Fitness

How Bentonite Powder Helps Your Liver Help You Stay Healthy

Posted: May 25, 2018

Many of those who have ‘detoxed’ their bodies don’t realize that the body does a great job of detoxing itself. In fact, in addition to the many other roles it plays in you body (at least 500 by some estimates!). Your liver is a powerful detoxifier and your body’s main ‘filtration system’. But how do you clean that filter; or detoxify the great detoxifier? The Benefits of Bentonite Powder It can raise a few questions when people hear that bentonite powder comes from bentonite read more…

11 Takeaways from a Retiree’s Weight Loss Journey – Part 2

Posted: November 16, 2017

You see them in magazines, on TV and on the web. Weight loss success stories seem to be everywhere. But, if you’ve always struggled with your weight or with eating a healthy diet, they can be frustrating. They can make you feel like you’re the only one who can’t find success. But, as we learned in “11 Takeaways from a Retiree’s Weight Loss Journey – Part 1 ”, by reading about weight loss successes, and failures, can give you the lessons and motivation that helps you turn read more…

How to Stop Making it So Difficult to Lose Weight

Posted: October 7, 2016

Anyone who has tried to lose weight, regardless of what method they used, knows that it’s not easy. Yes, in the first few of weeks of a diet or exercise plan, when you lose the easy water weight, you feel like you’ve conquered your personal battle of the bulge. But then reality sets in, the next few pounds are more difficult and, after that, losing weight becomes a mammoth chore where every pound seems twice as difficult to lose as read more…

Exercise for Your Health Not Weight Loss

Posted: May 20, 2016

If you can’t stomach the thought of going to a gym to workout, in front of a bunch of strangers, and wearing outfits that would be too tight for a twig, we have some good new and some bad news. First the good news, (because the bad news isn’t really that bad, or at least unexpected). There’s an increasing amount of research that shows exercising purely for weight loss doesn’t work very well. Why Exercise Doesn’t Help Weight Loss The read more…

Can’t Lose Weight Even with More Exercise? Here’s Why

Posted: March 18, 2016

For many people, exercise is the last weight loss method they want to try. Some people simply aren’t inclined towards extra physical activity, and the idea of “working out”, let alone going to a gym to so, is like someone telling them they need to drag their finger nails across a chalkboard all day. But, if you are one of these people, and truly determined to manage your weight, you may have been convinced to add some measure of exercise to help you lose more weight . read more…

How to Cut Through the Weight Loss Information Overload

Posted: January 29, 2016

If you’re trying to lose weight, chances are high that this isn’t the first time. And each time you go on a diet or exercise plan, you probably do some research. Fortunately, it’s not difficult to find all sorts of weight loss advice, plans and diets to help you . But there’s also a downside to all that information. It can be overwhelming. To make things even worse, much of the information is contradictory. A web search will produce one result that tells you exercise is the way to read more…

The Truth About Exercise & Weight Loss

Posted: January 22, 2016

There are lots of reasons why many of us don’t care to exercise regularly: Some simply don’t care to put on embarrassing, skin-tight outfits, head to the gym and workout If your diet isn’t balanced, you may not have the energy to exercise Others simply can’t find the time Regardless of the reasons, you probably still feel a little guilt when you read about someone losing weight on an exercise program, or see contestants on The World’s Biggest Loser shed read more…

Ask Yourself “How Are You?” & 5 More Tips to Minimize Weight Gain This Winter

Posted: January 8, 2016

It’s become an “auto-response” phrase. “Hi, how are you?” is a standard greeting we give each other, but it’s rarely taken literally. No one who asks really wants to hear the answer, which could include the problems you have with your flaking skin rash or the issues you have with your pain-in-the-butt neighbour. But, by asking yourself “how are you?”, and taking the time to get a complete and honest answer, you could avoid at least some of the weight read more…

How Athletes Get the Right Nutrition in 2016

Posted: December 25, 2015

If you’re just starting to eat a healthier diet, boost your nutrition and lose some weight, you couldn’t be blamed for being overwhelmed by all the information out there. From bogus crash diets, to legitimate ways to balance proper nutrition and weight loss , there’s endless amounts of info and data on the web and in print. Your job, as much as trying to live a healthy lifestyle, is to filter through the information clutter to find what’s real and hat works for you. Fortunately, most athletes have already read more…

One Day is Today

Posted: November 19, 2015

You’ll start eating healthier foods one day. You’ll get more active one day. One day, you’ll really make an effort to lose weight . But not today. Today you woke up late. Or you had a rough day at work today. Or today you feel too good to make any changes. Stop Making Excuses The problem with saying “one day I will…(fill in the goal that you’ll never begin)” is that it puts one day into the same category as “tomorrow”. And tomorrow never comes. What read more…

3 Reasons Why Your Weight Loss Program Won’t Work

Posted: October 12, 2015

Yes! You’re ready to start losing weight. For real this time. OK. Now what? 

Unfortunately, the odds are stacked against you. Most people either never lose as much weight as they want or, even if they do, they don’t manage to keep it off. Fortunately, it doesn’t mean there is anything wrong with you. Except that most people are very good at sabotaging their weight loss program – whether they know it or not. The Secret to Successful Weight Loss read more…

5 Easy Ways to Cut the Cost of Healthy Eating

Posted: July 12, 2015

Grocery stores are a maze of temptations for anyone trying to lose weight and eat more nutritious foods. But it’s not just that those nachos are more inviting than that kale. They usually cost a lot less too. When you can get a jumbo bag of chips for the same price as a handful of organic veggies, it’s sometimes too hard to resist. But there are some simple ways for you to lower the cost of healthy eating, get the read more…