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 [...]
March 23, 2010
- How to Maintain Healthy Cholesterol Levels
It is important to maintain HDL cholesterol levels (good cholesterol) in order to prevent heart disease and heart attack. There are certain lifestyle changes that can help you maintain healthy levels of cholesterol. As always, I put a strong emphasis on weight loss and working out.
l Routine health checkups and cholesterol screenings – There are [...]
February 4, 2010
- Five Easy Ways to Lower Cholesterol
Did you know that there are two types of cholesterol? Low density lipoproteins (LDL) is the bad kind, which blocks the arteries with plaque, leading to heart disease because of the extra pressure put on the heart to pump the blood around the body. High density lipoproteins (HDL) are the good kind, which fights LDL [...]
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 [...]
April 23, 2009
- Say Cheese!
I love cheese. I really do. But I also love keeping my body in shape. And if you have ever counted calories or tried to lose weight, you know the two do not go hand in hand. And there’s always that dilemma, hmmm, I guess I could have the low-fat cheese right? But 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 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, [...]
March 13, 2009
- The Truth Behind Conjugated Linoleic Acid
One of the names that has been popping up in the diet world a lot in recent years is Conjugated Linoleic acid. By definition, Conjugated linoleic acids (CLA) are a family of at least 28 isomers of linoleic acid found especially in the meat and dairy products derived from ruminants, or cows, to you and [...]
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 [...]