In Part 1 of our conversation around Vitamin D deficiency and how to know if you have it we discuss ways to identify possible deficiency. We share a few more below...
We hear a lot about vitamin D deficiency during the winter months, and there is a good reason for that. Worldwide, an estimated one billion people suffer from vitamin D deficiency, which can lead to osteoporosis, fatigue, back pain, depression, anxiety, illness, muscle pain, and hair loss. Our bodies need 400-800 IU’s of vitamin D every day, however; some doctors are suggesting even more than that. Because this important vitamin is made from cholesterol when our skin is exposed to the sun, it can be kind of tricky to get the recommended amount during the winter months, when we are far less exposed to the sun.
If you live in an area where you seldom see the sun during the winter months, then you’ve likely heard of seasonal affective disorder. Also known as SAD, this type of depression coincides with the seasons of the year. For most people, SAD symptoms start in the fall and last into the winter months, leaving you feeling down in the dumps and moody. To make matters worse, SAD will leave you with little energy that naturally affects your everyday life.
For some of us there are certain times of year that leave us feeling drained. Maybe it’s the lack of vitamin D from a long, sunless winter. Whatever the reason, if you are feeling less than energetic, here are a few tips for getting some pep in your step.
When it comes to our physical appearance, we tend to be overly hard on ourselves. We have a tendency to become consumed by our flaws, narrowing in on them any time we look in the mirror and obsessing over how we will look in certain clothing styles. While this is easier said than done, maybe we could try to love the body we are in. If we focus on all our bodies allow us to accomplish every single day, then maybe we will have an easier time accepting our flaws and someday even flaunting them. Here are a few tips for building up some much-needed love for your physical appearance.
We’ve all been told countless times that it is important we eat protein, and lots of it. Diets high in protein and low in carbs have been all the rage for years now, and there is good reason for that, as the power-packed source of food has countless benefits that go beyond weight loss. Here are a few reasons that will keep you reaching for the foods that are packed with protein.
Whether you are already a tea lover or not, there is a good reason to sample some of the teas on our list of top ten to try, as they all provide some pretty impressive health benefits.
If you’ve been to a coffee shop recently then you’ve probably noticed the wide variety of tea options available. If you aren’t an expert tea drinker, then it can be a bit daunting to decide on which tea to order, so we thought we’d make it a bit easier for you and provide you with a top ten list of herbal teas to try…
At some point or another, we all experience some type of digestion issues. The long list of digestive ailments can range from constipation, diarrhea, nausea, gas, and upset stomach, which can certainly put a damper on your day-to-day activities. Nobody likes to feel uncomfortable in the gut, so we’ve provided a few tips for ensuring you keep things moving in the right direction.
It seems like every Christmas there is an assortment of new fitness gadgets to choose from and as soon as the new year rolls around, people are sporting their new wristbands and apparel, all designed to help them lose weight and keep tabs on their diet and exercise routine. If you’ve attempted to shop for a new and improved step tracker or iPod, then you may have found yourself more stressed out than you prefer. Technology is moving at such a fast past, it can be exhausting trying to keep up with it, but there is no need to fret, as we’ve provided you a list of the top fitness gadgets for this year.