Diet & Fitness articles

Hula Hoop Fitness

Hula hoops are not just for kids any more Invented in the 1950s, hula hoops have evolved from a fad to a fitness alternative.   According to Fabio Comana, exercise physiologist for the American Council on Exercise, “hooping” improves flexibility and balance and can strengthen core muscles. It can also burn about 158 calories in

Become a freekeh fan

Freekeh (pronounced “free-kah”) is an ancient grain, enjoyed for centuries in countries such as Syria, Lebanon, Jordan, and Egypt. Now freekeh is gaining popularity in America. Want to join the freekeh fan club? Here’s what you need to know. Freekeh is made from young wheat and has a smoky, nutty flavor and a firm, chewy

The 3-P approach to eating right on a budget

You don’t have to spend a lot of time and money to eat nutritiously if you’re smart about planning, purchasing, and preparing your food. Plan Plan meals and snacks for a week, taking into account how much money you have to spend on food. Make a grocery list. Check for sales and coupons in your

21 ways to eat healthier (and save money, too)

As much as possible, buy in season produce. Examples: asparagus in spring, zucchini in summer, pears in fall, and leafy green’s in winter. Buy only as much fresh produce as you will use within four or so days. After that, the nutritional value decreases. Choose canned or frozen fruits and vegetables when fresh is too

All hail, Kale!

If you’re looking for an alternative to cabbage, you may want to check out its leafy-green cousin, kale. The versatile cruciferous (“kroo-sif-er-us”) vegetable offers a host of health benefits. Eating kale may help reduce risks of certain cancers, such as cancers of the bladder, breast, colon, ovary, and prostate. Steamed kale has also been shown

A simple way to lower sodium in your diet

Choose fresh foods over canned, packaged, or processed foods whenever possible. Nearly three-quarters of the sodium in American diets comes from ingredients and seasonings added to packaged, processed, and restaurant foods, while table salt is responsible for only about 15%. To help prevent high blood pressure and lower your risk for heart disease from high

Running With Kids – Keeping it Fun

Training for and participating in fun runs and walks (usually a distance of five kilometers or approximately three miles) can be a great family fitness activity. Parents serve as good role models while kids learn that physical activity can be a fun and rewarding social outlet. To keep it fun: Walk or run at your

The Stone Age Diet Solution

The dietary habits adopted by developed countries over the last centuries are largely responsible for many of the chronic diseases that are now commonplace in Western society. Diseases such as coronary heart disease, diabetes, high blood pressure, and cancer of the colon are virtually unheard of among the few hunter-gatherer populations still remaining in the

Do You Drink A Protein Shake?

With fitness becoming so important and nearly everybody worrying about weight loss and muscle building, it becomes important to have the right nutrition. Kitchen is the best place to start your fitness training, as it is said. Hence, one must take care of proper nutrition. Proteins are the most important form of nutrition for fitness.

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