Olives to some they may seem like an indulgence, but they’re actually a fiber-packed, good-for-you-anytime essential food. And, with roughly 500 varieties to choose from, boredom is not on the menu. Nature has gifted us with an olive to suit virtually every taste, so dig into these petite powerhouses and enjoy the benefits they’ll bestow from head-to-toe.
The scientific benefits of meditation are extensive and well-documented. When you know what you’re doing, meditation works. Sleep and energy levels improve. Stress levels go down. Immunity is strengthened. Digestion is more balanced. The ageing process slows. Coping with change is easier. Mental clarity and focus sharpens.
Small consistent habits can have a much more significant impact on our health and well being than sporadic, intense activities. Try incorporating these three habits and reap the benefits – short term and long term!
How to avoid travel ills no matter where you roam? Think immunity, as in keeping your body – and your gut – fortified so it’s less susceptible to bugs – and better equipped to fight them off should one try to slow you down. A compromised or unbalanced gut sets you up for vacation-disrupting ills like indigestion, bloating, diarrhea, constipation – none of which you want to be dealing with while you’re trying to unwind and enjoy yourself.
If you’re relying on the basic tests for men's health – the ones that you get at your annual physical, you may not be seeing the whole picture. Many diseases won’t be caught, much less prevented, by the American Medical Associations’s standard of care testing.
It’s the perfect time of year to start thinking salads again and one of our favorites is a simple arugula and strawberry salad. It looks pretty on the plate and the juxtaposition of sweet and peppery will make your taste buds very happy.