Ultraviolet Light: The Good, The Bad, And The Sun

Summer is officially here, which means more time spent outdoors and soaking up the sun. While all that fresh air and activity is great for your health...

Who Needs Electrolytes and Why?

Many people talk about electrolytes but do you have any idea what electrolyte really is? Being among the smallest of chemicals important to a cell’s function, electrolytes are crucial to the…

Winter Depression

Wintertime Depression

When the winter solstice occurs and the sun is above the Tropic of Capricorn, do you turn from Prince or Princess Charming into an ogre? It’s the time of year when people report feeling more…

When Does Old Age Begin?

The boundary between seniors and old people has shifted over the years. Some people are deemed old because they are grandparents—even at forty-five. Others become old when they retire, regardless of…

Feeling Anxious? Maybe Not

Good for you. You’re going to Disney World. But don’t say you’re anxious about it. It’s okay to be anxious about going to the dentist. It’s understandable that you’d be anxious about your debut at an…

The Sweet Sweep of Sleep

Ahh, the sweet balm that soothes the nerves and restores the soul at the end of the day. Sadly, for some of us it is elusive, and its intangible rewards sporadic. Sleep. It can get interrupted,…

Sleep Deprivation may Lead to Impaired Insulin Response in Fat Cells

Insulin response? Huh? It’s just what it says, the way the body responds to insulin and the challenges that excite it in the first place. Insulin, as you recall, is a polypeptide hormone secreted by…

Why Bother Exercising?

In our earnest attempts to maintain physical fitness and overall wellness, we occasionally overdo it. Strengthening the muscles and the cardiovascular system, fine tuning athletic skills for a…

Sleep and Weight

Ahh, yes, that state of rest for body and soul. It’s the time when will power and consciousness are suspended, and when body functions are mostly in neutral. Most sleep scientists agree that sleep…

Off-Season Fitness

The off-season is the time for a well-deserved break, yet it might be viewed as a chance to get ready for next season. As each day passes you’ll lose the fitness that you worked so hard to get if…