When loading up at the supermarket, steer your cart clear of unhealthy choices that can take years off your family’s lives. Here are 5 grocery items that should never make it through the checkout line. 1. Simple Sugars or Carbs and Unhealthy Fats Skip foods laden with simple sugars, also called simple carbohydrates. Sugary break ..
This delicious seafood pasta is a great way to get a little more seafood into your daily diet. For years we were all told that prawns and other shellfish were bad for our cholesterol but we now know that it is really saturated fats in our diet that increase our bad cholesterol (LDL) levels. Overview Serves: 6 Main Ingredient: Seafood, ..
There are countless drinks and pills on the market these days to soothe sore muscles and speed up your recovery time after a workout, but do any actually help? Here’s a rundown of four all-natural remedies that have been backed up by science. Treatment: Cherry juice The Info: A study suggests this antioxidant-rich beverage (that has ..
The essence of meditation is to focus your attention, so that “mental clutter” — everyday thoughts of work, chores or worries — fall away. This can bring a sense of calmness, peacefulness and balance, as well as new insights and clarity. In time, you may find that these results linger with you long after the meditation s ..
The good news is that heart disease is largely preventable. There is no single cause for heart disease, but there are risk factors that increase your chance of developing it. Non-modifiable risk factors increasing age having family history of heart disease Modifiable risk factors smoking - both active smoking and being expos ..
Research in the US have shown that tiny movements we make constantly – from fidgeting to toe tapping can really add up to big energy burners. Researchers refer to these tiny incidental activities as “NEAT”, which stands for “Non-Exercise Activity Thermogenesis”, and over time they really can make a huge differe ..
Here are 10 exercises to get you toned and terrific for the warmer months! No. 1: Squats With an Exercise Ball 1. Stand with the exercise ball propped between your lower (lumbar) spine and a wall, pressing slightly into the ball. With hands at your sides or on hips, check that your feet are hip-width apart and slightly in front of you. ..
Adopt these 4 easy tactics to burn calories in your everyday. Take the Stairs If you were to climb stairs for 15 minutes, you’d burn approximately 137 calories. If you don’t have stairs at home or work, buy yourself a small stair step that you can use while watching TV. You don’t even have to step during your shows &ndas ..
Recent research shows a clear connection between meat consumption and the likeliness of having a stroke. One study found the total consumption of fresh and processed red meat is significantly positively associated with risk of total stroke. Each daily serving of meat increased this risk by 11- 13%. Skipping meat one day a week can be an ea ..
Before jumping on the treadmill or cross trainer, follow these quick and easy warm up exercises to help you get the most out of your training. Ankle circles: Stand on one foot and lift the other off the ground. Slowly flex that raised ankle through its full range of motion, making circles with the toes. Do six to eight circles in each direc ..