Our tech nerdie, aka Kelly's husband, is useful beyond words. In addition to keeping us online and in business by keeping up with all of our technical work, he also scans the web for articles that would be of interest to us.
This is one of the articles he sent me last month which I think every Beauty Snob should read! I eat most of the items on the list but am now more diligent about all of it.
I believe in eating only fresh foods (I do not even own a can opener and am planning to rid of my microwave!) and have raised my soon to be three year old son to love spinach and broccoli. With so many of our friends diagnosed with cancer I feel like the least we can do is control what we put in our bodies.
Being youthful and beautiful is just a small perk to the health benefits you'll receive.
Yet another study has found an association between the speed at which we eat and our weight. In this study, published in the Journal of the American Dietetic Association, researchers found that people who ate the quickest were more likely to be obese than slow eaters.
And the faster people ate, the more their body mass index (BMI, a ratio of weight to height) rose -- 2.8 percent for each "step" increase on the five-step eating-speed scale (equivalent to an extra 4.3 pounds), researchers found.
This is certainly not the first research that linked the way we eat with how much we weigh. A study published earlier this year showed that eating with a bigger fork was associated with eating less food, TIME reported. And a 2008 Japanese study showed that people who eat quickly have a tripled risk of being overweight than people who eat slowly, according to the Daily Mail.
A review of seven studies on chocolate’s health benefits has shown how a love of the stuff could cut the risk of heart disease, diabetes, and strokes.
University scientists scrunitised the latest research in the British Medical Journal and foud five of the seven studies reported a positive link beween higher levels of chocolate consumption and lower risk of a number of diseases.
For those who ate the most chocolate, there was a 37 per cent risk of heart disease and 29 per cent reduction in stroke compared with those who shy away from the sweet.
Last week, I wrote about mindful eating which reminds me of another diet book called, "Savor: Mindful Eating, Mindful Life" by Vietnamese Zen Buddhist Thich Nhat Hanh and Doctor and Dietitian Lilian Cheung.
Nhat Hanh reviews mediation techniques in the book to help us become more mindful, slow down, and think more about what we are putting into our bodies.
The meditations center around the core of Buddhism which is all about becoming completely aware of oneself and your surroundings.
A personal trainer's tips on workouts you can do at home...
Sarah Hewitt, a strength and conditioning coach and personal trainer, says there are many activities you could do to help reach your 15 minutes of exercise a day.
Take the stairs instead of the lifts or get off a stop early on the bus. Going for a walk in your lunch break will help. You could try exploring a new route every day and turn your brisk walk into something fun. Don't be afraid to change things if they get too repetitive.
Easy Cycling to work, walking the dog, swimming and chores such as washing the car or mowing the lawn.
With the abundance of food around these days, it can be very confusing to us, which are the most healthiest foods to eat in order to gain optimum health. So after you have read this you will have a better idea what to eat.
Yoghurt, is full of goodness a lot of yoghurt’s these days have what is called probiotics in them. Which is living bacteria this helps with your digestion, as well as supporting your immune system, which is something a lot of people might not be aware of.
Food prices are climbing, and some might be looking to fast foods and packaged foods for their cheap bites. But low cost doesn’t have to mean low quality. In fact, some of the most inexpensive things you can buy are the best things for you.
At the grocery store, getting the most nutrition for the least amount of money means hanging out on the peripheries—near the fruits and veggies, the meat and dairy, and the bulk grains—while avoiding the expensive packaged interior. By doing so, not only will your kitchen be stocked with excellent foods, your wallet won’t be empty.
The newest data on Americans’ consumption of sugary drinks is out, and it isn't great.
According to the Centers for Disease Control, half of the population age 2 and older consumes sugary drinks -- meaning soda, sweetened bottled water, sports and energy drinks and fruit drinks (but not 100-percent juice) -- every day. This is in spite of recommendations from groups like the American Heart Association, which advocates drinking fewer than three cans of soda, or the caloric equivalent thereof, per week.
Maintaining a healthy weight is harder for some of us than others, but speeding up your metabolism can help significantly. From healthy meals to fitness advice, here are 10 tips to set you on your way.
Eat little and often eating your normal calorie intake spread over five or six mini meals instead of the usual three will mean your body will use more energy digesting your food and increase your metabolism.
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