Did you know that when you’re enjoying exercise, it will provide you with better outcomes and results than if you’re forcing yourself to push through workouts you absolutely loathe? It’s true! While any type of physical activity is better than none, if you focus on giving yourself a variety of options and do the one you feel like on any given day, you’ll certainly notice a difference.
We don’t tend to think of summer weight gain as something that is all that commonplace. After all, isn’t summertime a season when we’re all active outdoors and eating foods like salad while chugging gallons of water? It might surprise you to discover that this is actually the season when we’re the most likely to pack on the pounds. Yes, that’s right, even more than bulky sweater and hot chocolate season in winter.(more…)
Every year, the Environmental Working Group (EWG) issues its Dirty Dozen Fruits and Vegetables. This is a list of the twelve types of produce that are likely to be highest in pesticides. These “dirtiest” among fruits and veggies have been making the list since 2004.
Many of us are taught that if we want to start living healthy, we need to lose weight. That said, many experts in the field suggest that it is better to take that perspective and flip it around. By learning to live a healthful life, weight loss will result. It is a natural part of adopting these various lifestyle habits and is more sustainable than a plan meant only to reach a goal on a bathroom scale.(more…)
There are a lot of new diets out there for weight loss hopefuls to choose from, but the Mono Meals Diet is quickly becoming the talk of the town. It turns out that one of the most effective ways of losing weight is to participate in this ground-breaking eating plan. Although it is not always recommended for everybody, it is an effective way to shed those unwanted pounds without having to resort to unhealthy methods.
Knowing how much weight loss is appropriate and possible for you is one of the very first steps to setting your goals. According to new research from Wake Forest University School of Medicine, there are two specific brain networks that have a substantial impact on the success of an effort to drop unwanted pounds.(more…)
Are you ready to start resistance training for the first time? Perhaps you’ve done it before, but it’s been a while. If you haven’t been practicing it regularly, then you’re ready. It’s time to begin experiencing the benefits that these strength workouts have to offer you.(more…)
Contrary to popular belief, getting enough good fat in your diet is important to maintaining optimal health. It may be the case that overconsumption of fat may wreck your fitness, but that does not mean it should be avoided altogether. There are several good reasons to include more fat in your diet, and this is advice that comes straight from the experts. It turns out that you should make sure you are eating plenty of fat each day if you want to be as healthy as possible.
New research has examined the difference a custom weight loss plan can make when compared to the benefits of following a more cookie-cutter approach to achieving that goal. Traditional programs have proven inconsistent in their effectiveness not only in helping people to lose unwanted pounds but particularly in stopping them from returning.(more…)
Giving up gluten altogether might sound like a good idea in light of all the recent dietary trends popping up, but it would be in your best interest to know all the facts before jumping on the bandwagon. Those who wish to optimize their food intake might find it beneficial to get rid of gluten in the foods they eat while others might not have the same positive results. To be educated on any matter, you have to understand the underlying issues as well as take into consideration both sides of the equation.