5 of the Best Health Benefits of Yoga

Yoga may seem like a soft sport, something that women-who-brunch do on a lazy Sunday afternoon at a high-end gym. But yoga didn’t get its origins on the Upper East Side of Manhattan, it actually originated thousands of years ago, in what is now Northern India. Today, it’s practiced all over the world as a

The Vitamin Alphabet, What Do These Lettered Vitamins Do for You?

Vitamins are micronutrients. That means that your body only needs a small amount of any given vitamin to function properly. Still, if you’re not getting that small requisite amount of one or more vitamins, your health could face dire consequences. Keep reading to learn about different vitamins, how each one assists your body, and how

Fruits You Thought Were Vegetables

When you think about fruits, what comes to mind? Apples? Pears? Grapes? It may surprise you that many of the ‘vegetables’ we eat are actually, by technical standards, fruits! Fruits are designated not by the virtue of being sweet and juicy, but rather by their seeds. Broccoli and kale are veggies, sure, but anything with

Exercising at Home with Resistance Bands

You’re indoors, practicing good social distancing and avoiding public places. But after a few days, you start to get cabin fever. The gyms are closed, you can’t go out for a walk, and surprisingly, you’re feeling separation anxiety from the treadmill. If you happen to have some resistance bands at home, they can help you

What is CrossFit Anyway?

CrossFit, the fitness brand and workout regimen, has been stealing headlines in the last week for all the wrong reasons. Founder and CEO Greg Glassman was pushed out of his position after making a controversial comment about pro-justice protesters. But bad PR aside, many people reading these stories might be wondering, what is CrossFit anyway?

Top 5 Vegan Protein Sources

Animal products contain all the essential amino acids our bodies need to build protein. Most plants, unfortunately, are missing one or two of these building blocks. To make sure that your vegan diet is complete, you’ll want to add one or more of the following items into your everyday meals.  Soy-based products Soybeans, tofu, and

The Benefits of Sunflower Seeds

Sunflower seeds might be your snack of choice for baseball games (good choice, by the way). But did you know that aside from their deliciousness, sunflower seeds are chocked-full of vitamins, minerals, and nutrients? Let’s take a look at the health benefits of these seeds. Lots of Healthy Fats Sunflower seeds are full of mono

Best Foods to Eat First Thing in the Morning

They say that breakfast is the most important meal of the day because it’s your body’s first exposure to fuel since you ate the night before. Your digestive system is at its peak in the morning, so it’s important to choose your first meal carefully. You want to make sure that you’re giving your body