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March 30, 2015

Red Wine Offers New Health Benefit? Go On.

In case you need an excuse to go for the Cab Sav at happy hour, we’ve compiled a list of red wine’s health benefits.

Before we go on, however, we should point out that it’s actually resveratrol, a compound found in red grape skin, that has been touted as a powerful anti-inflammatory and antioxidant. Countless studies over the past decade or so have found that this red wine compound can possibly prevent blood clots and reduce bad cholesterol – leading to reduced risk of heart disease. It’s also been linked to helping slow the aging process and may even fight cancer.

But the latest findings around resveratrol is from a new study conducted by Ashok K. Shetty, Ph.D., a [...]

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March 29, 2015

Can Qi Gong Boost Your Immune System?

Qi Gong is a form of Chinese meditative exercise that’s been practiced for thousands of years. The practice focuses on cultivating energy in both the body and the surrounding environment through breathing, focused intention, postural techniques and other movements. It’s often recommended as an alternative form of therapy for improving and maintaining overall health and vitality, as it’s very accessible and has shown to have various benefits for mind, body and spirit.

Skepticism in the West is based on the belief that these energy systems are largely a placebo effect, and that there haven’t been enough documented studies to validate the historical anecdotal [...]

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March 28, 2015

Expert Contributor: Adaptive Workplace Fitness – Work Out at the Office!

Do you live a sedentary lifestyle?

Answer the following questions in your mind:

How many times do you actually get up from a sitting position during your day?

Do you only get up at work to use the restroom or to get a cup of coffee once every few hours?

Does your morning fly by and you can’t believe it is lunchtime already? When you go home in the late afternoon, how much physical activity did you complete in the previous eight hours?

Some thought-provoking questions for our working population.

Movement is essential for a healthy lifestyle and our nation is severely deficient in simply MOVING.

Approximately 78 million people in the [...]

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