What is the Glycemic Index and Glycemic Load?

  Glycemic this and glycemic that. Does it matter? You’ll notice that they both begin with “glycemic.” That’s one tip that they have to do with sugars and carbs. Not only how much sugar is in foods, but more importantly, how it affects your blood sugar levels. In general, diets that are high on the…

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Benefits of Exercising With Other People

Think about the exercises you do—and the exercises you don’t do. Take weight training, for example. Many people skip this essential workout because they don’t have the equipment; it’s expensive and takes a lot of room to store and to use. Some are also intimidated by weights: They don’t know the right set of exercises…

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The Truth About Carb Cycling for Weight Loss

Have you heard about carb cycling to lose weight? Carb cycling is the latest fad for weight loss. It’s a popular diet among body builders and some fitness experts. However, this diet is not a perfect fit for everyone. Before you jump on this trend, consider the details: What is carb cycling? Carb cycling forces…

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10 Ways Seniors Can Improve Mobility

One of the most important aspects of healthy aging is maintaining optimal mobility levels. Some seniors find it hard to enjoy life because they cannot get around as they used to when they were younger, the good news is that there are many things you can do to stay mobile and active so you can…

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Am I Too Old to Start Lifting Weights?

Energy levels gradually decrease as we grow older. As a result, most middle-aged individuals and beyond assume that it’s too late to get into weight lifting. That, however, could not be further from the truth! Not only is it never too late to start lifting weights, but weight training actually becomes more crucial as you…

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The Stress Mess: How It Messes With Your Health

We all have some level of stress, right? It may be temporary (acute), or long-term (chronic). Acute stress usually won’t mess with your health too much. It is your body’s natural reaction to circumstances, and can even be life-saving. Then, when the “threat” (a.k.a. “stressor”) is gone, the reaction subsides, and all is well. It’s…

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Can Exercise Really Leave You with More Energy?

It is a common misbelief that exercising leaves you tired. And in some cases, it is true. However, when done properly, exercising can actually leave you with more energy than when you started; numerous study results prove this over and over again. Let me explain. Energy Production Our bodies are very efficient machines; they only…

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