Getting Rid of Belly Fat

You’ve been doing crunches, sit ups, planks, and leg raises to get rid of the belly fat and get tight abdominals. Has it worked? It makes sense to work the abs and strengthen the muscle. But how do you get the six-pack abs? The truth is you could do 1,000 sit ups a day and it won’t get rid of …

Do You Gain Weight from Eating Late at Night?

Conventional wisdom tells us not to eat before we go to bed because the food will turn to fat. The logic is our metabolism slows down at night and we naturally produce more fat. Fact or fiction? It’s mostly fiction. It is true our metabolisms do slow slightly when we sleep but our basic bodily functions still burn a lot …

Protecting Your Joints

One of the glories of youth is the ability to recover from the stresses and strains of athletics and rigorous workouts. However, years of physical activity can take its toll on your knees, shoulders, hips and elbows. It’s super important to protect the joints. Joints are the physical point of connection between two bones. The knee, for example, is the …

Superfoods Are Going Strong!

Superfoods are nutritionally dense foods with a host of nutrients to make you healthier. More foods are being added to the superfood list and consumers are seeing an explosion of healthy foods to choose from. While the concept of superfoods is really a marketing hype, it’s continuing to become more popular. Foods such as blueberries, salmon, kale and acai are …

New Thoughts on Stretching

Stretching before you exercise or play a sport is a time-honored tradition. Bending over and touching your toes to stretch your hamstrings is as common as doing a dumbbell curl. We’ve always been told to stretch our muscles before we exert ourselves to prevent pulling a muscle. The type of stretching we’ve grown up with is static stretching. This involves …

A Healthy Pancake?

What’s more decadent than pancakes? You smeared syrup and butter on them when you were a kid. Later you discovered chocolate chips and whip cream! What if you could make healthy pancakes that don’t wreck your daily meal plan? Here’s a recipe for a healthy and delicious pancake with no butter, no oil, no dairy, and no gluten. It only …

Is Fruit Really Healthy for You?

Everyone knows fruit is healthy for you. Since we were kids we’ve been told to “eat your fruits and vegetables.” Fruit is all natural. After all, it falls off of a tree or is plucked from a vine! Fruit is also loaded with sugar. And we all know about sugar. So does this mean sugar is healthy for you or …

Define Your Fitness Habits

Are you tired of YO-YO dieting? Your weight going up and down? Your fitness going up and down? Defining your fitness habits can help. The reason things go up and down is they aren’t consistent. Let’s say you want to be more hydrated. You buy a water bottle and set a goal of drinking four bottles of water a day. …

Find Your Triggers

Some things trigger you to eat sweets or fatty food. Other things trigger you to get up and move or go to the gym. Fact is, there are good and bad triggers. Triggers are most often thought of as something that triggers negative emotions. It’s seeing desserts when you order at a restaurant or meeting up with someone who can …

Should You Step on the Scale?

“How much do you weigh?” It’s one of the most dreaded questions of all time. It’s right up there with, “Did you pay your taxes?” and, “Have you been to the dentist lately?” Do you have to know how much you weigh? No, you don’t. When you visit the doctor you’ll probably be weighed, and you’ll find out then. Should …