If you’re really thirsty and you’re given a glass that’s not brimming over with water to quench that thirst, what’s your reaction? Well, if you’re a person who sees that glass as being “half full,” you’ve been practicing gratitude. One writer for the American Heart Association has described this outlook well: “Gratitude is a thankful appreciation for what an individual receives, whether tangible or intangible.” If you’re still focusing on the water that wasn’t there and a little peeved about that, you may be in some negative habits of mind that can have some unfortunate health effects. Don’t worry – at the end of this article you’ll find some options that can help you cultivate a grateful outlook.
Zinc, like magnesium, is a mineral that’s present in many of the body’s functions. Though not as ubiquitous as magnesium, zinc is still very important when it comes to your diet, since the body lacks a specialized zinc storage system (and therefore you need to keep up your zinc intake!).
What if there was an exercise you could do without any equipment, with a minimal amount of space, and provides a ton of physical benefit in a very short amount of time? No, this isn’t Jane Fonda on VHS; it’s push-ups! No leg warmers or leotards required!
Since the word “fat” is often associated with being overweight, there’s a common misconception that all fats are bad. In reality, that’s far from the case; in fact, some fats are necessary and some can even be amazingly good for you. One source of these wonderful, “good fats” is coconut oil.
First thing’s first: do you know what essential oils are? Often abbreviated as “EO’s,” essential oils come from plants, trees, flowers, and shrubs. They are the essence of the plant and contain the plant’s hormones, neurotransmitters, and growth factors - some pretty powerful stuff!
What is collagen? It’s the most abundant protein in your body, and since it helps to keep the body held together and resilient, it’s especially effective in compensating for problems related to our bones and skin. Human beings make collagen naturally - but as people get older, they become less capable of absorbing nutrients or synthesizing them. This is why collagen supplements have become so popular: they can compensate for deficiencies as we age.
In our world of emerging trends like cryo-therapy and hot yoga, it’s becoming more common for people to subject their bodies to temperatures that might be higher or lower than they are used to for wellness purposes. However, can temperature extremes really be healthy? Is it actually safe to expose the body to more heat or more cold than it’s used to? In a word: yes - but in moderation.