Even if you have been extremely health-conscious of your diet, it is still possible to be deficient in some of the essential nutrients your body needs to function at its best. With the convenience and availability of heavily processed foods, getting the nutrients from whole foods can be hard. Lacking the nutrients can interfere with basic bodily functions including water balance, nerve-signaling, digestion, enzyme function, and metabolism. Even worse, nutrient deficiencies can lead to diseases like osteoporosis and anemia. With that said, it is important to note the warning symptoms your body may be trying to signal to you that you are nutrient-deficient. Keep reading to find out some common nutrients to pay attention to!
The heart is one of the most vital organs responsible for our survival. Our hearts are constantly working 24/7, beating approximately 2.5 billion times in an average lifetime. With that said, heart disease is also the number one cause of death, claiming about 1 million lives a year. Heart disease is often caused by buildup of plaque, calcium, cholesterol, and other substances inside the coronary arteries that are responsible for supplying oxygen-rich blood to the heart muscles. Too much buildup restricts blood flow to the heart, which can result in a heart attack, stroke, or death. Knowing this, we must do what we can to ensure our hearts are functioning properly and optimally. Thankfully, there are some relatively simple lifestyle changes you can adopt to help you avoid or slow down, or drastically improve heart-related issues. Keep reading to learn more about how to work towards a healthier heart!
You know the season - sun’s out, buns out! As the days are heating up, the layers of clothing seem to be thinning too. If your weight has been stopping you from living your best life this summer, the time is now to take control and commit to a healthier life. We know slimming down is not an easy process, especially with our busy schedules, cravings, and temptations. Besides basic diet and exercise, burning off the excess fat may be influenced by other factors. There are many steps you can take proactively to help shed unwanted weight quickly and easily. Keep reading to find out how you can speed up your weight loss below!