Learn to Row: An Introduction to Rowing Machines

Using the rowing machine, also known as an ergometer (erg), is a great way to get a full-body workout. However, it is crucial to use the proper technique in order to get an effective workout.  Technique The row stroke has four components: catch, drive, finish, and recovery.  Catch: The catch


Walnuts are packed with essential macro- and micronutrients. One ounce of walnuts (about 14 halves) provides 4.3g of protein, 1.9g of fiber, 13.4g of polyunsaturated fatty acids (including 10.8g of linoleic acid and 2.6g of alpha-linolenic acid [ALA]), 98.1mg of phosphorous, 44.8mg of magnesium, 0.97mg of manganese, 0.45mg of copper,

Seeing Red: Understanding the Pathology of Pink Eye

Your eyes might itch, swell, and water during allergy season, but one symptom can really cause heads to turn. Conjunctivitis, also known as pink eye, is a generic term that describes inflammation of an ocular membrane and subsequent reddening of the eye.1 However, this reaction isn’t limited to allergy season.

Weight training for strength versus muscle growth

Lifting weights in a weight room or home gym is a great way to improve multiple facets of physical and mental health. A wonderful aspect of strength training is the ability of the trainer to modify the variables of the training plan in order to achieve different goals. One of


Creatine is a compound that is derived from the amino acids arginine, glycine, and methionine.1 The body needs 1 to 3g of creatine per day to maintain normal stores, about half of which comes from the diet and half of which is synthesized in the body, mostly in the kidneys

The Basics of Foam Rolling

Foam rolling is a form of self-myofascial release therapy wherein you roll over parts of the body (e.g., calves, thighs, upper back) using a foam cylindrical tube.1 In myofascial release therapy, pressure is applied to tight/sore areas in order to release tension and tightness of the fascia (stringy connective tissue

Sarcopenia: Pathology and Treatment

Sarcopenia is a progressive disorder characterized by low muscle strength, quality, and quantity. Low muscle strength indicates probable sarcopenia, and low muscle quality and quantity confirms this diagnosis. In severe cases, low physical performance is present as well.1 Sarcopenia typically develops in people aged 60 years or older, with prevalence

How Coffee Can Impact Your Health

Coffee is a staple of many breakfast routines, thanks to the energy boost it provides. One 8oz cup typically contains 95mg of caffeine. The Dietary Guidelines for Americans defines a moderate amount of coffee as 3 to 5 cups per day (about 400mg caffeine). In addition to caffeine, coffee also

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About Nutrition Health Review & The Vegetus Foundation

The Vegetus Foundation was founded by Frank Ray Rifkin, a former member of United States Army and serviceman in World War II, as a charitable endeavor dedicated to helping Americans improve their quality of life through education on healthy living. In 1979, shortly after the starting Foundation, Frank Ray published the first issue of Nutrition Health Review—the Consumer’s Medical Journal® (NHR)—to assist the Vegetus Foundation in achieving its mission. Since that time, over 150 issues of NHR have been published.

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