Archive for February, 2010

Chile’s Massive Earthquake Highlights the Necessity of Preparedness

Chile’s Massive Earthquake Highlights the Necessity of Preparedness

February 27, 2010 | by

Early Saturday morning, February 27, a massive magnitude 8.8 earthquake hit Chile. With death toll estimates steadily climbing from the original estimate of a little over 100, it is a sad reminder that at any time a natural disaster can occur. Creating more cause for concern, the 8.8 magnitude

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It’s Healthy to Treat Yourself Once in a While

It’s Healthy to Treat Yourself Once in a While

February 20, 2010 | by

For most people, eating a piece of cake while dieting would invoke extreme guilt and frustration. If you are living a healthy lifestyle and consuming the correct foods on a regular basis, then there is nothing wrong with treating yourself once in a while.

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More Vitamin D Magic – Reduces Diabetes Risk

More Vitamin D Magic – Reduces Diabetes Risk

February 19, 2010 | by

People who get plenty of vitamin D can cut their chance of developing Type 2 diabetes by 55 per cent. Researchers from the Warwick Medical School reviewed 28 existing studies on almost 100,000 people looking at vitamin D levels among middle-aged and elderly people.

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You Can’t Get Quality Definition from Just Working Out

You Can’t Get Quality Definition from Just Working Out

February 16, 2010 | by

It is a common misconception that through working out alone you will be able to achieve the muscular definition you are looking for. How such a myth has come to be believed by a majority of athletes is quite astonishing. A basic understanding of how the body works can debunk this myth

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How to Boost Your Vitamin D Intake

How to Boost Your Vitamin D Intake

February 9, 2010 | by

As the medical establishment begins to find out more about Vitamin D, the daily recommendations continue to go up as well. With some nutritional experts recommending upwards of 20,000 IU per day, it is hard to keep up with the growing requirements – especially in the winter months

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What You Need to Know About Vitamin D

What You Need to Know About Vitamin D

February 3, 2010 | by

Vitamin D is extremely unique in the sense that is perhaps the most studied nutrient of all time, yet the most underrated as well. Until recently, not much light has been shed on the powerful effects of vitamin D. But of course, as with anything else, there is also much fiction propagated regarding vitamin D and its effects.

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The Importance of Sleep and How to Get Enough of It

The Importance of Sleep and How to Get Enough of It

February 3, 2010 | by

Sleep is a fundamental need of the body. Since the body is often pushed to its limits on a daily basis, it needs adequate time to recover and rejuvenate. Many of us are guilty of trying to cram in a few extra hours of sleep on the weekends, in an attempt to make up for the loss of sleep

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