Intermittent Fasting: What You Need to Know

The question at hand is whether or not Intermittent Fasting is a good approach to weight loss? This is a dietary approach that restricts food and sweetened beverages, typically for 2 to 7 days at a time to provide a metabolic cleanse, of sorts, and to promote weight loss. There have been animal studies and preliminary human studies that this methodology may be useful. If so, then we have one more method to help us reduce our risk factors of diabetes, cancer, and heart disease. Continue reading Intermittent Fasting: What You Need to Know

Understanding Glycemic Index

The term glycemic index may not sound like something you would use on a daily basis, but it is fairly simple in concept. It is a measure of the blood sugar in your body after eating a food that contains carbohydrates. Over the years, people have continued to try to control their blood sugar by counting their carbs in this way, but primarily in an effort to have control over their energy levels and to maintain more lasting quality from meals. Continue reading Understanding Glycemic Index

Making Lifestyle Changes That Last

The beginning of the new year marks the time that many folks decide to eat better and make healthy lifestyle changes. You’re feeling motivated to start fresh, the days are slowly getting longer, and the promise of spring is on the horizon. But how do you make those resolutions into lasting change? Continue reading Making Lifestyle Changes That Last

Remember These 5 Things When You’re Trying to Make a Change

Continuing where we left off last week, our focus is on how to make changes in your life to incorporate fitness and wellness. Sometimes during this process, it’s easy to lose sight of how far you’ve come and where you’re trying to go. So, as you’re trying to get healthier remember these 5 things when you’re trying to make a change. Continue reading Remember These 5 Things When You’re Trying to Make a Change

Why Consistent Workouts are Key

Are you working hard, yet still left feeling like your workout just isn’t working? There’s a key to fitness that sometimes gets overlooked; consistency. With any fitness plan it is important to realize that consistent workouts maximize results. Continue reading Why Consistent Workouts are Key