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    Lifestyle activities effect your DNA (The Telomere Effect). New findings suggest you have more ‘control’ over your aging than previously thought

Lifestyle activities effect your DNA (The Telomere Effect). New findings suggest you have more ‘control’ over your aging than previously thought

A recent article in StatNews.com ( http://tinyurl.com/hhs9lnk ) describes how molecular biologist Elizabeth Blackburn, who shared a Nobel Prize for her research on telomeres — structures at the tips of chromosomes that play a key role in cellular aging, has […]

Preventing High Blood Pressure


Define ‘blood pressure’ & how it is measured
What are the risks associated with hypertension?
Discover common reasons for elevated blood pressure
Techniques to reduce the risk of hypertension

 Blood Pressure: Systolic/ Diastolic

Systole- during the contraction of the heart. […]

By |August 31st, 2016|Other|0 Comments

Fresh Ideas for Breakfast Make a Difference

Part of the real challenge with consistently eating breakfast, is that people may tire of eating the same foods on a regular basis.  Fresh ideas can make a difference in your efforts to start your day with a healthy […]

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    Long-Term Multivitamin Use Linked to Lower Heart Disease Risk

Long-Term Multivitamin Use Linked to Lower Heart Disease Risk

The Physician’s Health Study I found no link between cardiovascular events and multivitamin use over 12 years in 18,530 men, but contradicted their conclusion by observing a 44% reduction in risk of major cardiovascular events, i.e., heart attack or […]

7 Strategies for Preventing Cognitive Decline

Over 2 billion people worldwide are dealing with brain-based health & productivity challenges. More than 16 million people in the United States are living with cognitive impairment: trouble remembering, learning new things, concentrating, or making decisions  (and they are […]

Night shift work appears to increase disease risks

Night shift work appears to increase the risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD) and cancer. The World Health Organization considers night shift work a “probably carcinogen” due to the disruption in the circadian rhythm in the worker.  The American Journal of […]

Best Fitness Tracker Bands – Review by Livescience.com

Best Fitness Tracker Bands By Rachael Rettner, Senior Writer   |   February 27, 2015


Live Science reporters have tested all of the fitness trackers listed here, and ranked each in four categories — Design/Comfort, User-Friendliness, Value of Information and Enjoyment/Inspiration. We’ve […]

Don’t Neglect Your Magnesium!

Magnesium is a critically important mineral that is often at deficient levels in many people! It is estimated that only 30% of the population consume recommended levels of magnesium daily (Sources: World Health Organization, Institute of Medicine, Food Technology […]

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Olive Oil Contains Compound that Kills Cancer Cells

Extra virgin olive oil has an abundance of oleocanthal, a compound which has been shown to provide a heart health benefit. Research lead by David Foster at Hunter College (NewYork) observed oleocanthal-induced cell death among all cancer cells, even […]

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    New Breakthrough in Eliminating Peanut Allergies in Children

New Breakthrough in Eliminating Peanut Allergies in Children

An Australian study found that most of the children with peanut allergies were able to tolerate peanuts after given large amounts of a ‘friendly’ bacteria (probiotic) Lactobacillus rhamnosus that is found in yogurt.  Thirty children, aged one to ten, […]

Herbs & Spices in a Meal Helps Improve Biomarkers for Cardiovascular Health

A recent study of six healthy men, ages 30-65, examined the effects of added herbs & spices to a meal and any influence  on the blood markers for cardiovascular risk such as glucose or triglycerides.  The volunteers ate chicken, bread […]

Stretch and Balance in the Office

Try these moves to loosen up your tight muscles.  Balance and Stretch at the Office

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Artificial Sweeteners – How Bad Are They?

Kyle Heffner, Brinson Wellness Coach
September 5, 2014

Artificial sweeteners, such as aspartame (Equal ®) and sucralose (Splenda®) are popular in the many foods and beverages and are thought to help reduce the number of calories consumed, thus, are thought to […]

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Organic Foods More Nutritious & Lower in Pesticide Residues


Kyle Heffner, Brinson Wellness Coach

A recent study in the British Journal of Nutrition appears to be a definitive analysis of 343 peer-reviewed publications which revealed that organic crops have significantly higher nutrient content but have lower pesticide residues than […]

The Road to Results

Mental Strategies to Reach Your Health and Fitness Goals
Many of us have health and fitness goals where forward progress seems to elude us.  For whatever reason, days pass with no change.  Figuring out your underlying motivation and then planning […]

Take the 30 Day Plank Challenge!

Decide to work toward either the 3 minute plank goal or the 5 minute plank goal and start your challenge today!
How to Do a Plank:
1.Lower both your forearms to the ground so that both your elbows and fists are flat […]

Saturated Fats- Are They Harmful or Helpful?

Kyle Heffner, Brinson Wellness Coach

For many years, U.S. Dietary Guidelines have urged people to limit the amount of saturated  such as the ‘harder’, visible fats on steaks or the fat in butter, but recent studies suggest that there is […]

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Fitness Questions Answered

There are several questions that are frequently posed to fitness professionals.  I’ve selected a few of those to answer today. The more you understand about exercise and wellness, the greater the likelihood of adopting healthy habits for the long-term.

 Why […]

Are Multivitamin Supplements Worth Using?

People often ask about taking vitamins to help optimize their nutrition and to prevent illnesses or deficiencies.  Generally, adding vitamins is a good idea, since these are sources beyond their typical diet that may ‘fill in the gaps’, so […]

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Top Ways to Stay Healthy During the Holidays

The stress of the hustle and bustle of the Holidays takes its toll on all of us.  It’s not uncommon to succumb to a cold or flu virus during this time, in part, due to the lack of sleep, […]

By |December 30th, 2013|Other|0 Comments