The Keto diet…does it really work?
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In our previous post, we started to discuss the many benefits of breathing while stretching. While this seems like a simple topic, there is actually a lot to learn when it comes to getting the most out of stretching and pairing the elongation of muscles up with deep breathing is key to making it all worthwhile.
We get a lot of lectures on why stretching is important. There are tutorials on the daily stretches that we must do if we want to keep our bodies moving smoothly, but there is a whole other ingredient that needs to be added to your stretching routine and that ingredient is “breath.” If you really want to get the most out of your stretching routine, the secret is to breathe deeply while you elongate your muscles. There is a lot of research that sides with the fact that deep breathing associated with stretching helps increase circulation which relaxes the body and allows for less buildup of lactic acid.
In a previous post, we discussed the benefits of being prepared for your surgery and made sure to give you tips on things to do prior to the big day. In this post, we are going to discuss a topic that seldom gets talked about…Post Surgery Depression. While many doctors fail to warn patients about the risk of post-surgery depression, it is something that you need to know as it can happen in all patients, whether the surgery was big or small.
Like all things in life, the best thing you can do for success, is to be prepared. This proves to be true for anything from making a meal to prepping for surgery. With 2019 right around the corner, you may have a big surgery scheduled, and we want to share some tips on how to be both mentally and physically prepped whether you are dealing with the most basic to the most extreme surgery around.
In our last post we talked about "fad-diets" and why they often don't work. We continue to explore reasons why and offer tips on how to stay on track. Below you will find more information on current trends, and what to look out for.
The majority of us have had fad diets pushed at us since we knew what a diet was. And if you’re like most people, you’ve dabbled in a few fad diets here and there. We are here to tell you that they are called “fad diets” for a reason, as their success only lasts a minimal amount of time and in some cases, fad diets can actually be harmful to your health. Here are the top fad diets to steer clear of…
Counting calories is amongst the biggest myth when it comes to succeeding at weight loss. Instead of focusing on the math involved in your caloric intake, it’s best to take a long, hard look at your set point weight, which is technically the ten-pound range that your body works hard to keep your body weight within. Think of it like this…if you lower your set point weight, your body will no longer fight you to keep it within that ten-pound range. Instead, it will work with you. Our bodies work in a way that is similar to a sink. If a sink is clogged, it will still be clogged regardless of how much water you put in it, and it will continue to get backed up. Once you unclog that sink, you will have streaming water draining and it won’t overflow, much in the same way our bodies burn fat. To sum it up, your metabolism is very similar to the sink.