Brain Health

Health Benefits of Avocados

1/15 It’s Easy Being Green They’ve been the darlings of social media, and they’ve been called “America’s new favorite fruit.” Turns out, avocados are popular for good reason. Not only are they delicious, they’re packed with vitamins, minerals, and other nutrients that can help keep you healthy. 2/15 Better Than a Banana Your body needs …

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Best and Worst Workouts according to Science

1/16 Go for It: Pilates It’s a low-impact workout that focuses on your core — your hips, back, and abs. It uses your own body as resistance and taps into the mind-body connection. Pilates builds strength, makes you more flexible, and helps your joints move the way they should. 2/16 Use Caution: CrossFit This exercise …

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How Colors Can Affect You

1/13 What Colors Your World? Our vibrant world is filled with colors, and they may affect you more than you realize. They can change your mood and your behavior, maybe even your diet and who you find attractive. Before you redecorate, get dressed, or serve your next meal, it might be good to keep that …

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A, B, C, D, E, and Omega-3: What’s Missing From Your Diet?

Are You Getting What You Need? Tired, dry skin, or fighting a cold again? If you feel like something is a little off, you may lack some key vitamins or minerals. They help your cells and organs work the way they should and boost your immune system, among other things. Usually, the best way to …

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15 Healthy Ways to Use Lemons and Limes

1/16 Add a Dash of Flavor Whether you squeeze the juice into water or onto a tasty fish dish, these tangy citrus treats provide you with the same vitamins and minerals as other citrus fruits. The best part: They do it with less sugar. 2/16 Keep Wrinkles at Bay It’s all that vitamin C, which …

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Doctors Explain How Hiking Actually Changes Our Brains

Doctors Explain How Hiking Actually Changes Our Brains

We are all familiar with the benefits of walking and hiking: many people claim that these activities literally breathe new life into humans.  Still, you might be sort of taken aback by the particular benefit which doctors have come up with! 1. Hiking halts negative thinking Positive thinking is one of the most outstanding benefits …

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3 Reasons Why You Should Never Skip Leg Day

Sexy, sculpted pins are the gift that keeps on giving (and giving).  Leg day: It’s not just an Instagram mantra — it’s the unanimous conclusion of researchers and trainers alike. 1 They Preserve Your Balance Proprioception of knowing where your body is in space, is one of the first things to go as we age. …

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Eating for a Long Life

See how you can live longer and live healthier. Foods like berries, olive oil, and nuts can help with your longevity. 1/13 Antioxidants and Aging Eat foods rich in antioxidants to help fight free radicals — unstable oxygen molecules that contribute to the aging process. Antioxidants can be found in colorful vegetables and fruits like …

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21 Foods to Always Buy Organic (Even If You’re On a Budget!)

Because organic typically costs more than conventional, not everyone can afford to go organic all of the time. So when is it worth the spend? The second you step foot in the grocery store, you’re bombarded with purchasing decisions. One major dilemma we can all relate to is whether to buy organic or conventional, if …

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 ‘Forest Bathing’ Harnesses Nature to Boost Health

Research shows a simple walk in the woods can do a body — and a mind — good. On a recent morning in late July, Ben Page leads six hikers about a quarter-mile into the Angeles National Forest about an hour north of Los Angeles. As they walk on winding paths under maple trees and …

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