Health and Wellness
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.
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.
If you have been following our interviews with pageant contestant Gemma Berto, you realize by now that a beauty queen has more to offer than looks.
Here are Gemma Berto's final thoughts on the Miss Illinois pageant. I believe she is a true beauty from the inside out and appreciate her sharing this experience. She did not win the title but did win our hearts.
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.