Research shows that when sleep is disrupted, cortisol levels are shifted away from optimal, perpetuating sleep issues by throwing off hormone levels and increasing inflammation. Therefore getting good sleep is one of the best things you can do for your health.
With its proven ability to lower cholesterol, quell hunger pangs and even spot-reduce belly fat, the avocado is arguably a perfect dietary staple for weight loss.
A study will support the benefit of certain supplements in one type of patient but show harm when the same supplements are taken by another group or people with different medical conditions. The key is to know the difference.
photo credit Susanne Menge Life is simple. We make it complicated. We go running past our own answers attempting to escape the truths we know insid...
Following these tips will help regardless of your work setting, and wellness will become contagious because people want what others have. You will also find that a wellness attitude follows you home.
Remaining positive and getting back on track, in my opinion, is probably the key to being able to maintain a healthy weight over time.
Getting the amount of flavonols that were useful in the study group from chocolate would involve eating so much chocolate that whatever protection you'd gain from these beneficial molecules, you'd lose from the harms associated with sugar and calorie overload.
To really take "cheat" out of your food equation, forego the idea that eating healthy must be bland or boring. Learn to appreciate healthy, flavorful foods like broccoli sautéed in coconut oil, slow roasted almonds, and wild-caught salmon.
I needed to lead my own life rather than follow the advice of others. I had to start trusting my own insights. I had to become the author of my own story.
Weight problems aren't just about overeating or under exercising -- they're about metabolic changes that are collectively known as insulin resistance.
Let's look at five popular sweetener alternatives and then consider how to differentiate between marketing hype and genuine healthiness.
Aging is a luxury. One you should embrace and enjoy. Beginning these anti-aging strategies at a young age will yield a greater benefit for you, but it is never too late to start.
And so it comes to this: if we eat well, we are unlikely to need a drug for weight control, whether it is a better drug or a worse one. And if we don't eat well, a drug may or may not help with weight, but it can't possibly substitute for the myriad other influences of diet quality.
It's not that we lack self-discipline or willpower to be successful. The problem is that dieting couldn't be more opposite to how we're evolutionarily designed to survive and function best. Could you ever imagine our distant ancestors going against their biological drive for survival by purposefully eating less food when it was available?
While I outsource many tasks, I enjoy and always do my own food shopping. But I get it: grocery stores can become a frustrating obstacle course filled with impulse buys, products masquerading as healthy, and overall confusion.
What many people don't realize about lifting weights is that in addition to the physical benefits you'll gain, it has the ability to expand your life in so many other ways. Here are just a few of the ways you might see your life improve when you start lifting weights.