Genetic testing is turning the corner on pre-screening technology in many ways. Imagine the benefits of knowing ahead of time your health risks based on genetic precursors that could be passed on to your off spring. Also consider how you could design a diet and fitness regimen to stave off certain cancers or keep your health at such a level to slow or stop inherited gene mutations that lead to a crippling illness.
Have you ever been confused about your BMI, Body Mass Index or your BMR, Basal Metabolic Rate? Should you care about such things? These are just two of the many ways we measure our body composition and nutrition intake.
When you spend a fair amount of time talking with different people about health, you tend to touch on the same topics over and over again. One such question that comes up frequently, especially with folks who practice alternative medicine, is regarding our gallbladder. Now you may be wondering why this small hollow organ that sits next to our liver is so important.
I want to touch on one of the most common and disappointing feelings anyone can have when pursuing changes in weight, physical fitness, body composition or improving their quality of life. It's that all too familiar point where we feel stuck, in a rut, and nothing we do seems to move the dial toward a positive outcome. Once that awful stuck feeling sinks in, progress just stops
There are so many important topics around health and fitness, it is hard to select which ones are most critical, but when we think of our children and how important their health is, it becomes pretty easy to recognize that our kid's health and fitness sits near the top of the list.
Anyone who is making an effort to get in shape, exercise and develop a better body thinks about their core. Your "core" refers to the muscles around your midsection and pelvis, which support your abdominal wall, hips, spine, lower back and diaphragm.
A recognized health and wellness presenter, fitness trainer and now primal health coach in the Inland Northwest. Now in his eighth year of bringing health and wellness through his writing, teaching and coaching, Judd delivers his well-rounded message of mindfulness, nutrition and fitness to readers and clients alike.