Joint Health

  1. How to Prevent Osteoporosis

    How to Prevent Osteoporosis
    Osteoporosis is a condition that causes weakening of the bones and leads to fractures usually in the hips, backbone, and wrist. Although it can impact anyone, women, older adults, and Caucasians are at greater risk. Over 200 million people have osteoporosis. One in three women over the age of 50 will experience a bone fracture due to osteoporosis during their...
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  2. Does Yoga Help You Age Better?

    Does Yoga Help You Age Better?
    When I think about the health of all the people in my life over the age of 50, there is one that stands out the most - my dad’s wife. She recently turned 60, but has the body and vitality of someone in their 30s. Honestly, sometimes she puts me to shame and I am actually in my 30s. Her...
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  3. Collagen and Joint Pain

    Collagen and Joint Pain
    A 2018 study found that arthritis impacts 91.2 million adults in the United States.1 Over 100 different conditions cause joint pain, but the most common conditions include osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis. There are many lifestyle triggers for these conditions, but they all boil down to a loss of cartilage between bones. Because cartilage is primarily made up of a protein...
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  4. Managing Joint Pain with Omega 3s

    Managing Joint Pain with Omega 3s
    As with many health-related concerns, optimal nutrition is one of the best ways to help manage joint pain. Some of the most effective nutrients for painful joints are omega 3 fatty acids. What Are Omega 3s? Omega 3s are a group of fatty acids that play important roles in the functioning of your body. They’re essential, meaning that the body...
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  5. Skin Health & Probiotics

    Skin Health & Probiotics
    Probiotics aren’t just for healthy digestion. They may also play a role in skin health, particularly when it comes to anti-aging and acne. Typically, skin conditions are treated topically with creams or lotions applied directly to the skin. But, probiotics help skin by addressing the root cause of many conditions- gut health. Probiotics are good-for-you bacteria available in dietary supplements...
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  6. The Many Benefits of Collagen

    The Many Benefits of Collagen
    Collagen supplements are a pretty popular protein right now. It seems like everyone is adding it to their smoothies, shakes, and even coffee. The claims about it range from the ability to reduce the appearance of wrinkles to strengthening hair to helping keep joints healthy. So, does collagen live up to all the hype around it? The answer, especially for...
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  7. Benefits of Omega 3 Supplements

    Benefits of Omega 3 Supplements
    Is it possible to use omega-3 fatty acids to help treat and fight off the flu?   Omega-3 fatty acids are essential to good health and have been shown to help boost vitality in a range of ways. Foods that are rich in omega-3 fatty acids include walnuts, sardines, anchovies, wild Alaskan salmon, krill oil, chia seeds and flax seed...
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  8. Decreased Vitamin D Means Increased Pain

    Decreased Vitamin D Means Increased Pain
    The most common type of arthritis is osteoarthritis, a painful and debilitating condition that affects 13.9% of adults over the age of 25 and 33.6% of those over 65, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Studies of osteoarthritis patients showed a positive correlation between low levels of vitamin D3 and pain.  Those with higher serum levels...
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  9. Three Stress-Relieving Yoga Poses

    Three Stress-Relieving Yoga Poses
    Yoga is an ancient practice that originated in India about 5000 years ago. It calms and balances your mood and gently stretches all your muscles to help maintain strong bones, bring balance to your posture, and encourages you to breathe deeply. Yoga is something everyone can learn to do to help with stress management in today’s busy stressful lifestyle.  ...
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  10. Why You Can’t Crunch your Way to Six-Pack Abs

    Why You Can’t Crunch your Way to Six-Pack Abs
    If you want a flat, toned stomach, six-pack, washboard, or whatever you call your midsection, there is no magic wand to get it; what is needed is core exercise. Our bodies are made in such a way that you cannot just concentrate on spot reduction for toning and reducing fat because it comes as part of the entire fitness physique...
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