Olympic Workout

Who says you have to be a world-class athlete to get in a workout during the Olympics? If you tune in to watch contenders from around the globe go for the gold, don’t skip your own workouts. Use our fun Olympics Workout Game to squeeze in some fitness while you watch. We can’t promise you’ll […]

How Low Carb is It Really?

When attempting a lower carb lifestyle, many people think that involves just cutting out the bread and pastas; but a true low carb lifestyle involves being conscious of which foods weigh less on the carb scale than others, and that includes the seemingly healthy fruits and vegetables. Here is a guide to make sure you’re […]

Blackened Fish Tacos Recipe

Everyone loves to visit the beaches on the Alabama and Florida Gulf Coast a couple of times a year and there’s no shortage of fish restaurants in the area and Blackened Fish Taco Bowls are a local favorite. Blackening fish is a cooking technique that according to the internet originated with Chef Paul Prudhomme from Louisiana. It […]

Fruit: Not Good for Weight Loss?

If you’re like most people, you probably think that fruit is healthy, and even may boost your weight loss. What you don’t know is that fruit could be the culprit behind your weight gain, or struggle to lose those last 10 lbs. Unfortunately, fruit and its sugar, fructose, are not as healthy as advertisements claim […]

Egg Yolks: Why They’re Egg-cellent

Remember in the movie Runaway Bride when Julia Roberts’ character could never decide how she liked her eggs? We say, don’t worry about it Ms. Roberts, with so many health benefits associated with the consumption of eggs, you should eat ’em however you can get ’em! On the most superficial level, eggs are an excellent […]

A Healthy Gut = A Smaller Gut

Consider this: Right now, as you’re sitting there, there’s a battle raging in your belly. Some 1,000 species of bacteria are duking it out, trying to establish dominance. Why should you care? Because whether the good bacteria in your gut or the bad triumph doesn’t just decide how well you digest your dinner, respond to […]

BMR: Why It Matters

Is it possible to lose weight if you stay in bed all the time and do nothing? Sure, as long as you eat just enough to stay alive. What is BMR? The energy needed for our body to function at rest, while doing nothing, is called basal metabolic rate or BMR. It is the energy […]

How Body Fat Affects Your Health

The term ‘body fat’ is a familiar one. However, most people associate this word to obesity, cholesterol and an unhealthy constitution. Although excess body fat content can have severe implications, the body requires a specific content of body fat for various metabolic and structural functions. What is body fat? The term body fat refers to the […]

Mermaid Workout

Get ready to feel like a beautiful, toned mermaid with this incredible TOTAL body workout! We designed your Mermaid Routine to target all the areas you want to tone up for summer, including your abs, obliques, thighs & arms. Oh YES!! What you need for your Mermaid Routine: a kettlebell (or 10-15 lb dumbell), a […]

Walk This Way

Even though some of you may be tired of people saying this, it needs saying. We say this a lot because it’s important: you need to walk more. In fact, if there’s one goal everyone should make, it should be to walk more. Many of you made this the centerpiece for your exercise plans, many did not, figuring […]

Why You Should Choose Natural Supplements

As a part of the health world for over 30 years, we’ve discovered one thing about supplements or vitamins and that is this:  When it comes to supplements, natural is always better. Here is why: Mystery Ingredients The problem with many synthetic vitamins is that you don’t truly know what you are putting in your […]

Stress vs. Your Health

For most of us, stress is a part of our everyday life. Stress at home, stress at work, stress about our weight – it’s everywhere and no one is immune to the stressors that life has to offer. The problem is that when trying to lose weight, stress plays a bigger role than we think. […]

Fat is Your Friend

When we say fat is your friend, we mean dietary fat (not body fat) of course! Since the low-fat diet fad stated around the 1980s, fat has got a bad rap. However, in recent years, research has proven that the science behind the “low-fat” craze is not only incorrect nutritionally, but also not the best […]

How to Make Almond Milk

Since 40% of the population is lactose intolerant, almond milk, and other milk alternatives, have become incredibly popular. If you like the store bought kind, you’ll LOVE real, homemade almond milk. Making almond milk is actually an incredibly old process. The process essentially involves soaking almonds in water overnight or for up to two days — […]

Low Carb: Why It Works

The popular story of how low-carb diets work goes something like this: Reducing your carbohydrate intake lowers your insulin levels. Since insulin keeps fat locked into adipose tissue, lowering insulin can increase the amount of fat released to be burned for energy. For the portion of the overweight/obese population with insulin resistance and chronically-elevated insulin […]

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