Posts Tagged ‘healthy lifestyle’

So You’re Going Gluten Free?

How to get by without gluten. You’ve probably noticed food packages at the grocery store labeled as “gluten-free.” A gluten-free diet seems to be gaining popularity among consumers and celebrities these days as a new fad diet. So what’s the big deal? What is gluten and why are people trying to avoid it? Does a…

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Germs at the Gym

Tips to stay healthy at the gym. You work out hard at the gym and then head to the locker room to shower and change. You’re doing what you can to stay healthy and fit. But have you ever stopped to think about the fact that the exercise equipment you use and the locker room…

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Your Allergies on Alert

The top 10 triggers. Difficulty breathing, frequent coughing, shortness of breath, wheezing. All symptoms of asthma, these problems can be an occasional nuisance for some. For others, they can be a daily problem or even life threatening. During an asthma attack, the airways in the lungs become narrow and inflamed. Excess mucous is produced, causing…

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Working Out to Work off Weight

Warning: It may not work the way you expect. Is your exercise routine working for you? Are you getting the results you hoped for? Are you reaching your weight-loss goals? Unfortunately, many people become frustrated with a lack of immediate results in the gym and blame it on a slow metabolism or genetics. These folks…

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Your Family on Fitness

How you can make fitness a family (and fun) affair! What are the top reasons adults exercise? To improve health, stay fit, and control weight. But what motivates a child to be physically active? Fun. But the end motivation is often quire similar, because if children and adults enjoy an activity, they’re more likely to…

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More Than Super Good. They’re Superfoods

What are they and what makes them so super? Something of a buzzword these days, superfoods are loaded with nutritional value beyond that of other foods. With powerful benefits that range from helping you lose weight to acting as a cholesterol-lowering agent, if these foods aren’t a part of your daily diet, they should be.…

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Pure and Unprocessed

The slimming perks of au naturale food. Processed foods. Our kitchen cabinets are full of it. Grocery store shelves are overflowing with it. We eat it for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and snacks. They’re yummy. They’re easy. And they’re economical. But could processed foods be at the root of the obesity epidemic, and if you don’t…

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Abs 2.0

The exercises you need to get the abs you want. You’re tired of the beer belly. You want your love handles gone. Wouldn’t it be nice to have a six pack? On top of being less than attractive, excess belly fat increases your risk of diabetes and heart disease. While your midsection is one of…

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Snacking Without the Gain

Don’t let snacking sabotage your diet! Go in any snack aisle and you’ll find fatty, calorie-rich foods that taste great but do no good for your good health. Finding a low-fat, healthy snack can be difficult. It’s even harder to find a snack that not only curbs your hunger, but keeps your carb cravings in…

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Sculpt Your Legs

10 great exercises for strong, toned legs. Many women fear lower-body strength exercises, thinking they’ll add excessive bulk to their legs. But this fear is unwarranted. It’s the male hormone testosterone that leads to muscle bulk, and women typically don’t have enough testosterone to build big muscles. Women can, however, build toned, defined leg muscles…

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