Valerian Root

Stress can be a killer. Almost all of us have been told that it’s a great idea to reduce the amount of stress in our lives, but that’s easier said than done most of the time. There are various products on the market that are said to help with reducing stress. Some work, others, not so much. Used in various cultures for over a thousand years, Valerian Root falls into the first category. Due to the relaxing effect it has on the nervous system, my research shows that Valerian Root is most often used for treating insomnia and stress related sleeplessness.

Gastrointestinal System Part 1: The Good Bugs And Overall Health

The gastrointestinal system, also known as the digestive tract, is a collection of organs within humans and other animals dedicated to the intake, digestion, and eventual expulsion of nutrients. It is therefore responsible for turning that candy bar into a needed energy spike or that second baked potato into an unwanted bit of pudge around the midsection. The systems consist of the mouth, the esophagus, the stomach, and the intestines, which are aided along the way by other important organs such as the liver, pancreas, and gallbladder.

America’s Sleep Epidemic And Low HGH

Growth hormone is typically released during REM sleep. During each cycle of REM sleep, bursts of HGH are released into the body, which uses the hormone to aid in cell reproduction, fat loss, and the ability to restore energy needed for the day. A lack of HGH in the body can cause a multitude of other issues as well, such as: fat gain, difficulty building muscle mass, sleep apnea, loss of bone density, osteoporosis, dry or sagging skin, and even depression and anxiety!

What 70 Plus Years Have Taught Me About Health and Fitness by Thurman “Ray” Plumlee

What 70 Plus Years Have Taught Me About Health and Fitness takes us far away from the ‘good old days’ when older people were advised to have a much more sedentary lifestyle. Gone are the days when we were told to just sit back and relax, while basically avoiding exercise as if it were stress. Of course, now we know that this is a mistake and that regular exercise and keeping healthy is a great way to reduce stress.

Isometric Exercises: Biceps

These simple exercises using muscle contraction to help keep your muscles active and toned. The best part is that aside from a towel, they require virtually no equipment, and also take up very little space to complete. Whether you are an athlete, into professional body building, or just trying to get in a good workout at the office, these Isometric Exercises are perfect to fit into a busy day.

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