There have been many fad diets making headlines over the years, but the low-carb lifestyle seems to be the one that has stuck around the longest. The reason for this is simple…the lack of carbs leads to a revved-up metabolism, resulting in weight loss that will last if you stick with it. Once you get beyond the initial carb cravings, your body turns into a fat-burning machine and the thought of carbs will make you feel heavy and weighed down essentially making it even easier to omit them from your diet. Here are a few reasons why low-carb diets are the go-to way to weight loss…
Back in the day, people only got massages when they were on vacation or when they took an annual visit to a luxury spa. Nowadays, after much research supporting the benefits of massage, these 30 to 75-minute sessions are becoming more popular and for good reason. Not only does massage therapy work by relieving tight muscles, but studies have shown that it is linked to treating anxiety, digestive disorders, headaches, sports injuries, myofascial pain syndrome, stress-related insomnia, soft tissue strains or injuries, and fibromyalgia.
When we have busy lives, we often forget about taking care of ourselves. Instead, we put everyone else before us. While this seems like the ultimate sacrifice that one can make, it takes a major toll on our bodies and minds and will result in both resentment and poor health. Since we never think to pamper ourselves, it’s always a bonus to receive a gift that is geared toward our health. That is why we are going to give you a few more healthy gift giving options to hand out this holiday.
For most people, the holiday season can be a very stressful time. As soon as the Halloween costumes are stashed away and we applaud ourselves for not dipping into the candy corn, it’s time to think of Thanksgiving. If you are tasked with being the host to your family’s annual Thanksgiving dinner then you most likely won’t have a lot of downtime before the big day.
Osteoporosis affects such a major percentage of the population, especially women, which is why it’s immensely important to tackle the disease early on. If you fail to look out for yourself now, the disease can cause a major disruption in your quality of life at an older age. Like most things in life, taking a proactive approach is key to your long term health. Here are a few tips that will help you avoid osteoporosis.
Most know that osteoporosis has something to do with the bones, but what exactly is it and how can you know if you are at risk for it? We are going to start out by offering you a little bit of education on the disease. Known as a bone disease, osteoporosis occurs when your body loses too much bone or no longer makes as much bone as it did before. While the level of the disease can vary quite a bit from person to person, it is essentially a weakening of the bones, which can ultimately lead to fractures resulting from minor falls. Believe it or not, osteoporosis can get so bad that even a sneeze can cause bone breakage.
If you find that you have trouble correcting your posture, there are a few exercises that will help you build the strength and flexibility you need to stand and sit correctly.
There is a good chance that you’ve had to fast at least one time in your life. In most cases, fasting is something that our doctors demand we do prior to a medical procedure or test, in order to keep the digestive tract and airway clear. If we are full of food during a procedure that requires anesthesia, the food and acid has a chance of moving from you stomach and into your lungs because of the relaxing effects of anesthesia.
If you are like the majority of people, then you have some form of poor posture. Whether it’s how you sit or stand, improper posture could be doing some major damage to your body in the long run. If you still aren’t convinced to stand more upright, then let’s talk about the many benefits associated with having an aligned body.
It’s officially October, which means that we are going to be bombarded with candy everywhere we go. From the aisles in department stores to candy dishes at work, sweet treats packed in orange and black festive wrapping seems to be everywhere this time of year. This influx of sweet treats can put a major obstacle in your weight loss goals. Here are some tips to avoid caving into the cravings.