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.

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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.

4 reasons to drink more water

If you think you’re not getting enough water…

  • Carry a water bottle for easy access when you are at work of running errands.
  • Freeze some freezer safe water bottles. Take one with you for ice-cold water all day long.
  • Choose water instead of sugar-sweetened beverages. Substituting water for one 20-ounce sugar sweetened soda will save you about 240 calories.
  • Choose water when eating out. Generally, you will save money and reduce calories.
  • Add a wedge of lime or lemon to your water. This can help improve the taste and help you drink more water than you usually do.

How to speed up your metabolism

Your body burns 2 to 5% fewer calories with each decade after age 40. I just Googled the word metabolism, and up came over 90 million results, including advice promising to help me ignite my Skinny Gene. I have a Skinny Gene? Who knew? The truth is, there are almost as many myths about metabolism, as there are about global warming.

There’s lots of metabolism increasing “techniques”, that in the grand scheme of things are, in my opinion, ridiculous. Here’s an example: True or False: Your body burns more calories digesting ice-cold beverages and foods.

Doing this can have a profound impact on your health

DID YOU KNOW?
Spending an extra hour sitting a day (for 13, rather than 12, hours) is linked to a 50 per cent greater risk of being disabled. And this was regardless of whether the participants also did moderate exercise, according to the U.S. study published in the Journal of Physical Activity & Health. You might assume that knee osteoarthritis is more likely in people who put their bodies through tough exercise routines. But experts say there is also a link with sitting too much.