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French Women Don’t Get Fat Diet

Kimberly Hays October 13th, 2021 | Diet Plans, Diet Strategy
Mireille Guiliano brought the French Women Don’t Get Fat Diet to America when she wrote a book on the subject which explains how French women stay so slim and beautiful. The premise of the diet is that you rid your life of fad diets, and learn how to eat small portions. The French indulge in chocolate, wine, baguettes, and cheese.
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Gluten-free Snacks for Health & Well-Being

R. Carnavale October 6th, 2021 | Diet Strategy, Healthy Snacks
Maybe you or a loved one can't eat foods that contain gluten, but that's no reason to miss out on yummy snacks. It's still possible to prepare gluten-free snacks that are nutrient-rich and delicious. Fortunately, these days supermarkets and bakeries are filled with delicious gluten-free treats, but you can save money and increase your selection of gluten-free snacks if you make your own gluten-free snacks
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Slow And Steady Wins the Race!

Joan Jacobsen September 29th, 2021 | Fitness Expert, Senior
Aesop knew what he was writing about when he penned the story “The Tortoise and the Hare”. We all are aware of the ending as it was a basic children's tale with a winning moral ending that we recited and learned many years ago. My interpretation of this fable encouraged me to follow the slow road to my goal of losing weight while getting fit and healthy in the interim. I did not want to be self-scammed by my unsavory readings regarding losing a few inches in the waist or shedding some unwanted weight I was lugging around. Each
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12 Tips for Healthy Snacks at School

R. Carnavale September 22nd, 2021 | Diet Strategy, Healthy Snacks
It's snack time! Children always look forward to taking a break from their studies to eat something delicious. Snack time at school gives your children a chance to refuel, helps them remain alert for the rest of the day, lets them stave off hunger pangs, and helps them to not overeat at lunch. As a parent, you're always looking for ways to teach your children how to eat right and provide the best meals possible, so try the following inexpensive snack ideas to prepare nutritious and delectable treats that your children will crave when it's time to eat a
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Superfood Supplements to Boost Your Health

R. Carnavale September 15th, 2021 | Diet Strategy, Superfoods
Why not boost your health by taking superfood supplements? Chia seed, flax seed and hemp seed are a great source of Omega-3 proteins and magnesium and they're easy to spread on yogurt and smoothies or to mix into baked goods dough. These superfood supplements are relatively low in calories but they're high in amino acids, which makes them an excellent source of plant-based protein for vegetarians, vegans and raw foodists. Read on to learn more about how chia seed, flax seed and hemp can help you improve your health and I think you'll agree that
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Smoothie Drinking Tips

Bea September 8th, 2021 | Diet Strategy, Workout Fuel
Smoothies are starting to become a big hit. A lot of people prefer smoothies over solid foods because they are easier to eat and you can blend in foods that you might not normally eat, such as spinach or flax seed. Smoothies come with their fair share of warnings, as well. If you are drinking a smoothie before your workout because it is easier to digest than a meal, be sure to be drinking your smoothie in a healthy way!

I recently read an article about Jamba Juice selling smoothies at schools through vending machines. The
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Taking the Right Step

Bea September 1st, 2021 | Cardio, Walking
Footwork is key for many activities, including walking. If you want to keep your body up to snuff and get in an effective workout, then getting a hold on your footwork very important.

It is obvious that footwork for a fencer is different than a runner, but you may not
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Vitamins for Your Workout

Bea August 25th, 2021 | Diet Strategy, Workout Fuel
Vitamins are crucial for every day activities, but if  you are exercising regularly, it is even more important to pay attention to your vitamin intake. Vitamins will not provide you with energy for you and your workouts; however, what vitamins can do is improve your ability to turn food into energy.

According to the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, there actually are no specific vitamin recommendations for athletes. Research has shown that high level intensity athletes may need to increase their vitamin intake, but not necessarily go out of their way to take extra of a certain vitamin in order
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The Hot Latin Diet

by Kimberly Hays August 18th, 2021 Diet Plans, Diet Strategy
The Hot Latin Diet was created by Dr. Manny Alvarez, who noticed that Latin immigrants were slender when they first came to the United States, and then became overweight after eating an American diet for a couple of years. In his research, he looked for answers to how a culture that is celebrated with food remained so slim. He discovered the secret of seven superfoods that are prevalent in their diets that became the foundation for this diet. His claim is that in six short weeks that you can lose weight, reduce your hunger, and speed your metabolism.

The diet
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The Lazy Man’s Indoor Cardio Workout

Jessica B. August 11th, 2021 | Cardio, Indoor
Some days it is really hard to find enough motivation to get a regular workout in. As much as I love running, the occasional workout video, and long walks with the dog, some days, when it is raining, all I really feel like doing is sitting on the sofa and watching some really bad TV and eating popcorn. That is why I have put together my ‘lazy day’ workout. It is my routine for those days when I would rather skip, but know that my smartphone apps are going to criticize me for skipping a day, and I will
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The Health Benefits of Black Pepper

Dr. Christopher Weaver August 4th, 2021 | Fitness Expert, Holistic
Black pepper is one of the most popular and widely used spices in the world, but you might be surprised to know that it has also been used for centuries as a natural medicine. Black pepper has many health benefits that include helping with respiratory illnesses, coughs and colds, muscular strains, coronary heart disease, indigestion and stomach issues, impotency, and constipation among others.

The black pepper that we use to spice our foods is derived from the Black Pepper plant, which is native to the southern part of India. It is grown year round, so it is always readily available. Black
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Dance for Fitness

Jessica B. July 28th, 2021 | Assorted Workouts, Cardio, Indoor
I have admitted before that dance workouts are not my favorite. I end up feeling uncoordinated and confused. But when you mix dance workouts with video games I can play in my own home, the challenge is a little more exciting. There is the motivation of being driven by getting points and getting up to the next level, there is the relief that no one else is watching you make a fool out of
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Kayak to Core Strength

Mackenzie M. July 21st, 2021 | Core, Strength Training
Strength and endurance are two of the most important factors in becoming a successful kayaker. The simple motions of the paddle when kayaking are enough to work entire core muscle groups and build six-pack abs in no time. While amateur kayakers may not be able to race for miles,
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Summer Foods

Bea July 14th, 2021 | Diet Strategy, Workout Fuel
One of my favorite things about the summer time is fresh produce. Fresh produce contributes many positive benefits towards your diet. If you are trying to lose weight this summer, fresh produce will also have many positive effects on your workout effectiveness.

In general, it is good to supply your body with foods that can be broken down. The simpler, the better. It is nice to eat foods that do not have more than there ingredients listed on them. Here is where fresh produce comes into play. If you can buy from a local farm, or from a supermarket that
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How Posture Affects Health

Dr. Christopher Weaver July 7th, 2021 | Fitness Expert, Holistic
As a Doctor of Chiropractic, posture is certainly something that I pay quite a bit of attention to when it comes to my patients. With the increasing technology in our world today, coupled with more and more people finding themselves in careers in which they sit the majority of the day working on a computer, there is an increase in the number of folks out there with just plain old bad posture. And while bad posture makes a person look somewhat less appealing, there are some serious health effects that a person can experience from chronically bad posture.

In this article,
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4 Important Back Exercises for Your Routine

Marnie Bii June 30th, 2021 | Assorted Workouts, Cardio
When you work on improving strength in your back, you increase your muscle health all throughout your body. Strong back muscles enable you to maintain great posture and put more effort into every workout as your strength grows. You can work a few key exercises into your exercise sessions to precisely target your upper and lower back. Here are several options to consider.

Kettle Bell Swings

A kettle bell is an imbalanced weight that takes immense muscle coordination to lift properly. Unlike dumbbells, you can actually
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Alternate Methods to Strengthen your Back

Joe Lawrence June 23rd, 2021 | Strength Training, Upper Body
Back strength is vital to having less pain and a better future overall. It is vital to build a stronger back and there are many ways to do this safely and still keep it interesting. This article is going to cover a couple ways to accomplish this.

I do not think I have ever written an article on back exercises without beginning with my rant of how important it is to exercise these muscles. Many people focus on firming up and bulking up on the
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A Stronger Back in only Seven Minutes

Joe Lawrence June 16th, 2021 | Strength Training, Upper Body
I have been involved in fitness and the study of the body since I was about 10 years old. 25 years later and I still maintain a few simple truths that I understood back then: the core is key and the back is best.

This workout routine will touch on both of those areas and take roughly seven minutes out of your busy day.

Without a strong core (meaning your abs,
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7 Benefits of Chiropractic Care that Everyone Should Know

Dr. Christopher Weaver June 9th, 2021 | Fitness Expert, Holistic
When most people think about Chiropractic care, the first thing that comes to mind is back pain. While Chiropractic is certainly second-to-none when it comes to assisting patients with managing and remedying back pain, there is so much more that Chiropractic has to offer. Regular Chiropractic care can completely change your life for the better and allow you to function at your optimal level. Here is just a small list of the benefits that Chiropractic offers:

  1. Preventative Pain Management: As discussed above, Chiropractic is known throughout the world as being a profession that helps sufferers with back pain, but in
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Revamping Health at Every Size Movement

Marnie Bii June 2nd, 2021 | Inspiration, Mind & Body
The health at every size movement may be projecting the wrong message at this time. Although body acceptance is important, staying in the obese range can lead to a myriad of health problems, including diabetes and heart disease. Underweight individuals also face health risks, such as vitamin deficiencies and kidney disease. A better approach might be promoting body acceptance
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All health and fitness information is provided for educational purposes. Please consult with your physician before beginning any exercise regimen.