by Ruth Belena
"Stand up straight!" You've heard the command more times than you'd care to count. Well, take heart -- mom does know best. There's a lot to be said for having good posture.
Good posture means standing up, or sitting upright, with muscles tight around your stomach and buttocks, and this can make you look instantly slimmer, but to maintain a good posture, you... Read More
By Lyla Feldman
Many people suffer from emotional eating. This usually occurs when we are involved in a stressful situation. When this happens, we have two choices. The first choice is to give in to the craving and the second choice is to learn how to control emotional hunger. If you chose the latter of the two,... Read More
By Anisa Aven
"Procrastination is opportunity's assassin." --Victor Kiam, American businessman, Remington Electric Razors (1926-2001)
"Oh, how I wish I could overcome procrastination! Somebody please help me stop procrastinating! But not today, I'm busy."
Procrastination is a double-edged... Read More
These days, everyone's stressed. Kids, traffic, gas prices, and work add up to a prescription for headaches and grinding teeth. Another side effect of stress is weight gain.
How Stress Makes You Fat
During ongoing stress, the body's adrenal glands create more of the hormone cortisol than is normally needed. Too much cortisol can make you depressed, which can trigger comfort food binges. Cortisol also stimulates... Read More
By Janet Martin
Gym memberships usually increase during the month of January because everybody seems to want to start their year with a resolution to lose weight and become healthier. However, after a few visits to the gym, many people start to become less enthusiastic in their efforts to be buff because of... Read More
Beyond firming your belly, strength in the abdominals is essential because the abs' central location in the torso makes them a linchpin of bodily movement.
The abdominal muscles consist of four muscle groups layered at the front and sides of the torso. They are crucial for keeping your trunk firm, allowing you to bend and twist at the waist while providing the leverage... Read More
Who would have thought a set of dumbbells and a training mat is all you need to start losing weight and gaining muscle?
Of course, you can go the whole nine yards and buy a set of gloves, a weight-lifting belt and a bar bell with a full set of weight disks, but it really is not necessary in order to set you off on the path to burning that excess fat and adding that all-important muscle.
As a beginner the most... Read More
Stress can make even the most focused and hardworking people lose their minds. Stress can ruin your life when you're always worried about something and scared that you're going to fail. Many people may not realize how easy it is to relieve stress and live a healthier, happier life. There are many things you can do to get your mind off something that's bothering you and relax your mind and body.
Take a hike. Walk through a park or on... Read More
By Marci Sloane, Ms, Rd, Ld/n, Cde
An estimated 24 million Americans have diabetes and 1/3 of them don't even know it! Diabetes can lead to many complications -- since it is a disease of the vessels: heart disease, kidney disease, blindness, nerve damage and amputation are... Read More
When you're trying to lose weight by cutting back on calories, keeping your energy levels up can be a challenge. Many dieters fail at sticking with their diet plan because they simply feel too tired, depressed or lethargic after a few days. When your body isn't used to a lower calorie intake from your diet plan, you may experience a noticeable energy dip that makes it much harder to stick with your diet in the long-term; however, there are... Read More