Do Calories Matter? (the truth revealed in regards to weight loss)

If you’re involved in a weight loss program, you’re probably counting calories on a regular basis. But do calories matter when you’re trying to lose weight or is more about portion control? The answer isn’t that all the simple… Here’s a look at what calories actually are, and how they play a role in either … Continue reading “Do Calories Matter? (the truth revealed in regards to weight loss)”

How to Get Rid of Bad Habits

If you smoke, eat too much junk food, or drink alcohol to excess, you likely already know these habits are bad for you. But they’re habits that are tough to kick overnight. It takes time and a lot of effort to quit. But, there’s hope: One of the best ways to leave damaging lifestyle habits … Continue reading “How to Get Rid of Bad Habits”

NEWS: Mindfulness May Change or Improve Your Genes

Mindfulness meditation has been around for centuries. You’ve probably already heard it’s an effective tool for staying calm and relaxed. Now, a recent study shows it could actually have an affect on your genes. It may even help to reverse some of the stress-related damage to your health. Here’s a look at how this form … Continue reading “NEWS: Mindfulness May Change or Improve Your Genes”

Is Drinking Coffee the Secret to Longevity?

If you’re a coffee drinker, you might just think that your beverage of choice tastes great and gives you a nice pick-me-up after a good night’s sleep. But research indicates that drinking coffee on a regular basis might actually help extend your life. Two studies show that coffee consumption could provide benefits you might not … Continue reading “Is Drinking Coffee the Secret to Longevity?”

NEWS: Can Ibuprofen (NSAIDs) Increase Risk Of Heart Attack?

Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) like ibuprofen are on just about every store shelf in America. Millions of people use them whenever they feel the slightest bit of discomfort. But even though these medications are seemingly everywhere, that doesn’t mean they don’t carry with them potentially major risks. Why People Use NSAIDs People turn to NSAIDs … Continue reading “NEWS: Can Ibuprofen (NSAIDs) Increase Risk Of Heart Attack?”

Fatty Liver: What Is It? How Do You Get It? And How to Fix it.

As a whole, the United States is becoming more overweight. And as obesity increases across the country, more people are developing a fatty liver as a result. Researchers believe that liver fat, rather than belly fat, is the main indicator for a lot of different health problems, including cardiovascular disease, diabetes and others.1 While the … Continue reading “Fatty Liver: What Is It? How Do You Get It? And How to Fix it.”

Why You Should Start Lifting Weights (plus, beginner safety tips)

Strength training doesn’t necessarily mean hitting the weights so hard that you wind up looking like a muscle-bound bodybuilder. Even working light dumbbells can provide major health benefits. Yes, you’ll build up your muscles, but the main purpose of strength training is to help your overall well-being for the long term. How Important is Strength … Continue reading “Why You Should Start Lifting Weights (plus, beginner safety tips)”

Eat This, Do This, AVOID THAT to Lower Your Risk of Heart Disease

Life’s tough. You spend most of it figuring out what it is you need to do just to get through it. And, by the time you’re nearing retirement, your habits are pretty much set in stone. You’ve earned them, right? But, does it always pay to be stubborn? To stick to your regular patterns? It … Continue reading “Eat This, Do This, AVOID THAT to Lower Your Risk of Heart Disease”

A Bad Memory May Actually Be A Good Thing (here’s why)

Quick – who was named Most Valuable Player in Super Bowl 50? What was the name of your third grade teacher? If you don’t remember, that’s probably not a bad thing. It’s actually quite positive in most instances, because research suggests it could help you make smarter decisions. Here’s some information on why you shouldn’t … Continue reading “A Bad Memory May Actually Be A Good Thing (here’s why)”

How To Build A Mason Jar Salad (And What To Put In It!)

Mason jars are a popular trend these days. Just do a quick search on Pinterest or Google and you’ll find them filled with many things, such as candles, sand, flowers, cocktails, and (brace yourself) even salad ingredients! That’s right…They’re called Mason jar salads. Convenient to take to work or school, these ‘salads in a jar’ … Continue reading “How To Build A Mason Jar Salad (And What To Put In It!)”