Entries by Sydney Sprouse

The Nervous System: Understanding How You’re Wired

Just like a powerful computer, your body is always taking in data and using it to make decisions. But you have nerves instead of a circuit board and a brain rather than microchips. Together, your nervous system directs your body’s functions according to the messages it receives. Think of the central nervous system as a […]

Healthy Aging for Women and Men by the Decade

Your life experiences make you an expert at handling change. Starting a new job, moving to a different city, the birth of a child. All events that transform your life and shape you are about change. For women and men, healthy aging is the next challenge to conquer. But everyone ages differently. Women go through […]

Lighten Up—Ditch These Foods That Weigh You Down

There’s nothing worse than turning to a comfort food only to be plagued with a bellyache. Bloating and discomfort are hallmarks of indigestion. And poor choices of foods that weigh you down can turn lunchtime excitement into an afternoon of feeling heavy and tired. That icky, uncomfortable feeling you get after overindulging in unhealthy foods […]

Flex Your Knowledge About Joints

It’s hard to imagine a life without joints. They spring into action the moment you roll out of bed. Joints facilitate little movements like brushing your teeth and tying your shoes. And they also allow you to clap, dance, and play. Thank your joints for helping you find this article. Whether you’re at your desk […]

Journey Through the Digestive Tract

Your favorite foods take a wild ride after you take a bite. Picture a go-to snack and consider its journey through your digestive system. Take a ripe, juicy apple, for example. The fruit is full of nutrients for your body to use. But how does that fruit become usable in your body? After all, your […]

Master Your Mood: The Science Behind the Types of Mood

Mood can be hard to predict. It may seem like the product of circumstance or experience. But your mood and mood triggers are much more complex. Stressors spark an emotional response in the body with the help of neurotransmitters (brain chemicals that carry messages) and hormones. So, brain chemistry is just as responsible for your […]

Healthy Hydration – How Your Body Uses Water

You eat to fuel your life. But your body needs more than the energy and nutrients in your diet.  It also needs water to survive. Healthy hydration is required for your body to reach its full potential. And while healthy eating may look different for each individual, water is a universal requirement. There’s no question […]

Travel Nutrition Tips: Eat Healthy While You Travel

The hustle and bustle of travel keeps you active and always moving. But whether for work or pleasure, long trips and quick jaunts aren’t always kind to your diet. Packing takes priority over meal prep. Whole foods are overlooked for their simpler, convenient, sugar-filled counterparts. These realities make travel nutrition tough. But traveling doesn’t need to […]