5 Mindful Ways to De-stress in Under 5 Minutes

Don’t let the thought of de-stressing give you additional anxiety. These simple mindful, quick fixes are sure to have relaxed in a snap! Breathe! – Yeah, I know, you’re already doing that, or you couldn’t possibly be reading these tips. When faced with stress, focusing specifically on the exhalation can help you relax. To produce […]

The Surprising Ways Gut Health Affects Your Emotions

A slew of studies point to a strong link between poor gut health and your emotional wellbeing. A healthy gut is not only vital for proper digestion, it’s also incredibly important for our overall wellbeing. In fact, the state of our gut actually effects our emotions in many ways. “The brain and our gut are intrinsically connected and poor gut […]

The Art Of Sitting: Save Your Joints With An Ergonomic Chair

By now most of us have heard that sitting is the new smoking, but what you might not know is that not all sitting is created equally. If you’re like most Americans, you spend more than seven hours of your day sitting. Even the most active of us have to sit in traffic on the […]

Here’s How To Keep Zen During Summer Travel

Ironically, summer travel can be as stressful as your 9-5 but with our expert tips summer travel can feel like a vacation again. Though no one can can argue with the benefits of being heavily medicated when dealing with the TSA, there has to be a better way to deal with the stresses of the summer […]

6 Mood-Boosting Foods That Are Also Good For Your Gut

These mood-boosting foods do double duty by balancing your gut health and your emotions. What we put into our bodies directly effects how we feel (and we’re not just talking about the guilt that comes from eating a whole box of Oreos). There are certain nutrients that greatly impact our emotions because they impact the our gut flora. […]

Benefits Of Probiotics For Athletes

The latest research about the benefits of probiotics has some good news for serious athletes. Yogurt, kefir and fermented foods have been thrust into the spotlight as of late because of their high probiotic count.  The benefits of probiotics are numerous, with the good bacteria positively affecting everything from our gut and immune health, to […]

Hydrate Better With The New Coconut Water Alternatives

Coconut water alternatives are picking up steam. Here are the ones you should keep your eyes on in the coming months. A couple of years ago few of us – even athletes –were aware of coconut water. Now you can find it on shelves of even the most uninspired supermarkets. But as the claims around […]

Why You Should Care About Your Gut Bacteria

Collectively known as gut bacteria, the millions of microorganisms living in our digestive tracks are getting a lot of attention, and with good reason. Did you know that 90% of the genetic material in our bodies belong to the trillions of tiny “bugs” like viruses, fungi and bacteria that live inside of us?  Research is […]

12 Graphs Explain The Rise Of Obesity In The U.S.

In the last few decades there has been a dangerous rise of obesity among Americans. Here’s how it happened. Since the early 1980s, we’ve been battling an “obesity epidemic.” Obesity rates have tripled and doctors are finding obesity at the root (and heart) of many serious health problems. While there is no one cause for obesity, the following graphs shed […]