It’s another week, another weigh-in, and the dial on the scale is stubbornly stuck where it’s been for the last month. You’ve hit the dreaded weight loss plateau.
There are many, many reasons to eat veggies including lowering blood pressure, increasing your fiber intake, reducing the risk of heart disease and certain cancers, as well as improving eye and digestive health.
With yoga studios popping up on nearly every street corner and numerous YouTube channels devoted to the practice, it’s clear that Americans have embraced yoga fitness in a big way. For the uninitiated, however, figuring out how to get started can seem daunting.
Are you getting enough fiber in your diet? The answer is “probably not” if you’re like most Americans. The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (ADA), recommends a daily fiber intake of 25 grams for women and 38 grams for men.
Whether it’s a celebratory dinner at a fancy restaurant or a quick bite from a fast food outlet, eating away from home can be fraught with difficult decisions when you’re trying to lose weight. However, a mindful approach can help you navigate potential pitfalls when dining out.
Bored with your treadmill workout? Tired of breathing in bus fumes on your morning run? Hiking in the great outdoors may be the perfect way to freshen up your exercise routine. In addition to building aerobic stamina and strengthening your leg muscles, spending time in nature is a great opportunity for relaxation and reflection. It can also make for a fun time spent with family or friends.
Breakfast is the most important meal of the day. Like many other bits of grandmotherly wisdom, this old adage bears a nugget of scientific truth. Research shows that breakfast has a greater impact on your metabolism than meals later in the day (such as lunch or dinner) because your system needs to refuel after your nightly fast.