Electrolytes and Food

July 18th, 2018

 

Have you ever wondered what foods to put together for a great natural taste that also helps you replenish electrolytes?
See below for some ideas! 

A Day of Remembrance

July 4th, 2018

 

Happy 4th of July to all our Clubs and Partners.

~ NIHCA
will be closed July 4th ~

 

Can Taking Probiotics Help with Seasonal Allergies?

June 20th, 2018

Here’s how your gut and your allergies could be linked.

If you’re up on your health and wellness news, you know that gut health has been linked to both physical and mental health and that probiotics are one of the most popular ways to boost your microbiome—the collection of bacteria living in your gut. In fact, it often seems like probiotics are recommended to help treat virtually *every* health issue, from acne to digestive troubles to depression. So why not seasonal allergies too? Here’s what experts have to say on the topic. (And FYI, here’s more info on the surprising way your brain and gut are connected.)

How Allergies and Your Gut Are Linked
If you have allergies, you probably already know that allergies and your immune system are linked. But what may surprise you is that the connection between your gut and seasonal allergies is actually quite strong. “We live because of air, food, and water intake,” explains Gregor Reid, Ph.D., chief scientist for the soon-to-be-launched Seed. The gut is considered the center of our immune system, which also spans our airways, skin, and other parts of our bodies. “This system was built from birth by microbes that taught the immune cells to know the differences between part of the ‘family’ and foreign invaders,” Reid says. “Pollen, for example, is like one of those invaders for some people, and the system detects it and responds by trying to flush it out. Thus, sneezing watery eyes and nose.” This set of symptoms is also known as allergic rhinitis.

So… Do Probiotics Help With Allergies?
While the gut is definitely implicated in allergies, it’s a bit of a leap to conclude that because your gut and your allergies are related, taking probiotics will help ease your seasonal symptoms. But research does suggest there might be something to the idea.
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Ideas for Fitness Centers!

June 6th, 2018

 

We all know those gyms that have staff members who corner you into buying a membership and lay the pressure on thick when you try to cancel it. So here’s the thing: You don’t want your fitness center to feel like one of those gyms. The secret to operating a successful fitness center is creating a unique experience that values your members’ personal health just as much as your profit.

 

Acknowledgements by: Catherine Conelly

“NIHCA Spring 2018 Conference Highlights”

May 23rd, 2018