Entries by Sydney Sprouse

Immunity Supporting Foods: A Shopper’s Guide to Immunity Nutrition

The old adage says, “an apple a day, keeps the doctor away.” But there are other immune supporting foods along the aisles of the grocery store. Immunity nutrition is a popular target of today’s diet trends. And while a variety of wholesome foods are needed to create a balanced diet, some are particularly good sources of […]

Explaining Aging Cells—What Causes Cellular Aging

Growing older is a natural phase of life. It follows then that as you age, your cells age, too. And in fact, cellular aging is a simple fact of biology, but one that needn’t be shrouded in mystery. Cellular aging mechanisms are in place from the day you are born. As cells divide, multiply, and […]

All About the Types of Cells that Make Up Your Body

Cells are the building blocks of life, and they come in all shapes and sizes. Some cells are round and small, others are larger and web-like. No matter their look, the cells in your body are highly complex, elegant machines that make life possible. The variety of cell shapes and sizes is essential. Your body […]

Relax with the Nutritional Support of Calming Nutrients

Rest and relaxation are what your body craves after a long day. Feeling occasional stress can stand in the way of the calm you need to recharge your batteries. Luckily, there are calming nutrients found in your diet that help support your relaxation efforts. Whether you’re trying to fall asleep or simply decompress after a […]

More Motivation to Move: Exercise Benefits Beyond Weight Loss

Weight loss is the most popular reason people exercise. But losing weight is far from the only exercise benefit. Working out can support the health of all aspects of your body. Here’s a full-body overview of other exercise benefits. From your brain to lungs and joints, learn why you should exercise for more than weight […]

Learn How Stress Impacts Your Immune Function

Stress is unavoidable and plays a big role in your life. Some stress can be good—motivating you to accomplish your goals and complete necessary tasks. But a lot of stress is bad, leaving you feeling overwhelmed, even sick. That’s because the negative effects of stress on immune function are significant. Think about your life. Feeling […]

Exercise and Brain Power: Work Your Muscles to Strengthen Your Mind

Exercise and brain health are closely connected. That’s because your brain, like the muscles in your arms and legs, is strongest when you exercise regularly. And while there’s no machine in the gym to work your brain, it still reaps the benefits of physical activity. Raising your heart rate perks your brain up, too. And […]

Test Your Cognitive Skills to Find Out Your Mental Fitness

You’re probably pleasantly (or painfully) aware of your current physical fitness. But can you gauge the sharpness of your mind? In a world where exercise is king it’s important to whip your brain into shape, too. That starts when you test your cognitive skills so you can judge your baseline brainpower. And it’s trickier than […]

Spice Up Your Life—Eat a Varied Diet

Your old, reliable meals are the easy answer to a dinner dilemma. But when you find yourself mired in menu malaise, do yourself a favor—mix up the food you buy and eat. Chowing down on a varied diet supplies the wide range of nutrients you need to live well. Dietary variety delivers other health benefits, […]

How to Achieve Healthy Weight Loss that Lasts

If you’re alarmed by the number on the bathroom scale, you probably want to find a way to lose weight fast. But healthy weight loss takes place over time, not over the weekend. Small, manageable changes to your diet and exercise will yield lasting results—even if it feels too slow. It’s important to think about […]