Now that we’ve covered figuring out how much sleep and rest our bodies need, let’s start moving! Whether you’ve been exercising regularly for years, you’re just getting started, or the thought of exercising horrifies you, there is no shortage of advice on the subject.
This week’s topic is rest. I know, we just talked about sleep last week, but rest and sleep are two, albeit related, topics. When I talk about rest, I mean both mental and physical rest — taking a break from intellectual work, as well as taking a day off from exercise.
After taking a break for the summer to explore my own body and health, and to reconnect with why I’m writing this blog and get some inspiration for new posts, I’m back with a new series that I’ve been thinking about a lot lately: knowing your own body and what does and does not work […]
The coconut has long been praised by health enthusiasts, alternative medicine practitioners, and some nutrition practitioners as a good source of healthy fats. This aura of health has lead to people laying aside their vegetable oil, canola oil, and even olive oil in favor of this fragrant, nutty-tasting, shortening-like coconut oil, believing it to be […]
If you’re reading this blog, most likely, you are looking for a way to integrate healthy food, eating habits, and exercise into a busy schedule. Maybe you have a full-time job that takes a lot of your time and energy. Maybe you have kids with busy schedules. Maybe you’re trying to juggle work, family, and […]
Up until last year, I was the person who could eat anything. That didn’t necessarily mean that I wanted to eat everything, but there wasn’t anything that I “couldn’t” eat. That all changed when I found out that I have a form of Celiac disease — now I’m the person who can’t eat a lot […]
I remember growing up in a time where fat was considered the ultimate dietary enemy. Everything was low-fat or fat-free. All fat was considered equally evil, no matter what its type. Over the last few years, however, many fats have been recognized as beneficial. To make low- and fat-free foods taste better, salt and sugar […]
A few weeks ago, I had an experience that clearly demonstrated how cravings work and why it is important to know when a desire for less healthy food is in balance with a healthy lifestyle and when that same desire is a craving that will derail the entire day. As I’ve been thinking about the […]
I love cooking at home. I have more control over food that I prepare myself, so I know exactly what’s in it, I can cook it exactly the way I like it, and I can generally get high quality ingredients for less money than it would cost to have those same ingredients prepared in a […]
Calorie counting apps are easy to find for pretty much any device. MyFitnessPal has a web-based program, an iOS app, and an Android app. There’s also Lose It!, FatSecret, and many others. These kinds of websites make the process of losing or maintaining weight seem simple. Just set your goals, then count the calories you […]