Feeling thirsty? You’re not alone. Seventy-five percent of Americans suffer from chronic dehydration, according to the Institute of Medicine. Because dehydration not only affects athletic performance, but also overall health and well-being, understanding the basics of hydration is key.
Seasonal allergies can be frustrating. When spring crawls in, many people begin to experience all-too-familiar itchy and watery eyes, runny nose, and congestion. Symptoms of seasonal allergies are the result of an immune system in overdrive in response to pollen and other allergens. Those bothersome symptoms are intended to protect you from unwanted foreign particles, but in this situation they end up causing misery. There are quite a few options when it comes to controlling allergy symptoms, but we want to watch out for a few that can be quite dangerous when used incorrectly.
Stretching is very important for flexibility, range of motion and injury prevention. Incorporating stretching into your daily workouts is a given but including it in your day routine is just as important to health and body functioning as regular exercise. It relaxes your muscles and increases blood flow and nutrients to your cartilage and muscles.
So what’s the deal with sugar in fruit? You’ve definitely heard the buzzword fructose in the health world (maybe the dreaded additive high fructose corn syrup), and recognize that too much sugar can have negative effects on your body. But experts say it might be less about the fact that you’re consuming fructose, the sugar in fruit, and more about how much. Here’s the scoop on how you should view the sugar in fruit and how to incorporate it healthfully into your diet.
As we grow into the diabolical changes of the planet, we are often left exposed to a numerous forms of health problems. Obesity, which was once a distant encounter, has now crawled its way into young adults and teenagers’ lives. Similarly, many other health related problems have started to affect us. While it may be impossible tone prepared for any such occurrence, we can be cautious by having regular tabs on our health.