Who doesn’t love a great dessert once in a while? A good serving of sweetened carbs topped with a sugary sauce. Some glazed fruit tucked into pastry dough. Or maybe you prefer a thick, tall shake. You eat well most of the time, so allowing yourself the occasional indulgence shouldn’t be a problem, right? Right.… Continue reading When is Dessert Not Dessert? When It’s Breakfast.
Nutrition is a touchy subject. At its root, it’s really pretty black and white. Your body thrives on an ample supply of ideal nutrients and functions less than optimally on substandard ingredients. So logic would tell you that refining your health should simply be a matter of taking in the good stuff and steering clear… Continue reading The Cheat Meal. Who are You Really Cheating?
What is it about spring cleaning? I guess as we come out of the doldrums of winter, we feel the need to shake off the dirt of our slumber, declutter, and prepare for a reawakening of sorts. In addition to your brick and mortar home, this is also a great time to rework your personal… Continue reading 3 Things You Should Remove From Your Diet
For the last couple decades and counting, the USDA has thrown us into a tailspin with their Food Pyramid. “Low-Fat, Fat-Free, High-Carb”, went the mantra. And up went our waistlines, and chronic diseases right along with them. You’ve seen the pyramid. It looks something like this: Breads, pastas, cereals, crackers, etc. make up the broad… Continue reading 30 Day Get Healthy Challenge, Day 15
That sweet tooth of yours is souring your health. Everybody likes a sweet treat now and then, but when it becomes a daily habit, or worse yet the capper of every meal, it can really derail your health and fitness plans. Over-consumption of refined sweeteners has been linked to obesity, diabetes, cancers, and a whole… Continue reading 30 Day Get Healthy Challenge, Day 10
Eight 8 oz. glasses per day, half your body weight in ounces, etc. However you slice it, chances are you’re not getting enough water during your day. Staying hydrated is important for so many reasons. Adequate water intake improves digestion, increases energy, flushes toxins from the body, carries nutrients to cells efficiently, etc. As a general… Continue reading 30 Day Get Healthy Challenge, Day 3
2012 is upon us and for many of us that means New Year’s resolutions. And since the majority of resolutions involve some type of health and fitness goals, here are 12 simple tips to help get your new year off to a good start. 1. Get Adjusted You knew this was on this list, so… Continue reading 12 Ways to Stay Healthy in 2012