“Brain Food” After-School Snacks

When school is in session, you want your kids on top of their game. And since learning doesn’t end when the school bell rings, keeping it going when they come home to do homework is important. So if you’re trying to decide what after-school snacks to serve your children, then you should consider some brainContinue reading ““Brain Food” After-School Snacks”

A Guide to Muscle Building for Mesomorphs

A guide to muscle building for mesomorphs first means classifying this body type. Mesomorphs are those individuals which naturally have a cut and well developed body with a lot of muscle. As one of the three main body types (there are also endomorphs and ectomorphs), mesomorphs have the easiest time building muscle. But you canContinue reading “A Guide to Muscle Building for Mesomorphs”

A Guide to Muscle Building for Endomorphs

If you are endomorphic, you have the basic human body type which is characterized by a tendency to store body fat. Mesomorphs are characterized by a well-defined musculature, and ectomorphs have neither a preponderance of fat or muscle. So as an endomorph, you are predisposed to collecting fat. But once you know that you areContinue reading “A Guide to Muscle Building for Endomorphs”

A Guide to Muscle Building for Ectomorphs

If you naturally have insignificant levels of fat and muscle, you are probably an ectomorph. While that sounds like some type of space alien, along with endomorph and mesomorph, it is one of the three most common human body types found on men and women. The endomorphic body is characterized by a thin, slim build,Continue reading “A Guide to Muscle Building for Ectomorphs”

How to Improve Your Willpower So You Can Permanently Lose Weight

Losing weight is as much a mental challenge as it is physical. The biggest obstacle to you losing weight may be you – your lack of willpower and self-discipline. Most articles you read on weight loss start out talking about the typical physical aspect of burning calories to lose weight and what foods you shouldContinue reading “How to Improve Your Willpower So You Can Permanently Lose Weight”

Diet Vs. Exercise: Which Helps You Lose More Weight?

Which is more effective in helping you lose weight, diet or exercise? Obviously, in the perfect world you would exercise regularly, develop a sensible and nutritious diet, get lots of sleep and drink lots of water. That would help effectively return your body to its ideal weight. But if you had to choose one orContinue reading “Diet Vs. Exercise: Which Helps You Lose More Weight?”

Quick and Healthy Breakfast Ideas

Breakfast is the most important meal of the day. Unfortunately, many of us neglect breakfast, and there’s a lot of evidence to suggest that your body and mind will suffer unless you have a healthy breakfast each morning. You spend six to eight hours sleeping. After that time, your body needs fuel to keep going.Continue reading “Quick and Healthy Breakfast Ideas”

The Importance Of Posture For The Health of Office Workers

If you work in an office, chances are you sit at your desk all day, typing at your computer. Have you ever thought about your posture as you sit there, day in, day out? Most people don’t and regret it somewhere down the line. Why is this so? Maintaining a good posture is extremely importantContinue reading “The Importance Of Posture For The Health of Office Workers”

How to Satisfy Your Hunger While You’re Cutting Calories

If you are trying to lose weight, we know one strategy is to cut calories. However until your body gets used to not getting as many calories per day, you may have occasional pangs of hunger. The good news is there are several strategies that can help curb the urge to eat. Water Good ol’Continue reading “How to Satisfy Your Hunger While You’re Cutting Calories”

The Link Between Exercise and Mental Health

The brain is a complex organ that we still have much to learn about, however through research and studies, we are starting to see connections between exercising the physical body and improving mental health. In a recent Brazilian study on older lab rats, they found that even exercising at a mild-intensity level the rats showedContinue reading “The Link Between Exercise and Mental Health”

Essential Equipment for At Home Body Building

If you are still paying a gym membership but don’t like going there, have you considered setting up your own home gym? It isn’t that expensive nor does it need to take up a lot of room. As a matter-of-fact, a few months of money that you would have spent on gym membership should buyContinue reading “Essential Equipment for At Home Body Building”

Taking Care of Yourself When You’re Taking Care of Your Family

Taking care of a family requires many things, one of them being a lot of energy. When you are caring for the well being and survival of others, it is essential to take care of your own needs as well. You will do your best as a parent and partner when you take time toContinue reading “Taking Care of Yourself When You’re Taking Care of Your Family”

I’m So Tired, So Why Can’t I Get to Sleep?

Toss, turn, yawn, stretch, shift, toss some more – but you just can’t get to sleep. When you prepared for bedtime, you were so tired you thought you might fall asleep brushing your teeth. But the clock face flashes 1 o’clock in the morning and you’re still not asleep. If this is a regular problem,Continue reading “I’m So Tired, So Why Can’t I Get to Sleep?”

How Positivity Affects Weight Loss Success

Believe it and you can achieve it. Attitude is altitude. Your attitude is everything. These are common mantras bandied about by inspiration gurus and self-help professionals, and they have frequently been shown to have a definite positive impact for many people. But can a positive attitude be a cornerstone for weight loss success? Many healthContinue reading “How Positivity Affects Weight Loss Success”

The Benefits of Exercising Outdoors

Exercising outdoors brings with it a whole host of advantages, along with some disadvantages. Depending on where you live, exercising outdoors is not an option during some parts of the year. In the Northern Plains and Northeast of the United States, you have the bitter cold and snow in the winter that prevents you fromContinue reading “The Benefits of Exercising Outdoors”

The Benefits of Exercising in Group Fitness Classes

The most obvious benefit of working out within a group setting is accountability, not only to the instructor but to your other classmates as well as to yourself. Beyond that, some of the other benefits include: 1) Motivation to keep going If you are new to exercising, one of the first thoughts you’ll have aboutContinue reading “The Benefits of Exercising in Group Fitness Classes”

How Fitness Can Impact Every Area of Your Life

There are many health benefits to getting fit, both mental and physical, which we will be talking about. But first, let’s talk about exercising itself. The American Heart Association recommends 30 minutes of moderate activity each day, but you don’t have to exercise for 30 minutes all at one time. Many people don’t exercise becauseContinue reading “How Fitness Can Impact Every Area of Your Life”

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