I know as well as anyone how challenging it can be to exercise
regularly, eat less, and lose weight.
Obviously there are lots of apps designed to help you meet
those challenges, including such well-known favorites as Lose It,
MyFitnessPal, and RunKeeper. I've found the last two in particular
to be indispensable as part of my regimen.
That said, developers are always looking for new ways to
(sorry) app-etize fitness and weight loss, everything from saving
you time to rewarding you for your efforts. Here's a look at three
of the latest apps that can help you health yourself.
7 Minute Workout
It was just a few weeks ago that I read a New York Times article about an interval
workout promising maximum fitness benefits with just seven
minutes of activity.
Summer is coming to an end and most of you are prepping your kids for back to school. I can't believe it's already mid-August! Sure, there are lots of back to school sales, but don't forget to make sure your kids' immunizations are up to date. Keeping and maintaining their health is of utmost importance. So, when and what shots do your kids need? I'll break it down for you.
A recent Chinese study showed that women who ate lots of fiber were 11% less likely to get breast cancer than those who ate less. Research didn't prove that the fiber intake lowered their chances of cancer, but that those who ate more fiber were generally healthier overall with lower cholesterol and less weight gain. So, I guess an apple a day does really keep the doctor and his high fees away. Most people think of fiber as tasteless, chewy and something you have to eat. Not so, fiber is actually found naturally in lots of delicious fruits, vegetables, grains and other natural sources.
What are some easy and economical ways to boost your fiber intake without resorting to Metamucil or other higher priced and unnatural items?
It's that time of the year again. The kids are on summer break, the weather is hot and you are doing more things outdoors. So what does this mean? More exposure to the sun.
While the sun is always out 365 days a year, it seems that exposure to the sun increases in the summer months. And the most dangerous hours to be out in the sun is between 10-4pm. I don't know about you, but that's a huge chunk of time that my children want to do all things outdoors. Whether it's swimming, taking a small trip to the beach, running around in the park --it usually falls between those hazardous hours.
So how do you decide what sunscreen will be the best one for your child?
Summer is officially here and this evokes thoughts of the beach, BBQs and tropical drinks. One of my favorite summer drinks is the Pina Colada, topped off with an umbrella of course. It just screams fresh and fun!
Did you know that the coconut is actually very useful in many ways other than to put in your alcoholic concoctions? Here are five great uses for it along with five cool products under five bucks.
Many of us grew up with red meat just once a week because Mom and Dad didn't make a lot of money. Red meat was a special treat, offered only once in a while. Because of this, some families see red meat on the table as proof of success. They may even feed their families red meat as much as three times a week. Sound familiar?
This kind of meat indulgence is bad for your wallet, body and the environment.