15 August

How Meditation Can Help Relax You

Meditation is perhaps one of the best things that you can do when you are stressed or need true relaxation. It is a way to tune out the world and tune into yourself. Meditation can be practiced by anyone and does not require formal training.

Meditation is simply placing yourself into a quiet area, relaxing your body completely, and allowing your mind to either concentrate on a specific thought or let it simply drift. While there are meditations used in religious practices that require specific postures or chants to be Read the rest of this entry »

7 June

Selecting The Right Shoes For Your Workout

The right shoes make your workout more comfortable and reduce your risk of injuries. If you run or walk, sport specific shoes make all the difference, but if you do a combination of running and walking, you can get by with one pair of shoes. Invest in the running shoes, as they provide a bit more cushion and support than walking shoes, and will probably last a little longer.

If you participate in sports such as aerobics or racquetball, try a pair of cross trainers. These shoes are made to support and cushion your Read the rest of this entry »

29 March

Why Can’t I Lose The Belly Fat?

Are you struggling to lose belly fat? If so, then your diet may be the culprit. Foods that contain chemicals, artificial sweeteners and large amounts of sodium have a tendency to trap fat around the midsection. You should try your best to limit processed foods and eat more natural foods.

Stress can also cause you to accumulate belly fat. When you are stressed, your body produces more of a hormone called cortisol. Cortisol has been shown to trap fat Read the rest of this entry »

18 September

3 Superfoods You’re Not Eating

Don’t let your budget get in the way of a healthy diet. With the help of debtsettlementusa, you could still shop for healthy foods without straining your finances. Here are three budget-friendly super-foods that can keep your family happy and healthy. Quinoa – It’s a native American food that has held on for thousands of years – first cultivated by the Incas in Peru, quinoa is a grain that’s unsurpassed in nutrients and low-calories. Mix with veggies or eat plain with chicken broth for a great side. Anchovies – Yes, anchovies. They’re rich in antioxidant-packed oils and you can actually melt them down into a simple sauce or stew. Even the fish haters in your life won’t notice they’re there! Sweet Potatoes – Okay, so you may already be eating sweet potatoes but are you eating enough? Try one a week (per person) for the most nutritional benefits and bake or broil with little oil to avoid adding on calories where they’re not needed. They’re delicious as is!

25 August

All You Need To Know About Calories

Calories—-we can-t live with them and we can-t live without them. What are we going to do? Most people want less of them, but there are some that want more of them. Whichever category you fall into, you have to understand what a calorie is, first of all. A calorie is a measurement of energy.

The caloric intake for an average person is approximately 2,000 calories a day; maybe a few more for men and a few less for women. Read the rest of this entry »

21 August

Things You Need To Know About Diabetes

Diabetes affects over 23 million people in the United States. This common disorder exists when a person-s blood sugar is consistently staying above normal levels.

The disease occurs in humans when the body won-t make insulin or won-t respond to insulin. Diabetes sometimes appears during pregnancy.

There are two types of diabetes. Type 1 takes place in the body when the cells that produce insulin inside the pancreas are damaged by the immune system. These people will produce no insulin and have to take shots of insulin to regulate the blood sugar. Type 2 diabetes occurs when the body Read the rest of this entry »

20 August

Top Ten Foods To Avoid When On A Diet

Starting a diet may seem overwhelming, but knowing the top ten foods to avoid will help you begin what can be a life changing adventure.
Packaged Foods-Most packaged foods contain partially hydrogenated oils, which are linked to obesity along with other health problems.
Alcohol-Alcohol contains empty calories and has no nutritional value. Alcohol can also increase feelings of hunger.
Fried Foods-Fried foods, like packaged foods, contain partially hydrogenated oils.
Refined Grains-Refined grains have very little nutritional value and are low in fiber, which can lead to overeating, because they are not filling.
Soda-There is no nutritional value in soda. Diet Read the rest of this entry »

19 August

Top Ten Foods That Are Good For You

Kicking off the top ten choices of foods that are good for you is unsweetened Greek yogurt. Greek yogurt has shown to contain nearly twice the amount of protein as compared to regular yogurt. While popular belief was that the avocado is high in fat and not good for you, this is just not true. Avocadoes have so many benefits: Contains more potassium than bananas, high in protein, high amounts of heart friendly monounsaturated fat Read the rest of this entry »