Health & Wellness

Posted November 18, 2010

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Do I Really Need 8 Hours of Sleep?

With a busy office schedule and long to-do lists, many of us neglect our body's very important need for sleep. Studies indicate that sleep plays an important role in the way our body functions. If we simply schedule an extra hour for sleeping, we can address the many immediate and long-term effects of sleep deprivation...

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8 Simple Ways to Fit in More Fitness

Posted November 14, 2010

Think you have no time for fitness? Between dropping off the kids, commuting to work, doing laundry, paying the bills, picking up the kids, preparing dinner, cleaning and tidying up, and packing to do it all again tomorrow, it may seem like there's simply no room for fitness in your day. Setting aside the 20-45 minutes a day to dedicate to exercise might seem impossible with your schedule. We've polled the team here for a few simple ways you can fit in more daily fitness without missing a beat...

What Can Yoga Do For Me?

Posted September 13, 2010

Yoga's biggest fanatics may be middle-aged women, but the combination of exercise and mediation that Yoga brings can benefit plenty of individuals, including serious athletes. Think you're too strong to get anything out of Yoga, or feel like you need a more intense workout than simple mat exercises can provide? You may want to think again...

What You Need to Know About Vitamin D

Posted November 18, 2010

With the shorter, darker days of winter upon us, you've probably been hearing more about Vitamin D in the news lately. So what's the deal? How much, if any, do you need and how can you get it? Our team did some investigating to tell you the deal about D...

Why Am I So Tired?

Posted November 14, 2010

If you've been feeling a lot of sleepiness in your daily life, here are some tips to getting perked up and reviving your energy levels. But first, you should see your physician if you're experiencing chronic fatigue, since some serious illnesses like diabetes have fatigue as a symptom. If you're otherwise healthy but just need some extra energy, keep these tactics in mind...

7 Simple Ways to Stay Healthy this Cold & Flu Season

Posted September 2, 2010

The mornings are crisper, leaves are changing, the temperature is dropping, and the sniffles are starting. We all know that the annual change of seasons is also the beginning of another cold and flu season. This year, try following these easy tips to escape the yearly bugs. This winter, the team at Peak Life hopes you spend your sick days on the ski slopes, not in bed with a head cold...

Stay Healthy On the Go - 8 Great Snacks to Pack!

Posted November 18, 2010

You know how important it is to eat right and make healthy choices, but with your busy schedule, sometimes life gets in the way! It's hard to make the healthy choice when you're on-the-go and pressed for time. Instead of making another trip through the drive-through, try packing these healthy snacks that can tide you over until you have the time to make a healthier choice...

How to Eat for Your Eyes!

Posted November 14, 2010

Eyeing the candy bowl again? You may be neglecting the vital nutrients necessary to keeping those eyes sharp! Our risk for eye problems (like cataracts, glaucoma, macular degeneration, and more) increases as we age. Now, new research is revealing more and more information on how our dietary habits can be changed to help out our sight. Read on to learn which foods we should be seeing more of to help protect the health of our eyes in the future...

Beware of High Sodium in These Average Foods

Posted September 13, 2010

Sodium, found in common table salt, plays in important role in bodily functions. It is critical in maintaining fluid levels, aiding nutrient absorption, and muscle function. The American Heart Association (AHA) recommends 1,500mg of sodium a day to remain healthy. However, the average American consumes over 3,400mg of sodium a day; more than 200% the recommended amount...

Common Health and Beauty FAQs

Posted September 13, 2010

  • Why aren't my teeth as white as they should be?
  • How can I get rid of the calluses on my feet?
  • Why do I have stretch marks?
  • What is the cause my persistent bad breath?
  • How do I get rid of razor burn and ingrown hairs?
  • What can I do for that unflattering cellulite?