Yearly Archives: 2019

Guard Your Health With Apple Watch 3

We hear stories of young athletes collapsing on the game field. Men and women experience cardiac events while on the job. Sometimes the signs of heart attack are subtle and not immediately recognized by the victim. Can a watch make you more aware of your health, and can it potentially save lives? The new Apple Watch 3 has features that are making serious changes in the way people can monitor their health. [Read more]

Exercise at Your Desk: Whittle That Waist

Sit in your chair comfortably, your back pressed against the back of the chair with a straight spine, feet flat on the floor. Put your hands on your waistline. Make sure your shoulders are down so the tension is relieved in that area. Gently turn your torso to the right, also looking to the right. Hold for a few seconds, and then return to the forward facing position. Do the same exercise to the left. Repeat 10-20 times on each side. [Read more]

Choosing the Diet Plan That’s Right for You

It’s often been said that the right diet plan is the one you will actually follow. All the low-calorie foods and healthy snacks in the world won’t help you if you enjoy splurging on a loaded pizza for dinner and a dish of ice cream for a late-night treat. Still, if you feel you can’t monitor your eating habits well enough on your own to make a difference, you are probably looking through the baffling maze of diet plan options and wondering which plan holds the winning ticket for you. [Read more]

Benefits of Recording and Journaling Food Triggers

The goal is to find out what your food triggers are, but you may not know what they are right away. One of the main reasons to start recording your food triggers, and emotional eating moments, is to find what is triggering the response that leads you to the food to begin with. You do this by journaling and reviewing what you record. Keep in mind, you don’t have to write in a journal to do this or to track what you are recording. You can use an app that simply lets you record how you are feeling along with the food. Go back and review this and you will start to see a pattern. Maybe it’s someone you see at work, a sign you see, or a certain emotion you keep feeling. Once you see the repetition, you can begin working it out of your routine and cutting down on the triggers. [Read more]

5 Proven Health Benefits of Avocado

Avocados are extremely high in monounsaturated fat, with the average avocado containing over 75 percent fat. Monounsaturated fats, particularly the oleic acid found in avocado, help to protect the heart and cardiovascular system. Oleic acid also has an anti-inflammatory effect and has even been linked to a reduced risk of developing some types of cancer. [Read more]

Why Men Should Practice Yoga, Too

Yoga is a female-dominated fitness activity. When men think of yoga, they likely picture twenty women at a yoga studio donned in sweatpants. Each performs impossible bends and twists, discussing abstract ideas of “energy” and “prana.” It is not something men are particularly drawn to, especially since many of the necessary skills are weak or even absent in males. [Read more]

Go the Distance with Your Weight-Control Plan

Most people consider embarking on a diet or exercise program at some time of their life. When setting new weight-loss goals, most individuals shoot for the stars and start the process feeling highly motivated. [Read more]

Five Ways to Reduce Joint Pain Through Exercise

The Center for Disease Control estimates that over 15 million Americans suffer from joint pain. For many, this pain is caused by illnesses such as arthritis or gout. For others, the pain is derived from old sprains, breaks, or other injuries. [Read more]

6 Ways Going Outside Can Help You Lose Weight

Research has shown that spending time in the great outdoors reduces stress, strengthens immunity, and relieves pain. But here’s something else going outside can do: help you lose weight. [Read more]

6 Creative Ways to Help Kids Eat Healthy

It can be a challenge to figure out how to encourage your kids to choose healthier foods when all they seem to want is junk. Here are six creative ways you can try. [Read more]