An article in the January ACE Fitness Journal showed that eating 21 grams of fiber a day may reduce depression. This study followed nearly 17,000 Americans and found that increasing your fiber intake by consuming more fiber rich grains, vegetables, fruit and beans may make you happier. The typical American eats about 15-18 g a day, but fiber can provide your body with essential vitamins, minerals and antioxidants that improve brain function and can improve our gut. So, eating fiber makes your whole body happier - mind, body, and gut.
Source: ACE Fitness Journal, January 2019 | Volume 16 | Number 1
A common misconception heard from all age groups young and old, is that as people begin to age into their older adult years, it is time to relax. It might seem like the right thing to do, to reduce activities and physical exercise since the aging process slows us down and deteriorates muscles and bones. Some older adults have been inactive for quite some time or have certain disabilities or other health hindrances that make it harder to stay active. So it is understandable that older adults don’t do anything, right? WRONG! Removing physical exercise from one’s lifestyle and remaining inactive is far from good, and it will only increase disability and decrease one’s overall health, here is why.
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