Reasons to Get Moving

Beyond helping with weight loss, having an active life will also improve your health. So strap on some sneakers and kick your sedentary life to the curb! The more your move, the healthier your are. It’s as simple as that. Sitting behind a desk all day and hours of television isn’t doing you any favors. […]

How Many Vegetables Are Needed?

The amount of vegetables you need to eat depends on your age, sex, and level of physical activity. Recommended total daily amounts are shown in the first chart. Recommended weekly amounts from each vegetable subgroup are shown in the second chart.  *These amounts are appropriate for individuals who get less than 30 minutes per day of moderate physical activity, […]

The Many Benefits of Breakfast

The meaning of the word “breakfast,” is to break the fast between dinner and the meal eaten after a person wakes up the next morning. If you think about the amount of time spanning between dinner and breakfast, the meaning of the word is very fitting. For most people, it can be up to 12 […]

FAQ’s About Organic Foods

Conventional vs. Organic Farming The word “organic” refers to the way farmers grow and process agricultural products, such as fruits, vegetables, grains, dairy products and meat. Organic farming practices are designed to encourage soil and water conservation and reduce pollution. Farmers who grow organic produce don’t use conventional methods to fertilize and control weeds. Examples […]

FAQ’s Aerobic/Cardio Exercises

Is There a Difference Between Cardio and Aerobic Exercise? For an exercise to be considered “cardiovascular”, it implies that there should be some heart benefits. In other words, it should be at an intensity which is high enough to cause your heart to beat rapidly. Thus, any cardiovascular exercise is an aerobic exercise, but not all […]

Benefits of Balance Exercise

There are several fun-looking, toy-like devices found in gyms and fitness stores today, but what are the devises actually used for? Theses tools are specifically designed to help you improve your balance and help you develop a strong core. The overall benefits of balance training include improvements to overall fitness, sports performance, and injury prevention. […]

Why Superfoods?

What is Superfoods? Superfoods are a special category of foods found in nature. By definition they are calorie sparse and nutrient dense meaning they pack a lot of punch for their weight as far as goodness goes. They are superior sources of anti-oxidants and essential nutrients – nutrients we need but cannot make ourselves. List […]

Healthy Sleep Tips

Well planned strategies are essential to deep, restorative sleep you can count on, night after night. Although you might not be able to control all of the factors that interfere with your sleep, you can adopt habits that encourage better sleep. Start with these simple sleep tips: Stick to a Sleep Schedule Try to go […]

Can you really walk your way to fitness?

Research has shown that the benefits of walking and moderate physical activity for at least 30 minutes a day can help you: Reduce the risk of coronary heart disease Improve blood pressure and blood sugar levels Improve blood lipid profile Maintain body weight and lower the risk of obesity Enhance mental well being Reduce the […]