Posted by: Rhona Reid On November 21, 2017 7:00 am
In 1990, the New England Journal of Medicine published the results of an 11-year study into the long term cognitive and neurobehavioral effects of lead exposure in children.
What Does Lead Do?
The children had been exposed to lead during their childhood, in some cases relatively low levels. 132 test subjects were re-examined in 1988 and the following neurobehavioral traits were identified as being related to lead exposure during childhood:
Poorer hand/eye co-ordination
Slower reaction times
“No Safe Level of Lead”
Although some lead can be excreted by the body, children are more susceptible to long term effects from lead exposure, as their …
Posted by: Rhona Reid On November 9, 2017 12:00 pm
The Mariana Trench in the western Pacific Ocean is almost 7 miles deep. Its perpetually black depths are commonly referred to as the most remote place on the entire planet. Extraordinary creatures survive in the dark with water pressure of eight tons per square inch. But something else has been discovered in this inaccessible ocean trench. Astonishing levels of man-made pollution, along with plastic bags and soda cans.
Plastics on the Menu
We’re steadily choking our planet with plastic, according to recent research. Up to 13 million tons of plastic finds it way into our oceans every single year, where it can then be ingested by wildlife. Of course, lovers …
Posted by: Rhona Reid On November 3, 2017 12:00 pm
Understanding how your body responds to nutrition, rest and hydration is key to improving performance.
Our bodies are complex and yet some of the ways in which we can improve the way they function are simple. We’ve rounded up 5 fantastic ways to make your training work better for you.
Train Smarter, Not Harder. From the 1960’s until around 1990, Soviet weightlifters broke record after record. Why? Were they stronger? Did they train more rigorously? No. They took home the medals because their training was subject to stringent analysisbased around interval training, with individually optimized work/rest ratios. Different forms of training vary enormously in terms of how they tax your body but generally, experts
Posted by: Rhona Reid On September 14, 2017 12:00 pm
Need some color in your life? Love fruit and vegetables but need a bit of fresh inspiration on how to eat them? Don’t wait another second before checking out SirPlantsALot and start seeing healthy eating in a whole new Technicolor light!
Posted by: Rhona Reid On September 12, 2017 7:00 am
San Francisco-based Allison Tibbs is a Personal Trainer, Healthy Lifestyle Coach and all-round inspiration when it comes to treating your body right! If you haven’t discovered her awesome pages yet, then you’re in for a treat!
What Are YOU Capable Of?
Allison is all about energy and encouragement! Letting you in on her workouts, some exceptionally photogenic food and motivational quotes, Allison manages to reach out to even the couchiest of couch potatoes and show them what their brilliant bodies are capable of!
Some healthy living blogs can be little more than a showcase for the author’s own achievements. Allison’s Instagram Feed sure celebrates her successes but …
Posted by: Rhona Reid On September 7, 2017 12:00 pm
No cosmetic or Instagram filter can rival your true greatest asset – a bright, natural smile.
Take Good Care of Your Teeth
As well as a good brushing and flossing routine, most of us know how to take care of our teeth – trips to the dentist, changing our toothbrush regularly and not eating and drinking too many sugary things.
Posted by: Rhona Reid On September 5, 2017 7:00 am
Anyone buying a bottle of Poland Spring Water would be pretty sure that they’re drinking exactly what’s advertised. It’s produced by Nestlé – the world’s biggest packaged food manufacturer – so it must be a trustworthy product, right?
Not so, according to a lawsuit against the giant company, filed by 11 plaintiffs in Connecticut this week.
“A colossal fraud perpetrated against American consumers.”
~ Plaintiffs v. NESTLE WATERS NORTH AMERICA, INC.
The reason for the litigation? Nestlé claims that its water comes from eight natural springs in Maine. The claimants say that seven of those springs are in fact, man-made. Instead of the pure spring water conjured up by labels and advertising, …
We all need to drink around 2 liters of water every day to stay properly hydrated. That still applies to anyone with a sedentary lifestyle or sitting at a desk job. But sometimes, our bodies need more.
A Thirst for Fitness!
If you play sports, take an exercise class, go hiking or enjoy any of the fantastic fitness opportunities available to most of us — you need to increase the amount of water you drink.
To be fair, that’s common knowledge. After all, our bodies tell us that we’re thirsty, so we sip some water. But why? What happens inside our body that means we should drink more? …
Don’t even think about hitting the beach or lakeside this summer without making sure you have the essentials. In sun-soaked Australia, a popular health campaign recommended that people should “Slip, Slop, Slap.” In other words: “Slip on a shirt, slop on the sunscreen and slap on a hat.”
Sun Safety and Water Ionizers
That original advice has now been extended to “Slip, Slop, Slap, Seek, Slide.” The last two additions prompt us to seek out shade and slide on some sunglasses as well, to make sure we stay safe in the sun. It’s great advice! While the sun can equal lots of fun and …