From the Sea's Garden: 3 Superfoods that Are Super Good for You

From the Sea's Garden: 3 Superfoods that Are Super Good for You

Written by Gail Barnes, PhD
on Monday, 28 January 2019

The seas offer an untapped potential for health and wellness and certain superfoods do not need to grow in soil to be super for your health. 

Whether you are fighting the common cold, or wanting to turn back time on those wrinkles, seaweed, sea moss and sea lettuce are three oceanic vegetables that have you covered when it comes to promoting health, longevity and sustainability.
3 Things You Can Do to Make 2019 the Year of Health

3 Things You Can Do to Make 2019 the Year of Health

Written by Dixie Somers
on Friday, 25 January 2019

Now that 2019 is in full swing, it’s time to take a look at where you stand regarding your health goals for the year. Statistics show that 80 percent of people fail their New Year’s resolutions by February. 

If you’ve stuck to the plan so far this year, congratulations! Keep going. But if you’ve already given up, this is your simple three-step plan to get back on track.
What a Pain! 3 Things You Can Do for Back Pain

What a Pain! 3 Things You Can Do for Back Pain

Written by Dixie Somers
on Wednesday, 23 January 2019

Health experts suggest that about 80 percent of individuals will deal with back pain at some time during their lives. Back pain can be cause by a variety of different actions, such as over-straining during work tasks or sudden moves during athletic activities. If you suffer from chronic back pain, a number of measures can help to relieve pain and allow you greater flexibility and range of motion.
Should You Ditch the Gym & Work Out at Home Instead?

Should You Ditch the Gym & Work Out at Home Instead?

Written by Vince Sant
on Wednesday, 23 January 2019

When it comes to exercise, some people prefer going for a run, others enjoy a spin class, others may prefer a gym while others opt for a workout mat in their living room. To break down the pros and cons of at home workouts, we spoke with Vince Sant, Fitness Expert, Certified Trainer and Co-Founder of V Shred an online fitness portal based in Las Vegas, Nevada.

According to Vince, the key is to create a workout regimen that is sustainable. “You really want to create something that is fun, fast and effective. When considering an at home workout it’s important to get honest and determine if it’s a match for your exercise style and mindset.”

That said, let’s get into it.
5 Key Health Exams Millennials Should Get This Year

5 Key Health Exams Millennials Should Get This Year

Written by Niket Sonpal, MD
on Wednesday, 23 January 2019

With more and more millennials skipping out on annual health exams in favor of a quick, as-needed visit to an urgent care facility, doctors fear the largest generation in America may overlook serious health issues. 

There are 83 million Americans between age 22 and 37 and according to a November 2018 survey by the Kaiser Family Foundation, 45% of those 18-29 and 28% of those age 30-39 do not have a primary care physician. The issue is that health conditions that can be caught early may slip through the cracks. 

Dr. Niket Sonpal, Adjunct Assistant Professor at Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine in New York City, offers five health exams millennials should get this year.
10 Common Mistakes You Might Be Making at the Gym

10 Common Mistakes You Might Be Making at the Gym

Written by Vince Sant
on Friday, 11 January 2019

Many people start their year off buying a gym membership and new gym attire. 

While the first step to transforming your body is, in fact, deciding to commit to restructuring your lifestyle at the gym and in the kitchen, it is common for people to make mistakes that jeopardize their progress. These mistakes can chip away at their enthusiasm to work out and ultimately result in people giving up on their goals.

“As a trainer, my job consists of helping clients assess where they are and where they want to be. Giving them a clear pathway helps avoid mistakes that often cause people to quit too soon and forfeit their goals,” says Vince Sant, the co-founder and lead trainer of V Shred, the online training platform that has taken the world by storm in recent years.

Vince says these are some of the most common mistakes people make when starting off their fitness journey.
Pharmacist's Go-To Advice for Winter Woes

Pharmacist's Go-To Advice for Winter Woes

Written by Sherry Torkos, BScPhm, RPh
on Monday, 07 January 2019

Last year’s flu season brought the highest number of deaths and health complications since the dawn of modern tracking, so much so, that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is worried that this flu season could result in a pandemic. 

It’s hard to imagine that our medically advanced society would be under threat; however, unpredictable and changing bacteria and viruses can leave our immune systems susceptible to being unfairly compromised.

While flu vaccination has an important role, it’s not the only strategy we should employ when it comes to prevention. Being proactive with your health means eating a healthful diet, getting adequate sleep and regular exercise, managing stress levels and washing hands frequently. 

Beyond lifestyle approaches, consider these holistic remedies to address common winter woes such as cold, flu, stomach aches, and joint discomfort.
Your Most Embarrassing Fitness Questions Answered

Your Most Embarrassing Fitness Questions Answered

Written by Vince Sant
on Friday, 04 January 2019

If you follow fitness trainers or enthusiasts on Instagram, we are besieged by women at the gym who look supremely confident, airbrushed and without a bead of sweat. 

The reality is, most of us don’t look or smell our best after a tough workout. Not everyone is comfortable walking into a class of strangers in form-fitting gym clothes. And, what about the sounds our bodies make when we are working out? What about those of us who want to exercise but feel we are too heavy to even begin a program? 

Fortunately, we have Certified Fitness Trainer, Model Turned Fitness Expert, Instagram Fitness Guru and YouTube Sensation Vince Sant, co-founder of the online platform www.vshred.com to answer the questions you are too shy to ask.
"Health Foods" That Are Surprisingly Unhealthy

"Health Foods" That Are Surprisingly Unhealthy

Written by Niket Sonpal, MD
on Thursday, 03 January 2019

From Whole Foods to pricey health food stores, cafes, and coffee shops, certain foods and ingredients have become trendy among health and calorie counting foodies. Who has not heard of matcha, Acai, cold-pressed juice, and gluten-free baked goods? 

In a perfect world, wouldn’t it be wonderful if we could find food and drinks that are delicious, healthy and not calorie laden? While certain Instagram accounts may have you convinced these “magic foods” exist, Dr. Niket Sonpal is a NYC gastroenterologist and assistant professor at Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine who cautions health enthusiasts to do a deeper dive into what they are eating and imbibing.
How to Introduce a Loved One to a New Nurse

How to Introduce a Loved One to a New Nurse

Written by Jess Walter
on Saturday, 15 December 2018

In the U.S., 26 percent of seniors receive a mixture of paid care and family care, and nine percent rely solely on paid help, such as nurses who come to their homes. 

While the elderly aren’t the only people who need to get used to new nurses, they often require nursing services in order to age in place. No matter the age of the patient, it’s important for that person to feel comfortable with a new nurse.
Putting My Dog to Work Helps Children Feel Better

Putting My Dog to Work Helps Children Feel Better

Written by Heidi Greene
on Monday, 10 December 2018

My dog Deuce is a shaggy black lab mix rescued from a kill shelter in the southern part of the United States. I took a leap of faith, adopted him and paid the fee to have him transported to New England without having ever met him. 

I have been a guardian companion to dogs my entire life but had never before encountered a puppy with his level of energy and extra-terrestrial enthusiasm for human companionship. It was if he were two puppies rolled into one. 

It didn’t take long for me to realize that this high energy and very social puppy was desperately in need of a task or mission. I decided that signing up for training and certification as a therapy dog might be just the career he needed.
3 Diet Plans that Contribute to Weight Loss AND Major Health Benefits

3 Diet Plans that Contribute to Weight Loss AND Major Health Benefits

Written by Felicia Stoler, DCN, MS, RDN, FACSM, FAND
on Monday, 03 December 2018

Approximately 45 million Americans go on a diet each year, but researchers at UCLA say 80 percent of dieters will gain back the weight within two years. 

Whether you are trying to detox after vacation, get back on track after a holiday or improve your health before the new year, many people focus solely on weight loss and turn to fad diets for a quick fix. Rather than fixating on the scale, it’s best to choose a diet that promotes long-term health benefits for lasting results.

Diets that do more than help you drop weight have the potential to increase your lifespan, improve brain function, or even aid in major disease prevention. I’m sharing three top diet plans recommended by registered dietitians and nutritionists that can help you reap some major health benefits alongside weight loss.
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