11 Benefits of Pilates

What is the Joseph H Pilates Method? This was a product of his (Joseph H. Pilates) lifelong observation of the human body and the way the body functions naturally. He called this system “Contrology” defined as “the science and art of coordinated body-mind-spirit development through natural movements under strict control and will.” Contrology movements are designed…

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Pilates! What is it?

You have probably heard about Pilates or read about it in magazine articles, and you still don’t understand or know what it is about. Pilates provides strength training just like a free weight workout or using machines, but adds an extra component.” Every movement is focused back to the spine where you are always “improving core…

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Grapes: A Smart Food Choice

Eating well starts with making smart food choices. The evidence is clear: choosing a diet filled with a variety of whole foods can enhance lifelong health and vitality. Start by adding an assortment of fresh fruits and vegetables to your diet – at least five servings each day. Include foods that appeal to your taste…

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Introduction to Gungo Peas

Gungo pea, known as Congo or pigeon pea (Cajanus indicus) is probably native to the East Indies. It came to Jamaica from West Africa by the Spanish. It is available fresh from November to February and dried the rest of the year. Rice and green gungo peas herald the Christmas and New Year season. Rice…

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The Many Benefits Of Exercise

There are many benefits given for exercising or movements and research from past decades shows the physical deterioration and lack of function that associates with aging in large part due to a sedentary lifestyle. As the saying goes, “use it or lose it.” Americans are losing it based on the lack of physical exercise, and…

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What Is Stress?

Stress as you know it isn’t the event. But it is the way your body reacts to the event. When something like a death, catastrophic incident or sitting in traffic for a long time, your body responds with a “stress remediation” to give you the extra energy it needs to cope with the situation. Hormones that…

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Benefits of Grapefruit and Sweet Potato

Holistic Guardians of Your Gastrointestinal Tract It is winter and your diet determines whether you’ll get the cold or flu. You can prevent seasonal illnesses by boosting your immunity. Eat your fruits and vegetables to prevent oxidative stress. Here are two common and available foods among many you can eat. The Benefits of Red Grapefruit:…

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Eat For Your Heart’s Health

Researchers selected 7 super foods to fight heart disease. Each is shown to lower cholesterol, blood pressure and other heart disease risk factors. Would you consider working all seven into your diet to cut your risk by 76% based on the report in the British Medical Journal? Here are seven super foods that can enhance…

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Star Fruit (Carambola)

Origin: Asia Distribution: Tropics and Frost-free subtropics Varieties: Several ranging from Sweet to sour Averrhoa—the scientific name for the genus of fruit—is named for Averroes (Ibn Rushd), the 12th century Spanish Islamic astronomer doctor and philosopher. The species and common name, carambola, is Portuguese word derived from Malayalam, a south Indian language. Star Fruit, it’s…

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Dessert: White Bean Pie with Almonds

We know that beans are important legumes to eat. So here is a recipe that will transform your taste buds and your perception when you prepare and eat it. It is healthy, delicious, and nutritious. It is also easy to prepare. Thanksgiving is just a few weeks away. Substitute and prepare this recipe as part…

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