50 Ways to be Healthier

50 Ways to be Healthier
by By Jennifer Rainey, EverydayHealth.com

 

If you're convinced you need to make dramatic changes in order to improve your health, we've got good news. It doesn't have to be that hard. We've found 50 simple, good-for-you moves to improve your health from head to toe - no life altering required.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Brain

  • Breathe deeply and count to 10. Bottling up anger is the biggest predictor of headaches, even more than depression or anxiety, according to a new study from Saint Louis University.
  • Eat the Mediterranean way. The Italian Longitudinal Study of Aging found that people who ate a diet high in mono - and polyunsaturated fatty acids did better on cognitive tests. Good sources include olive oil, butter, cheese and fish.
  • Get more zzz's. Sleep deprivation can affect your ability to concentrate, remember information and perform mental tasks.
  • Watch less TV. "Watching TV is to your brain ...

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Posted Monday, Aug. 4, 2014 by Michael Gonzales in Healthy Living, Health

 
 
 

You 2.0

You 2.0
by John Holley MS, CSCS
http://bemovelive.com

 

Have you ever seen the lines at a cell phone or electronics store the day a new phone goes on sale? People will wait in line overnight in order to pay a premium for technology, which they’ll want to replace in six months with the next latest and greatest phone. I totally get it…we are driven to be the best and that includes having the best…but what about feeling our best?

Feeling your best may require an upgrade of your current operating habits. You may have to DVR Jimmy Fallon in order to get more sleep or leave the ice cream on the shelf so you can drop a few pounds. I’m just spit balling here, but you may have to stretch after you workout or spend more time in the produce section of the grocery store. 

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Posted Friday, March 14, 2014 by Michael Gonzales in Healthy Living, Health, Nutrition, Wellness

 
 
 

10 Day Jump Start

10 Day Jump Start

   John Holley MS, CSCS

http://bemovelive.com/

 

What can you accomplish in 10 Days?

Have you struggled to lose the next 5 pounds? Maybe your clothes are fitting a little too tight and it’s time to do something about it. Or, are you looking for a way to get back on track with your health and fitness? You can accomplish all of these things over the next 10 days...

 

Check out John Holley's new E-Book and learn how you can.

 

10 Day Jump Start  by John Holley

 

 

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Posted Monday, Feb. 17, 2014 by Michael Gonzales in Healthy Living, Fitness, Health, Nutrition, Wellness

 
 
 

What's Your Number?

What's Your Number?
John Holley MS, CSCS
www.4johnholley.wordpress.com

 

What do the numbers you get after your annual physical mean? And why should you care? Let’s take a look:

Your waist circumference is the distance around your waist measured at the point between the top of your hipbone and your bottom rib. This point is usually just below your navel. This number is important because excess abdominal fat indicates a higher risk for diabetes and cardiovascular disease. A number above 35 inches for women and 40 inches for men signals an elevated risk for disease.

Blood pressure is the force of blood pushing against the vessels. The top number (systolic) measures pressure as your heart beats. The diastolic, or bottom, number measures pressure as your heart relaxes. A reading above 120/80 mmHg (millimeters of mercury) shows a greater risk for heart disease, kidney disease and stroke.

Cholesterol is a ...

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Posted Sunday, Nov. 10, 2013 by Michael Gonzales in Healthy Living, Health, Wellness