Category Archives: health tips

Weight-Loss Goals: How To Ensure You Succeed!

Weight-loss goals can mean the difference between success and failure. Realistic, well-planned weight-loss goals keep you focused and motivated. They provide a plan for change as you transition to a healthier lifestyle. But not all weight-loss goals are helpful. Unrealistic and overly aggressive weight-loss goals can undermine your efforts. Use the following tips for creating […]

How to Boost your Energy Levels

Go from running on empty to energy aplenty in our one-week plan to boost your vitality! Here are our top seven-enriching food and vitamin tips. 1. Eat Iron-Rich foods Iron is necessary for the production of energy from glucose, which is the main fuel for both the brain and the body. Iron-rich foods include lean […]

How to Prevent the Flu Naturally

Most flu virus activity runs from October – May, with the peak times being from December – February. How can you tell? All the advertising from flu shot vaccine makers. It is everywhere. No matter what you do for flu prevention – avoid a flu shot! We wrote about our reasons why to avoid the […]

3 Drinks to Lower Blood Pressure

When you want to lower your blood pressure, think beyond slashing salt, calories and fat—and also consider what you can add to your diet. Eating more vegetables, fruits and lean protein, can help in preventing and controlling high blood pressure. Plus, recent research points to three beverages that also may help to lower blood pressure. […]

11 Tips for Flying with Arthritis

Whether you’re traveling for business, to see family, or go on a exotic vacation, flying can be a hassle—especially if you have a chronic condition like arthritis. If you have a flight coming up, there are steps you can take to manage arthritis pain and stiffness. Here’s what you can do both before your flight and […]

8 Foods to Boost Immunity

As polar vortexes, nor’easters and monsoons ensue across the country, people are more likely to stay indoors, which also means that germs can circulate more easily. Cue the sniffling, sore throats, coughs and congestion — classic signs of the common cold. If you’re feeling under the weather, food might be the last thing on your […]

9 Ways to Keep your Joints Healthy

Many people with arthritis resist regular physical activity or exercise because they fear it will increase pain or further damage their joints. The body is supposed to move; our joints allow for movement. In fact, movement eases joint stiffness, reduces joint pain, strengthens the muscles which surround the joints, and help us maintain a healthy […]

11 High-Cholesterol Foods – Which to Eat, Which to Avoid

Cholesterol is a waxy substance found in your body and in animal products like meat, eggs and dairy. It plays important roles in the production of hormones, vitamin D and the bile necessary for digesting fats. Cholesterol is an essential component of every cell in your body, giving cell membranes strength and flexibility. Your liver […]

Reasons why You’re Not Losing Belly Fat

Can’t lose belly fat? Your genetics, hormones, or some easy-to-fix mistakes may be to blame. Discover the reasons why you’re not losing belly fat. Belly Fat Blues Getting rid of your belly bulge is important for more than just vanity’s sake. Excess abdominal fat—particularly visceral fat, the kind that surrounds your organs and puffs your […]

What’s better for fat loss: Cardio or Weights?

In one corner: bad-ass cardio. In the other: kick-ass weights. How do you know what to choose to reach your body goals? Some of us shy away from the weight section because we have absolutely no idea how to use them. Or, because they are dominated by men. While others avoid cardio because they fear […]