It’s simple math when it comes to calories, right? Eat less, lose more. Nope. It’s not that simple. Unless you are on calorie restrictions by way of a doctor-created plan, skipping meals regularly or severely restricting calories is not the key to healthy weight loss and management. Here’s why…
Serving a holiday meal that pleases everyone can be a bit tricky. But, there are ways to tweak traditional side dishes to make them good tasting nutritional dishes for all.
Eating out should be relaxing. Someone else does the prep, cooking and clean-up for you. All you have to do is order and chow down. Easy peasy, right? Maybe. But, if you’ve been striving to meet certain dietary needs, a meal away from home might be stressful.
The Sugar Plum Fairy is near. Don’t fear. You don’t have to get all Rat King on the cookie plate in order to stick with your wellness plans. However, it might help to whip out a nutcracker and create some treats with a little more nutritional value to enjoy this holiday season. Get out your sword…err knife.
If you want to reap the benefits of your training, you’ve got to get serious about active rest and recovery. While your recovery started the minute your last workout stopped and will end when you initiate your next intense workout, sometimes that lay-over is not enough.
Why put off until the New Year what you can start today, especially when it comes to your health and wellness? There’s nothing about starting a new commitment on January 1st that makes it more likely you’ll stick to your plan. In fact, wintry weather, flu season and other post-New Year obstacles can stymie your efforts to meet a wellness goal.
Cold rainy weather doesn’t have to drown your outdoor workout plans. Investing in a handful of waterproof must-haves can keep your training on track when fall weather turns foul. Before you head out into the rain, assess what you typically carry when you exercise outside. You’ll want to choose gear that fits you and your accessories.
Old habits (or in this case, old ways of thinking), die hard. Science and health developments have made leaps and bounds in just the past few years! Some of the info we’ve been taught may not line up with what modern scientists have proven to be true. Let’s get a little update.
Are you ready for a refreshing food reset? Take a look at Whole30.
How much is too much when it comes to core work? That’s a tricky answer. You’d be hard-pressed to do a workout that doesn’t involve your core in some way. That’s because the core is your body’s powerhouse. Your “core” includes the muscles that lie below your chest and above your knees (abdominals, back, quads and hamstrings). Your core allows you to balance and execute intense cardio and strength movements. Many people tend to focus on just the abs. That’s a mistake!