1. Your brain takes a lot of fuel. Did you know that your brain accounts for less than 2% of your body weight, yet uses roughly 20% of our daily calories. 2. Your brain is a picky eater. It demands a constant supply of glucose, primarily obtained from carbohydrates like fruits, veggies and grains. Sugary snacks provide the wrong kind of glucose, and damages cells … Continue reading 10 Amazing Facts About Your Brain
Exercise is widely considered by health professionals to be an antidote to stress. But what if the type of exercise program you choose is causing stress rather than providing relief? Exercise: One Size Does Not Fit All Dr. Peter D’Adamo believes that individuals have a different physiological response to various types of exercise. In other words, the spinning class that energizes your best friend and makes her feel great may … Continue reading Is Your Workout Making You Stressed? Personalize it.
It’s no surprise to learn that there is a confirmed link between physical activity and brain function. A number of published studies have shown that exercise improves a number of aspects of cognition and performance demonstrating that regular exercise does a body good in more than one way! Our friend Mark Moon, of Mark Moon Fitness, offers some brain boosting exercise tips tailored for your … Continue reading Right 4 Your Type Exercise Routine: Mark Moon Fitness
Pediatricians recommend that children get 60 minutes of physical activity every day, and finding winter activities to keep kids moving during the cold, dark days of winter can be a challenge. One way to make sure your kids are getting enough exercise is to incorporate physical activity into their daily routine. As long as children are properly dressed, getting outdoors to play should not be … Continue reading Winter Activities to Keep Kids Moving
Stress is a normal part of life, and our bodies are designed to cope with it. For our ancient ancestors, stress was intense but intermittent- such as escaping from dangerous predators and searching for food. Modern life often subjects us to constant, lower-level stress that piles up and taxes our nervous systems. Eating the wrong foods can also be hard on the body. Adhering to … Continue reading Stress & Personalized Nutrition