How many of the statements you've heard about water are actually true? Here are 10 common questions surrounding water and whether they're fact or fiction. See how many answers you thought you knew!
A long work day, an overwhelming amount of responsibility and a hectic lifestyle all contribute to unnecessary stress, which can influence eating habits like overeating. This April make the most of Stress Awareness Month. Assess the common stressors in your life and develop strategies to take some weight off your shoulders. Phew, that’s one less thing to worry about!
Data, especially organized data, gives insight into any subject. When it comes to fitness, there are activity trackers like Fitbit, Nike+ Fuelband, or a simple pedometer that encourage a more active lifestyle, but try these apps together with Calorie Count to track the specifics of your sport.
There’s a new trend going around, oil pulling, which has been around for thousands of years, researched for decades, and popularized on Facebook and other social media sites over the past couple of weeks. The practice is said to offer various health benefits, primarily for oral health, but are the claims true?
When does exercising become detrimental to your health? You can’t deny that exercising has its benefits, but when habit becomes addiction exercise can interfere with a happy life.
Remember New York City’s soda ban, when restaurant menus started listing calorie counts, or when there was debate over potential junk food taxes? Government initiatives like these are often met with mixed feelings, even though they are meant to have a positive impact on the general public’s health. Take a look at these changes that have been implemented on a large scale over the years, and what important message they provide for you.Continue reading...
With warm weather right around the corner, I’m pretty sure all of us are thinking of soaking up some sunshine to relax body and mind. Vacation is one way of doing so, and even better is a fitness-centered vacation to incorporate all the stress-relieving benefits of exercise. Whether it’s a long trip or a short overnight getaway with opportunities for outdoor workouts, plan one of these fitness themed vacations before the weather gets cold again.
Last month, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration released proposed changes to the Nutrition Facts label, including the addition of “added sugars.” While there is no minimum requirement for added sugar in our diet, there is a recommended daily allowance, which many of us exceed. Policy makers are hoping that by highlighting the added sugar in foods, consumers will have the tools to make healthier choices for themselves and their families.Continue reading...
dir="ltr">You finally find the perfect food picture on Facebook or Instagram, but a closer look at the recipe leaves you disappointed. It’s a common situation with so many options; they can’t possibly fit all of our personal tastes and needs! Luckily, these options provide room for improving any recipe too. Next time you find yourself in this situation, use the provided recipe as a base and change it up with the following tips.
dir="ltr">What’s your excuse for missing a workout? Even when you plan to do one, unplanned events get in the way and leave you without the time or energy to commit to a full session. Luckily, a “full session” doesn’t have to mean a “long session.” Tabatas are short, effective, and give you a calorie burn that leaves most excuses in the dust, especially the following three.
dir="ltr">Is a headache imminent if you don’t get your daily dose of caffeine? A caffeine addiction is common, constantly being fed by the vast number of available caffeine-containing products. Coffee isn’t the only one. Energy drinks, candy, soda, even something like chocolate has a fair amount. Is all the caffeine really necessary to get you through your day...
dir="ltr">A busy lifestyle often requires you to tackle your daily tasks head on. If you’re dragging through your schedule, or even feeling tired on a day off, several reasons may be to blame. Take a good look at these commonly overlooked reasons for feeling tired all the time. If they apply to you, simple changes or a doctor’s visit can help get you on your way to flying through the day.
dir="ltr">What benefits are you getting from exercise? Most of us strive for a stronger physique and healthier body, but forget that daily movement aids the brain as well. Research shows that exercise increases circulation and oxygen flow, increasing concentration, productivity, and endorphin levels. An activity as simple as a daily 20 minute walk can be enough to get your mind firing, but if you really want to focus on the mind try one of the three workouts below.
If you count calories, you’re probably familiar with the Nutrition Facts Label, the panel found on the back of packaged foods outlining calories, fat, protein, carbohydrates, and other nutrients. You also might have noticed that potassium is often missing from the included information, even on foods that are known to contain potassium, such as canned beans, vegetables, and milk and yogurt. This is because, as of now, food manufacturers aren't required to include potassium on their labels – unless a product is making a specific, potassium-related health claim.Continue reading...
Any dish can benefit from an ingredient that adds extra flavor and nutrition with only a few extra calories. Luckily, these ingredients aren’t hard to come by. Fruits, vegetables and spices, for example, are low-calorie nutrition power houses easily adaptable to most recipes. An ingredient that helps you burn more calories and fat, on the other hand, may seem difficult to find, but isn’t. These five ingredients can help you maximize fat burning and rev up your metabolism, not to mention add a finishing touch to any dish!
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The side effects of allergy medications keep some people from using them. Natural remedies can be a great alternative, but some are more effective than others.