Fast meals don’t have to be unhealthy meals. Calorie-heavy meals aren’t the only meals you can make with a baking dish or a microwave. If you want to eat healthy with your everyday kitchenware, you may be surprised how you can use things like your coffee grinder, blender or waffle iron to make your journey toward a healthy life easier. It’s time to get creative and have a little fun when preparing your meals.
Have you been suffering from chronic headaches or migraines? It doesn’t matter how old you are, this can start at any age. Many doctors will offer you quick fixes, but those never last for long. Pain meds help treat the symptoms, but they don’t cure the cause. Read more
It’s the day of the big exam. You’ve worn your flashcards out and your notes are starting to feel like an extension of your arms. What next? Are you afraid you’ll choke? How can you calm your nerves so you can make it through finals and get your best scores? Follow these five simple steps from yoga instructor Rebecca Rissman to slow down, chill out, and focus. Read more
Sometimes when you ask, you shall receive. The Agriculture Department has developed a new government certification and labeling for foods that are free of genetically modified ingredients. The USDA’s decision to do this stems from more and more consumer groups that are pushing for mandatory labeling of the genetically modified organisms, or GMOs. Read more
Working out on a regular basis is a great routine to adopt no matter who you are or what your goals may be. We’d all like to think the practices we have implemented are working well and there is no need to shake things up, but that is not always the case. Sometimes what we are doing isn’t what we should be doing. Sometimes change is good, especially if it is for the better. Read more
Olive oil has long been very popular for cooking and adding flavor to a variety of dishes. It has also received accolades for its health-promoting properties. Turns out there is a lot more to olive oil than just a quick dash in the pan. Check out some fun facts about its evolution and its health benefits — and which olive oils are not so “healthy”. Read more
Sage is a new food data platform created by designers and nutritionists. It just launched to give consumers a smarter food label. Sage’s platform allows consumers to access interactive digital food labels where food data is more transparent, the information on the label is personalized to each user’s unique interests and preferences, and it provides better visual designs that help consumers make sense of the important information around every product. Read more
Smokers who are able to quit might actually be hard-wired for success, according to a study from Duke Medicine. The study, published in Neuropsychopharmacology, showed greater connectivity among certain brain regions in people who successfully quit smoking compared to those who tried and failed. Read more
Every article or book you read about exercise tells you about the countless benefits exercise has on your body. It’s almost cliche at this point. One thing you might not know however, is that lifting weights or going for a run can also help prevent and undo skin damage that causes aging. Yep – you read that right. Read more
Happy National Pilates Month. No really. This little gem of a workout is great for those of us who either don’t like to go to the gym or don’t have “time”. You can easily do these “classes” or exercises from the comfort of your own home. One great site that gives you a lot of options every month is Pilatesology. Read more
Do you start feeling like you are somewhere between awake and the land of nod some time in the afternoon after you’ve passed the lunch hour, but a few hours before your work or school day is over? You are not alone.
Larry Stevens eats a piece of high-cacao content chocolate every afternoon, which is in part because he has developed a taste for the unsweetened dark chocolate. It’s also because research shows that it lowers blood pressure and his new study reveals that it improves attention, which is especially important when hitting that midday slump. Read more
Most people think working out and eating healthy are two different things. But they aren’t. You need one to support the other. Studies show that exercising can help diminish cravings for unhealthy foods and stop binge eating. This leads to faster weight loss, better fitness results, and an overall healthy life. Learn how to use this to your advantage with our tips in this article.
It isn’t easy to cut back or stop using salt completely, but a lot of people are starting to do it. This is very common advice given by doctors for the 30% of Americans and the 40% of the global community suffering from high blood pressure. Even though it’s a common diagnosis, high blood pressure is a huge risk factor for heart issues down the line.