Make Your Workout Interesting and Unpredictable If you like games this is a great one for you! Try bringing a deck of cards with you when you go to workout. Instead of doing your usual repetitive 10-15 reps, switch it up a bit. Start by flipping over cards to see how many reps you are to do. Every card is worth it’s face value. Face cards are worth 10. Now add and extra 10 to whatever number appears on the… Continue reading
Age: Teens – Target Area: Core and Postural muscles Age: 20’s – Target Area: Core, Postural muscles and Glutes Age: 30’s – Target Area: Upper body, and Core strengthening Age: 40’s – Target Area: Upper body, and Core strengthening Age: 50’s an Up – Target Area: Posture, Balance, Shoulders, and Core See our fitness and nutrition section of our online magazine when it comes out to help with ideas on how and what to target.
Age: Teens – Routine: Introducing light exercise is great for becoming aware of the body, and movement. Age: 20’s – Routine: Start to introduce some cardio into strength program, light running, swimming, or a circuit routine Age 30’s – Routine: Try switching up routine, with emphasis on the upper body one day, and core strengthening the next – this will help keep the muscles confused
If you’re trying to lose some weight and eat healthier you should know what this means. Negative calories means you are burning more calories that what you are actually eating. There are a handful of fruits and veggies out there that when you eat them your body burns more calories then what you just consumed. For example, if you were to eat a 100 calories worth of celery, through the digestion process of breaking down the nutrients and absorbing them… Continue reading
This sounds pretty gross, and I bet the smell is awful too. But when it comes to treating acne aren’t you almost ready to try anything to see it gone. This could just be an age old tale, but it’s worth a shot, so we thought we’d share it with you. Mix equal parts of heavy cream, and Cod-Liver oil, give your face a good steam with hot water for at least 5 minutes. Then apply the mixture for at… Continue reading
Now-a-days so many people are on carbohydrate free diets and diets very low in carbohydrates. Great for the shape, but is this good for people who need a calm and gentle mood? Research shows that foods high in carbohydrates help increase the amount of the amino acid tryptophan. Tryptophan is then converted into the happy brain chemical known as serotonin. People who have lower serotonin levels may have cravings for foods that are rich in carbohydrates. Does this sound familiar… Continue reading
Try adding prunes to your daily diet. We know not everyone enjoys the taste of a prune, but if it helps keep you healthy, why not give it a go. Five prunes alone contain up to 12% of your daily value in fiber. Prunes contain both insoluble and soluble fiber. What does this mean? Insoluble fiber is what helps to keep you regular. This fiber sweeps through the digestive tract as a whole, and is not absorbed by the body.… Continue reading
Jet Lag can be certainly tough especially with those long-haul flights. There are 3 main things you can do to help fight Jet Lag. 1) Drink plenty of water before, during, and after your flight. 2) Fly by day, and arrive by night. This will allow more time for rest. If you can… get out in the sunshine as soon as possible to soak up some rays.
Leg cramps can be terrible and painful. The number one cause of leg cramps is said to be caused by the lack of calcium and magnesium in the body. Other causes are: dehydration, restless leg syndrome, and certain medications. An old remedy which used to help with leg cramps is the intake of a substance called quinine. Quinine was banned by the FDA as it was deemed unsafe in quantity. Today the best remedy for those annoying leg cramps is… Continue reading
Did you know that if you were to chew on a piece of gum while cutting raw onions it can help stop you from weeping endlessly? Don’t believe us… Give it a try next time you’re chopping onions.