Fitness Tracker 101

Get the most out of your wearable fitness tracker with these tips. You might look really cool with that fitness tracker on your wrist, but unless you’re paying attention to what it’s telling you, it’s doing you no favors. The new big thing in the world of fitness, trackers connect to an app on your…

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The Fitness Foods

What foods you eat before and after a workout play an important role in your quest to fitness. Eating and drinking the right foods will help you get the most out of your workout, burn more calories, and build more muscle. Don’t sabotage your workout efforts by fueling your muscles with junk. To do their…

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Got a Hangover?

Don’t believe these myths. You may have had one drink or five, but all you know is it was one drink too many. Waking up the next morning with a pounding headache, insatiable thirst, a yucky stomach, dizziness, shakiness, and a sensitivity to light are clear signs you had too many alcoholic drinks the night…

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Understanding Carbohydrate Counting

  When your doctor tells you that you have diabetes, you might be aware that it has something to do with your blood glucose, but do you know how to manage it via your diet? Carbohydrate counting is a handy tool to help you plan meals and keep your blood glucose numbers within a healthy…

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Early detection of breast cancer is your best bet for successful treatment

Breast cancer is every woman’s worst nightmare. At the current rate, women have a one in eight chance of getting the dreaded disease. As with all cancers, the earlier breast cancer is detected the greater your chance of treating it successfully and going on to live a long and healthy life. Mammography screenings can usually…

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Skipping Is Not an Option

Four reasons why you shouldn’t skip your workout. Every morning when the alarm goes off, you have a choice to make. Will you work out today or sleep in? Some days you just don’t feel like working out. Maybe you’re tired, feel lazy, or have a million other things on your agenda. Can’t you just…

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High in Fat and Healthy?

Once an oxymoron, it’s been found that many high-fat foods are actually good for you. Nutrition science has come a long way. Gone are the days of avoiding all grams of fat in your quest for health and weight loss. In fact, fat is now known to be essential for health. It provides energy, helps…

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A Dose of Medicine (Ball)

Get a full-body cardio and strength workout with a medicine ball. In case you’re wondering, the medicine ball isn’t a small pill to swallow. It’s a weighted ball that’s used in the fitness world to improve muscle strength and sports performance and therefore promote good health. While you may have only recently heard of medicine…

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Healthy Salad 101

Tips to build a super salad. You’re trying to lose weight, so you eat more salads. When prepared the right way, salads can be an effective weight-loss tool. Unfortunately, salad bar options and fast food salads aren’t always what you’d call diet-friendly. With the wrong toppings and dressings, salads can easily become so high in…

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Carb Police

Choosing carbs is tricky. Here’s how to pick the best carbs for lasting energy. Eat carbs or don’t eat carbs? Many popular diet plans recommend cutting out or cutting back on carbohydrates for fast weight loss. But does this mean reducing all carbs or just the bad ones? Found in grains, vegetables, fruits, and dairy…

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