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Stuff the turkey… not yourself over the holidays | tips to keep from gaining weight

tips to keep from gaining weight over the holidays

Oh the holidays.  Part of the joy is the food.  You should be able to partake without suffering from it later.  So, let’s chat about tips to keep from gaining weight over the next few weeks. Thanksgiving Thanksgiving is about food, family and gratefulness.  Don’t skip the food part.  Enjoy it!   Even if you’re trying to lose weight.  Give yourself this day and don’t feel bad about it.  It’s. Just. One. Day. Don’t: Drink too much champagne before eating....

Health News This Week September 7

health news this week september 7

Fiber and Colorectal Cancer With low carb diets the thing right now, we have a problem.  People aren’t eating enough fiber.  Studies have now come out that fiber equals healthier colon and also decreases your chances of colorectal cancer.  Be wise with your low carb lifestyle and please try to get in your fiber. https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/319338.php   What Can Happen When There’s a Shortage of Specialty Doctors So, living in far west Texas 5 hours from any large city, sometimes we...

What the Heck are Adaptogens and Why Should You Care

What the Heck are Adaptogens and Why Should We Care

In a nutshell, adaptogens are natural herbs that bring the body to a balanced state by reducing stress hormones.  Really they help the body’s ability to adapt to it’s environment, rather than fight it.  There are a few easy ways to add them to our daily diet, but first let’s touch on stress. The World Health Organization (WHO) Global Burden of Disease Survey estimates that mental disease, including stress-related disorders, will be the second leading cause of disability by the...

How Many Rest Days Do You Need Between Workouts?

how many rest days do you need between workouts

The kids are back in school and you can finally hit the gym as much as you want.  If you’re anything like me, you’ll usually hit it hard the first few weeks now that you have the freedom to do so.  But, is it good for the body?  And how many rest days should you have? Well, the answer involves many factors…. 1. The intensity of your exercise If you’re lifting weights, the heavier you lift, the more you max...

Latest Health News-August 17

latest health articles

The latest health related news from the informative to the ridiculous! Transition from kid to teenager Having a son this age, I read this article twice. Such a tricky age I swear! http://www.cnn.com/2017/08/17/health/transition-to-middle-school/index.html Alcohol and weight gain Maybe this will sway college kids away from binge drinking! It may feel like a right of passage at the time, but what kid doesn’t know it’s bad for you! How about the fact that it makes you gain weight. That might work....

Good Posture Benefits Your Health and Self-Confidence

how good posture benefits your health and self confidence

Having good posture is not something we naturally do.  It’s easier just to slump and slouch.  We’ve always heard you need to “hold your head high”.  It actually means something to do this.  But, good posture benefits your health as well as self-confidence. How it benefits your physical health It keeps your bones and joints in alignment. Helps to prevent backache and muscular pain. It reduces tension in the lower back and neck area. Reduces stress on ligaments holding the...

Best Articles in Health this Week August 5

latest articles in health this week

The best articles in health this week ranging from the informative to the ridiculous.  I find much of it entertaining, like what the queen eats on a daily basis.  She is 91 after all. Here’s a little informative… 10 Tasty Snacks Under 200 Calories Some of these were surprising to me.  A bagel?   I remember a summer where I put on 10 pounds eating bagels so I’m a little skittish about those things.  They do give you energy, though....

Why You Should Occasionally Go Out to Eat Alone

Why You Should Occasionally Go Out to Eat Alone

Why do people view eating alone in a restaurant as sad?  I’m not sure who those people are, but I’m assuming they’ve never tried it.  It’s honestly one of my favorite things to do especially when we travel.  This is why you should occasionally go out to eat alone. Many times my husband will have a work thing and if it’s somewhere cool I’ll tag along.  While he’s doing his thing during the day, I’ll just explore the city,  shop,...

Spinning vs. Running: Which is better?

spinning vs. running: which is better

Some of us are yogis.  Some are gym gals lifting weights.  And some of us are running or spinning fans.  So, let’s talk about spinning and running:  which is better? We all know we need cardio, but here’s a reminder.  I’m quoting straight from the top:  Mayo Clinic’s reasons for cardio.  It’s a good reminder for all of us. Benefits of cardio (according to Mayo Clinic) Helps you keep a healthy weight:  Clearly. Increases stamina:  You’ll be tired at first...

How to lose weight without slowing your metabolism

how to lose weight without slowing your metabolism

Here’s some great health related articles that I’ve read this week!  From how to lose weight without slowing your metabolism to the best health and fitness podcasts out there. Can Losing Weight Slow the Metabolism? If you are overweight and looking to lose, please don’t use this as a reason not to try.  This just explains that doing it the smart way is the best way.  In my words…no crash diets! http://www.health.com/weight-loss/lose-weight-slow-down-metabolism Easy Ways to Add Fiber to Your Diet...