A morning workout can be a good idea if it's your only option, but if you're skimping on sleep in order to sweat, you may be stalling your progress. Not getting enough sleep can stall weight loss and lead to everything from fatigue to type 2 diabetes in the long run. Not to mention, you may not have the same amount of energy in the wee hours of the morning.Continue reading...
Balance is the key to staying active. I'm not just talking about finding the time to workout within your busy schedule. Your body needs to be able to physically attain balance to do certain exercises that keep you healthy.
With a hectic schedule, the recommended two and a half hours of exercise per week may seem easier said than done…especially if you believe a non-gym workout doesn't count. Much of the natural environment around us mimics equipment at the gym, and it definitely beats being stuck inside. Explore your surroundings and use them to get your heart pumping.
There is an abundance of information regarding weight loss in the media. Sometimes so much that it is difficult to determine what information is true and what information is false. Here we debunk three fitness myths that could hinder your progress if you believe them.Continue reading...
It's not often you find the words "gorgeous" and "gut" in the same sentence—after all, the picture that pops into an individual's mind when "gut" is said is typically a round belly. But I'm talking about your actual gut—the backbone of your digestive system.Continue reading...
With the busy, hectic lives many of us experience, taking time during the day to meditate is hard to do. However, the scientists behind a new study suggest that it is well worth it.Continue reading...
Activity trackers have gone beyond the standard pedometer, but as devices get more complex, are they still good for their intended purpose? We break down their accuracy and what they can and can't offer you.Continue reading...
Fact: a diet containing whole, fresh fruits and vegetables is one of the best for a healthy mind and body. Although true, it can be hard to keep food fresh at home for longer periods of time, and if you have no time to shop every few days, boxed and canned foods become appealing. We often hear about heavily processed frozen dinners and processed foods worth avoiding, but there are minimally processed foods that do pack a lot of nutrition and may be worth having in the fridge or cupboard.Continue reading...
Millions of Americans eat burgers, sodas and fries every day, so you’d assume that any ingredients and chemicals contained in fast food would be deemed 100 percent safe. But that’s not necessarily the case. Find out which six concerning additives are lurking in fast food.Continue reading...
Though they come from different sources, both sea salt and regular salt are about 40 percent sodium. Sea salt is obtained directly from evaporated seawater and has trace amounts of minerals such as magnesium, potassium and calcium, but not enough to make much of a difference (and nothing compared to what you get from food).Continue reading...
Lack of time is commonly cited as a barrier to working out regularly, but that excuse may no longer be valid. If you're trying to optimize your health and promote overall fat reduction, short bursts of exercise may be just as good as longer endurance workouts.Continue reading...
Ever survive a particularly grueling workout and then had trouble getting out of bed, let alone walking, the next morning? Then you’ve experienced DOMS—delayed onset muscle soreness—a phenomenon that usually hits within 12 to 24 hours after exercising and peaks around 48 hours post-workout.Continue reading...
Too hot to turn on the oven? Want cooked food but you don't want to stand over the hot stove? No problem! Here's how to cook this summer while staying "cool."Continue reading...
Sadly, there’s no such thing as spot reducing fat (short of, say, liposuction). You could do crunches until the cows come home, but if you've got too much belly fat over-top, no one’s going to see your six pack.
From workplace wellness programs to lowered premiums for weight loss, people are technically being offered more take home pay if they get their health in check. But is a healthy lifestyle promoted by your boss any good for you?Continue reading...
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