2018 Resolution Calendar

Take a systematic approach to improving your diet and lifestyle with a year-long resolution calendar. Instead of resolving to “eat better and lose weight,” set one resolution for each month throughout the year. This can improve the chance that your resolutions are kept and that they actually turn into new and healthy habits.

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How Much Sugar is Too Much?

It’s official! Organizations and governments are (finally) declaring a maximum amount of daily sugar intake. While this is a step forward, there are still a few problems. One – they don’t all agree with each other. And, two, I don’t necessarily agree with them either. We all know sugar is NOT a health food. It…

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6 Questions To Ask Yourself Before You Skip A Workout

Creating an exercise routine and staying committed to it is easier said than done. We all want to skip a day every now and then, but should we? When we skip a day we set ourselves up to want to skip more days. We can also lose momentum, this is especially true for those prone…

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What is the Definition of Mindless Eating?

Many of us eat foods that our bodies don’t need, and while the odd bit of junk food isn’t going to do endless damage to your body, it’s important to keep our diets in check and make sure we’re having the nutrients we need and the right amounts of certain foods. Binge eating and mindless…

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A Guide to Proper Form When Lifting Dumbbells

First, let’s talk about why you need to learn proper technique and form even before you touch the dumbbells. Most people think that no matter how you lift weights, nothing will go wrong and your body will accept the pressure while magically adjusting itself to your lifting style. This kind of mentality can end up…

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Healthy Fats and Dangerous Fats

All fat is NOT created equal! Fat is one of the three critical macronutrients; along with protein and carbohydrates. Some fats are super-health-boosting; and, others are super-health-busting. Health-building fats support your brain, hormones, immune system, heart health, and moods. Health-busting fats pretty much bust all of these (brain, hormones, immune system, heart health, and moods).…

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How to Properly Do the Plank Exercise to Tone Your Arms and Core

If your goal is to strengthen your abdominal core and arms, without a doubt, the plank exercise is the one that targets both areas the best. As with many other types of exercises, there are several variations with each one targeting a specific area. Because our focus is the core and arms, the forward and…

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7 Ways to Make Your Commute Healthier

If you make a list of everything you do on a daily basis that isn’t really very healthy, you will probably find that lots of them are a part of going to work or school every day. Here are some of the ways you can start making your daily commute a healthier one. Cut out…

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Who Else Wants a Workout That Reverses Aging?

You probably know that any form of physical activity beats sitting on the couch if you want to look and feel younger. However, some exercises are more effective than others. Researchers from the Mayo Clinic figured out how you can design your workouts to reverse the clock as much as possible in as little time…

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