Eating Fiber Rich Foods

Eat more fiber.  You’ve probably have heard this before.  But do you know why fiber is good for your health? Fiber is commonly classified as soluble, which dissolves in water, or insoluble, which doesn’t dissolve. Soluble fiber : Dissolves in water to a gel like material.  It helps lower blood cholesterol and glucose levels.  Soluble […]

Eating Smaller Portions

Practicing portion control can help you  learn to be satisfied eating less food, which can help you both physically and financially.  The weight control information Network recommends that you learn the difference between a serving and a portion — although those words are often used interchangeably– a serving size is the amount of food listed […]

Why You Should Be Eatting Breakfast

During a busy morning, it’s easy to let breakfast fall low in your list of priorities, but taking just a few minutes to have something to eat can really make a difference to your day. Breakfast provides many benefits to our health and well-being Breakfast provides the body and brain with fuel after an overnight […]

How to Reflect On Life

I highly recommend that, if you haven’t yet, you develop the daily habit of reflection, in your own way. It could have profound changes on your life. Here are but a few: 1. It helps you learn from your mistakes. If we don’t reflect on our mistakes, we are doomed to repeat them and that’s […]

Why Snacking Healthy Is Ideal

Many people avoid snacks because they are afraid that snacks contribute to weight gain.  However, a healthy snack can offer health benefits.  Snacks can even be included in a weight loss plan.  The trick is to choose a snack with about 100 calories and a mix of carbohydrates, protein, and healthy fats.  This will help […]

Why Walk?

So many workouts, so many excuses.  Running? Cramps in you side.  Swimming? Hate getting wet.  Pilates? Expensive.  Spin class? A headache.  Walking? Um…Finally, an exercise truly devoid of downsides.  It may not be flashy or cool, but according to growing scientific evidence, walking, done often and properly, can deliver an array of benefits that are […]

Meditation Is Key

We all have heard that “meditation is good for you”. But good in what terms? Is this just reports from people doing it for 10 years, or are there good scientific studies showing specific benefits that I care about? I’ve summarized several benefits down below. Sources:  Scientific Benefits of Meditation 8 Ways Meditation Can Improve […]

Benefits of Not Complaining

Life is not perfect. It never has been and never will be. This is not bad news. In fact, once we begin to embrace this reality, we welcome a great number of possibilities. Life is never perfect. We know this to be true. Why then, do we continue to complain about its imperfections? We complain […]

Why You Should Go To The Doctor(Even When You’re Healthy)

When you were little, your parents probably made sure you had an annual checkup with your doctor.  But as you’ve grown older, you may have gotten out of this habit. Health Professionals stress that these regular exams are important to help identify  risk factors and problems before they become serious.  If diseases are caught early, […]

Benefits of Walking

What’s not to like about walking? It’s free. It’s easy to do, and it’s easy on the joints. And there’s no question that walking is good for you. Walking is an aerobic exercise; a University of Tennessee study found that women who walked had less body fat than those who didn’t walk. It also lowers […]