There’s a lot of chatter about probiotics and how they can help our bodies function properly. You’re probably familiar with the commercials for certain brands of yogurt that claim to contain probiotics that will benefit the digestive system and promote improved immune health. It’s important to understand how probiotics work in the body, and who should—and shouldn’t—use them.
You’ve heard that being fit is all about the lifestyle, and not the quick fix, so today I’d like to give you a glimpse the habits that fit people have. These following seven habits are held by successfully fit people…wonder if you could apply a few to your own life.
You made the decision to get fit and lose some excess pounds. Then (hopefully) you started an exercise plan and backed that up with a nutrition program. And that was all you needed to do, right? You made the choice to eat right; to exercise three times a week…but just when you think you’re on a roll, a special occasion (and ‘celebration food’) pops …
Here’s a fact that will probably surprise you: it isn’t training that makes you stronger—it’s the rest between training periods that actually improves our fitness.
With the summer months, many of us plan time away camping or at cottages. It’s simple to think you can’t maintain your workouts—you’re low on space and don’t have room for a lot of equipment (and why would you want to pack it, anyway?).
It’s finally here—the first long weekend of the ‘summer.’ While it’s not ‘officially’ summer just yet, Victoria Day weekend is considered by many as the start of summer, as the temperatures continue to increase and the daylight stretches longer into the evening hours, giving us more energy and more time to enjoy the outdoors.
Did you know that no matter what your fitness goal is, your eating habits can help you achieve the results you want? Sometimes, some small but consistent tweaks to your diet and eating patterns can make all the difference in your health and fitness plan.
Last week, I shared how there are good carbs and bad carbs, and the importance of consuming certain types of carbs to help achieve your health and fitness goals. If you find yourself just as confused about fats – whether to consume some or none at all, full-fat vs low-fat vs non-fat – you’re not alone. Fats are so often …
Have you ever had a shoulder injury, or experienced pain in your shoulder area? If so, you know how difficult life can be if you suffer from shoulder pain. Simple, day-to-day chores become a challenge and uncomfortable to perform. Injuries to the supportive structures of the shoulder, such as the bones, tendons, bursae, cartilage and ligaments can all result in …
Just in time for the arrival of spring, which often brings milder temperatures, longer days and more sunlight to brighten our moods, April is Stress Awareness Month. What better time to figure out some ways we can relieve the stress we encounter? Don’t you find some days it seem worse than others?