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We have all read the articles on what healthy people do in the morning, but how about what they do before bed? This is just as important as it helps wrap up the day and sets the tone for a fresh start in the morning.
When I wrote my best-selling Sportsmedicine Book in 1978, I coined the term RICE (Rest, Ice, Compression, Elevation) for the treatment of athletic injuries (Little Brown and Co., page 94). Ice has been a standard treatment for injuries and sore muscles because it helps to relieve pain caused by injured tissue.
Food cravings are defined as frequent intense urges to eat specific types of food. There are people who deny their existence, but in truth, we've all felt them, some more than others. For example, some people have intense food cravings for sugar (probably the most common).

by Coach Ryan CPT, CN, BMS

All diets designed to promote heart health are low in fat and cholesterol and high in fiber. Vegetarian diets, then, are natural choices for those who want to reduce the risk of heart disease because vegetarian diets are naturally low in fat and cholesterol and high in fiber! Eliminating meat, poultry and fish, which are among the foods highest in fat and cholesterol and lowest in fiber, can be a giant step toward improving heart health. Another step, which comes naturally to vegetarians, is to increase the consumption of plant-based foods that are naturally high in fiber. Plant-based foods, particularly fruits and vegetables, also provide antioxidant protection for the heart.

The difference between fasting and caloric restriction

Perhaps one of the most common questions we get is what the difference is between calorie restriction and fasting. Many calorie enthusiasts say that fasting works, but only because it restricts calories. In essence, they are saying that only the average matters, not the frequency. But, of course, the truth is nothing of its kind.

If increasing muscle mass is one of your goals, then think twice before you go out for a night of heavy drinking. Consuming alcohol in large quantities has a direct effect on your metabolism, causing fat to be stored instead of being utilized as an energy source.
The AHA released an article stating that Coconut Oil is not healthy. In the latest THO Podcast we dissect & discuss. t.co/CrBVWYIa5g t.co/8g0nUtXacg
Dreaming of your summer getaway that's been booked for months now? Or, perhaps you are taking off on a business trip to another country and plan to do a little sightseeing while there. Whatever the case happens to be, you want to be sure that you enjoy your trip as best as possible.
Anxiety has been around since humans have had brains that were capable of worrying. However, it's growing into more of a problem. Anxiety is the most common mental disorder in the US with 40 million adults being affected by some form of it. Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD) is the most common form.
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Understanding Your Endocrine System

Is Too Much Cortisol Ruining Your Weight-Loss Efforts?

Here's how to keep it in check.