Select Page

Month: January 2013

Physical Activity for a Healthy Weight

Article taken from Why is physical activity important? Regular physical activity is important for good health, and it’s especially important if you’re trying to lose weight or to maintain a healthy weight. When losing weight, more physical activity increases the number of calories your body uses for energy or “burns off.” The burning of calories through physical activity, combined with reducing the number of calories you eat, creates a “calorie deficit” that results in weight loss. Most weight loss occurs because of decreased caloric intake. However, evidence shows the only way to maintain weight loss is to be...

Read More

The Proper Motivation to Achieve Your Weight Loss Goals

What is the first step one must take to develop a life changing habit? A habit that will transform your physical appearance, instill a solid work ethic, and incorporate into your mind the necessary motivation and confidence to overcome ANY obstacle you encounter. The answer is quite simple… in fact, you will be thrilled to know that you have already taken this crucial first step! The answer lies in the simple “IDEA” that you have decided you would like to improve your physical appearance. Think of it this way… The person you have become at this very moment, and...

Read More

Book selection: “The Men’s Health Big Book of Exercises”

The Men’s Health Big Book of Exercises is the essential workout guide for anyone who wants a better body. As the most comprehensive collection of exercises ever created, this book is a body-shaping power tool for both beginners and longtime lifters alike. From start to finish, this 480-page muscle manual bulges with hundreds of useful tips, the latest findings in exercise science, and cutting-edge workouts from the world’s top trainers. Inside The Men’s Health Big Book of Exercises you’ll find 619 exercises expertly demonstrated with color photographs, with dozens of movements for every muscle in your body, including: *...

Read More

Keep Winter Allergies At Bay

Summer and Fall are over and so are your allergies, right? Not so fast. Many of those warm weather allergens like pet dander, dust mites, mold and mildew are around all year. The holidays are upon us, Old Man Winter is in sight, and the last thing you want is to be stuck with the sniffles and sneezing like crazy, right? Here are a few ways to keep allergies at bay: Wash your bedding in very hot water every week or at a minimum every other week. Use allergy-proof covers on your mattress and pillows. Consider purchasing allergy-resistant bedding...

Read More

The Good, The Bad, The Reheated: Cooking and Handling Leftovers

Article taken from Holiday dinners are a time to enjoy friends, family and good food. And while leftovers can make quick and tasty meals, it’s important to remember to refrigerate them promptly and reheat properly.  You can help keep your family safe from food poisoning at home by following these guidelines from the USDA. Promptly refrigerate or freeze perishable leftovers Did you know that illness-causing bacteria can grow in perishable foods within two hours unless you refrigerate them? (And if the temperature is 90 ˚F or higher, cut that time down to one hour.) Bacteria spread fastest at...

Read More