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The effects of grounding (earthing) on inflammation, the immune response, wound healing, and prevention and treatment of chronic inflammatory and autoimmune diseases

1. Ober CA, Sinatra ST, Zucker M. Earthing: The Most Important Health Discovery Ever? 2nd. Laguna Beach: Basic Health Publications; 2014.<p>2. Amalu W. …

Muscle

What are the most healthful nuts you can eat?

Nuts are a good source of healthful fats, fiber, and other beneficial nutrients. Each type of nut offers different nutritional benefits.<p>Nuts are …

Food & Dining

Do Diffusers Affect Indoor Air Quality?

As the essential oil craze continues to grow and buyers seek safer, more natural alternatives to health and home care needs, diffusers are likewise …

Essential Oils

30/30 Squat Challenge by Ido Portal

The Death of Good Posture<p>The human body is a beautiful design and certainly not one to be manipulated or forceably changed however that is exactly …

Can’t Touch Your Toes? Try This 30-Day Challenge

One editor tests it himself and recommends his favorite six stretches along the way.<p><i>RealClearLife has partnered with InsideHook, the</i> <i>essential</i> …

Yoga

Is Trail Mix Good for You?

Whether you call it gorp, scroggin (as they do in Australia and New Zealand), or trail mix, you might have noticed that the nuts, seeds, dried fruit, …

Nutrition

Lost Art Of Bending Over: How Other Cultures Spare Their Spines

To see if you're bending correctly, try a simple experiment.<p>"Stand up and put your hands on your waist," says Jean Couch, who has been helping people get out of back pain for 25 years at her studio in Palo Alto, Calif.<p>"Now imagine I've dropped a feather in front of your feet and asked to pick it …

Why Sardines (Yes, Sardines) Are Basically the Perfect Protein

In the world of fish, it’s salmon, tuna, and tilapia that top the list while sardines get short shrift. That’s a mistake.<p>“They are pretty much …

Nutrition

Why Can't Everyone Do the 'Asian Squat'?

All the way down! Not on your toes!<p>Among the more practical advice that can be offered to international travelers is wisdom of the bathroom. So let me say, as someone who recently returned from China, that you should be prepared to one, carry your own toilet paper and two, practice your squat.<p>I do …

Why Can't Everyone Do the 'Asian Squat'?

The flat-footed squat is often called the "Asian squat" because it is common in Asia and essential for using a squat toilet. The position allows one …

Proper Squat Form 101 and How to Squat Effectively

Squatting improperly can be painful and could result in injury. Learn about proper squat form, how to squat safely and effectively, and the benefits …

Exercise

Holding plank for a long time is pointless, fitness professor claims

Holding plank for ever-increasing periods of time has become a staple of many gym classes. Fitness experts claim that staying at the top of a push-up builds core, strengthens back muscles, tones the arms and teaches endurance.<p>But one sports scientist suggests that holding the position for any …

The Perfect Plank for Maximum Shoulder Stability and Strength

Having trained over 3,000 people in my fitness career, I've seen a lot of patterns in the mistakes people make when attempting to learn common …

Why Your Hip Flexors Are Key to Your Athletic Performance

If you follow any fitness accounts on social media, you have likely come across multiple posts on the dangers of "tight" hip flexors.<p>According to …

A More Effective Way to Take Creatine

Creatine monohydrate has long been used by athletes for greater muscle gain and energy during workouts. Not many question its effectiveness, as there …

Exercise

Exercise-Induced Hypoalgesia After Isometric Wall Squat Exercise: A Test-Retest Reliabilty Study

Background<p>Isometric exercises decrease pressure pain sensitivity in exercising and nonexercising muscles known as exercise-induced hypoalgesia (EIH). …

How much you have to exercise and what kind of workout to do to get different types of benefits

There are a lot of good reasons to fit in a workout today.<p>Whether you want to lose weight, combat anxiety and depression, improve memory, build endurance, or strengthen bones and muscles, exercise can help.<p>But depending on your goals, some types of exercise work better than others.<p>If you want to …

Exercise

Everyone Should Use Creatine

The Hidden Health Benefits of Creatine Monohydrate<p>Creatine > Multivitamins<p>Despite little evidence to support their use, untold millions take …

Gummy bears are the key to maximizing your workouts (seriously)

Gym rats and total newbies alike know that your hungry muscles need a hearty helping of protein immediately after working out to build back what’s …

How to Do Bodyweight Squats Correctly Once and for All

It pays to check your squat form—even if you think you're "too fit for that".<p>Ah, the squat. In the current "Age of the Booty," the squat has risen to …

20 Minutes and Done: A Bodyweight Workout You Can Do Anywhere

Whether you're short on time or equipment, this bodyweight workout meets all of your needs. Fitness influencer and trainer Stefanie Williams posted a 20-minute sweat session on Instagram, featuring four moves that combine cardio and strength training and target the whole body. This set is great to …

Tip: Supercharge Your White Rice

Just add a teaspoon of this powder to make your white rice extra nutritious and extra delicious.<p>As explained in Stop Eating Brown Rice, white rice is …

Wrinkles, Hair Loss Successfully Reversed In Potential Breakthrough New Genetic Experiment On Aging

Scientists have successfully reversed two of the most common and visible effects of aging by 'turning off' a specific gene, in a new study on lab …

Drinking baking soda could be an inexpensive, safe way to combat autoimmune disease

A daily dose of baking soda may help reduce the destructive inflammation of autoimmune diseases like rheumatoid arthritis, scientists say. They have …

The numbers that matter most in staying healthy

Health often seems like a numbers game. What’s your blood-sugar level? How many calories are you eating? And are you getting the right percentage of …

What Are the Benefits and Risks of Doing Daily Pushups?

Traditional pushups are beneficial for building upper body strength. They work the triceps, pectoral muscles, and shoulders. When done with proper …

6 Strategies to Fight the Root Causes of Acne

The best way to tackle acne is from the inside out.<p>It’s tempting to think of acne as a second-class health concern, one that is more about vanity …

Does Whey Protein Cause Acne?

Maybe. To be on the safe side, experts recommend choosing pea, hemp, or other plant-based protein supplements.<p>“Whey-protein supplementation does …

Nutrition

What is Your "Average Speed" in Your Life, Your Health, and Your Work?

I have a friend named Nathan Barry who recently finished writing three books in just 9 months.<p>How did he do it?<p>By following a simple strategy. He …

How to Train to Be a Tactical Athlete

When you are training to become a member of the tactical population (military, police, fire fighter, etc), the difference in training and maintaining …