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The importance of sleep

Sleep is important, but Why? We all know sleep is important, but why is it important? Sleep helps us maintain our body composition, retain memory, regulate hormones, and support our immune function. Body composition is an important metric because poor body composition is associated with so many chronic conditions such as high blood pressure, metabolic […]

Maintaining Quality of Life

What is quality of life? More than 3,400 older adults spread over 11 different countries were asked what they considered to affect their quality of life. The sample identified five major categories that they considered to be the greatest impact on their quality of life: autonomy, role and activity, health perception, relationships, and financial security. […]

Blood Pressure

Blood pressure is the pressure that circulating blood places on blood vessels within the body. This pressure is vital to the way in which the body functions. Within our bodies, blood flows from areas of higher pressure to areas of lower pressure. Blood carries nutrients such as proteins, iron, fats, sugar, etc., which all organs […]

Digestive Health

Digestion refers to the process in which your body gets nutrients from your food. When digestion isn’t occurring how it’s supposed to, you can experience abdominal pain, nausea, bloating, and irregular bowel movements. Digestive distress can be a one-time event or it can be a chronic problem. Digestive distress can be very uncomfortable and disrupting […]

Exercising on the Go

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) suggest that adults participate in at least 150 minutes of physical activity per week. Currently, only 20% of adults meet this goal. Lack of exercise can increase the risk of developing conditions such as heart disease, stroke, type 2 diabetes, depression, and cancer. There are many reasons […]