No-Equipment Workouts

For centuries, people used no-equipment workouts. Sometimes, it was a function of their daily tasks. Carrying firewood, pushing a hand plow, and doing other chores was exercise enough. There were also local weightlifting contests, so farmers prepared for those. The exercises used were similar to the exercises used during military training. They were calisthenics and […]

Fat-Burning Detox Soups

You’ll find many fat-burning detox soups if you google detox or weight loss soup. These options are popular for weight loss because they work. Before you get too excited, they only work in the short run and aren’t sustainable for long. Even though these detox soups may not be the solution for long-term weight loss, […]

Get Rid Of Cellulite Fast

Many people in Louisiana ask for help eliminating cellulite. Cellulite is that bumpy skin often found on thighs and other parts of the body that causes the skin to dimple regardless of weight. You won’t get rid of cellulite simply by losing weight. It takes more than that. There are medical techniques to remove cellulite, […]

The Importance Of Warm-Ups And Cool-Downs

No matter how fit you are, you should always warm up before you workout and cool down at the end. Warm-up and cool-down sessions should last about five minutes, so it doesn’t extend your workout by much. They both play a vital role in protecting your body from injury and boosting recovery. When you warm […]

Health Benefits Of A Mediterranean Diet

Before transporting food across nations was possible, each country or region had its style of eating based on the local food supply. The Mediterranean diet is one of those diets. The diet comes from the local cuisine of the French, Italian, Greek, and Spanish Mediterranean areas. It limits red meat and includes meals containing fish, […]

Best Pre-Workout Energy Foods

You might think eating something before working out is counterproductive if you want to lose weight, but it’s not. The food you eat can give you more energy and improve your workout. Many people in Louisiana realize they hit the wall mid-workout if they don’t fuel up and know the benefits a meal or snack […]

Best Arm Toning Exercises

Summer is just around the corner. That means you’ll wear short-sleeved or sleeveless tops that expose your arm. The problems can range from batwings to skinny arms that look like twigs. It doesn’t matter what gender you are, looking fitter is sexy. There’s still time to firm your arms with toning exercises. They won’t build […]

Pros And Cons Of A Keto Diet

For centuries, doctors noted the beneficial effects of fasting to control epileptic seizures but realized fasting isn’t sustainable. In the 1920s, they found using an extremely low-carbohydrate diet accomplished the same thing. Cutting back on carbohydrates forced the body to switch metabolism from burning sugar to burning fat. The body converts fat to ketones and […]

Get More Out Of Each Workout Session

Working out can take a lot of effort. Getting the maximum benefits from that time is important to people from Louisiana and everywhere in the US. You can get more from your workout session using these tips and tricks that burn extra calories or help you get fit faster. If you’re spending the time, you […]

Common Fat Loss Mistakes

Losing weight isn’t easy and losing fat is even harder. There is a difference. If you’re shedding pounds, those pounds aren’t always from fat. It can be from muscle tissue, making it even harder to lose additional pounds. You may be working your hardest and staying true to your path but still see slow or […]

Get Your Abs By Summer

Potbellies, muffin tops, and spare tires aren’t a good look and definitely not impressive in swimwear. There’s still time to get ready for summer. Creating the beach-ready version that both men and women want takes a double-edged attack. Whether it’s just a flat tummy or washboard abs, you need both diet and exercise. It all […]

The Benefits Of Yoga For Mind And Body

If you’ve read other blogs, you already know one of the benefits of yoga is stress relief. That can help both your mental health and physical body. When you learn to calm your mind, you’ll be able to deal with stress immediately. The breathing techniques from yoga help calm the mind. At the same time, […]

The Most Effective Stretching Exercises For Flexibility

Stretching exercises are the most effective way to increase flexibility. Include them in every workout to warm up and cool down. Dynamic stretches are best for warming up. Static stretches are best for cooling down. The difference between the two is movement. Dynamic stretches move the body like the exercise you’re about to do. Static […]

The Importance Of Rest Days For Optimal Performance

If you’re hitting the gym daily and pushing as hard as you can until you can’t move, you aren’t doing yourself any favors or gaining any ground. You need rest days to achieve optimal performance. Your body needs a day or two of rest to heal and recuperate from intense workouts, especially strength-building workouts. When […]

How To Set Realistic Fitness Goals And Achieve Them This Year!

If you’re like many other people in Louisiana, you set fitness goals for the New Year. These goals must be realistic if you want to achieve them. That doesn’t mean you shouldn’t have big goals. It does mean they should be healthy and possible. Trying to lose 60 pounds naturally in a month isn’t possible. […]

Yoga Poses For Stress Relief

Relaxation is difficult to achieve. The needs of your family, your boss’s orders, and even traffic jams can be stressful. Exercise helps burn off the hormones of stress. Yoga can help reduce anxiety, increase energy, and help you learn how to focus. You may not even need a pose for stress reduction if you learn […]

Why Women Should Strength Train

You don’t have to live in Louisiana to know that strength training is beneficial for both men and women. In the past, women often omitted it from their workout, fearing they’d end up looking like the Hulk. Hormones make that difficult to do. Unless you workout daily for hours with a specialized workout, take specific […]

What To Eat After A Workout

What you eat after a workout does make a difference. You need the right type of fuel to build muscles and improve recovery. Your body needs to replenish glycogen stores that you depleted. It requires amino acids for muscle repair and building new tissue. If you had an intense workout you also need to replenish […]

Effective Ways To Build Endurance

Just as there are exercises for strength, flexibility, balance, and cardiovascular health. Some exercises build endurance. Endurance is normally thought of as a cardiovascular trait. It’s the ability to run up and down stairs without getting winded. It builds up the ability of the lungs and heart to provide oxygen for the body. Endurance is […]

Fun Fit Activities To Do With The Kids

If you struggle to make the time for your workout because of job and family responsibilities, it’s easy to make time for both. You can do fun fit activities with your kids that everyone will enjoy. Kids learn what they live. If you’re putting them on a path to fitness, you’re helping them to become […]

Why You Shouldn’t Eat Just Before Bed

You’ve probably heard you shouldn’t eat just before bed, especially if it’s a big meal. That’s true for several reasons, but there’s one way it can be helpful. Humans still have many instincts from their cave-dwelling days. One of them is to stay awake to hunt for food if they’re hungry. Sometimes, an empty stomach […]

How To Help Depression With Exercise

There are many causes of depression. Some are severe and require clinical intervention. Others are mild, such as waking up to an overcast day. Depression caused by losing a job or a broken relationship may be more serious, but just like mild depression, exercise helps. No matter what the cause, exercise can help reduce depression. […]

Should You Consider A Dance Class?

If you get bored doing all those squats and lunges, it’s time to have fun while you exercise. The more you enjoy an activity, the more you’ll tend to do it. That’s why many people in Louisiana choose a dance class as one of their fitness activities. Ballerinas and jazz dancers do grueling workouts that […]

Snacks That Keep You Full At Work

It doesn’t matter whether you work in an office, in a factory, or at a building site, it’s difficult to keep healthy snacks that keep you full until your next meal. You can avoid the mid-morning or mid-afternoon slump by avoiding the vending machine and taking your own. It should contain protein, fat, or fiber. […]

How Does Salt Affect Weight Loss?

If you’ve ever gone heavy on the salt shaker at dinner, only to wake up looking like the Stay-Puff Marshmallow Man, you know that salt can cause water-weight gain, edema, and bloating. It does interfere with weight loss, but it’s only a temporary setback until the sodium flushes out of your body. Salt plays a […]

The Best Vs. Worst Types Of Protein You Can Eat

All food is one of the macronutrients, fat, protein, and carbohydrates. There are good options in all three categories and bad ones. To eat healthier, choose the best types of each macronutrient and avoid the worst sources. For carbs, fruits and vegetables are good sources, while candy bars and donuts are bad ones. Trans fats […]

Amazing Foods To Fight Depression

If you live in Louisiana, you probably know someone battling depression. There are many ways to fight depression, from exercising regularly to changing the foods you eat. Of course, we’re not talking about severe depression. You can still change your diet and add exercise but always seek professional help. Depression can occur for many reasons. […]

Can Vegetarians Lose Weight More Easily?

People who don’t know any vegetarians often picture them as lean and lanky, able to lose weight at the drop of a hat. However, there are some overweight and obese vegetarians. Choosing a vegetarian diet doesn’t automatically mean you’ll be thinner. Losing weight is all about the calories consumed. Vegetarians consume milk, eggs, or both. […]

Why You Gain Weight On Your Face When You Age

Your face changes as you age. It can sag due to less collagen, get wrinkled and even gain weight. For some people weight gain occurs all over the body. Metabolism slows as you age for many reasons. Muscle mass is lost. Weight gain on the face, just like weight gain on the body doesn’t happen […]

How To Properly Detox

Between toxic sites and flooding, people in Louisiana may find that a detox makes them feel better. It also helps if you’ve made poor dietary choices and need a dietary reset. Look at the product you use in your own home. Shampoo, cleaning products, and abuse of cigarettes, alcohol, or food add to the problem. […]

How Many Grams Of Carbs Should I Eat A Day?

If you’re considering a low-carbohydrate diet, you need to know the number of grams of carbs you should normally eat and reduce that amount. Low-carbohydrate diets can be successful for several reasons. One of those is that many foods high in calories are also high in carbohydrates. Simple sugars and food with added sugar are […]

The Importance Of Stress Management In Weight Loss

Even though it’s beautiful and the people are friendly, just like living anywhere, there are some stressful times for everyone living in Louisiana. If you’re having problems with weight loss, consider stress management. Stress is a killer. It can affect the entire body and cause you to gain weight. That’s right! It’s all about the […]

Workouts That Are Safe In Pregnancy

Staying or improving your fitness can provide big rewards if you’re pregnant. It can make delivery easier and keep your energy and spirits higher. It’s not safe for everyone, but for most people with no complications, the right types of workouts are recommended. What are the right types of workouts? They vary by fitness level […]

Low-Impact Ways To Stay Fit

If you want a safer workout that will keep you fit, low-impact exercises are a good option. They’re excellent for people with injuries, joint issues, back problems, or those who are older, out of shape, or pregnant. Low impact means you aren’t jumping or pounding your feet on the ground. They’re exercises where at least […]

How To Go From Unfit To Gym Lover

Fitness requires more than one day’s attention or even working at it for a week or two. It requires a consistent effort. That’s one of the reasons people aren’t fit. They lose interest, hate working out, or don’t like to exert all that effort. It’s mostly about their mindset. You can go from unfit to […]

Benefits Of Hawthorn Tea And Berries

Science now finds many folk remedies have real health benefits. Hawthorn berries are in that category. They are healthy options to add to any diet. These tiny fruits grow on trees and shrubs and come in several colors. They grow in Europe, Asia, and North America. The berries are mildly sweet, but mostly tart and […]

Why Do We Feel The Urge To Eat Badly Under Stress?

What causes the urge to eat unhealthy foods when you’re under stress? If you’re sad and worried about a situation, comfort foods that are soft, sweet, and connected to a fond memory where you felt safe are often the food of choice. Crunchy food can release frustration, while any sweet treat can help make up […]

Can Veganism Treat Type I Diabetes?

Diabetes is a problem in Louisiana. While government statistics lump both type 1 diabetes and type 2 together, many dietary restrictions and aids help both types. Is veganism one of those solutions? Type 1 diabetes occurs when the pancreas doesn’t make insulin or makes too little. Insulin opens the cells so the body can use […]

Healthy Ways To De-Stress

Stress is a killer. It can cause many health issues. When people are under stress, they often do many things to deal with the problem, and not all of those things are healthy. Sometimes people consume alcohol or abuse drugs. Others may overeat or sit and worry. None of those are healthy ways to de-stress. […]

Are Refined Grains Healthier Than Whole Grains?

Some people can’t eat grains. For those people, most grains aren’t healthy options. For the rest of us, whole grains are the best option. They’re different from refined grains because they contain all three parts of the seed. They have the germ, fiber, and endosperm. Refined grains might sound classier—since they contain the word refined […]

Fruits And Veggies That Increase Testosterone

Low testosterone can affect both men and women. Even though it’s a male sex hormone, both genders have it. A low testosterone level affects the creation of red blood cells, bone density, and muscle development. It provides a sense of well-being and enhances the sex drive. The testicles and ovaries produce testosterone, with men having […]

Link Between Overhydration And Blood Pressure

You constantly hear about drinking enough water to avoid dehydration, but few people discuss the potential danger of overhydration and the effect it can have on blood pressure. What is overhydration? It can occur in two ways. You either drink too much water than your kidneys can excrete or retain water, so there’s too much […]

Ways To Reset Your Hormones

Have you struggled with weight loss or fat accumulating around your belly no matter how many leg lifts you do? You might have a hormone imbalance. Many people in Louisiana find that it’s a problem. Always check with your healthcare professional first to ensure you don’t have a serious condition. In most cases, the doctor […]

Superfoods You Should Eat More Often

It’s not unusual for people to want a healthier life. I get messages from people all over Louisiana asking for help. Learning about the person’s dietary needs, personal preferences, goals, and lifestyle is important when identifying the healthiest diet. All healthy diets have one thing in common. They include several superfoods loaded with vitamins, minerals, […]

Best Spices For Weight Loss

You’ll improve the flavor of your next meal and your potential to lose weight when you add the right spices to your next meal. Many spices can improve weight loss. They may work in different ways, but each has something to offer. When you use spices wisely, you’ll not only improve the flavor of your […]

Natural Ways To Control Hunger

Are you tired of spending money on over-the-counter diet aids that control hunger? Some of those pills, liquids, and diet foods exacerbate the problem, or upset your stomach, so eating sounds repulsive. Natural ways to control hunger are readily available in most people’s kitchens. In most cases, these have little or no negative consequences, and […]

Foods That Help With Bloating

If you swear you could solve the world’s energy problem by capturing just a fraction of the gas you develop after a meal or worry about the button flying off your pants as your belly swells. Bloating can occur for many reasons. It can occur if you eat too fast, choose foods that encourage bloating, […]

What Are The Benefits Of Probiotics?

Every day, there’s a new commercial involving probiotic products. What are probiotics? What are the benefits of probiotics? If you use probiotic products are there side effects? The body has millions of microbes, many of which are in the gut. These microbes can be beneficial or harmful. The beneficial gut microbiome helps with digestion and […]

How Good Nutrition Affects Mental Health

You are what you eat, according to recent studies. Your nutrition is more than just how your body looks, your health, or your energy level. Studies show your diet also affects your mental health. The new field of study is called nutritional psychiatry. When you consider biochemicals are treatments for many mental conditions, you can […]

What Is A Mediterranean Diet?

The Mediterranean diet is based on a simple concept of consuming the food in the traditional diet of people who live in countries that border the Mediterranean Sea. These countries include Greece, Spain, France, and Italy. Research shows that people consuming the traditional diet had a lower risk of several chronic conditions. The Mediterranean diet […]

Best Foods For Improving Brain Power

If you’re living in Louisiana and searching for food to improve your brain power, consider Salmon New Orleans. This delicious recipe contains pan-seared salmon with sauteed shrimp. Salmon, like other fatty fish, is brain food because of the omega-3 fatty acids it contains. The brain is mostly fat, with half the fat being omega-3 fatty […]

Beginners Guide To Starting A Fitness Journey

Starting a fitness program can be intimidating, especially for beginners. If most of your food came from drive-throughs or in cardboard heat-and-serve containers and your only exercise was pressing the buttons on the remote and texting, getting fit is confusing and scary. It doesn’t have to be that way. You don’t have to begin everything […]

The Link Between Sleep And Weight Loss

Do you party all night until the sun rises, then wonder why you can’t lose weight? Maybe you’re burning the candle at both ends because of a busy home and/or work life. Either way, weight loss is tougher the less sleep you get and scientists have found part of the reason for that. There’s a […]

The Best Protein Snacks

Whether you’re planning meals or just focusing on eating healthier, snacks play an important role. It’s too easy in Louisiana to find a sweet treat to fill that gnawing hunger, so having healthy snacks ready is important. Protein snacks can keep you feeling full longer, unlike sugary treats. Making sure you have the ones that […]

Do People Still Use Medicine Balls To Workout?

Medicine balls have been used for workouts for a long time. Weighted balls were used in Ancient Rome to improve health and athleticism, but it was an American that named the medicine ball. RJ Roberts invented the modern medicine ball and gave it a name. It was used to exercise the entire body. Since then, […]

Is It Possible To Workout Too Much?

If you workout out, but aren’t getting the results you want, you probably think that you need to spend more time or make your workout tougher. However, if you seem to be losing ground, no matter how much time you spend or how difficult the exercise program is, it might be that you’re exercising too […]

Is Stretching Before Working Out Really Necessary?

You’ve probably heard of warming up before exercising. It’s simply stretching before working out and important in a number of ways. It helps boost circulation, which warms the muscles and improves flexibility. It also prepares your mind and body for the coming workout. Warm-up sessions involve stretching the muscles that you’ll be using during the […]

Can Exercise Help You Live Longer?

How can exercise help you live longer? It can help reduce the risk of obesity. Nine of the ten states with the top obesity rate are in the south. For instance, Louisiana is number seven in the nation. Obesity puts you at risk of serious conditions. Obesity increases the risk of diabetes, high blood pressure […]

How Can I Tell If I’m Dehydrated?

The survival shows often focus on the person or persons focusing on finding a clean source of water or water and a way to purify it. Why is it so important? Without water, especially in severe climates, you can last about three days before you become severely dehydrated. Water is far more important than food, […]

Workouts That Almost Everyone Can Try At Home

No matter where you live, budgets are getting tighter. In Louisiana, even if you got a raise, the money doesn’t go as far. That’s why it’s important to save money where you can and the very reason Wellness on a Dime exists. You don’t have to spend a lot of money on a trainer. There […]

Are All Processed Foods Bad For You?

Every article you read about eating a healthy diet says to cut out all processed foods, but just what is processed food and are they all bad for you? First, let’s look at what the real definition of a processed food is and what most articles and diet experts are actually discussing. Any time you […]

How To Lose Body Fat And Preserve Muscle Mass

When you lose weight, it doesn’t always mean you’re only losing fat. Sometimes, you’re losing muscle mass too. You have to follow a weight loss program that specifically helps you lose body fat, while you preserve muscle mass. A fit appearance takes more than just reducing the number of calories you eat, but also exercise. […]

The Best Freezer Meals For Meal Prep

Wouldn’t it be nice to have a healthy supper ready in minutes, with the only thing you have to do is heat and serve? You can get that and more when you meal prep and do extra freezer meals for later. Some food isn’t as appealing once it’s frozen, such as fresh vegetables used as […]

Why Sourdough Bread Is Better Than Other Breads

At one time, all bread that was leavened was sourdough bread, which took a long time. In fact, the fact that the Jews had unleavened bread during the exodus from Egypt, may have been because they didn’t have the time to wait overnight for it to rise. These breads were made via natural fermentation of […]

The Benefits Of Seaweed For Digestion

If you want to boost your nutrients, reap many benefits and add a dash of the unique to your diet, add seaweed. While seaweed is good for digestion for most people, some types of seaweed can cause problems for people with certain digestive issues. There are seven types of edible seaweed, wakame, kombu, nori, dulse, […]

Superfood Benefits Of Pumpkin Seeds

A great superfood with lots of benefits comes from a pumpkin. While meat is normally used for food and has many wonderful qualities and benefits, pumpkin seeds are the real hero that often isn’t recognized. If you call pumpkin seeds pepitas, you have good company, but you’d also be wrong. All pepitas are pumpkin seeds, […]

Do Nutrients In Broccoli Help Fight Cancer?

If you’re like most people in Louisiana, you began to focus on ways to live and eat healthier during the pandemic. That means eating foods that contain loads of nutrients that can boost your immune system and make your body stronger. For many years, it’s been known that broccoli was one of those healthy foods […]

Do Foods Like Celery Have Negative Calories?

There’s a lot of misinformation on the internet, especially about dieting and the best type of food to eat. You might have heard about food that contains negative calories, so the more you eat, the more weight you lose. Is that a fantasy or a reality? Let’s start with the facts. Food has to be […]

Will Intermittent Fasting Help Me Lose Weight?

There are a lot of diets and gimmicks on the market that help you lose weight. One pill advertised on television for weight loss also adds in its commercial that you have to follow the diet that comes with it to be successful, so it is more likely the diet, rather than the pill that […]

Ways To Exercise As A Couple

It’s hard to get everything done throughout the day and still have time for yourself and your loved ones. Whether you live in Louisiana or any other state, you’re probably rationing time between work, family and your own personal care. One way some people have solved the problem is to exercise as a couple or […]

How Alcohol Causes Weight Gain

There’s a commercial on YouTube that shows a woman running, sweating and doing her best to burn calories. She comes to the end of the run and is greeted by a friend who offers her a beer. The commercial ends with the runner and friend enjoying the drink. That commercial infuriates me, because drinking alcohol […]

How To Increase Vitamin D In Your Diet

Vitamin D is important for good health. It boosts the immune system. It’s been estimated that about half of Americans are deficient in Vitamin D. You can do safe sunning, which is short exposure to the sun to most of your body between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Some people want or need to avoid […]

Healthy Staples To Always Have In The Kitchen

Whether you’re stocking your shelves ahead or simply shopping for the week, there are healthy staples you should always have on hand. There are a lot of reasons you might not make it to the grocery store, and reasons you may need more food than usual, so having a backup stock of healthy food can […]

Are There Benefits To Buying Food Online

You don’t have to live in Louisiana to know that the price of everything is going up, including food and gas. How can you save money? Shopping online for food can be one way. You can even shop online at your local grocer’s site. Online shopping can allow you to save time, too. You often […]

How Journaling Can Help With Emotional Eating

Do you grab for something crunchy, like potato chips or crunchy candy when you get angry or frustrated? If the answer is yes, then emotional eating may be part of the reason that sticking with a diet is so difficult for you. You’re literally “eating your feelings” and stuffing them down in an attempt get […]

Is There An Optimal Time Of Day To Workout?

People are always looking at the best time of day to workout and when they get maximum results. Who wouldn’t want that? The answer is simple. The best time to workout is the best time for you and the time you’ll be able to do it on a regular basis. If you jump out of […]

Do Nightshades Cause Inflammation?

What are nightshades? This family of plants include a number of herbs, fruits and vegetables we often eat, but also some deadly members, like Belladonna, also known as the devil’s cherries. Are they good for us or unhealthy? There’s a belief that many cause inflammation. In fact, tomatoes were once considered poisonous. People did get […]

The Importance Of Mental Fitness

People who live in New York often say a lot of their problem comes from living in the big city. People who live in Louisiana, might blame the floods or other issues for their poor attitude. No matter where you live there are pros and cons. Your happiness all starts with you and your mental […]

Is Honey Vegan?

If you’re vegan, you avoid animal products, such as milk, eggs, meat and any products made from animals. Some vegans differentiate animal and insect products, allowing the second group, which includes honey. Others consume honey in their diet. So, what are the reasons for avoiding this sweet treat? Honey is viewed as non-vegan by some […]

Why Vitamin D Is So Important

If you’re taking advantage of every method to improve your health, don’t forget to make sure you have adequate vitamin D. Covid brought the need for vitamin D to improve your immune system, when studies found that the people most affected by covid 19, also had a vitamin D deficit. Unlike other vitamins, your body […]

What Is The Primal Diet?

If you’re eating a caveman diet, you may be eating a primal diet. But you also could be following a Paleo diet. Both are similar and linked to the way people ate before farming was developed and long before the world was industrialized. What’s the difference between the two? The differences are small. A Paleo […]

Ways To Eliminate Fatigue And Bloating

You might not connect the two but bloating and fatigue are often symptoms of the same problem. Most people have experienced one or both at some time in their life, and in some cases, the reason is simple. Fatigue can come from working too hard or not getting enough sleep. Excess gas and bloating can […]

Health Benefits Of Dark Chocolate

Anyone who has ever visited Louisiana, knows they’re famous for their desserts, like pecan pralines, king cake or bananas Foster. That makes it difficult if you’re trying to lose weight or live a healthier lifestyle. The good news is that you don’t have to give up sweets entirely to live healthier. In fact, dark chocolate […]

Main Problems With Processed Food

No matter where you live, processed food is popular. I see it all the time in Louisiana. It doesn’t matter whether you’re stopping at a drive-through or shopping at the store, processed foods are part of our everyday life. There are problems with processed food that directly affect your health. While not all processed foods […]

Can Exercise Stabilize Mood Swings?

There are a lot of different causes of mood swings. Even though the first idea that may have come to your mind is a mental condition called bipolar disorder, chronic physical conditions and injuries can cause them, too. Dementia, concussions, stroke, Parkinson’s and other neurological problems can cause them. So can diabetes, MS, sleep disorders […]

Ways To Decrease Inflammation

Inflammation is an important function of the body. It helps protect the body from invaders that cause infection and disease. That’s called acute inflammation and necessary to keep the body alive. However, too much inflammation or chronic inflammation, even at low levels, can be damaging to the body. Inflammation inside arteries, for instance, can cause […]

Ways To Increase Digestive Health

It’s no fun to have issues with digestion. Whether it’s gassiness, bloating, pain or vomiting, it’s all uncomfortable and something you want to avoid. There are natural ways to improve your digestive health and also improve other areas of your health. While not every digestive issue has to do with lifestyle or can be solved […]

Should I Consider A Split Workout Schedule?

Before you can decide if a split workout schedule is right for you, you have to know exactly what it is. If you’re working all parts of your body at one session, you’re doing a full body workout. If you’re working the upper body at one session and the lower body at another, you’re doing […]

Can Apple Cider Vinegar Help Promote Better Cholesterol?

No matter where you live in the US, whether it’s Baton Rouge, LA, Dallas TX, or in the Northwest territory, staying healthy has become more of a focus. Most people realize that diet and exercise play an important role in preventing many conditions. Some foods seem to be miracle foods, since they provide the body […]

Love Your Body At Every Weight

You might live in Louisiana or any place in the US and hear people bash themselves for being overweight or out of shape. That doesn’t help or change a thing. In fact, it’s counterproductive. You need to love your body at every weight. Loving your body doesn’t mean you’re accepting being overweight permanently. It means […]

Hamstring Stretches You Need To Do

What are your hamstrings? Your hamstrings are the group of muscles at the back of your thigh that start at the bottom of the pelvis and end at the back of the knee. These muscles aid in keeping your pelvis aligned properly. They’re among the many muscles that help attach leg bones to the pelvis […]

No Scale Lifestyle

There may be a liar in your house. It could be your bathroom scale. While it may always weigh you properly and give the right weight, sometimes that doesn’t give the whole picture. Sometimes, particularly when starting a program of fitness, checking your weight too frequently can discourage you and even cause you to quit. […]

Be A Healthier Version Of You

If you’re spending time sitting on the sidelines, wishing you had more energy or felt better to enjoy the fun, it’s time to get a healthier version of you. If you take better care of your vehicle than you do of yourself, it’s time to make changes. Start valuing yourself the same way you value […]

How To Eat Well While Traveling

You don’t have to take a long road trip or even travel far, traveling can set your weight loss and healthy eating plans back months. It doesn’t have to happen that way, you can eat well while traveling if you plan ahead, even if you normally use food processors or juicers to make your normal […]

Should I Workout If I’m Pregnant?

I’ve had lots of questions regarding the safety of working out when you’re pregnant and my first answer is always to check with your health care professional before you start any exercise program or special diet. Every person is different and every pregnancy is different. While it might be perfectly safe for one woman to […]

How To Fit In Exercise During The Workday

While going to the gym or doing a workout at home is ideal, you can also exercise during the workday. That can be especially important when you have to work late or attend a function at your child’s school right after work. One way to avoid the problem is to exercise the first thing in […]

Is Walking Enough Physical Activity?

If you’re completely out of shape, have a physical problem or barely able to make it down the aisle of the grocery without stopping to rest, then walking is one of the best options for physical activity. It’s also a good exercise for those days you can’t do a regular workout. You can do it […]

Artificial Sweeteners Good Or Bad?

Whether you live in Louisiana, Texas, or any other part of the country, eating healthier does mean giving up foods with added sugar, but that doesn’t mean you should put in artificial sweeteners instead. While there are a lot of health issues from eating too much sugar, there are different ones that occur when you […]

Health Benefits Of Oatmeal

We love to eat good food in Louisiana, and the cuisine is known worldwide as one of the best. However, not all the food is healthy. Sometimes, turning to something simple, like oatmeal is one way to boost your health benefits. That doesn’t mean you should add sugar to it or use it for topping […]

Ways To Mix Up Your Workout

I have clients in Louisiana, that love the variety offered in our workout videos. It helps them prevent boredom. There’s another reason to mix up your workout and that’s to avoid plateauing. At one time or another, everyone has faced plateauing. It can occur for a number of reasons, including lack of variety in your […]

Get The Body You Want

I have clients from all over the world, including the great state of Texas, they all seem to want several things. They want to feel better, have more energy and look better. While exercise won’t make you taller or change body type, you can trim your body and make it svelte and muscular. You can […]