Did you know that the USDA MyPyramid recommends eating 2 cups of fruits and 2 ½ cups of vegetables daily? Fruits and vegetables are critical to promoting good health, maintaining a healthy weight, and reducing risk of chronic diseases like heart disease, type-2 diabetes and certain cancers. Summer is here. Produce is more abundant. There are plenty of opportunities to integrate more fruits and vegetables into your daily eating plan. Here are 5 easy ways to do so!
Most of us know just how good a great massage makes us feel. But have you ever wondered why? A recent study out of Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, published in The Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine, set out to determine just that. Do we feel better just because our muscles are looser? Is it the personal connection with our favorite therapist? Or are there specific biological changes that occur during a massage that can be attributed to our post-massage glee?