Workout mistakes that can actually prevent weight loss

workout-mistakes-to-avoidby Holly Klamer July 25, 2014

It may seem you’re doing everything right for exercise, but for some reason you aren’t losing weight.  If you’ve been losing weight consistently and feel like you’re in a rut, it may be because of a workout mistake that is preventing weight loss. There are many reasons why weight loss has stalled, but check through the list of these simple workout mistakes to see if you need to adjust anything. Going as hard as you […]

Is dairy good or bad for you?

dairy-good-or-badby Holly Klamer July 23, 2014

Dairy foods are rich in many nutrients including calcium, potassium, protein and vitamin D. However, some dairy products can be high in calories, fat and/or sugar which is not good.  Dairy would not be good to eat for people who are allergic to components in dairy like lactose, casein or whey. Here are some reasons why dairy is good for you and certain instances where dairy could be considered bad for you. Bone health Dairy […]

7 bullet proof Ways to Make Running Feel Easier

make-running-easierby Tanja Knapp July 21, 2014

Running sucks, especially in the beginning. And yes, it will be a little painful, too. So you need all the support you can get to get over the first hump. But honestly your body will be fine. Believe me. You are an athlete already. Your heart pumps blood through the aorta at about 1 mile per hour. Red blood cells make approximately 250,000 trips around the circulatory system before they die. And your cells contain […]

How to Reduce Cholesterol Naturally

lower-cholesterolby Holly Klamer July 18, 2014

Having high cholesterol can affect your health and chronic disease risk.  According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), more than 2 million Americans experience an acute cardiovascular event every year.  Controlling blood cholesterol levels has been shown to significantly positively impact heart health and mortality rate. If you have high blood cholesterol, there are some simple lifestyle modifications to take to get your numbers where they should be.  Before taking medication, try […]

Is Red Wine Good for Health?

red-wine-benefitsby Holly Klamer July 16, 2014

The health benefits of drinking red wine are a popular excuse to drink more wine.  However, is there any validity to the health claims of red wine and health?  If so, how much red wine do you need for health benefits? The recommended serving size for any alcohol intake is 1 serving per day for women and up to 2 servings per day for men.  A serving for red wine is considered 4 ounces.  Drinking […]

6 weight loss rules you shouldn’t break

6-weight-loss-rules-not-to-brokeby Holly Klamer July 14, 2014

Losing weight takes dedication and change.  There are many diets, supplements, exercise plans and programs people can be a part of to lose weight.  However, there are some common healthy themes that can work no matter how you decide to lose weight. Here are some rules you shouldn’t break during your weight loss journey if you want to be successful. Rule 1 – Be consistent This may be the most important when going through weight […]

What is the recommended calorie intake for women?

calorie-intake-for-womenby Holly Klamer July 11, 2014

A calorie is a unit of energy that our body uses for fuel for everything.  Calorie recommendations vary individually for each person; there is no one magic number of calories everyone should be eating.  Calorie intakes can range from 1,200-3,200 calories for different women and all be considered “healthy” for their bodies. Factors that determine calorie needs for women include age, activity level, body size, weight goals and health.  Here is a closer look at […]

Is it safe to cook with olive oil?

olive-oil-for-cookingby Holly Klamer July 9, 2014

Olive oil is considered one of the healthiest oils because it is high in heart healthy fats, vitamin E and omega 3 fatty acids.  Olive oil is a staple in many cuisines around the world including the Mediterranean diet. Mediterranean cuisine is rich in olive oil, legumes, whole grains, fruits, vegetables, seafood, wine and lower consumption of red meats.  There is much research suggesting specifically following a Mediterranean diet can have numerous health benefits. Although […]