Vitamin D is essential for healthy bones. In Finland we get most of our vitamin D from sunlight exposure from around late May to the end of September. Find out how to get enough without risking sun damage. We need vitamin D to help the body absorb calcium and phosphate from our diet. These minerals are important… Continue reading How to get vitamin D without risking excessive sun exposure.
What better way to enjoy the little things in life, than to go for the low fat snacks while still watering your mouth. 1/2 Cup Slow-Churned Ice Cream. Surprise! Ice cream tops our list of low-calorie snacks. The key is to look for slow-churned or double-churned varieties. This refers to a process that reduces fat… Continue reading Favorite Low Fat Snacks.
Staying hydrated while exercising is very important, especially during the hotter months when we tend to lose more water by sweating. The best way to hydrate our bodies is to drink water, as it helps to prevent dehydration. It’s difficult to overstate the importance of water in the body: it helps our cells to function… Continue reading How much water do you really need when you hit the gym?
Humans are creatures of habits, and as a species we have habits. You don’t need to like them, you don’t need to be aware of them, but you do have them, regardless of your preferences. They’re the building blocks that form a large portion of what we do, and also a mirror to our identity.… Continue reading Best paper habit trackers.
Self-sabotage occurs when your logical, conscious mind (the side of you that says you need to eat healthily and save money) is at odds with your subconscious mind (the side of you that stress-eats chocolate and goes on online shopping binges). The latter is your anti-self — that critical inner voice that seems to hold… Continue reading How to Stop the Self-Sabotage.
What’s the first thing that comes to mind when you hear the words “spin class”? One is probably “loud music.” Another might be “choreographed pedaling.” A third may easily be a mental picture of a struggling you. If you’re looking for a new workout to burn tons of calories, then you should give spinning classes… Continue reading 7 Reasons to Try Spinning
Sleep. We all know we need it. Most of us feel we don’t get enough. We’re constantly tired – and tired of being tired – as we struggle to achieve those elusive eight hours’ sleep each night. But it may be that stressing out about not getting enough sleep is actually what’s making you feel… Continue reading Is the eight hours of sleep rule a myth?
Every couple of years a new diet trend seems to appear promising easy, rapid weight loss or health benefits. Have you heard of the Keto Diet – short for Ketogenic Diet? The Keto Diet has much to offer and is backed by scientific evidence. The Keto Diet is not simply trend, but a sustainable change… Continue reading The Real Deal on The Keto Diet
Losing weight can be challenging, and keeping weight off can be just as difficult. Although the medical community is still untangling the complicated relationship between sleep and body weight, several potential studies have emerged that highlight the potential weight loss benefits of getting a good night’s rest and the negative health impacts of sleep deprivation.… Continue reading The link between sleep and weight loss: What you need to know.
Who said that neglecting your face was acceptable when pursuing a fitness and wellness routine? Did you know you can “tone” your face muscles? It’s true: In the hunt for youthful and healthy-looking skin, many swear by a daily face yoga practice to carve the cheekbones, similar to how a round of squats can strengthen… Continue reading Face Workout: Eye & Face Yoga.