5 Mood-Boosting Diet Tips

Healthier foods have been proven to have an impact on our moods in research done over the past several years. People who have diets rich in heavy foods like deserts, fried foods, processed meats, alcohol, etc. are more likely to have an increased risk of depression.

Choose to eat healthier foods that could help fight against depression. Here are five tips, originally found at appforhealth.com, to take into consideration:

  1. Eat some kind of seafood at least twice a week. Omega 3 fatty acids in oily fish help reduce depression risk.
  2. Avoid fast foods. The loaded additives and preservatives, highly refined carbs and excess calories are not good for the body’s health and are likely linked to depressive symptoms.
  3. Try a Mediterranean diet. Studies suggest that means in the likeness of living in the Mediterranean reduces the risk for depression.
  4. It should seem obvious, but eat more fruits and veggies. Recent research suggests that those who ate more fruits and veggies were about 45 percent more likely to not have a risk of depression symptoms.
  5. Find more zinc for your diet. Foods like spinach, beef, shellfish, beans and seeds that are rich in zinc have also been found to help fend of symptoms of gloom.

Visit here for more ways to help fight depression risk with your diet.

Are Exercise Balls Evil?

Are Exercise Balls Evil?

Probably not. Perhaps there should be some screening before allowing people to use these things!

That said, maybe a small trampoline would be better for your low impact exercise. Kind of like the rebounders at Better Health Innovations

10 Minute Interesting Facts – 10 Minute Workout

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How long do you spend exercising? If I told you that you could get your cardio and power sculpting done in one intense workout that only lasted 10 minutes would you believe me? It can be done, there are a number of routines that work lets go through the steps to get it done. You need 2 five pound dumbbells. [Read more...]

What NOT To Do With A Needak Rebounder (or any rebounder!)

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We constantly preach how rebounding is a safe form of exercise. In fact, many of our staff members use a  Rebounder on a daily basis.

Well, have a look at this:

Was that a Needak Rebounder in the video?  I think it might be, and if you watch carefully, the rebounder didn’t fail.  Check out this screen shot:

needak rebounder on blocks?

Looking at that picture, all that goes through my mind is “boy, something really bad is about to happen.”  Notice the blocks and what looks like longer replacement legs of some sort.

Can Watching The Super Bowl Kill You?

Super Bowl Can Kill You
Here in Western Pennsylvania we all want our Steelers to win this Sunday, but I didn’t know that our lives may depend on it! It turns out that we may be 15% (men) to 27% (women) more likely to have a heart attack if our team looses.
I have lived all over the United States.In 1997 and 1998, I working in Wisconsin when the Packers went to the Superbowl. In 2009 I was working in Pittsburgh, and I still live less than an hour from the city. I have to say, Pittsburgh and Green Bay fans are the most passionate I have ever seen, and if there is a risk of increase heart attack rates, this is the year.
The study below from USC warns [Read more...]