Health Buzz: Sleeping Temperature Benefits

 What we're going to do is go beyond the well-known ground covered by sleep and its benefits -- beyond feeling refreshed, energized, and happy. Beyond boosting cognition and reducing stress, depression, and the risk of heart disease. Deeper than all of this is how your cells -- fat cells to be exact -- are altered by sleep.

posted 16 hours 42 minutes ago by Jeff Makepeace

Should I Run on Pavement or Dirt?

As a frequent runner who struggles with knee problems from time to time, the question posed in the title of this post is one that I think about often. Running is a good workout, but if we're not taking steps to protect our bodies, it can also be pretty punishing on our joints while also carrying significant injury risks.

posted 17 hours 41 minutes ago by Nick Nelson

Triceps Torching Workout

The Wellki Fat Burning Basics is an exercise article series devoted to creating higher intensity weight training workouts. Each article will focus on a workout to boost weight loss through fast-paced, fat burning routines that will both strengthen and shape the specific muscles featured. Today's workout is the Triceps Torching Workout!

posted 1 day 15 hours ago by Jeff Makepeace

Caffeine Powder: Know the Risks

 In the never-ending quest to find more efficient energy supplements that can help us power through our days and increase metabolism, the public is always thirsting for new products and ideas. The latest buzz-generator that's generating buzz is caffeine powder. While legal, this stuff is dangerous.

posted 1 day 18 hours ago by Nick Nelson

Thoughts After One Week Gluten-Free

 I am on my second week trying out the gluten-free diet. It is going quite well. I haven't been on the scale but I feel as if I have dropped a couple pounds.

posted 2 days 16 hours ago by alyne murphy

Tips to Make Running More Fun

 Running is widely recognized as a great and accessible form of exercise. I talk to a lot of people who are interested in getting started on a running routine, but just find the task itself too boring or laborious to follow through. This is common enough, but there are some methods get over the hump if you have the desire.

posted 2 days 19 hours ago by Nick Nelson

Andrew's Week 6 Weight Loss Check-In

You win some and you lose some, an old wise man once told me.  But sometimes, that rule doesn't apply in weight loss. Sometimes you break even on a given week. Sometimes you had a few too many late night snacks, or you simply just didn't get on your bike as much as you would have hoped.  ...

posted 2 days 22 hours ago by Andrew Hoffer

Explore Wellki's New Fitness Library

 The overarching goal here at Wellki is to provide accessible and comprehensive content, helping people live healthy everyday and pursue their wellness goals without getting caught up in phony diet fads and ineffective fitness programs. In the spirit of that mission, we are very pleased to introduce our Wellki Fitness Library.

posted 5 days 18 hours ago by Nick Nelson

The Water Challenge

So here it is: I've got a challenge for you. I have been doing the water challenge this month and I invite you to join me in this endeavor. The challenge is to drink one gallon of water every day for one month. ...

posted 5 days 19 hours ago by Optimal Zach

Breaking The Circle of Pain

 What do you do if you're in pain during exercise training? Should you continue to train, or should you skip the gym? They say 'no pain, no gain', but did you know that by fighting through an injured muscle or joint, you're setting yourself up for an even larger world of pain?

posted 6 days 17 hours ago by Jeff Makepeace

Going Gluten-Free

I wanted to share with you all my latest adventure in healthy eating. I have begun my gluten-free diet. I know there has been some controversy surrounding this trendy diet, so I wanted to see for myself what it's all about. In the three days that I have followed the ideas and protocol, I have definitely felt and seen a difference.

posted 6 days 21 hours ago by alyne murphy

How Well Do You Handle Stress?

Of course by now, you've most likely heard it over and over again that stress is linked directly to a slew of health issues; the more stressed you are, the more susceptible you are to sickness, depression, etc. The key issue in regards to stressful situations is not how to avoid it, but rather how to deal with it.

posted 1 week 16 hours ago by Jeff Makepeace

These Brain Exercises Will Improve Your Thinking Power

 Our Fitness section is packed with workouts and exercises that can help you strengthen and tone your body. But what about our brains? What can we do to sharpen our minds and increase our cognitive power?

posted 1 week 23 hours ago by Nick Nelson

5 Methods to Reduce Stress at Work

 In the mental health equation, stress is one of the most significant considerations. It may come as a surprise to some, but reducing your stress levels can have a greater impact on your overall wellness than many diet and exercise efforts.

posted 1 week 1 day ago by Nick Nelson

Health Buzz: New Insight For Alzheimer's Detection

 The unfortunate fact currently in the medical world is that there is no known cure for Alzheimer's; the most common degenerative form of dementia. Therefore, the key to counteracting the devastating affects of Alzheimer's lies in detection and prevention. On NBC's "Today Show", a recent study has found that there may be evidence...

posted 1 week 2 days ago by Jeff Makepeace

Getting Back in the Workout Routine After a Break

It’s easy to fall off your workout routine. Whether you've lost motivation, you've had an injury or some sort of life event happened, you're bound to fall off a routine every once in a while. The key is how to come back from that break. ...

posted 1 week 2 days ago by Optimal Zach

Chest Shredding Fat Burning Workout

Check out this week's fat burning workout, specific to the muscles of the chest. The circuit style of the workout will be sure to shred your chest into fantastic shape!

posted 1 week 2 days ago by Jeff Makepeace

Best Foods To Boost Bone Health

 As part of any feature week on Women's Health, it's important to highlight the most important health risks specific to females. We've already discussed a few of the best foods to counteract the onset of breast cancer, but one of the other big ones is bone health. The risks of bone density loss, and osteoporosis specific to...

posted 1 week 5 days ago by Jeff Makepeace

Andrew's Week 5 Weight Loss Check-In

Hey there folks, hope you've had a fantastic weekend celebrating another year of our nation's independence, the Fourth of July! As you know, another week means another opportunity to check in with all you Wellkians about my weight loss mission, with another weight-loss check-in!

posted 1 week 6 days ago by Andrew Hoffer

Gals: Put YOUR Health First

Greetings on what has been an exciting week here at Wellki, as we are concentrating specifically on women's health! As a woman, I've had plenty of my friends and family dispense advice on all things related to women's health. However, if there's one piece of advice you should always be adhering to, it's to listen to your own body.

posted 1 week 6 days ago by alyne murphy

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