Losing weight has benefits. You can slip into clothing you thought you could never wear again, and you look and feel your best. It took lots of time and dedication to reach your weight loss goal and you’re proud of your accomplishment. Losing weight is no small feat! Hopefully, your spouse and family feel as […]
One of the most frustrating things about food labeling in the United States is that words like “free” don’t mean to the FDA (Food and Drug Administration) what they mean to the average person. Consider, for instance, the term “fat free.” In common parlance, that would mean the food is 100% devoid of fat. To the FDA, however, a product need only contain less than 0.5 mg of fat per serving to be considered fat free. As annoying as this practice is for those on a diet, ambiguous labeling can be downright dangerous for people with food allergies or sensitivities.
Some people overeat without really being aware of it. Instead of stopping when they’re full, they keep eating past the point of satiety. Why is this so? According to one study, it has to do with the type of “cues” we use to decide when to stop eating. Find out more and discover simple ways to use these cues to your advantage.
The Mediterranean Diet that has been popular for centuries among residents of countries along the Mediterranean Sea and today is believed to help people to live longer, healthier lives. The Mediterranean diet is being credited for reducing people’s chances for developing heart disease, as well as reducing instances of other ailments like Cancer, Alzheimer’s disease and Parkinson’s disease.
Are you seeing improvements in your fitness level or is your fitness routine on cruise control? Routine is good because it means you’re working out consistently, but you also have to shake up your routine to keep your body guessing. “Shocking” your body with a new cardio routine can further your fitness level and help you break through a weight loss plateau.
High-intensity workouts can be exhausting, especially if you do them for a long period of time. Have you ever felt you needed a nap after a high-intensity workout and just don’t have the energy to get on with your busy day? You might even wake up the next morning feeling tired, especially if you work out more intensely than you’re used to.
Exercise does good things for every organ in your body including your brain – but what’s the link between exercise and brain health? Researchers have now identified a protein that may explain why exercise helps cognitive function and mood. Find out more about this discovery.
Most of us would agree that there is a degree of fun in being bad, diet-wise. The problem is that after the fun is over, we feel bad. Bad eating habits lead to feeling ill, gaining weight, and, sometimes, disease. The solution is to make nutrition fun. It may be true what they say, that you only live once, but at least you can feel good while you’re living. So this month, set off on a quest for making nutrition fun, exciting, and delicious.
Problems sleeping? You’re not alone. Insomnia becomes more common with age. What role does exercise play in improving sleep quality? Find out what a new study shows as well as what prior research shows about sound sleep and exercise.
Zinc isn’t a mineral most athletes are concerned about but maybe they should be. Find out why it’s important to get enough zinc if you do high-intensity exercise and what foods are the best sources.