There is more to strengthening core muscles then you think. Chiseled abs a not what it is all about. Read the article to learn more.
Well-trained abdominal muscles are pliable, not chiseled or hard, and adapt quickly to change. Your core is more complicated than just your muscles When we talk about core power, abdominal muscles come to mind. But our core is much more than that.
Source: Learn About Your Core And How to Strengthen Those Muscles
I have suffered from back pain for the last 8 years. This is totally worth the read. Great information.
Don’t miss these strategies for supporting spinal health and keeping pain at bay. Vertebral column Back pain is one of the most common medical problems, affecting 8 out of 10 people, according to the National Institutes of Health.
Source: Spine Anatomy: How to Prevent and Alleviate Back Pain
Fruit is so good for us so is the sugar in it bad for us? My good friends at Your Super posted this great article. It is so worth a read. I have been watching my sugar for years. And, watching my fruit intake.
Fruit is one of the healthiest foods on the planet, but it’s also a natural source of sugar. Does that mean the sugar in fruit is bad for you? And will fruit cause you to gain weight?
One of the biggest complaints I see from people who are new to making smoothies or even eating a more plant-based diet is how much fruit they’re eating — and not in a good way. Fruits are a natural source of sugar, but does that mean the sugar in fruit is bad for you?
Here’s the sweet truth about fruit…
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Is the key to living a long life… solitude? Bronx resident Louise Signore, 107, credits her longevity to the fact that she’s held on to her status as an independent woman. “I think the secret of 107: I never got married. I think that’s the secret,” she told CNN affiliate WBCS. I’m getting some serious Cher-circa-1996 vibes right now (a man is like dessert—not necessary). Signore is an icon. Basically, the centenarian’s relationship advice: don’t. Signore also exercises regularly, eats healthy, and plays Bingo, which obviously factors into her overall health. But I’m choosing to narrow the focus to the benefits of being single.
There’s actually research to suggest myriad advantages to a life of solitude. (I swear I’m not just saying this to make myself feel better.) One study found that marital stress can be a precursor to depression. Unsociability can also help you be more creative, as you have more time to be introspective. I’m taking this as permission to retreat to my couch and watch Netflix instead of going on a date. Also, as I’ve previously discussed, sleeping alone is simply the best. (Though the science is a little torn on whether or not people who sleep alone sleep better—to which I say, you do you.) However, if being alone scares you, you’re not… well, alone. A recent study found that people would rather give themselves an electric shock than be alone with their thoughts.
“We’re afraid of being single because single life is stereotyped and stigmatized in society; people think that if you’re single, there must be something wrong with you, and no one wants to feel that way about themselves,” psychologist Dr. Bella DePaulo told Vice. She also said that the research surrounding solitariness “suggests it’s really good for creativity, restoration, personal growth, spirituality, and for relaxation.”
Suddenly, I’m feeling much better about the fact that my search history includes “health benefits of being single forever.” (This story was… not the first time I have Googled this.)
If you’re feeling very blah about being single, here are some science-backed tips to help you be single and happy.