How Many Calories in a Pound?

OK, I get it: You’re trying to lose weight. But in more concrete terms how many calories are you trying to jettison from that bod of yours? Here’s an interesting story to help put it into perspective: In 1958, according to an article on WebMD.com, a doctor named Max Wishnofsky, M.D., published a paper that more or […]

Why Run When You Can Jump!

When it comes to cardiovascular fitness, running will probably never get replaced. You can pretty much run anywhere, anyplace and at any time. But there are times when going for a run just isn’t convenient. Like maybe it’s raining or snowing. It’s times like these when jumping rope is a great alternative; what’s more, it comes pretty […]

Twist and Shout: Don’t Ignore Flexibility Exercises

According to David Geier, the director of sports medicine at the Medical University of South Carolina, “Flexibility is the third pillar of fitness, next to cardiovascular conditioning and strength training!” Truer words were never spoken. Flexibility can help your body reach its optimum fitness level, may play a role in injury prevention, and can even contribute to […]

Foods You Shouldn’t Be Eating

Truly, we already know there are plenty of foods we should not be eating. We shouldn’t be eating cookies or burgers every single day because they’re high in fat and sugar, and everything in excess is just bad for us. Did you know there are certain foods that experts are saying we should stop eating […]

The Benefits of Berries

Berries are delicious, sweet, and aesthetically pleasing food items. Contrary to their cute and colorful look, these squishy fruits pack a big healthy punch. The three berries with the healthiest reputation are blueberries, acai berries, and goji berries. Now, this isn’t to say that raspberries, strawberries, or blackberries are not chock-full of beneficial nutrients because […]

Exercising In the Water for Better Health

Swimming is a well-known way to lose weight, but let’s face it, some of us just aren’t great endurance swimmers. Lap swimming can often be daunting, especially for beginning to intermediate swimmers, and you can actually injure yourself if you are not using the right stroke technique.  There are other ways to exercise in the […]

What’s Up With Waist Training?

Corsets have made a full fledged comeback! Well, maybe not the classic victorian style corsets you may be thinking of, but rather adjustable corsets made out of workout friendly material, known as waist trainers. You may have heard of the waist training craze, as it is extremely popular amongst celebrities such as Nicki Minaj, Jessica […]

Smart Ways to Fight Sinus Infections

When sinus infections hit, most people pay attention. The absolute misery of it all is hard to ignore. But MayoClinic.org tells us there are ways of fighting them. Know the Symptoms According to Mayo Clinic, a sinus infection occurs when inflamed nasal passages interfere with drainage and mucus builds up in the sinuses. Symptoms may include […]