How to use the beach to workout this summer.

Long Island Beach Workout
Your journey towards a lifetime of good health is something that takes place all year long. Focusing on not only healthy eating but staying physically fit is equally important towards keeping to your goals. With the weather warming up and the sun out longer, sitting in a dark gym may not be the most ideal and favorable way to workout.This is why getting out to the beach and working out there can be fun, safe and effective. There are many different types of workout routines and exercises that c...
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Magnesium

Overview: Magnesium, the eighth most abundant element in the earth's crust, is a crucial element for the body's normal functioning. Historically, magnesium carbonate was used to soothe an upset stomach, but today scientists recognize that magnesium is needed for over 300 reactions in the body, including protein and nucleic acid (DNA and RNA) synthesis, metabolism, nerve function, muscle contraction, and a normal heartbeat. Benefits: Magnesium can be found in many common food sources, includ...
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Sulfur

Overview: Sulfur is a key mineral found in many proteins and enzymes throughout the body. Naturally occurring at hot springs and volcanoes, sulfur has a distinctive “rotten egg” smell when it reacts with oxygen in the air. Sulfur can be ingested in the forms of methylsulfonylmethane (MSM), which and can be found naturally in some foods or taken as a supplement, and dimethyl sulfoxide (DMSO), a chemical approved for medicinal purposes. Foods high in sulfur include garlic, onions, eggs, beef, p...
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Potassium

Overview: Potassium is an electrolyte critical to the functioning of every cell, tissue, and organ in the body. It functions in conjunction with other electrolytes in the body, including sodium, to conduct electricity in the body. Potassium is one of many ions that allows  the heart to beat, the nerves to fire, and the muscles to contract. The kidneys adjust the balance of potassium and other electrolytes in the body to achieve optimal functioning. Benefits: While bananas are perhaps the be...
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Phosphate

Overview: Phosphorus is a key mineral in the body for the formation of bones and teeth, pH balancing in the blood, and cellular processes. Phosphorus works alongside calcium in the formation of bones and teeth, and about 85% of the body's phosphorus can be found in the skeletal system. Phosphorus also aids the kidneys in excretion, aids in nerve impulse conduction, and aids in muscle recovery after exercise. Benefits: In the form of the ion phosphate, phosphorus maintains the pH balance of th...
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Vitamin C

    Overview: Vitamin C is a water-soluble vitamin that is necessary for many body processes.  While vitamin C may be best known for its immune benefits, it also helps repair wounds and prevents cell damage due to its antioxidant properties.  Overall vitamin C is beneficial in combating physical and mental stress.  It is very important to eat foods with vitamin C because the body does not produce its own vitamin C or store it.  Many fruits and vegetables such as citrus fru...
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Vitamin A

Overview: Vitamin A is a fat-soluble antioxidant found in many healthy foods.  There are two types of vitamin A: Preformed vitamin A, which is found in meats, fish, and dairy foods, and pro-vitamin A which comes from fruits and vegetables.  Beta-carotene is the most common type of pro-vitamin A, which is plentiful in carrots.  The best way to ensure obtaining vitamin A is by eating a wide variety of healthy foods.  Vitamin A is helpful toward many body systems including skeletal, muscular, an...
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Vitamin D

Overview: Although Vitamin D can be obtained by some foods such as fatty fish or fortified fruit juices, majority of the Vitamin D that people receive is obtained from exposure to sunlight.  Excess vitamin D gets stored in fat cells during periods of sunlight, and is released during periods with little or no sun exposure. Vitamin D is known to contribute to bone, skin, and cardiac health.  Vitamin D does so by regulating minerals such as calcium and phosphorus in the body. Benefits: Taking ...
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Vitamin E

Overview: Vitamin E is a fat-soluble antioxidant found in many leafy green vegetables, nuts, and seeds.  It is useful in many of the body processes.  Vitamin E is especially notable due to its contribution toward healthy skin and hair as well as its antioxidant properties, which help to protect the body cells from harm.  People most commonly take Vitamin E if they have Vitamin E deficiency.  There are overdose symptoms associated with taking too much Vitamin E so people considering taking a V...
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Copper

Overview: Copper is a  mineral found in foods such as vegetables, legumes, beans, whole grains, and nuts and seeds. This mineral is needed in all bodily tissues, so without the proper amount of copper multiple bodily processes would suffer. For those who do not receive sufficient amounts of copper in their diets, supplements are offered.   Benefits: There are multiple benefits an appropriate amount of copper has on the body. First of all, the human body requires copper for normal growth and de...
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