A More Challenging Workout May Increase Adherence

It is possible that we fail to stick with our fitness plans if we do not challenge ourselves enough. Perhaps we subconsciously feel very light workouts are not worth the time. But they are worth the time if we feel we have truly accomplished something.



Vitamin D: Strong Bones and Healthy Heart

Vitamin D is a necessary micronutrient which is one of only 3 naturally produced by the body. It benefits bone, teeth, heart, and nervous system. Natural sources of vitamin D include sun exposure, fish liver oils, egg yolk, and liver. Since sedentary Americans spend too little time outdoors, most artificially receive their vitamin D from fortified milk and other foods or supplements. Read this short article to learn more about this vital nutrient.



Nurturing Our Children

Despite the overwhelming research showing that learning and cognitive skills improve with added physical activity, so many schools in the U.S. still refuse to reactivate their physical education programs. These schools cling to the idea that more academics is the solution. Even though more and more students are failing under that plan, while more and more students are succeeding where physical education programs are present. Read this short story about a school district in Illinois which now has some of the nation’s fittest and smartest and well-behaved kids.



Plantar Fasciitis: A Pain in the Foot

Plantar fasciitis is a common affliction, for both active and sedentary populations. Here are a few simple exercises which might help help prevent and recover from the ailment. PLEASE CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR BEFORE BEGINNING ANY EXERCISE PROGRAM.