Memorial Day weekend signals the beginning of summer – and that means it’s time to break out the swim suit! Blast belly fat and get in shape for the beach by incorporating the right foods in your diet. Research has proven that the following foods can help trim your mid-section, which is good news for not only your figure, but your heart too.
Research shows that eating protein, immediately after you finish your workout helps your muscles heal faster so you can do more work. It also speeds up your metabolism because it takes more energy to digest than other nutrients. OK, we get it, protein is good. So how do we get more of it? There are the old standbys – canned tuna fish, milk, chicken and steak, but if you’re looking for surprising and creative ways to sneak in more protein, read on!
Regular exercise not only helps you to lose weight by burning excess calories but also boosts metabolism and gives you energy. Intentionally adding the activities on this list will step up your caloric burn—and the best part is—THEY’RE FUN!
We've identified the Top 100 blogs in existence on fitness, nutrition, dieting, weight-loss, and mind-body health. These are the best resources for your healthy-living arsenal – the blogs with the soundest science-based information, the best free workouts and recipes, and the most kick-ass motivational content and inspirational people to support you on your journey.
We all have our junk food vices. It’s fine to indulge every once in awhile, but what if you could make similar versions of your old favorites with healthier ingredients, less calories, and less fat? We went on a mission to find ten of your favorite splurges and then a recipe that promises the same flavor sans the fat. Check out these diet hacked snacks.
After exercising indoors all winter, the allure of spring has us itching to get outside. But if you've gotten used to your indoor workout, you might be unsure of where to start with your transition out of doors. Fear not! We've got you covered. These five fun activities will show you that you don’t need the treadmill or your weight bench for a great workout.
Eating more vegetables is essential to a healthy diet and weight control - but it's time to think outside the broccoli steam bag! Before you get bored out of your mind and skip eating your greens altogether, here are five delicious ways to prepare your vegetables that you've got to try!
If you’re eating a perfectly healthy diet, you probably don’t need to supplement with vitamins. But even the smallest gaps in nutrition can cause deficiencies, altering the efficiency of your metabolism and hormones. This list of the top ten vitamins and minerals for diet, health, and wellness is a great starting point for a discussion with your doctor about how you can make vitamins work for you.
It may be counter-intuitive, but snacking when you're watching your weight is actually a good idea. Making the right decision about snacking can be the difference between weight-loss and weight-gain. Be smart, have a plan, and snacks can be a great tool for keeping you fit, trim and on track for the whole day.
Did you know that you don't have to exercise full throttle for hours in order to lose weight? In fact, you may actually be wasting precious time and energy because your body responds similarly (if not better) to SHORTER bursts of high intensity. HIIT – or high intensity interval training – can help you burn many more calories in the same amount of time.
Happy people can be infectious, uplifting and sometimes even annoying, but is it possible that they may also be physically healthier than unhappy people? According to a Harvard School of Public Health Study, they are! And these are the 8 habits those happy, healthy people have it common:
Forget the fads, the fancy names, and the Hollywood diet “experts.” Whether your diet is vegan, Zone or gluten-free, all diet plans with the clout to get you to your goals and the seal of approval from nutrition professionals have four important things in common. Read on to find out if your diet plan makes the cut.
Eating fresh fruits and vegetables is a big part of maintaining a healthy weight; and when that produce is fresh, delicious, and exciting, it’s easier to stick to your healthy lifestyle. But if eating more healthfully is new to you and you don’t know much about produce, shopping can be daunting (and expensive!), so here’s our Dieter's Guide to Seasonal Produce.
Lately, yogurt has enjoyed a swift lift to the top of “health food” lists everywhere. We can credit some of that enthusiasm to the very smart marketing of top yogurt brands looking to reignite consumer interest in an age-old product. But there is truth behind the buzz and scientific research that proves that yogurt deserves its time in the lime light. Here are five things you may not know about yogurt and your health:
Diet-to-Go is empowering and inspiring our customers to live healthier, more active lives. Each day in January, we awarded a new customer a FitBit tracking device. Did you win?! We believe that the combination of healthy, delicious food and the power to track your daily activity is a weight-loss match made in heaven, find out why:
At the end of this week we'll celebrate Valentine's Day and so sweethearts (and sweets) are definitely on our minds! But did you know that you can please your palate AND help keep you and your lover's hearts healthy by choosing chocolate? Fantastic news, right?! These delicious ideas are bound to please any chocolate lover, and you can chuck the guilt because they're heart-healthy too!
Limiting sodium, increasing fiber, eating more fruits and veggies, adding exercise…these are all proven ways to boost your heart health. But did you know that there are some secret ingredients for a vital heart just waiting for you in your pantry? It's true! The various herbs and spices that make your meals burst with flavor also make your heart glow with health!
Deadlines, relationship problems, traffic, economic and health issues… these are just a few of the many, many issues that can cause stress in our lives and sabotage our weight-loss efforts. Stress is unavoidable, but how we cope and deal with stressors is within our control. It sounds easy – and it can be - with these tips.
Looking for a way to put more pep in your steps? Get a head start with a wearable fitness tracker from FitBit, Garmin, Nike, or Jawbone. These trackers log your daily steps, activity, calories, and some of them even track sleep and heart rate. This article points out highlights of each kind to help you decide which tracker may be right for you.
Roadblocks, detours, setbacks…are all challenges we work to avoid in life. Barriers will always exist in anything you try to accomplish, but identifying potential challenges ahead of time and having a plan in place will help you succeed.