No carbohydrates are good or bad. No food is truly bad or good. Carbohydrates and food items simply cause different things to happen in your body when you eat them. It is better to think of carbohydrates as whether you should eat them or avoid them, as opposed to them being bad or good. Carbohydrates could get their feelings hurt if they heard you referring to them as bad, or evil.
That having been said, there are distinct differences between certain types of carbohydrates. You understand that not all fruits look and taste the same. The same is true with vegetables. There are any Continue reading
It is frustrating when you are trying so hard to lose weight, but no loss is reflected on your scale; in fact, it shows you have gained a pound or two. Why does that happen?
Believe it or not, this is usually a good weight gain. Of course, if you are eating more then this could be the cause. But if not, you can expect the weight to come off over time, so be patient and stay the course.
When first starting an exercise program, your body goes through Continue reading
Two years ago I was inspired to start doing HIIT as a quick way to get in shape and stay there. Did it work for me?
Yes it did – for a short while. Then my hips started aching as did my knees. Not being exactly young, I took this as a sign I should let up and stop. This was a good idea from the pain perspective, but not from my fitness level. So what alternative could i look at and feel was right for me?
Well, just as two years ago, today all the rage in fitness workouts seems to be Continue reading
Many people are searching for ways to live healthier. Most know that this can easily be achieved through proper nutrition and regular exercise. However, there are also other factors that have an effect on your health, and some are maybe easily overlooked. Here are 5 risky behaviors that can Continue reading
Nothing beats the sweet smell and taste of coffee in the morning. However, should we really be drinking a cup each day?
54% of Americans drink coffee daily; in fact, coffee is the most drank beverage in the world. While some people drink coffee for energy or because they love the taste, it actually offers numerous health Continue reading
Walking is a great form of exercise for a couple or reasons. One, you don’t need any equipment, although we’ll talk about one device you should use. Two, you can do it just about anywhere. These two reasons make it a great type of exercise to do when traveling – you don’t have to tote around a bunch of equipment.
If the weather is nice, walking outside is the best for you. Getting your vitamin D from the sun, breathing in fresh air, listening to the birds singing are all reasons why walking outside is good. An if the weather is bad, take your walk inside to either a mall or fitness center.
But a question often asked is “How many steps do I need to walk every day to stay healthy and lose weight?” In America Continue reading
When searching for information on how to keep depression at bay, you will come across many suggestions. These may range from getting enough sleep, meditation, and exercising, to striking a healthy balance in your professional, social and personal life. Everyone is different, and it’s important to get the opinion of a medical professional if you are struggling from depression. But one thing Continue reading
Without a doubt, you’ve heard numerous health experts preach about going gluten free. Do you have the slightest clue what gluten is? If you are like most women (especially middle aged and older women), old habits are hard to change.
Gluten is found in wheat, and you likely grew up with wheat products around your home, such as bread and pastries, flour and snacks, and grew up just fine, right? Well… let’s just say things could have been even better.
The fact is, going gluten free really is beneficial to our health, and more people really should adopt to this lifestyle.
This also means Continue reading
Water retention and its subsequent weight gain is a particularly bothersome issue for women of all ages, let’s learn all about it.
Understanding water retention
Water or fluid retention is also referred to as edema. It occurs in the circulatory system and may cause bloating, and swelling in the extremities, such as the legs, feet, and ankles.
People who lead extremely sedentary lifestyles with little exercise or those who are bedridden are susceptible to this condition.
Edema can also be indicative of kidney disease or heart failure, so if you have a severe case of it, or a severe sudden onset, get emergency medical care.
For the non-severe varieties, that cause Continue reading
New Year’s Resolutions are famously difficult to keep. Every year thousands of people promise themselves that they are going to give up smoking, get in better shape or finally get around to going on a diet and every year thousands of people fail to follow through. Well this year you are going to have some help.
We are giving you five tips to ensure that no matter what health-related New Year’s resolution you make you will have the greatest possible chance of seeing it through. But be warned, some of these tips are Continue reading