Health & Wellness

The 10,000-step-per-day goal has sparked a slew of exercise challenges and is still the default setting on many fitness monitors. Perhaps meeting your step goal, which is around 5 miles, is part of your own wellness routine.
Is getting 10,000 steps every day, however, actually beneficial to our overall health? Is it just another exercise fad?

It is common knowledge that a nutritious diet combined with regular exercise is a tried-and-true approach to lose weight. Unfortunately, not everyone understands the importance of both the food they eat and the liquids they consume. The liquids you consume on a daily basis have an impact on your weight loss goals. We'll look at the link between alcohol and weight loss in this post. What are your thoughts on whether or not alcohol slows your metabolism? Let's get this figured out!

In the United States, recreational marijuana, sometimes known as cannabis, is legal in 18 states as of January 2022. A total of 28 states have legalized medical marijuana or CBD oil. According to the US Department of Health and Human Services' 2019 National Survey on Drug Use, 46 percent of adults in the United States have tried marijuana.
It’s happened to all of us. Whether its because you stayed up late or your body just needed the extra rest, you’ve hit the forbidden “snooze” button. But what if it’s still possible to “own” your morning, even with a late start?
1. Go for the Stairmaster first
The Stairmaster is readily available at most gyms and is one of the tougher pieces of cardio there. Another option is to walk or run the stairs outdoors (or indoors if you have the space and you won’t inconvenience other people). 
Almost none of the other equipment at the gym (besides intense weighted cardio like sled pulling or pushing a prowler) will elevate your heart rate or make you sweat intensely. 
In their 60’s, men have a 50% chance of having an enlarged prostate. By the age of 80, nearly 90% of men will live with BPH, or benign prostatic hyperplasia. That means there’s a pretty good chance that you may develop BPH in your life. Fortunately, certain diets and regular exercise may prevent or reduce the risk of this happening.


If you love shrimp, you’re not alone. The average American consumes about 4 pounds of shrimp yearly! Shrimp is one of the most consumed type of shellfish. 
Health experts and doctors used to warn people to stay away from shrimp and other shellfish because they believed they were too high in cholesterol. Now they know dietary cholesterol, like that in shrimp, has little to no effect on blood cholesterol for most people. Instead, your blood cholesterol is more influenced by the mix of fats and carbs you eat. 
L-5 hydroxytryptophan, commonly known as 5-HTP, is a compound produced in the body from the essential amino acid tryptophan. After tryptophan is converted into 5-HTP, it can change into serotonin, aka the happy chemical. Serotonin plays an essential role in depression, anxiety, sleep disorders, weight gain, and other conditions. Therefore, increasing your body’s production of serotonin may have various benefits. Serotonin-producing 5-HTP supplements have been increasing in popularity for this reason.
It happens to the best of us. Sometimes you get caught up, life gets in the way, your schedule changes, you lose motivation, or a cheat day turns into weeks or longer, and you haven’t picked yourself back up. And that’s okay. It’s time to dust yourself off and get out of this rut. You can do it, you just might need some pointers to get into the right mindset. 
Write Down Your Goals – and BE SPECIFIC! 
The probability of achieving a goal that isn’t specific or measurable is just about as likely to happen as a goal without a plan. So you want to get jacked? How so - how many inches do you want to gain within the next year? Want to lose weight - how many pounds? Want to run more – how many miles per week?