A 5-ounce glass of red wine has 115 calories. You’d have to do burpees for 12 minutes to burn it off.
RUN & SLEEP
According to a Dutch study,the more calories you burn while awake, the better you’ll sleep. In the study, people who burned 2500 calories a day spent more time in bed sleeping than those who burned 1500. The reason: If you sap your energy stores during the day, you need to replenish them at rest, which is associated with better sleep, says researchers.
D FOR HEALTH
Vitamin D is necessary for bone health (absorbing calcium), keeping the immune system strong (preventing colds and flu), and in cancer prevention. Maximize sun exposure (without burning) or add a D3 supplement to maintain adequate levels of Vitamin D.
DID YOU KNOW
37 percent of cyclists have ridden through an intersection when the light was red.
DID YOU KNOW
You could remove a large part of your internal organs and survive. The human body may appear fragile but it’s possible to survive even with the removal of the stomach, the spleen, 75 percent of the liver, 80 percent of the intestines, one kidney, one lung, and virtually every organ from the pelvic and groin area. You might not feel too great, but the missing organs wouldn’t kill you.
According to the FDA, acid reflux drugs like Prilosec and Nexium (Protein pump inhibitors or PPI’s) now carry a warning for risk of dangerous Clostridium difficile infections. PPI’s reduce stomach acid, which is needed to kill dangerous bacteria. Weak stomach acid also limits the absorption of vitamins and minerals, especially magnesium. There are many natural remedies for acid reflux, GERD, and ulcers, some of which include eliminating irritating foods, eating small frequent meals, and consuming apple, apple cider vinegar, kefir, and probiotics with meals. To maximize health, explore natural, food-based alternatives to heal the root cause of stomach acid related illnesses.
Vitamin A is a fat-soluble antioxidant, which is essential for an effective immune system (fighting colds and infection), and effective eyesight. Consider increasing Vitamin A by consuming foods with carotenoids like carrots, spinach, bell peppers, tomatoes, sweet potatoes, and kale or by consuming Vitamin A or beta carotene supplements.
Health specialists recommend consuming at least 6-8 eight-ounce glasses of filtered water daily, to prevent dehydration. In warm weather when activity levels are high, or when detoxing or dieting, consider consuming up to one ounce of water for every 2 pounds of body weight, as long as kidney function is normal.
Fever is one of the body’s strongest immune system responses to infection from viruses, bacteria, or parasites. Most fevers are self-limiting, so when risk of febrile seizure is minimal, consider allowing fever to take it’s course (up to 104 degrees) for more rapid illness recovery. Use of fever reducers may lengthen recovery time by reducing immune system effectiveness.
DID YOU KNOW
Bone is stronger than some steel. This doesn’t mean your bones can’t break of course, as they are much less dense than steel. Bone has been found to have a tensile strength of 20,000 psi while steel is much higher at 70,000 psi. Steel is much heavier than bone, however, and pound for pound bone is the stronger material.
DIGESTIVE ENZYMES FOR ACID REFLUX
Many people with acid reflux actually have weak stomach acid, which makes digestion of protein and fat difficult. This problem is compounded by the use of antacids, and many prescription drugs for acid reflux. Investigate adding digestive enzymes or hydrochloric acid before meals to increase nutrient absorption, and minimize acid reflux.
*Consult physician before trying a new supplement, food or diet. Especially if you’re on any medications.