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Quick Tips for Short Snoozes

How to Get the Most out of a Nap by Lane Vail Sleep, along with nutrition and exercise, shapes the backbone of overall health, yet 40 percent of Americans get an insufficient amount, according to a recent Gallup survey, and the potential health risks are considerable. “Sleep deprivation affects every organ system and disease state,” says Michael Breus, Ph.D., a ... Read More »

Central Ohio Running Groups

by Susan Post Whether it is to run a mile or train for a marathon, there are running clubs for any type of runner throughout Central Ohio. The area is home to various stores that take running seriously; they can provide the perfect shoe, a coach or mentor, or motivate a group of fellow runners. Several neighborhoods have their own ... Read More »

Staying Hydrated During the Summer Months

by Trudy Pieper, ND Hydration is essential for good health. We can live for up to two months without food, but only two to three days without water. On average, water makes up 60 to 70 percent of our body weight. “Dehydration” is defined by scientists as when fluid loss is greater than 1 percent of total body weight, and ... Read More »

Five Simple Steps to Improved Health

by Kelli Parrish, RN According to the World Health Organization (WHO), the United States has the most expensive medical system in the world. Most Americans take at least one medication, and the number of prescriptions only increases with age. According to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the average 65-year-old takes 14 different medications. Some healthcare providers prescribe medications that ... Read More »

Six Ways to Lower Cholesterol without Medication

by Kelli Parrish Many patients who have been prescribed, or are currently using, cholesterol-lowering medication may not be aware of the potential hazards and side effects. They may also not have been given the options or education regarding alternative treatments. There are many ways to maintain healthy cholesterol without taking a pill. 1) Get moving: The Department of Health recommends ... Read More »

When That Loving Feeling Is Gone

Five Tips to Boost Your Energy by Trudy Pieper In the spirit of the Righteous Brothers and Valentine’s Day, here are some tips to put a spring back in your step through simple dietary and lifestyle changes, including a list of supplements to supply a burst of energy. Tip #1: Choose the Right Foods to Provide Pep Foods that give ... Read More »

Holiday Fitness Survival Guide

Exercise Helps Keep Family Holidays Merry by Sarah Todd Given family hopes and often unrealistic expectations that everything will go perfectly, holiday gatherings can sometimes be a recipe for untoward stress. One of the best ways to keep potential ’tis-the-season tensions under control is to carve out some time for exercise, a move supported by research findings at Princeton University. ... Read More »

Counteracting Antibiotic Resistance Through Herbal Medicine

The overuse of antibiotics has contributed to an increase in antibiotic resistance. According to a recent report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), half of all antibiotics prescribed are unnecessary. While antibiotics do kill bacteria causing the illness, they can also harm good bacteria (probiotics) that protect the body from infections by bolstering the immune system. There ... Read More »

Whole-Being Workouts

Moving the Body Opens the Door to Spirit by Lisa Marshall It’s the Sabbath, a day of prayer, and millions of people across America are quietly sitting or kneeling, humbly communing with a power greater than themselves. But inside the Alchemy of Movement studio in Boulder, Colorado, the Soul Sweat faithful are connecting with their higher power in a different ... Read More »

Fitness and Fueling

The Sweet and Salty of Exercise by Stephanie Hillman, RD, LD Mental clarity and weight management are two benefits commonly associated with an exercise regime. Anyone looking to lose those last few pounds or to increase the body’s calorie burning ability will find it a much easier task with a few hundred extra calories torched through exercise. A stressful day ... Read More »

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