Healthy Bodies

Healthy Bodies

Question: I keep hearing about the benefits of HIIT (high-intensity interval training). Can you tell me specifically what it is and the benefits of doing it? Answer: High-intensity interval training is a fantastic way to work out, and it offers many of the same advantages of more traditional training programs…
Our society is continuously struggling with choosing diet plans that work. You might hear co-workers or friends talking about the various diet plans that they have attempted and most likely failed. One of our biggest discrepancies with choosing the correct diet is because of the skewed marketing that we see…
Men and women who lose weight through caloric restriction, without exercise, also lose bone at the hip and spine, increasing their risk for the bone-thinning disease osteoporosis and fractures, a study shows. Adding regular exercise to a calorie-restricted diet helps shield the bones from the harmful effects of dieting. "Exercise…
The best step to take when wanting to change your body is to learn more about calories. We all like to deny that the culprit of our excess poundage is that we eat too much and move too little. Although it is easier to blame weight gain on your poor…
There is a lot of misinformation about sugar. This month we’ll break down the facts around this ingredient to avoid getting yourself in a sticky situation with your health. To begin, the white sugar that you use every day and is in most all food products is sucrose and is…
Question: I’m curious what dietary changes I should make in order to stave off heart disease. Just trying to be proactive rather than reactive! Answer: First of all, kudos for focusing on prevention! As far as diet is concerned, there are definitely some modifications you can make, but to be…
Healthy eating is the largest part of insuring longevity and a heightened quality of life. Although exercise is extremely important, nutrition should never be overlooked. Many people tend to focus on working out extremely hard without taking into account the calories, fat and sodium they are putting into their bodies.…
What’s in your grocery cart? Fat-free salad dressing? Fat-free cheese? If you’ve vowed to cut the fat, but are already bored with dry fat-free meals that lack taste, don’t get discouraged! The solution is a diet that allows you to eat delicious, healthful foods, but doesn’t hinder your weight loss.…
Question: I am someone who regularly skips meals and workouts, thanks to both a busy work schedule and family life. I’m wondering if you have any tips that might get me back on track? Answer: Luckily, there are many people that lead busy lives while still finding the time for…
Question: I would do almost anything to get a nice 6-pack. Can you give me some tips and hints? Answer: Absolutely! Not everyone has this particular goal, but the ones that do seem to be very passionate about it. First of all, you have to do some serious core work,…
For those of us who exercise, we’ve all reached them at one point: plateaus. Simply stated, a plateau is being stuck in a rut making minimal progress or, even worse, regressing from the results we are desperately seeking. This can be a very frustrating period of time that seems to…
Question: I love fast food, but I’m trying to lose weight and improve my health. Is it OK to eat fast food while on a diet program? Answer: Yes, but as always, there are a few important points to keep in mind. We all know fast food isn’t necessarily the…
Question:  I’ve been having a tough time with my energy levels for my 6am workouts. I was thinking coffee might help with this, but it seems like it’s always getting mixed reviews. Any cause for concern before a workout? Answer:  First things first. If you’re experiencing low energy levels, and…
Question: I keep hearing great things about these antioxidant super-fruit juices and I even have a few friends that decided to become distributors. Should I be adding these juices to my daily regimen? Answer: These products are definitely popular these days, but here’s the scoop. Most are exotic fruit juices…
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