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Anyone can be injured during exercise, no matter their level of experience, fitness, or age. However, older adults are at greater risk of injury because of bone and muscle loss, which comes with age, making them less agile and steady on their feet. To avoid exercise-related injury and the accompanying pain, discomfort, and inconvenience, observe the following precautions: [Read more]

Vitamin D is one of the most important nutrients for good health. It is the only one which is created by the body in the presence of sunlight, and is vital for bone health, the immune system, and other functions. The simple fact remains, however, that most people do not get enough of this essential nutrient. Modern life is fraught with difficulties when it comes to getting enough vitamin D. Our work and lifestyle keep us indoors and away from direct sunlight, and we tend to wear sunblock when we are out in the height of the summer to avoid skin cancer and premature aging. Add to this the fact that we may not always eat a balanced diet rich in vitamin D, and you can see why so many people are deficient in this essential nutrient. Here are five foods which are great sources of vitamin D which you should include in your diet. [Read more]

Most people think that meditation involves sitting cross legged, eyes closed, saying “Om,” and withdrawing from the world. That is one type of meditation, and it has its uses. However, it is not the only kind of meditation. Some types of meditation are downright active. If you are interested in the benefits that meditation brings, such as stress reduction and feelings of calm and peace, but are put off by the practice described above, try walking meditation. It not only has those benefits, it can also invigorate your body and sharpen your mind. [Read more]

Water is believed to form about 70% of the earth’s composition. Having such a huge presence, water plays a very crucial role in life itself for all plants and living organisms. Water itself plays an important role in the human body. This water can be readily found in fruits and vegetables and also from beverages. Some of the health benefits of drinking water include: [Read more]

Stress grows; it builds with each setback you meet during the day. Unless, of course, you manage those everyday stressors before they have a negative impact on you. Rather than let problems bring you down, it’s better to know how to reduce their emotional impact when they occur. You can also develop a positive mindset with helpful habits. Here’s how to do just that. [Read more]

When you are finished with a workout, you may feel that you don’t even have to think about anything fitness-related until your next workout. However, a fantastic workout is only one aspect of getting the most from a habit of regular exercise. There are certain things you should always do following exercise. Here are the four steps to follow. [Read more]

Meditation is more than just a type of spiritual practice, it is also an effective tool for managing stress. Not only does it help you reduce your stress in the moment, but regular meditation practice can make you less likely to experience stress in the long run. If you are experiencing stress on a regular basis, you should try meditation. It’s easy to do wherever you are, whenever you need it, and it doesn’t cost a thing. [Read more]