Eating is a fundamental pillar of life for all humans. Moreover, most of us enjoy it, especially when it’s some great tasting food! Unfortunately, we also don’t always have the best sense of when to stop, especially, in our current time when we have access to not only good-tasting foods but in immense quantities.
While we may poke fun at humorous situations such as Homer Simpson eating until he can’t physically move, in reality the consequences of eating too much can range from a simple mild stomach ache in the short term to the many health risks associated with chronic obesity such as Continue reading
Sometimes we look at why we are gaining weight and attribute it to many things, but have you ever considered what you are going through each day? Stress and other outside forces can play havoc with my weight and this caused me to look at other things which may affect me.
Anxiety is something many of us deal with on a daily basis. However, there are individuals who are incapacitated with constant thoughts of anxiety; so much that the daily activities of life are impacted. These people cannot find peace of mind, and need to actively try and get their anxiety controlled.
While medication is available Continue reading
Can people really choose to feel happy or not? There are conflicting studies and opinions about general happiness and choosing to be happy. Both arguments have merit, but the truth seems to be somewhere in the middle. There are certain conditions that do affect one’s ability to choose happiness such as depression and other mood disorders. Some people have difficulty controlling emotions, but it’s a skill that can be learned with practice. Choosing to be happy may seem difficult, but there are things most people can do to increase their level of happiness.
Before jumping right in and learning ways to increase happiness, you need to learn about conditions that may make it difficult to will yourself to be happy. Depression and other mood disorders, ADHD, PTSD, a disability, grief, or poverty make Continue reading
It is heading to winter in many parts of the world and that means that there is only one thing that plays on my mind at the moment. How can I avoid or ease the inevitable that happens near on every year at this time? Yes, you guessed it. Sitting in close proximity to people sneezing and coughing, gets only one thing to me. The common cold!
Well, the common cold is not a life threatening and often goes away in a few days after running its course. However, a running nose, nasal congestion, sore throat, persistent sneezes, or coughs can leave you feeling miserable. Although nothing can Continue reading
It is no secret that if you cannot sleep, you cannot function properly. So what causes this and what can you do to overcome the problem? Here are five things you can look at to help yourself.
So, if you are Itching to find out some hidden sleep traps that are possibly affecting your sleep quality? Then let’s check them out! Continue reading
Before exercising, it is important to fuel your body for the work that it is about to do. Eating too little or not at all before a workout will likely lead to quick fatigue and weakness due to low blood glucose. On the other hand, consuming too much food before exercise may cause stomach discomfort, nausea or cramping. The foods you choose to consume is just as important as eating pre-workout. The timing of meals as well can affect energy levels during exercise.
Pre-Workout Nutrition Facts
A good pre-workout meal plan should incorporate protein rich foods with carbohydrates. Of course, carbohydrates are Continue reading
This is the kind of thing that bugs me as I get older. People ask me too, and here is some of the reasons that we need to look where we are heading as age creeps up at the speed of an express train.
As you get older, it’s more important than ever to take care of your health and stay active for as long as possible. The great news is that you can maintain and even improve your physical condition with strength training. There are many reasons as to why strength training is so important to keep up with as you get Continue reading
Please for one moment consider the following:
• 1 in 3 people are overweight or obese
• Strength training burns fat faster than cardio, interval training and other forms of exercise
Applying those 2 facts, there is a good chance that you may be looking to trim some fat from your body. If so, an understanding of how different types of exercise lead to health and wellness is Continue reading
If you’re hitting the treadmill every day and are not seeing the numbers you want on the scale, then you are not alone! Plenty of people exercise regularly and yet they still cannot seem to shed the pounds. There could be a couple of reasons for this. True, a person could have a genetic issue – there are a variety of genetic issues that can make harder for a person to shed fat – but these genetic conditions are rare and it is far more likely that it is an issue with your diet or exercise, so let’s explore some Continue reading
How much attention do you really pay to what you put in your mouth? Deep down are you sure you know and fully understand everything you are told about a food or food group? Are you fully informed?
The brutal truth is that there are several “healthy” foods that are not as good for you as you may think – or have been led to believe. Food manufacturers advertise these products as effective for delivering lots of nutrition, helping you lose weight, keeping your mind sharp, and offering other physical and mental health advantages. Unfortunately, Continue reading