From working a full-time job to running kids to school functions and managing a household, moms hardly have a spare moment in their busy daily schedules. Even with hectic home and work situations, working moms still need to find time to live a healthy lifestyle -- not only to benefit themselves, but their families as well.
As warm sun rays soak up the last of winter’s moisture and your cooped-up winter body is itching to take your fitness routine to the great outdoors, the springtime can bring a season of new growth, renewal and fresh beginnings for both you and Mother Earth.
Ready to give yourself the best present of all this year? How about the body you've always wanted, one toned trouble spot at a time. "With a commitment to a few targeted exercises, combined with sensible nutrition, you can make big improvements in the way you look," says Gary Ditsch, MS, CSCS, NSCA-CPT, lead exercise physiologist at Retrofit, a weight-loss company.
Centuries ago, Hippocrates wrote, “Let food be thy medicine”—advice that’s particularly wise if you suffer from arthritis.
Do you love seafood? Do you like to cook? If the answer then we have a great recipe for you to try for yourself or your family. If the answer is No, then you should learn to love both as seafood provides many healthy benefits to your diet while cooking allows you to control what you eat and can inject some variety and fun into your typical menu throughout the week!
It’s Heart Health Month meaning this month is ablaze with the color red! The purpose of the American Heart Association’s Go Red for Women movement is to call attention to the fact that heart disease is the #1 killer of women (and men). Take care of your heart and tap into the heart-healthy power of eating red to garner the healing power of this fabulous group of nutrition powerhouse foods.
As a mom of twin girls, I’m particularly conscious during flu season to make sure we all continue to eat healthy while staying healthy. So this week at the grocery store, I’ll be picking up plenty of oranges for a hearty dose of vitamin C. But there are other staples that can serve double duty as virus repellers and fat releasers. Best of all? They’re all diet-friendly, so you won't put on extra weight while staying well.
Health, fitness and weight management is all about balancing the number of calories you take in (eat) with the number of calories your burn (metabolize). In general, fit people have higher metabolic rates. Just what is metabolism? Your metabolism is the process by which your body converts food into energy and then puts that energy to use. You need energy for rigorous activities like jogging or biking, but you also need those calories to fuel bodily processes such as breathing and keeping your heart beating.
The temptations of the holiday season – baked goods, candy canes, cocktail parties and large social gatherings centered on food – can lead you down the path of weight gain, irritability and inactivity during the cold, dark winter months. To overcome these temptations and stay focused on consistently working out and eating healthy during the holidays, you may need to enlist the help of a workout buddy.
Among the many things in our daily life which have become increasingly expensive is the trip to the grocery store. The honest truth is that in general, eating healthy isn't cheap, but there ways to help cut costs.