Are you exercising regularly and not losing weight? Some people find when they start to exercise the pounds don’t drop off like they anticipated, and they may even gain a little weight. If you’re weight training, some of the gain may be due to muscles holding on to more water. On the other hand, it’s […]
It can be a challenge exercising outdoors during the first hot days of spring or summer. Even working out at an intensity you’re comfortable with can fatigue you quickly when temperatures are high. Fortunately, your body has the ability to adapt to the demands heat places on your body. Through a process called heat acclimatization, […]
Fat tissue was once thought to be inactive, acting mainly as a storage form of energy and as insulation from the cold. But we now know that fat, especially visceral fat that surrounds organs in the abdominal cavity, produces metabolically-active molecules that increase inflammation. This isn’t a good thing since inflammation increases the risk of […]
Hungry all the time? It may be what you’re eating – or not eating. According to a new study published in the journal Obesity, eating a higher protein diet and adding a source of protein to every meal helps to control appetite. To look at the effects of a diet containing more protein on appetite, […]
Still getting your protein from protein bars and shakes? There’s a better way. Studies show that eggs are a quality source of protein that the body can readily use to build muscle. Find out more about eggs, and why they’re better than many other sources of protein for athletes.
Can you lose weight by sweating? Trying to shed pounds by sweating them off has always been a popular method of losing weight. It’s very common to see people working out in a rubber sweat suit or wearing extra clothes to work up a good sweat. Other people head to dry saunas where they sit […]
Exercise burns calories, but can it reduce the total number of calories you eat as well? Several studies show that exercise is an appetite suppressant, at least for a short time, after a workout. You might expect hunger levels to increase since you’re creating an energy deficit when you exercise, but the opposite seems to […]
Nine years ago, the best thing happened to me, I became a mom. Since then, I have been blessed with two more children, bringing the grand total to three amazing little boys. With my babies came joy, elation, adoration… and many, many unwanted pounds. Luckily, after my second child was born six years ago, I […]
Heart healthy grilled chicken breast kabobs with mixed veggies served over a bed of long grain and wild rice. Summer’s not over yet, so keep those grills fired up!
Slide N Glide is a great workout to take with you when you go on vacation or when you travel. A pair of Slide N Glide discs is all you need to do the main part of this workout. The only other piece of equipment used in this workout is a medium strength Firewalker loop […]