Will you make healthier decisons when you make your next trip to the grocery store? For many of us, our busy on-the-go schedules makes it challenging to make healthy choices. Take heed to some of these practical tips for making healther choices when you choose your next lunch or snack item:
1. If you must choose frozen meals, choose those that contain less than 750 milligrams of sodium per serving instead of the high-sodium varieties. This is one-third of the sodium most people should have in.Read more
With over 30,000 health clubs with 45.5 million members, you are probably one of the many millions that have a gym membership. Unfortunately, the average American visits their gym a mere 89 times per year! Since a lack of time is cited as the number one reason (or excuse!) for people not exercising, it is noteworthy to consider alternative methods of checking the daily exercise goal off of your list. Read these tips for exercising even when you can't make it to the.Read more
Many people mistakenly believe that if you exercise on an empty stomach, you will burn more fat and more calories. Would you take a road trip in your car without putting gas in it? Of course not! The truth is that your body needs energy in the form of carbohydrates to keep it going efficiently during and after your workout--without it, you may feel tired and drained. Follow these three tips to stay fueled during your next workout: 1. Timing is Everything!.Read more
As a kid, we all heard the same phrase over and over and......over: Eat your vegetables! Ever since then, there may be some veggies that are hard to 'swallow' like cauliflower, peas or spinach. But if you knew that cauliflower gives you 3 grams of fiber, peas gives you 9 grams of fiber and spinach offers 4 grams of fiber (all per cup), would you still have a hard time fitting them into your meals? Use these strategies to add them to your.Read more
If you loved to play volleyball in high school, then you should keep playing as an adult. Since we all have very busy schedules and limited energy, the precious time we spend exercising should be enjoyed. If you were on your high school or college tennis or basketball league, you should think about taking it up again even in your more mature years. Follow these principles:1. Even if you do have an existing exercise regimen, your body needs a change from the norm from.