Our Nation's Coffee Obsession

 If you have a hard time making it through the day without at least one or two cups of joe, you're far from alone. Here in America, our general coffee intake would have be described as overwhelming, and a new study only serves to reinforce that reality.

posted 32 minutes 27 seconds ago by Nick Nelson

Examining the Different Varieties of Milk

With the rise of individuals in this country experiencing lactose-intolerance and allergies to dairy, so to has the popularity of alternative milk sources in the aisles of grocery stores everywhere. But just how healthy are these other milk varieties?

posted 3 days 2 hours ago by Jeff Makepeace

Will This New Obesity Drug Work?

 Earlier this week Jeff wrote about the state of obesity in America, pointing out that although we're finally starting to make some headway with this troublesome medical condition, it remains widespread to an alarming degree. Could a new drug recently approved by the FDA help alleviate our obesity epidemic?

posted 4 days 57 minutes ago by Nick Nelson

Health Buzz: Is Sodium Still Dangerous?

It's become quite standard in the health and wellness industry that new developments contradict what was once common knowledge. Take the incredible, edible egg -- first it was healthy, then unhealthy, then BACK to healthy, which one is it these days? New research suggests that the same can now be said for the popular condiment salt.

posted 4 days 1 hour ago by Jeff Makepeace

The Current State of Obesity In America

It's no secret that obesity in America has risen to alarming heights, with some states nearly doubling the rate of adult obesity in the early '90s and 2000s. With such direct links to a number of serious, long-term health issues, the search for major solutions to this problem has been a top priority in recent years.

posted 5 days 47 minutes ago by Jeff Makepeace

Health Buzz: Illness in the Office

Have you ever noticed that when someone gets sick in your office, the bug tends to spread around quickly, often affecting a large percentage of your co-workers and perhaps even yourself? That's because, as a new study illustrates, the workplace can be a breeding ground for viruses, with the most prominent culprits being objects...

posted 6 days 1 hour ago by Nick Nelson

Increase Power And Efficiency With Super-Sets

Depending on intensity, a strength workout will require you to take about one to five minutes between sets. Even though that isn't a great deal of time by itself, those between-set minutes will add up over the course of an entire workout. To help cut down on total workout time, do yourself a big favor by incorporating some super-sets.

posted 6 days 6 hours ago by Jeff Makepeace

Sticking With the Gluten-Free Diet

As I continue on my gluten-free journey I have learned a lot. I had my expectations and preconceptions coming in, but many of those have been turned on their sides by my actual experience. I wanted to share some of the insights I've gained with those of you who might be considering your own foray into the world of gluten-free eating.

posted 1 week 4 hours ago by alyne murphy

Stretching To Target The Mid-Back Muscles

For exercisers everywhere, one of the most annoying spots to feel muscle soreness exists in the middle back region. You know the area -- it's that spot you can't quite reach to itch! Though it may seem hard to find useful stretches to target this area, there are actually some great moves that can help substantially.

posted 1 week 3 days ago by Jeff Makepeace

The Great E-Cig Debate

 Are they a critical step in the ongoing movement to banish cigarettes from society, or are they simply a gateway to the real deal, and a loophole allowing people to smoke in public places? The debate over e-cigarettes rages on.

posted 1 week 3 days ago by Nick Nelson

Health Buzz: The Facts Behind Fruit Consumption

Ever since we were all little kids, we've been told to eat our fruits and vegetables in order to stay healthy. But now that most of us have grown up a bit, cute sayings such as 'an apple a day...' need to be backed up with evidence. As it turns out, new research suggests fruit consumption can lower certain health risks by 40%!

posted 1 week 4 days ago by Jeff Makepeace

Every Popular Diet Works

In our society, we are groomed to examine and compare different options, weighing advantages and disadvantages to determine which is best. Whether we're shopping at the store, browsing a web page or considering political candidates, we're constantly analyzing choices and creating internal hierarchies.

posted 1 week 5 days ago by Nick Nelson

High Energy Back Workout With Dumbbells

If there's one thing that most people can't stand about their local mega-gym, it's the crowds of people during peak hours! Even the most devoted gym member can be deterred by not having access to their favorite machines or equipment. Therefore, the secret to conquering the crowds is all about adapting.

posted 1 week 6 days ago by Jeff Makepeace

8 Simple Moves For Increased Hip Mobility

Probably the trickiest and most frustrating area to injure involves the muscles surrounding the hip area. This is where hip issues and low back pain tend to take up residence. The good news is, if you're looking for a sure-fire way to alleviate pain, improve mobility, and create lasting strength -- you've come to the right place!

posted 2 weeks 4 days ago by Jeff Makepeace

Protecting Our Joints As We Age

 It's inevitable: As we get older, our joints begin to wear down from use over the course of our lives. Joint function decreases over time, and that's even if we're lucky enough to avoid conditions such as arthritis.  Fortunately, there are steps we can take in our everyday lives to help prevent joint problems down the...

posted 2 weeks 4 days ago by Nick Nelson

The Results Are In: Which Cities Get The Most Sleep?

Did you ever wonder which cities around the world got the most sleep? How about the least sleep? Data from users of the fitness tracking, sleep monitoring device UP from Jawbone has recently been released, and the results will take you on a fascinating journey into the world's sleep habits.

posted 2 weeks 5 days ago by Jeff Makepeace

The Executive Straight Razor Shave

Here at Wellki, we were looking for another place to get a great shave here in the Twin Cities, and it didn't take long to stumble upon Mustache Jim and the crew at Gent Cuts and Grooming.

posted 2 weeks 5 days ago by Jeff Makepeace

Best Knee Exercises For Injury Recovery

Whether it's recovering from a twisted knee, an arthroscopic procedure, or even a complete knee replacement, one thing is absolutely certain: the rehabilitation process is nobody's version of fun!

posted 2 weeks 5 days ago by Jeff Makepeace

What is Sleep Drunkenness?

 It's a sleeping disorder that reportedly affects 15 percent of Americans, or about one in seven. And yet, while you or someone you know has probably experienced it, up until recently sleep drunkenness has not gained much recognition in the medical world. New research is shedding light on this affliction.

posted 2 weeks 6 days ago by Nick Nelson

Can Exercise Boost Kids' Brainpower?

Unfortunately for all the kids out there, the best brain boosters aren't found in video games or smartphone apps! Here at Wellki, we encourage healthy lifestyles that include a balanced diet and regular exercise. So it should come as no surprise that being fit is a key contributor to kids' growing brains!

posted 3 weeks 21 minutes ago by Jeff Makepeace

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