Health & Wellness Company, IDLife, Partners with Garmin

The rapidly-growing health and wellness company of IDLife, LLC, has recently announced a strategic relationship partnership with Garmin International Inc., a unit of Garmin Ltd. (GRMN), one of the world’s leaders in wearable device technology. Beginning June 1, 2017, IDLife customers will now be able to purchase Garmin’s line of vívo activity trackers and the Garmin IndexTM Smart Scale on IDLife customers can expect to see integration of Garmin wearable device data directly into the IDWellness mobile app [...]

Fitness: Getting to the heart of core training

Back in the day, the only attention given to your midsection was adding a few sit-ups to your workout routine. That changed with the idea that a strong core is not only the key to a healthy back, but is also the power behind athletic performance. And so started an almost endless stream of workouts promising to build core strength. But despite all the hype around core training, there’s a paucity of research backing claims that it offers more benefits than [...]

Coffee vs Machta

Are you a diehard coffee drinker? If so, you’re not alone – 83% of adults in America sip the inky brew, making it the mainstream morning beverage of choice. Coffee has proven health benefits, but how does it compare to matcha benefits? With less marketing muscle and a shorter history in the Western world, matcha may be the underdog in the fight. But when you weigh the pros, cons, and nutritional profile, even ardent coffee drinkers will have to admit that [...]

Does Coffee Kill the Benefits of Vitamins?

This Week’s Question: Does coffee kill the benefits of vitamins? Any beverage or food containing caffeine such as coffee, tea, chocolate and some sodas can inhibit the absorption of vitamins and minerals and increase their excretion from the body. This raises a more important question: What are the benefits of vitamins? It’s very important to talk with your doctor before you take any vitamin and mineral pills, especially if you take prescription medicines, have any health problems or are elderly. Taking too [...]

Busy Schedule? Try the 4-Minute Workout

Thanks to an ingratiating new study, we may finally be closer to answering that ever-popular question regarding our health and fitness: How little exercise can I get away with? The answer, it seems, may be four minutes. For the study, which was published last month in the journal PLoS One, researchers from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology in Trondheim, Norway, and other institutions attempted to delineate the minimum amount of exercise required to develop appreciable endurance and health gains. [...]