal nutrition. The idea is to fill your plate with an array of colorful fruits and vegetables that are chock full of vitamins and nutrients.

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    Part 1: The Holistic Nutrition Guide to Diabetes

     

    Diabetes is a condition in which the body fails to respond to insulin properly.

    Insulin is the hormone that regulates blood sugar levels. When blood sugar levels are high, the pancreas will make more insulin and release it so that cells are able to receive blood sugar.  This is why insulin is often called the key which unlocks cells. When cells reach sugar capacity, insulin helps store the remaining sugar in the liver. When blood sugar levels drop in between meals, insulin will help release that stored sugar from the liver.

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