Your Skin Needs UV Ray Protection, Inside and Out

When you’re out enjoying the sunshine, you probably don’t realize what’s going on deep within your skin. The ultraviolet radiation that penetrates your skin’s cells in the form of long-wave A rays and short-wave B rays is invisible to you, because they’re both shorter than visible light. However, you can eventually see the effects they manifest. Continue reading →

Aging Adults Should Keep Muscle When Losing Weight

Muscle and strength are known predictors of physical function, metabolism, and overall health for aging adults. But a critical problem for many older individuals is the significant loss of muscle mass that frequently accompanies attempted weight loss that can offset the benefits of reducing body fat (2, 3). Finding a way to keep muscle while losing body fat is a primary goal during the aging process. Continue reading →

Build Abs Without Breaking Your Back

Are your sit-ups and crunches actually doing you more harm than good? These exercises might put too much resistance directly on the lumbar spine. The result is excessive compressive force that could lead to back injuries (1-2). But sports scientists have identified numerous safe and effective alternatives to common abdominal exercises that tighten and tone without harming the back. Continue reading →

Isagenix Greens: Now It’s Easy to Eat Green (Video)

The recently released 2015-2020 Dietary Guidelines for Americans serve as yet another reminder that the majority of us could be consuming more servings of vegetables. A surprising 87 percent of Americans fail to eat enough vegetables to meet these recommendations, with the average adult getting less than two servings per day. Continue reading →