Have you spent hours on the treadmill and elliptical machine each week but still aren't getting results? You're probably stuck in a fitness rut where your body has adapted to your workout routine and just doesn't respond to the activity like it used to. The best way to get over the plateau is to change up your workout and challenge new muscle groups; it's the only way to get your body into shape for the long-term and might even help you stick with... Read More
by Amy Daughdrill
Fasting has been instituted by people of nearly all faiths as a religious practice since before recorded history. By definition, it is the act of abstaining from food, drink or both for a period of time. As a spiritual practice, it is believed to be an act of discipline, placing the desires... Read More
We watch them show off their beautiful figures and fine physiques on the red carpet each year, and maintain their fit and healthy bodies season after season. What does the average celebrity know about fitness and workouts to keep themselves in such great shape? For most men and women who want to get in shape, the prospect of a personal trainer or in-house nutritionist just isn't realistic; celebrity fitness trainers and health food chefs may be in... Read More
For years, women have been making monthly trips to the local spa for manicures, face masks and body waxing. Recently, traditional spas have now started to be replaced by medical spas. By integrating medical technology with self care and wellness, med spas can do wonders for the body. Unlike traditional spas, a medical spa, is operated by a licensed physician and is clinical in nature. What sorts of treatments are available at medical... Read More
You need only to visit the section in any department store that displays bathroom scales to discover very quickly that analog scales are becoming dinosaurs. In fact, you will be hard pressed to find an analog scale these days. However, with all of the new scales on the market today, how do you weigh the scales in terms of their performance?
Weighing the Scales
The current digital models of bathroom scales come in a variety... Read More
In 2002, the National Center for Health Statistics under the governance of the Centers for Disease Control conducted interview surveys of 31,044 adults to discover the frequency with which these people used Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) to supplement their health care. An estimated 43 percent of those surveyed said that over a one year time frame, they used prayer at some point for personal health.
Many dieters in... Read More
The Wii Fit has taken the world by storm, an innovative toy that promises to give you a great workout without feeling like exercise. The Wii Fit is an interactive platform that lets you play different sports on your television and is intuitive enough to register your movements so you can track how many calories you're burning as you get through each fitness challenge. Wii Fit enthusiasts are already jumping into yoga, soccer, tennis and... Read More
Cutting out fast-food lunches can be difficult in the beginning, but after a few weeks you'll be sold. Your wallet may even get fatter while your waistline gets smaller!
In order to "make over" your brown-bag lunch, you are going to need a few things. You will need some plastic containers and zip-lock sandwich bags to get started.
When you are making supper, always keep the next day's lunch in mind. If you double the recipe, then you will... Read More
When it comes to dropping those extra pounds, are you unknowingly sabotaging your own efforts? Below are 10 mistakes that people make that throw them off the path to successful, permanent weight loss.
1. Not doing the math When it comes to counting calories, there's no eyeballing those mashed potatoes for a rough estimate. A reliable calorie calculator will tell you how many calories you are allowed per day based on age, gender,... Read More
It's a major challenge for many of us to limit the sugar in our diets, mainly because the white stuff is everywhere, especially in processed foods. Take a look at your diet and the sneaky ways sugar makes its way in there, even in seemingly healthful foods. Many fruit juices are more like liquid candy than liquid fruit. For example, Ocean Spray Cran-Apple has 35 grams of sugar in an 8-ounce serving (more than Pepsi) and the ingredient... Read More