How many times have you been in a store and seen food packaging that read "healthy!", "low sodium!", "sugar free!," "natural!", and so on? If you've doubted what those terms actually meant, you have reason to wonder. While the FDA and USDA work to regulate and provide guidelines for consumer safety and transparency, there is… Continue reading What Common Food Terms Actually Mean
This week's exercise is another leg exercise that can be ramped up using a resistance band. The instructions for this are simple: Start with your feet about shoulder length apart, with the resistance band around both ankles. The band should be somewhat snug, but not overly so. With your knees slightly bent, step sideways with… Continue reading Exercise Of The Week: Side Steps With A Resistance Band
In recent years, many nutrition experts have linked the obesity epidemic to the spread of ultra-processed foods that are engineered to have a long shelf life and irresistible combinations of salt, sugar, fat and other additives. These foods tend to make people overeat because they are full of refined carbohydrates, added sugars and fat that… Continue reading Processed Foods: It’s More Than Just Junk Food, And It’s Hurting Our Waistlines
"Breakfast is the most important meal of the day." This myth is pervasive in society today. Breakfast is still perceived as healthy and more important than all other meals. Even today's official nutrition guidelines recommend that we eat breakfast. Many claim that breakfast helps us to lose weight and that skipping it can raise our risk of obesity. This is… Continue reading Does Eating Breakfast Cause Weight Gain?
This exercise is called the "good morning" because of the movement that resembles the rise out of bed. This movement works the lower back, hamstrings, and glutes. You can vary the exercise by how much you bend your knees. The straighter they are, the more the hamstrings are utilized. The more your knees are bent,… Continue reading Exercise Of The Week: “Good Morning” With A Resistance Band