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  As reported recently by the BBC, almost half of office-working women (45 percent) and slightly fewer men (37 percent) spend fewer than 30 minutes daily on their feet. In fact, a majority even eat their lunch without ever leaving their workspace and this type of inactivity is taking its toll on their health. Ultimately, this has led to an initiative called Get Britain Standing and one way they recommend that you achieve that goal is by building your own standing desk. Just making this one little change to the way you do your daily work can lower your risk...

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Although vegetables are an important part of a healthy diet, most people still struggle to get enough green veggies in their body on a regular basis. This can keep them from reaching their maximum physical potential as they are missing out on a number of the vitamins and minerals that these types of food has to offer. If you fall into this category and want to increase the greens in your diet, here are five simple ways to accomplish that goal: Put them in soup. Adding vegetables to soup is a great way to bulk it up in a manner...

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    Vitamins and minerals act as intermediaries of biochemical reactions in the body. Referred to as micronutrients, they are required in moderately small amounts and occur naturally in foods in unpredictable concentrations. To obtain all the vitamins and minerals obligatory for life, we must ingest a variety of foods. Virtually every vitamin in existence is important to the growing individual, and as such, they are all included here below.   Vitamins Function Vitamin A Encourages growth and repair of body tissues, bone construction, and healthy skin and hair. Vital for night vision! Beta Carotene Functions as an antioxidant (those...

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  If you’re trying to get healthy, undoubtedly the one bread that continuously pops up is 100% whole-wheat. While this sandwich and toast making option is certainly good for you, you don’t have to banish yourself to the wheat department of the store and swear off other breads in the name of health. The truth is that rye bread is good for you too. Here’s why: It helps you control your blood sugar levels. Some studies, like one conducted by Lund University in Sweden, suggest that many different rye flours (like endosperm and whole grain rye) are just as capable of...

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For as far back in time as anyone can find, people have been catching and eating fish in an effort to sustain a healthy life. So, whether you enjoy the sport of fishing (like our ancestors) or not, here are four major reasons why including this one food in your diet is extremely beneficial to your health: It is good for your heart. Fish that contains omega-3 fatty acids (like salmon, tuna, and herring; basically, most fish contain it with saltwater options generally having more than freshwater fish) keep your heart healthy and strong. One of the ways it does this is via...

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