Wellness

Horny goat weed is a herb native to China and grows in wild areas. Its scientific name is Epimedium. It is found in abundant amounts at altitudes. It was used as an infusion at that time for drinking purpose, but now it is available in other forms as well. Icariin is an active compound which is flavonoid in nature and gives plants the color along with providing health benefits. It is known for its therapeutic purpose for centuries. In traditional Chinese medicine, it was one of the most used herbs to enhance the sex drive in men and women and… Read More »


Joints are moveable parts of the body that helps in locomotion and mobility. There are many types of joints present in the body such as the: Hinge joint Ball and socket joint Elbow joint Knee joint Gliding joint They are classified according to their anatomy and their movement. Some joints are flexible and provide three-dimensional movement, but few joints have limited mobility. They are composed of cartilage, that cushions the bone ends and provides flexibility. Joint health is critical because any deficiency in body or inflammation in bones may cause several bone-related disorders such as arthritis, osteoporosis, etc. The primary… Read More »


Testosterone is the sex hormone of males, while estrogen is the female sex hormone. Both hormones are produced in both genders, but comparatively more estrogen is produced by women and testosterone by men. Testosterone plays many roles, such as the development of male organs and characteristics during puberty such as shoulder widening, a tone change, muscular development, and beard growth. Testosterone is an essential hormone for sexual excitement, and lower levels of this hormone may cause a decline in sexual performance. There are plenty of scientific studies from experts that discuss the uses and outcomes of testosterone therapy, which is… Read More »


Couch to 5k is a running program designed to get almost anyone off the couch and able to run five kilometers (or 3.1 miles) in only nine weeks. The secret is a gradual process that starts with a gentle introduction to getting the body moving, followed by alternating between walking and running small distances until one can finally run an entire 5k non-stop. Here is the breakdown for this running program as to its philosophy, testimonials, resources to help, and local events. Before you know it, you’ll be running a 5k of your own! Philosophy Couch to 5k was created… Read More »


You might have heard about testosterone and its role in sex drive, but it has other roles as well. Testosterone is a male sex hormone that is also responsible for sperm production, muscle health and hair growth along with libido. Although it is a male hormone but is important for females. With age and certain other factors, testosterone levels reduce which is also known as hypogonadism. This low testosterone levels may cause other health issues, to prevent this testosterone levels should be enhanced either by doctor suggested medicines or testosterone boosting medicines. Normally testosterone levels can be increased by taking… Read More »


An osteoporosis diagnosis doesn’t mean the end of an active lifestyle. In fact, exercise, together with proper nutrition, is often recommended as a way to help increase bone mass, therefore, preventing fractures in the future. As Dr. Leslie Morse, assistant professor in physical medicine and rehabilitation at Harvard Medical School and a physiatrist at Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital, writes in Harvard Women’s Health Watch, “Bone tissue responds to day-to-day signals, and when you stop moving, it gets the signal to start removing bone, so it’s important to stay as active as you can.” So you know your diagnosis and understand you… Read More »


As we get older back pain becomes more noticeable. When you live an active lifestyle, this pain can be miserable and hinder your quality of life. An ounce of proactive measures may be worth a pound of pain pills. Let’s look at some of the best tips to help you with back pain prevention. Exercise The first step of prevention is exercise. Exercise is essential to preventing back pain, especially when it comes to strengthening your core. That fundamental strength is critical to avoid dealing later with pain. One trendy choice is to practice yoga. Yoga is one of the… Read More »


Swimming is a great low-impact, total body workout that is a great way to stay in shape. However, spending too much time in the pool can have negative effects on your hair and skin. Caused by chlorine and other chemicals, your hair and skin can become dried, damaged, brittle, and in some cases, your hair can even be bleached green. Luckily, these adverse effects are easily avoidable by following these seven prevention steps. Protect Your Hair and Skin Coconut Oil Applying coconut oil to your hair before swimming is a great way to protect it by adding a layer of… Read More »


Sleep is so precious. Getting a good night’s sleep will help you begin your day with energy and excitement. Sleep does, however, provide more than energy and getting rid of those bags under your eyes. Sleep is an important piece of the puzzle that is your overall health. The proper amount of sleep provides your body with essential benefits that are needed, while a lack of sleep can be harmful to your body. Too Little Sleep Not having enough sleep can cause someone a lot worse side effects than yawning and irritability. Memory loss is just one example. While you… Read More »


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