Countless diet tips and fads seem to lurk around every digital corner. They promise quick weight loss and unrealistic results to unsuspecting readers who don’t know any better than to fall for the latest gimmick. They leave people disappointed, discouraged, and often weighing even more than they did before they started.
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With the media, countless “medical” websites, and everyone self-diagnosing, there are a million misconceptions out there about nutrition, health, and weight loss.
As a professional in the health, fitness, and nutrition industry, your role is to help your clients make decisions that will allow them to thrive.
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.
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.
The thyroid is a butterfly-shaped gland located behind the Adam’s apple. This small gland serves as the body's thermostat because it’s always regulating temperature, hunger, and energy levels. When someone has a thyroid problem, you can understand how this may lead to specific issues.
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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