This vitamin is better than calcium for stronger bone density

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Many people go about their daily lives not really giving any thought to their bones. Well, it is very important for them to realize that without bones, they would not be able to survive. Bones are what support and protect all of our skin, muscles, and internal organs. Although men are also at risk for bone problems such as osteoporosis when they are older, women are much more likely to have osteoporosis.

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Your gut bacteria and why it matters

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Did you know?
The bacteria that inhabits your gut early in life helps the cells of the gut grow and develop. They also help to train your immune system to help fight bacterial and other infections as we mature.

 

Despite what you hear, THIS is not your enemy

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DID YOU KNOW?
Western medicine has made a practice of telling us to abstain from things that are bad for us in extreme quantities, when in fact those same are very good for us when consumed wisely and in moderation. In the case of sunshine, our UV paranoia is contributing to a silent epidemic: Vitamin D deficiency. It’s silent because most people don’t know they are deficient. And it’s deadly, because this deficiency can lead to cancer and a multitude of other diseases. But we’ve been brainwashed into believing that even small amounts of sunshine will harm us.

5 muscle myths busted

Some things are not what they seem. This fit tip tackles five classic myths about muscle.

>>> this is a repost from 2012 <<<

Myth #1: Cardio is best to burn fat

While cardio burns more calories than resistance training during your workout, lifting weights burns more fat overall. In a study published in The Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research, women who did a strength workout burned more calories in the 24 hours afterward than those who skipped the weights. The more muscle you have, the more fat you burn.

Myth #2

Who’s happier and how does it affect your health

Happiness and health have been anecdotally linked for quite a while now–‘laughter is the best medicine’ has become a cliché for a reason–but relatively new research has been backing up what many people have instinctively assumed all along: that happiness and health really are connected, and that one’s level of happiness really can impact the level of one’s health.