An Okinawan fish market. (Image:  Pixabay /  CC0 1.0)

The Okinawan Secret to Longevity

Known for having a high life expectancy compared to the rest of the world, Okinawans might have discovered the holy grail of living a healthy life. Ever wonder about what exactly they have for lunch and dinner?

Today’s white collar jobs require people to sit for long periods of time, placing the back in a stressful position. (Image: Screenshot / YouTube)

Stop Sitting, Start Squatting

People in the West rarely squat. The only chances are when they attend a yoga or CrossFit class, where for most, the position is one of deep discomfort. The way we sit has evolved into something quite distant from “primeval”…

We live in a world steeped in stressors. (Image:  Pixabay /  CC0 1.0)

Quick Tips for Managing Stress

We live in a world steeped in stressors. Work, school, current events, and everything in between subject us to various levels of stress. If we don’t learn to manage these things quickly and efficiently, they can become overwhelming.

Asians consume red beans as both food and medicine.  (Image:  kitchenneads.com)

The Goodness of Red Beans + Red Bean Recipes

Asians consume red beans as both food and medicine. Containing 21-23 percent protein, 0.3 percent fat, and 65 percent carbohydrates, red beans are considered a mild food with a sweet and slightly acidic taste. They can nourish and strengthen, especially…

Sweet potato leaves contain a variety of nutrients, such as carotene, lutein, vitamins A and C, potassium, calcium, magnesium, iron, and cellulose. (Image: Aris Riyanto  via  Wikimedia CC BY 3.0)

Antioxidant Vegetables: Sweet Potato Leaves

Sweet potato leaves contain a variety of nutrients, such as carotene, lutein, vitamins A and C, potassium, calcium, magnesium, iron, and cellulose. The Compendium of Materia Medica notes that sweet potato leaves have a sweet taste and can replenish qi…

Traditional Chinese medicine offers tips to support the liver and ensure well-being. (Image: Xiaojun Deng via  flickr  CC BY 2.0 )

How to Nourish the Liver

According to traditional Chinese medicine (TCM), the liver is closely related to the circulation of blood and energy, mood swings, and joint movements. The liver is vital to your wellbeing, yet it can fail to work as a result of…

Brain training apps are used to improve brain functioning and memory. (Image: via   pixabay  /  CC0 1.0)

Brain Training Apps

Neuroplasticity is the ability of the brain to form and reorganize synaptic connections, which are connections between brain cells, in response to learning and experiences. Brain training is done with the intention to improve neuroplasticity. There is opposing research regarding brain…

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The Okinawan Secret to Longevity

Known for having a high life expectancy compared to the rest of the world, Okinawans might have discovered the holy grail of living a healthy life. Ever wonder about what…

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Stop Sitting, Start Squatting

People in the West rarely squat. The only chances are when they attend a yoga or CrossFit class, where for most, the position is one of deep discomfort. The way…

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Quick Tips for Managing Stress

We live in a world steeped in stressors. Work, school, current events, and everything in between subject us to various levels of stress. If we don’t learn to manage these…

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The Goodness of Red Beans + Red Bean Recipes

Asians consume red beans as both food and medicine. Containing 21-23 percent protein, 0.3 percent fat, and 65 percent carbohydrates, red beans are considered a mild food with a sweet…

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Antioxidant Vegetables: Sweet Potato Leaves

Sweet potato leaves contain a variety of nutrients, such as carotene, lutein, vitamins A and C, potassium, calcium, magnesium, iron, and cellulose. The Compendium of Materia Medica notes that sweet…

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Apply Ice on 3 Areas to Cool Down Heatstroke

Heatstroke occurs when the human body is exposed to heat for too long, losing the function of regulating the body’s temperature. This results in heat exhaustion or heatstroke and can…

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How to Nourish the Liver

According to traditional Chinese medicine (TCM), the liver is closely related to the circulation of blood and energy, mood swings, and joint movements. The liver is vital to your wellbeing,…

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Brain Training Apps

Neuroplasticity is the ability of the brain to form and reorganize synaptic connections, which are connections between brain cells, in response to learning and experiences. Brain training is done with…

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Why Deep Breathing Is Good for You

One of the relaxing techniques explored in the West in modern times is deep breathing. This has been a regular feature of eastern spiritual traditions for a long time. The…

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What Is Rucking?

Rucking refers to walking with a weighted backpack. With origins in the military, where training requires walking with a backpack filled with supplies and equipment, rucking is considered a wonderful…

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Face Masks and Breathing Issues

Due to the outbreak of COVID-19, most governments have advised their citizens to wear face masks when they go out. This is to ensure that the chances of having the…