Sitting up tall is a hard habit to learn. If you tend to round forward, a variety of postural issues can affect your musculoskeletal system, as seen with upper crossed syndrome. Whether you are sitting at a desk, driving your car, or texting on your phone, it’s always ideal to
It’s been said that Americans have more food than any other country in the world and more diets to keep them from it. Diet and fitness trends come and go. Currently we are in a low-carb/high-fat craze, yet for many years it was high-carb/low-fat.As a healthcare provider, personal trainer and sports nutritionist,
Super-agers are people in their 70s or 80s who have cognitive or physical function equal to that of people decades younger. Super-agers tend to push beyond their comfort zones to take on greater challenges compared with their average contemporaries.
Coming up with new and interesting food every week can be challenging. We all know a spritz of lemon juice or some fresh herbs can liven things up, but what about when those tricks get predictable? These seven ingredients add a ton of flavor and excitement to dinner with almost zero effort and minimal calories. Even chicken breast and steamed veggies will never be boring again. 1. ARTISAN VINEGARS Adding just a touch of acid can perk up food in a more complex way. It cuts through fats, aids in balancing the overall flavor profile and adds a touch of
When it comes to healthy eating and weight loss, cravings tend to be seen as a derailer of goals. But there’s nothing inherently â€œbadâ€ about them. â€œA craving is a very natural and normal response to meeting a need,â€ explains registered dietitian Rebecca Scritchfield, author ofÂ Body Kindness. â€œThat craving could be for energy or to regulate emotions. Maybe the day wasn’t so sweet, so you want something sweet, or maybe you’re seeking enjoyment.â€ But obviously, giving in to cupcakes every single time isn’t the way to build a strong, healthy body. So your first step is accept that cravings will
Losing weight can be tricky business: When you’re insanely busy, it can be tough to focus on your goals in a healthy, sustainable way, let alone work towards them at all. It’s easy to fall into pitfalls, but hey, knowledge is power, when you know the traps you’re most likely to fall into, it’s easier to steer clear. Registered dietitians know these roadblocks all too well, and they’ve helped their clients get past them, too. Here are 11 weight loss mistakes registered dietitians warn against: 1. FOCUSING ON WHAT YOU CAN’T EAT. So many people embarking on a weight loss journey focus
It can be hard not to overeat. You eat a healthy meal at home, think youâ€™re doing well, then you head out (to almost any destination) and are surrounded by junk food. You get hungry, and pretty soon youâ€™re at the local burger joint, diet forgotten. Or maybe you stick to the â€œrightâ€ foods, but theyâ€™re just so good that you canâ€™t have just one portion. Weâ€™ve all been there. That used to be me. The following six strategies have changed the game for me â€” now Iâ€™m healthier, enjoy my meals more and my appetite is low enough that,
Your evening walks might help you reach your step goals, but that doesnâ€™t mean youâ€™re necessarily getting a good workout. For walking to lead to health benefits like decreased risk of heart disease, stronger bones, weight loss, improved sleep and a mood boost, you have to do more than put one foot in front of the other. If youâ€™re not sure whether your walks meet the criteria for an actual workout, here are five signs your walking routine might be too easy: 1.Â YOU DON’T BREAK A SWEAT Itâ€™s a good sign when there are beads of sweat on your forehead,