Weight Training for Weight Loss

The health and fitness world is filled with myths and misconceptions, and no topic demonstrates this more than weight training. Common perception holds that lifting weights is the domain of young, fit men looking to bulk up and add mass to their physique

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The Benefits of Drinking Water

You would probably not be surprised if you read that blood serves a critical role in maintaining our body’s systems. It supplies oxygen and nutrients to cells, regulates the body’s hormone balance, allows us to eliminate waste, and maintains body te

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Summer Skincare: Protect Yourself from UV Rays

In the grand scheme of things, Boston is not one of the areas of the country where people are terribly worried about sunlight. Between the cold, snowy winters and relatively cool summers, people just don’t think about protection from the damage that

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Protein: How Much Do I Need?

Proteins are small molecules that are made up of amino acids. These are important building blocks that are necessary for healthy cells, strong connective tissue and muscles, making antibodies and enzymes, and more. Protein is a necessary source of energy

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Sleep Deprivation and its Effects

Throughout a person’s lifetime, sleep patterns change. For example, infants need 16 to 20 hours of sleep, but teens and adults need far less: an average of 8 hours nightly. While some changes are normal, others can be problematic. Many people experience

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How to Get the Best Rest Possible

Sleep is essential. With a good night’s sleep people wake up refreshed and ready to get what they need to get done each day. Unfortunately, sleeping problems are common, particularly as people age. Lack of sleep can make it hard to concentrate. A pe

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6 Tips To Sneak In a Workout On Vacation

Exercise is a key factor in managing stress, maintaining vitality, and staying young. Even though working out on vacation isn’t always easy, getting in a workout while traveling or visiting a relative doesn’t have to be difficult. Whether it i

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Zinc Deficiency: Signs and Symptoms

Zinc is a particularly important trace element in the body. Sufficient amounts are needed for supporting the processes of various body systems. It is greatly beneficial to a healthy immune system and most frequently associated with avoiding or reducing th

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