Category Archives: Lifestyle & Aging

What Your Scale Isn’t Telling You

Stop! Don’t give in to the impulse to throw your scale out the window!

We’ve all been there. You work hard to avoid unhealthy (and some of your favorite) foods, you’ve been killing it at the gym, and then you step on the scale. Much to your amazement, the stupid thing hasn’t moved a bit.

And this is often the point where many people throw up their hands and quit.

Before you give up and trash the scale, there’s something you need to know – your weight doesn’t tell you everything. There are many different reasons your weight may not be changing. Turns out, your scale isn’t telling the whole story. 

7 Signs You Need a Personal Trainer

Exercise is a foundational component of a healthy lifestyle. In fact, it is even prescribed by doctors to help maintain healthy levels of cholesterol and to keep blood pressure in check. Physical activity–from walking to group classes to playing recreational sports–is a great way to decrease your risk for many health-related issues.

What You Need to Know About Sleep and Exercise

Your parents probably warned you about the dangers of not getting proper rest. Decades of research by scientists who study sleep have been showing that they were right. 

While retaining information and staying awake in class or while at work is important, the research makes it clear that proper sleep has extensive benefits to physical health, too. During the recovery period from exercise, these benefits can be profound. 

The Vitamin C and the Immune System

Many of us grew up following common knowledge: when you feel like you’ve caught a cold, load up on Vitamin C. 

We know that this post isn’t a perfect fit for our Hype or Healthy series–after all, we know that Vitamin C and the immune system is linked–but, after this season’s wave of common cold and flu viruses, it got us thinking…

What exactly is Vitamin C and how much of a role does it actually play in the prevention of the common cold?

5 Ways to Sneak Vegetables into Your Meals

Broccoli, spinach, carrots, peas—each one of these natural foods brings a wealth of health benefits to the table. Unfortunately, even though people know vegetables can be good for them, not every person will find vegetables to have a pleasing taste or texture.

4 Omega-3 summer recipes

 

Holiday parties and summer BBQs are times when we come together to share great food with coworkers, friends, and family. 

 For those of us trying to maintain a healthy diet, these gatherings can be a little stressful because while the “great” food present is delicious, it’s often not the most nutritious. 

3 Huge Benefits of Aerobic Exercise

When you hear the word “aerobics,” you might think of Richard Simmons and the classic aerobics videos that were popular in the 80’s.

While the attire and exercise moves might seem a little silly now, aerobic exercise is extremely beneficial to our bodies.

Foods That Help Reduce Joint Pain

Think about the last time you had pain in your joints. Maybe it was after playing a sport or lifting something heavy. Whatever the cause, joint pain can really put a damper on your day. But did you know that there are certain foods that can help reduce joint pain? Some foods are known to […]

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