The Science of Vitamins – What Your Body Needs & How To Get It (Infographic)

23 Oct 2014

You probably already know that a healthy diet, complete with essential vitamins and minerals is vital to living a long and healthy life. What you may not know is that the global vitamin and supplement market is a $68 billion industry and every day, new vitamin products hit the market, some of which can actually be harmful to your body if not taken correctly. So which vitamins are important to your body and what do they do? What are the recommended levels of each vitamin your body needs? There are 13 essential vitamins that are necessary for the body to function properly and without them we are a target for.

2014 Super Bowl “Survival” Guide to Wellness

02 Feb 2014

I find it almost comforting to count calories, because it makes me conscious of what I’m eating. But on Super Bowl Sunday, I thought, ‘Surrender to it. It’s nacho time.’ Then I ate nothing but Doritos all day. ~Kristen Bell Super Bowl weekend is upon us and if you’re like a lot of eager spectators, you’ll probably have a tendency to overdo things, at least a little bit (if not a lot). Between the food, the alcohol, the celebrating, and quite often physical activities before or after the game, Super Bowl weekend can end up leaving you super sore and sick. Even the most responsible Super Bowl-er can have a.

The Nervous System

18 Oct 2012

A Partial Account of Its Role in Maintaining Musculoskeletal Integrity The human body is a complex creation.  After thousands of years of study, humankind has yet to discover all its mysteries.  However, thanks to the joint efforts of researchers throughout the ages, much has been learned about how our bodies function.  For instance, we now have a more in depth understanding of how the relationship between the Central Nervous System (CNS — brain and spinal chord) and the Peripheral Nervous System (PNS –cranial and spinal nerves) facilitates maintenance of musculoskeletal integrity. The purpose of this composition is to explore one aspect of this relationship, and its significance to bodyworkers.  Specifically,.

Glycogen Depletion During Athletic Exercise

11 Jun 2012

Glycogen Depletion During Athletic Exercise   Glucose, the primary source of fuel for all body cells, is derived primarily from carbohydrates, although, if needed, glucose can also be metabolized from protein. After a meal, some of the glucose not used immediately for fuel travels to the liver or skeletal muscles, where it is converted to a compound called Glycogen–through a process called glycogenesis–and stored for energy.  Any excess glucose not needed for storage as glycogen is then stored in adipose tissue as fat. The liver has a greater capacity for glycogen storage than muscle: Liver cells can typically store up to 8% of their weight as glycogen, while muscle cells can.

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