Recent Posts in Diet and fitness Category

  • Planning Your Exercise at Each Phase of Your Menstrual Cycle

    Understanding how your menstrual cycle works can help you make more informed choices about your exercise routines. Designing your workouts around each phase of your cycle can yield better results and motivate you more. When your exercise is challenging but not exhausting or frustrating, you are more likely to build good habits. Remember that nobody knows your body as well as you do, so if you feel ...
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  • 8 Health Benefits of Walking

    Walking is a low-impact activity for all ages, from children to seniors, and is practical to do solo or as a group. It is never too late to build a walking routine and even 30 minutes a day can bring positive results for your physical and mental health. It doesn’t require specific equipment or training, although sturdy and supportive shoes are a must to help with posture and comfort. You can also ...
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  • 5 Things that Separate Dieting from a Lifestyle Change

    5 Things that Separate Dieting from a Lifestyle Change The dieting industry is a booming business raking in billions of dollars every year. So many fad diets hit the market and promise quick results, but while many of them offer short-term weight loss, most fail in the long run. That’s because not only are these diets unsustainable, but the mindset of dieting is all wrong in the first place. The ...
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  • What Causes Rapid Weight Fluctuation?

    Common Causes of Weight Fluctuation and When to Be Concerned The average adult’s weight fluctuates up to five or six pounds per day, so daily weight fluctuation is quite normal. Your weight fluctuation depends on a wide variety of factors, such as what you eat and drink as well as how much you exercise and sleep. Usually, daily or even weekly weight fluctuations are not a cause for concern. If you ...
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  • What Causes Rapid Weight Fluctuation?

    Common Causes of Weight Fluctuation and When to Be Concerned The average adult’s weight fluctuates up to five or six pounds per day, so daily weight fluctuation is quite normal. Your weight fluctuation depends on a wide variety of factors, such as what you eat and drink as well as how much you exercise and sleep. Usually, daily or even weekly weight fluctuations are not a cause for concern. If you ...
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  • What Foods Are Good for Digestion Problems?

    10 Foods That Will Help Get Your Digestion on the Right Track According to a recent survey, 74% of Americans are living with digestive problems like diarrhea, gas, bloating, and abdominal pain. Digestive problems can be caused by a variety of issues, like an unhealthy lifestyle, food sensitivity, and poor diet. A lack of fiber or probiotic-rich foods is often to blame for these issues. ...
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  • What Does Cortisol Do in the Body?

    Why It Is So Important to Have the Right Levels of Cortisol Cortisol, better known as the “stress hormone,” serves many key purposes in the body. Most cells in the body have cortisol receptors, so the hormone can affect many different functions throughout the body. Cortisol is produced from cholesterol in the two adrenal glands at the top of each kidney. Some of the functions of cortisol include: ...
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  • What Foods Put Your Body in Fat-Burning Mode?

    How Fat Leaves the Body Your body stores excess consumed energy in fat cells in the form of triglycerides, which appear as a type of fat found in your blood. This allows your body to preserve energy, but it can also cause fat to accumulate over time. For this reason, to experience weight loss, you will need to reach your calorie deficit. In other words, you must consume less calories than you ...
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  • Why Is Nutrition Important?

    The Life-changing Benefits of Finding the Right Diet for You The fact that it is important to be mindful of your nutrition might seem obvious. Sometimes, though, when we are given a piece of advice so many times, it can be easy to forget what the purpose of it was in the first place. On top of that, nutrition has not exactly been a priority in the public education system. The National Center for ...
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  • How to Jumpstart a Healthy Lifestyle

    Get Our Simple Healthy Lifestyle Tips What does it mean to live a healthy lifestyle? The answer will look a bit different for everyone, and it’s important to remember there is no “one-size-fits-all” prescription. When it comes down to it, being healthy is all about taking the steps that keep your body feeling strong in the long run. Some people might prefer to take a more literal approach to this, ...
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  • Is Oatmeal Good for Weight Loss?

    Add One of the Best Soluble Fiber Foods to Your Diet Oatmeal has long been praised for its ability to help people lose weight. For one, it is a much healthier alternative to traditional American breakfast options, like bacon and sausage, which are packed with saturated fats. Simply cutting out these processed meats can make a big difference in your weight loss journey. The main reason oatmeal is ...
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  • Why Is Losing Weight So Hard?

    How to Overcome Common Roadblocks in Your Weight Loss Journey For many of us, it feels like weight gain happens so rapidly. You might feel like you gain weight quickly for a variety of reasons that depend on the needs of your body. Some people gain weight quickly when they are consistently staying up late and not giving their bodies the rest they need. Others find that they have an excessive ...
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  • How to Avoid Loose Skin When Losing Weight

    Keeping Skin Firm Through Weight Loss Nothing feels better than losing that extra weight you had been carrying around. It truly feels like a burden has been lifted from your shoulders. However, those of us who have lost a substantial amount of weight in the past know there are some less than pleasant side effects that come along with our joy. Namely, when you lose fat, you can be left with loose ...
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  • Holiday Gift Ideas for Fitness Lovers & Healthy Eaters

    Don't Know What to Buy for Christmas This Year? With the Christmas season coming closer and closer, many people are starting to think about what to get for their family and loved ones. For those looking to shed some weight and get in shape, there are many tools and resources available today to make the perfect gift or surprise for your healthy eating and fitness-loving friends. If you are a friend ...
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  • Tips for Staying in Shape When the Gym Is Closed

    Weight Loss Journey Versus The Pandemic Since the start of the novel coronavirus pandemic, many people have experienced unique struggles and challenges with their weight loss journey and goals. Don’t unprecedented times such as these it’s important to stay on track and keep a good mindset so you can build a stronger body and mind during stressful times. Whether you’re a consistent gym rat or you ...
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  • What Part of the Brain Controls Hunger?

    How Understanding Your Body Can Help with Weight Management Before we begin learning about the body as it relates to hunger, it is important to understand that hunger is a normal, natural, and healthy part of our daily functioning. We feel hungry when biological changes are occurring in the body. This lets us know you need fuel to maintain your energy. Hunger is controlled by a part of the brain ...
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  • 3 Quick Tips to Rapid Weight Loss

    Let’s face it, there’s no easy, quick way when it comes to losing weight. The truth is, weight loss is a process that is typically unique to every individual and every person experiences a different transformation process. There are so many different varying factors playing, such as diet and physical activity that account for the indifferences commonly seen in weight loss. Ultimately, maintaining ...
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  • How to Lose Fat and Build Muscle at the Same Time

    Most people think they have to choose between losing fat and building muscle. While it can certainly be difficult to strike a balance between the two, it is possible. Working towards this goal over time is key to seeing results, as there is no quick fix. Combine Cardio with Strength Training In order to lose fat and build muscle, both cardio and strength training must be incorporated into your ...
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  • How to Reduce Weight During Lockdown

    The consequences of the global pandemic are still not fully understood, and neither is the impact it’s had on the lives of those in lockdown. Some changes have certainly been noted, though. A study was conducted by King’s College London and Ipsos MORI that surveyed 2,254 people -- 48% of respondents reported gaining weight during lockdown. When you combine the fact that many gyms have been closed ...
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  • Can Swimming Help You Lose Weight?

    With hot temperatures in full swing, one of the most common summer activities to do with friends or family is swimming. Not only is it a way to cool down from the overbearing heat, but it's also a good workout that's extremely gentle on the joints; making it an easier workout especially those who suffer from bad knees. Studies also suggest regularly swimming gives people an advantage when ...
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  • How Can I Get Rid of Cellulite?

    If you struggle with cellulite on your body, you’re not alone, and you’re not the only one who has a hard time getting rid of it. It’s been reported that about 85% of women over the age of 20 have cellulite. Cellulite actually has less to do with how much you weigh and more to do with how fat is stored in your body. If you’ve been struggling to target cellulite and get rid of it, you may benefit ...
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  • Healthy Alternatives to Sugar

    Almost all of us get cravings for savory and sweet flavors, especially foods that are high in sugar. This is totally normal; don’t feel bad when you do! Our bodies need natural sugars to live on and random cravings should be expected. However, most of us don’t realize how much and what kinds of sugar we’re actually putting into our bodies. Highly processed granulated sugar and high-fructose corn ...
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  • How Busy Adults Can Find Time to Work Out

    You likely already know how it’s important to exercise for your health and wellbeing. But who has time to exercise when they have a full-time job, 2.5 children, and a busy social life? You may think you simply have no time to juggle all these, but the good news is you do have time, with a little creativity and by following our tips to “fit” fitness into your routine. Making the Commitment to ...
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  • The Best Pre- and Post-Workout Snacks

    When it comes to physical activity, how you fuel your body counts. “Fuel,” in this case, means calories. By eating food that helps you with your fitness goals, you can maximize the benefits of all your hard work. Without proper fueling, your body won’t be properly prepared to work out, with adequately refueling, you can’t fully recover from the exertion and build muscle mass. What to Eat to Fuel ...
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  • 5 Weight Loss Milestones that Don’t Involve the Number on the Scale

    Let’s face it, losing weight takes hard work, but many who start the journey obsess over the number on the scale as the only way to measure progress. Not so! There are so many milestones you’ll reach on your way to hitting your target weight, and you owe it to yourself to celebrate. Once you start noticing these milestones, you’ll be even more motivated to keep practicing your healthy habits as ...
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