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Using Vitamins to Improve Athletic Performance

Using Vitamins to Improve Athletic Performance

How to Use Vitamins to Improve Athletic Performance Athletes of all types are sure to be overwhelmed by the sheer number of supplements, protein powders and hydration drinks that are all claiming to be the next best thing. If you are trying to improve your performance in any way it’s easy to feel like you can’t tell the difference between one product to the next. But what is at the root of all these products and what is it that actually helps your body perform at a higher level? B vitamins can play a huge role in optimizing performance and...

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Health Benefits of B Complex Vitamins

Health Benefits of B Complex Vitamins

What Are the Health Benefits of B Complex Vitamins? Vitamins and nutrients from a balanced diet are essential to your overall health and wellbeing. B complex vitamins are comprised of 8 B vitamins that help your body to make energy from the food you eat and form red blood cells. B complex vitamins consist of B1 (thiamine), B2 (riboflavin), B3 (niacin), B5 (pantothenic acid), B6 (pyridoxine), B7 (biotin), B9 (folic acid), and B12 (cobalamin). All of these B vitamins play an essential role in your body's performance and can be found in many fruits, nuts, vegetables, and meats. Here's a...

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Chinese Medicine and Weight Loss

Chinese Medicine and Weight Loss

Traditional Chinese Medicine, or TCM, is an ancient practice that is gaining popularity in the Western world today. When a patient is battling excessive weight -- or even if they're just trying to lose those last 10 stubborn pounds -- TCM strategies and best practices can help. Losing Weight with TCM You've heard the old adage that "abs are built in the kitchen", meaning that diet is perhaps even more important than exercise. It's important to keep track of calories eaten and burned in order to lose weight. However, with Traditional Chinese Medicine, there's another element to keep track of:...

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Benefits of Chinese/Eastern Medicine

Benefits of Chinese/Eastern Medicine

What Are the Benefits of Chinese/Eastern Medicine? For over 2,000 years, Traditional Chinese Medicine has helped treat numerous illnesses and diseases in people all over the world. In fact, Traditional Chinese Medicine (or, TCM) is very common in the United States, with many Western-educated physicians becoming more knowledgeable about the benefits of TCM and other alternative medical therapies. What Makes Traditional Chinese Medicine Unique? The main tenet of TCM is that it treats the whole body and superior health and wellness is only achieved by balancing the patient's spirit, mind, and body. One way this is accomplished is by observing...

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Complement Your Pilates Routine with Acupressure

Complement Your Pilates Routine with Acupressure

Pilates is an incredible core body workout and is especially valuable for women as they age due to its focus on strengthening the core, which in turn protects the back. Many Pilates moves are reminiscent of yoga poses, but the focus is on the entire ab area, lower back, thighs, and glutes. Read more to find out if Pilates is right for you, and learn how acupressure can complement any Pilates routine. What is Pilates? The goal of Pilates is to engage the entire body. Pilates is for those who are looking to: Become stronger Improve flexibility Increase endurance Become...

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