During the season of snow, ice and slush, indoor fitness becomes key for anyone who wants to get in shape without risking frostbite. While indoor winter workouts may make you miss long runs by the beach and treks up and down local forest preserves, they don't have to be monotonous.
Health and Wellness
Every year, Thanksgiving brings people around the table for a wonderful feast of family, friends and stories that build memories that last a lifetime. However, the calories consumed can last forever as well if you're not conscientious about big holiday meals and overeating. Here are a few items on the table this Thanksgiving and the minutes it will take of some of your favorite activities to burn them away.
If you are looking to change your diet and start consuming more plant-based foods and less meat, get the facts!
We have broken down the plant-based diet basics to help you decide if it's right for you.
Often throughout the course of our life, we find ourselves wanting to adjust our diet. Whether it is for weight management, personal health issues, or just to feel better, in order to make a permanent diet change you need to learn about the basics first. If you know what you are going to partake in up front and like what you see, the chances of sticking with it are much stronger.
If you've been following my blog, you have met Gemma Berto, a student at DePaul University who believes in a healthy lifestyle, taking school seriously, and helping to inspire others.
In her quest to represent Illinois in the upcoming Miss Illinois USA pageant, she has been sharing her experiences with my readers to help them see the beauty in themselves. Keep in mind, if you met her on the street, you would never hear these details as many of her friends at school have no idea that she has competed in such an event, nor that she placed in the bathing suit competition last year.
The event might be more common than you can imagine; someone in the shopping mall walking with their family, when suddenly you see them go down to their knees, grasping their chest. Of course, someone will call 911, but what should you be doing until the ambulance can offer medical assistance?
Clive James, a first-aid trainer, wants to provide brief instructions how to help someone having a heart attack. James describes heart attack signs to look for in a person, which include dizziness, difficulty breathing, someone grabbing their chest in pain or jaw, or their lips turning blue.
By searching different fitness guru's online, you can get amped about your workout while learning some new tips and tricks. Searching them on pinterst.com allows the pictures to demonstrate new methods and diet options more effectively. It also lets you check out their hot bods.
Juicing has become a great way to get lots of nutrients in our diets, but juicing at home can seem very daunting.
It's important to know what to shop for, how to prep the ingredients and which ingredients to combine for the best tasting juice. Thankfully Kaleidoscope Juice founder Alexandra Maw is sharing her tips for juicing at home.
Maw has created a successful business helping people who don’t have the time or equipment get healthy by incorporating juicing into their lives on a consistent basis. But, for those who can't conveniently pop into one of her shops and pick up a bottle of her organic cold pressed juices, Maw loves helping people juice successfully at home.
Vitamin D is associated with strong bones and healthy teeth, but many ponder alternative benefits and sources.
Whether Vitamin D is being absorbed through the body from certain foods or pouring down through rays of sunlight, its nutrients are imperative for good health. Not only does it aid in the growth of teeth and bones, Vitamin D also helps to increase immune function.
There are things you can do to minimize your allergy symptoms. A few things like being aware of your surroundings can help control your allergies. Some people experience allergies like dusts, molds, cats, and dogs year-round, while others only experience seasonal allergies like grasses, trees, and ragweed. So, how do you control your allergies so you can visit your friends without them having to put away their pup? Well, these few suggestions may help.
Unhappy people can be the most difficult to deal with. They are hard to please and the hardest to inspire about anything in their life, even if they are living comfortably with the perfect job and lifestyle. Giving them exciting news stirs up a lot of “buts” during their response to you, sharing everything that could go wrong with your plan. Most of us try to avoid unhappy people like this, but doctors may be trying to help more of them soon.
Scary heart statistics tell us 1 out of 2 people will die from heart disease and all of us are at risk. Don’t throw your hands up in the air yet and give up on taking care of yourself quite yet. You might be preventing yourself from ever having heart disease if you:
- Exercise a few times a week.
- See all the colors of the rainbows of vegetables and fruits on your plate for one meal a day.
- Limit your eating red meat quantity down to one or two times a week.