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Vitamin C - The simple key to wellness and longevity?

Vitamin C, also known as ascorbic acid is a water-soluble vitamin present in certain foods including oranges, strawberries, kiwi fruit, bell peppers, broccoli, kale and spinach but it can also be obtained through supplementation. Vitamin C is necessary for the growth, development and repair of all body tissues. It's involved in many body functions, including formation of collagen, absorption of iron, the immune system, wound healing, and the maintenance of cartilage, bones, and teeth.

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Keto - Pros, Cons and Potential Pitfalls

What is Ketosis?
Ketosis is a normal metabolic process whereby the body burns stored fats for energy if it does not have enough glucose to use for energy. The burning of stored fats results in a build-up of acids called ketones within the body. Itís very easy to measure the level of ketones in your system through a simple urine test.

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Vitamin D - a dilemma of modern life

Vitamin D is a micronutrient that plays a vital role in bone formation, mood regulation and numerous other bodily functions. While it has been enshrined as one of the four fat-soluble vitamins, it is not technically a vitamin. Like other vitamins, it is essential for health and well-being and only very small amounts are required.

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5 Fitness Tips For Busy Professionals

Any worker in America can attest to just how bad working can be on your health. Whether it's sitting at a desk for eight hours, looking at a computer screen or spending your shift on your feet, running around an emergency room treating patients. We risk repetitive strain injury, stiff joints, eye strain, and back pain. One of the biggest risks of our working life, though, is weight gain, especially for busy professionals.

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Best Exercises For A Healthy Back

Back pain plagues millions of US citizens over the course of their lifetime. Back pain can be due to repetitive strain on the back, an acute injury to the back, bony wear and tear on the back or even from simple fatigue. Some experience back pain because they work in a sitting job and the back is weakened due to lack of exercise.

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Yoga For People Over 50

If you've never done yoga before, the thought of starting over age 50 may seem daunting. However, yoga is far from being a "one size fits all" type of activity, as you can modify it to fit your needs without hassle.

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