20 Health & Wellness Articles Worth Checking Out

Every day, we check the web for health and wellness news and articles that we think may be of interest to you and the rest of our readers. Inevitably, we wind up with much more material than we can possibly write about yet find worth sharing with you. So, without further ado, here are 20 …

Fitting in Fitness and Other Health Tips from Around the Web

Have trouble finding time to exercise? Squeeze It In shows you all kinds of ways to turn your everyday activities into fitness opportunities. Think trail mix is a healthy snack? It can be – or it can be little better than a candy bar. So Fooducate offers some great tips for choosing the healthiest kinds. …

Around the Web: Tips to De-Stress, Recharge and Treat Your Body Right

Overwhelmed? Over at HuffPo, Tara Stiles offers 10 ways of dealing with it.   Exausted? Zen Habits’ guest blogger Greg Go suggests 55 ways to get more energy.   Wanting to eat healthy but strapped for cash? Check out Diet Blog’s info on how to get five servings of fruit and veg a day for …

Good Eats, Workplace Exercise & Other Health Tips from Around the Web

Trying to eat safely and healthfully? Check out these tips – from the Institute for Responsible Technology – for avoiding foods made from genetically modifed organisms (GMOs). Need something healthy to eat on the run? Why not make some grab-and-go “Primal Energy Bars” with this recipe from Mark’s Daily Apple? No time for a workout? …

How to Floss Your Teeth, Eat Healthy on a Budget and Other Tips from Around the Web

If Ya Got ‘Em, Floss ‘Em! Most of us know we’re supposed to floss our teeth regularly – at least if we want to keep all our teeth. But not all of us follow through on the advice, and many of those who do don’t always do it properly. Learn the right way to floss …

Pesticide/Parkinson’s Connection and Other News of Note

Pesticide Linked to Disease in Valley (Modesto Bee) For years, researchers have suspected commercial pesticides put people at risk for Parkinson’s disease. Now evidence in the San Joaquin Valley suggests it’s true. Researchers have found a strong connection between the debilitating neurological disease and long-term exposure to pesticides, particularly to a fungicide that is sprayed …

Quick Links: Memory, Sleep, Vitamin D, Women’s Oral Health Needs & More on the Dental/Systemic Health Link

World-First Trial Proves Exercise Helps Memory (PhysOrg) WACHA director Professor Leon Flicker said people over the age of 50 could pro-actively prevent memory deterioration by joining in simple and easy exercises each day. “What our trial tells us is that older people who take up some form of aerobic exercise for as little as 20 …

Video: Gary Taubes on “Big Fat Lies”

Award-winning science journalist Gary Tabues interrogates the conventional wisdom about weight, diet and exercise – the caloric theory of obesity – in this talk given at Stevens Institute of Technology.     For more info: What If It’s All Been a Big Fat Lie? (NY Times Magazine) Good Calories, Bad Calories

Recommended Reading: Environmental Health Risks, the Mind-Pain Relationship, Life Choices and Alzheimer’s & More

Dr. Fortanasce Explains the Alzheimer’s Disease Crisis and a Protocol to Prevent or Delay It – at Any Age (ProHealth) In this interview about his book The Anti-Alzheimer’s Prescription, Southern California neurologist Vincent Fortanasce, MD, describes important triggering factors for Alzheimer’s – sedentary, stressful lives and poor diets – and how diet, exercise, mental stimulation …

Quick Links: Diet and Exercise Edition

89 Percent of Children’s Food Products Provide Poor Nutritional Quality, Study Finds (Science Daily) The Productive Diet (Washington Post) Regular Walking Nearly Halves Elderly Disability Risk (Science Daily) Active Lifestyle May Prevent Cancer: Japan Study (Reuters) Prolonged Sitting Turns Off Fat-Burning Enzyme (Natural News) Weight Watchers Vs. Fitness Centers (Science Daily)