At one time, low fat and fat free foods were all the rage. Anyone looking to shed a few pounds simply cut out calories, mostly from fat. We put our trust in medical professionals, and our doctors and dietitians told us fat would make us fat, so we need to stop eating it! Fast forward 20 years and obesity has skyrocketed, while high cholesterol, diabetes, and heart disease are more prevalent than ever.
High Intensity Interval Training can often be referred to as the Tabata method, which was named after and created by Izumi Tabata, Ph.D., a former researcher at Japan’s National Institute of Fitness.
A couple of questions I get asked all the time are: “How did you get into running?”, and “How can you run so far?” While I wish there was some incredibly inspiring story behind it, the truth is that it was a completely random decision.
I am an expert in healthy eating for a healthy, fit body. You might catch me downing a SunWarrior protein shake, or eggs and oatmeal on a regular basis, but I’ll be honest: I also indulge in the sweeter things in life! That’s what a healthy lifestyle is all about: balance.
Aloe vera is one of the oldest mentioned plants used for health purposes, dating all the way back to the ancient Chinese and Egyptians. They used this resilient, cactus-looking plant (a hearty succulent known as the “Lily of the Desert”) for its beneficial properties. As you may remember from science class, succulents are able to retain water in poor climates or soil conditions, which makes them perfectly self-hydrating.
Ho, ho, ho, Santa is coming to town, and if you’re anything like me, stuffing the stocking is the most fun part of gift giving! As a self-proclaimed beauty guru and fanatic, I’ve picked out a few of my favorite things for the self-pampering kind, or maybe someone who would enjoy a little pick-me-up.
Known as the ‘Grain of the Gods’ by the Incas and other South American cultures, quinoa is officially a hot and healthy culinary ingredient, and it can be used for so much more than a side.
When you think of exercise and fitness, what is the first thing that comes to mind? For me, it has always been running, probably because I marvel at folks who can hit the pavement and just go. Perhaps because it’s something that I’ve never been comfortable doing (the jarring impact is too much for my joints), or perhaps it’s the sleek runner’s body that I so jealously admire.
Low calorie! All natural! Fat free! Sugar free! High protein! If the delicious foods that shout these headlines at us as we push our carts down the grocery aisle are so readily available to those of us who are conscious of both our health and our waistlines, then why is it so darn hard to stay healthy and trim?
Being naturally curious and playful by nature may have something to do with the old saying that “cats have nine lives.” When bringing a new kitten (or kittens) into the home, it is necessary to do some kitten-proofing to ensure your new feline friend stays safe and healthy.