July 7, 2010
- Working Out: Your All-Natural Anti-Depressant
Why buy Prozac or Zoloft to treat depression, when all you need is a comfortable pair of sweatpants, some good sneakers, and a gym membership?
A simple jog outside or 30 minutes on an exercise bike can do wonders to treat mild to moderate depression, including:
Increased self esteem
Exercise distracts you from current problems that are [...]
June 9, 2010
- Acing the Ab Workout
Strong abs are key to a strong body and slim appearance; cardiovascular workouts are important if you need to lose weight, but the only way to tone up those abs and get rid of that loose middle forever is through an effective abdominal workout. Follow this guide to Ab workouts that work.
Step one: General Weight [...]
May 12, 2010
- Is Acai Okay?
Is Acai Okay?
The Acai berry is quickly becoming known as one of today’s superfoods. It is said to contain properties that promote anti-aging and weight loss in addition to its general health benefits. Various products have been manufactured using natural ingredients with an emphasis on the Acai berry. Acai Plus is one such diet pill.
January 11, 2010
- Healthy Ways to Treat Hypertension
High blood pressure, also known as hypertension, is an issue faced by a large percentage of adults, and is especially common in those over 65. Blood pressure naturally rises and falls at different times of the day, but when it remains high over a period of time, it is known as high blood pressure. There [...]
September 16, 2009
- Stomach This: 12 Flat Ab Foods
Exercise is the best way to lose weight, right? So, where are those beach ready abs? No matter how much you exercise, no many how many crunches you do a day, the key to getting that washboard stomach lies in the right combination of diet and exercise. By eating the right foods, you can actually [...]
July 26, 2009
- Food That Can Help Lower Your Cholesterol
If you’ve got high cholesterol, you probably have a long list of things you can’t eat – no more red meat, no more bacon, no more frying all your favorite foods in butter. Instead of a laundry list of things you CAN’T eat, you’re probably better of focusing on this great list of delicious food [...]
July 9, 2009
- Savory Veggies Lower Blood Pressure
It is known that certain dietary factors contribute to keeping a healthy and normal blood pressure, such as avoiding salt and eating plenty of high fiber vegetable, fruits and grains. But now, research has revealed that there is a certain flavor-enhancing compound found in all vegetables which could be one of the reasons why the [...]
April 6, 2009
- Top Foods to Beat the Blues
Unfortunately, most of us will experience some bout of depression in our lifetime, but the good news is that the foods we pick have a huge impact on our moods and how quickly we bounce back. I’ve compiled some of my favorite anti-depressant foods for you right here in this post.
Let’s begin with cottage cheese, [...]
March 31, 2009
- MCTs and Weight Loss
You can work hard at the gym to burn fat and stay in control over your diets, or you could start popping diet pills like Phentermine, but I am always looking for natural ways to help ease the process, aren’t you? That’s why I find the scientific studies on medium chain triglycerides and weight loss [...]
March 26, 2009
- Risks of Red Meat
I spend a lot of time on this blog glorifying protein from meat, which I do not stray from very easily. However, when new research comes out which challenges this in some way, I feel obliged to share it with you folks! So, here we go: a new study just out is suggesting that people [...]
March 20, 2009
- The Thermic Effect of Food
Thermic effect of food (TEF) is a component of basic metabolism just like resting metabolic rate and exercise and the thermic effect of food uses up about 10% of the caloric intake of a given time period. But what exactly is this thermic effect and what foods raise it, so you can burn more calories? [...]
March 16, 2009
- Eat Olive Oil for Muscles Like Popeye
Once in a while there will be a food that will pop up on this blog that’s good for everyone including us who are on the journey towards muscle mass and fat loss. And here’s the one that has done just that today: olive oil. The famous oil of the Mediterranean and heart healthy diets, [...]
February 25, 2009
- Breakfast Keeps You Thin
We’ve all heard before that breakfast is the most important meal of the day, and yet most of us still barely are able to scarf down a few hundred calories of empty carbs in the morning, citing excuses like time and I’m not hungry in the morning. Studies have shown that breakfast is the most [...]
February 19, 2009
- Going Nuts!
Most people prefer diet pills over nuts when they are trying to lose weight because of all the calories and fat that they contain. And yes, the overly salted and oiled roasted nuts on the bar at your local pub are not friendly when it comes to getting leaner. But eat them raw and with [...]
February 12, 2009
- Burn Fat with Green Tea
When you work out in the gym every day with that huge commitment and the results come slower than you’d like, it’s a huge bummer. After all, you’re eating right and burning lots of energy so what else could you do to get the weight to drop off? Turns out it may be cutting out [...]