Live Well. Drink Water.

Man drinking waterWe, as consumers, are bombarded daily by more than 5,000+ advertisements and brand exposures per day according to SJ Insights. As a consumer it can be hard to tell what is the best option available to us, at times. So when it comes to choosing the healthiest beverage for ourselves it can be very confusing.

Choosing the right beverage is important because being properly hydrated can affect many areas of our body and life. Effects of dehydration can include: tiredness, headaches, dry skin, and muscle cramps. However, being properly hydrated has benefits such as helping physical performance, optimal energy levels and proper brain functioning, and even helping maintain a healthy weight (with a proper diet and exercise level). Now all you need to know is what are the best forms of hydration available.

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5 Things to do to Prepare for Fall Sports

Prevent Injury for Fall SportsThe Olympics started on August 5th in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil and many of the summer practices have started for high school fall sports teams already.

IBIS World reports that nearly 20% of the U.S. population participates in sports. That’s nearly 64 million people and according to one in three children who plays a team sport is injured seriously enough to miss practice or games. Of course, this can get even worse as we age and our bodies can’t perform like they used to.

What should you do to prepare for sports?

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Inflammation- A Deadly Condition

inflammationAccording to Dr. Brent Bauer, Editorial Board member of the Mayo Clinic Health Letter, ” Inflammation is the new medical buzzword. It seems as though everyone is talking about it, especially the fact that inflammation appears to play a role in many chronic diseases.” In the July issue of the Mayo Clinic Health Letter they highlighted inflammation’s role in cardiovascular disease.

So what is inflammation?

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