We’re all guilty of this, we can’t seek to blame the big grocery stores, but lets face it, we love to pay less for fruits and veggies. All of the big stores offer fruit and veggies straight from South America. Nothing against South Americans but the truth is it most likely to at least a month for the products to get into the local store. Chances are it’s sprayed pretty heavily. Read more
People from all over the world are only beginning to discover the many benefits of bike commuting, but things are looking up as time goes by. In some cities in the United States, there are already a good percentage of trips made by bike, and perhaps it’s a result of people finally realizing that the supply of oil is limited, and that there are environmental consequences to excessive use of cars. If you’re not into it yet, here are three compelling reasons why you should start cycling for life. Read more
I am in the Army National Guard and running is a necessary part of my military career. Every drill weekend, I am expected to stretch, run almost two miles and perform cool down exercises. Thanks to the running habits, the military has encouraged, I have created some running habits of my own. Read more
More and more people are adapting healthy lifestyles and practices. This is becoming ever more popular for those who are looking to take a break from their busy schedules, monotonous and immobile lives. This situation has become a concern in the hospitality industry. This has triggered a huge demand and growth in the wellness travel and tourism industry. Read more
Again, I wish to start with the disclaimer that I am not a doctor. I am simply sharing my personal experience in dealing with my own hypertension without the need for prescription drugs. If you have a problem with your blood pressure, your first step to deal with it is to see your doctor. Read more
Do you smoke? If you don’t, you are a lucky one, believe me, but if your answer is yes than you are like me. A smoker! Read more
Before picking any personal trainer, you should get to know a little about them, their qualifications, and their method and style. Just because somebody works at the biggest, most expensive gym in town doesn’t mean they know what they’re talking about—after all, they could be the owner’s grandson, or the manager’s wife. Read more
Last year, one of my college roommates told me that her parents started walking the neighborhood regularly and that they both ended up losing 10-20 lbs. Everyone’s body is different and will react differently to different amounts of exercise and other life changes, and who knows, maybe they were seriously dieting as well. However, I love walking anyway, so it doesn’t really matter to me exactly how much weight they lost. Read more
There are many of us that want to quit smoking. To wake up one morning and not crave that bitter-sweet taste of darkness. But I’ve come to notice that that everyone who smokes has a problem. An emotional problem they’ve buried somewhere deep inside. Read more
Mince meat or pecan Pies? Fruitcake? Eggnog? Candy Canes? Gingerbread? We all have our weaknesses over the holidays. It is a six-week gorge-fest that goes through holiday dinners, parties, Hanukkah, and New Year’s Eve celebrations. Before you know it you are filling out like Santa Claus.
Research suggests that if you are already packing some extra weight you are particularly at risk of weight gain during the holidays. And usually more than just a few pounds.
Here are some tips on how you can plan so you can both stay slim and not sacrifice any fun during the holidays. Read more