To Your Health Newsletter

April, 2014 (Vol. 08, Issue 07)
The 6-Minute Workout

Think you can't get a great workout in only
6 minutes? Try the following eight exercises and then decide. Perform these exercises consecutively for 30 seconds apiece, resting only to transition from one exercise to the next (approximately 15 seconds between exercises). The only equipment you need: your body; a chair, box or other elevated surface; and a wall or flat vertical surface that can withstand your body weight. Are you ready? Let's get going!

Essential Nutrition

10 Foods Your Body Needs

Making Healthy Changes

Cut the Salt, Cut the Soda

Do It the Right Way

Say No to Diet Drugs

Prioritize Your Mental Health

Top Brain Foods

Seat Belt Safety 101: What You Need to Know

While seat belts reduce serious crash-related injuries and death by 50 percent, when improperly worn, they also cause trauma - and too many people wear them improperly (if at all). There is a big difference between knowing what to do and doing what you know. Learn what to do and then protect yourself, family and friends by applying and sharing these important seat belt safety protocols.

Are High-Protein Diets Healthy? Not Always

Are high-protein diets good for everyone? The short answer is no. The longer answer is that there are various scenarios in which higher-protein diets can be a problem, the most common being if you have kidney disease, gout, and/or hypertension issues. If you have any of the above, you need to watch your protein intake and consult with your doctor to develop a diet strategy safe for you.

Dangerous Sleep: The Risks of Sleep Apnea

Sleep apnea is the term we use when someone experiences episodes of not breathing while they are asleep. Sleep apnea is a dangerous condition, pure and simple. Reducing your oxygen intake (to the point of not breathing for periods of time) can become a strain to your heart and lungs, as well as your brain. Here are the symptoms you need to look out for and why they're so dangerous.

Chronic Inflammation:
The New "Silent Killer"

Although hypertension has traditionally been known as the "silent killer," chronic inflammation deserves that reputation as well. Unfortunately, whether by design or not, the pharmaceutical and supplement industries have made understanding inflammation incredibly confusing for the average consumer.

Low Vitamin D Levels Linked
to Big Health Issues

There have been many studies about the health benefits attributable to maintaining optimal blood levels of vitamin D. Now new research suggests people with low vitamin D levels are more likely to die from cancer and heart disease, and to suffer from various other serious illnesses.