Health

How Proper Sleep Improves Your Health & Wellness

Posted: March 24, 2020

What’s your day like after a sleepless night? Chances are that it’s not one of your shining moments. You feel sluggish, you can’t think straight, every action seems like a chore, and, well, you wouldn’t even want to be around you. What about when you have a great sleep? Quite a difference, eh?! What most people don’t appreciate is that every other system and part of your body has a bad day when you don’t get proper sleep. They all read more…

What to Do Instead of Dieting for Sustained Weight Loss

Posted: March 10, 2020

Following our last post about “ Why Dieting is Worse for You Than Being Overweight ”, we thought that many of you might be wondering what you can do to help you manage your weight. The first step would be to get yourself out of the “dieting” mindset of drastically changing your diet for a short period of time, hoping for long-term results. Sustained weight loss can only happen with sustained transformations to your diet and lifestyle.   4 Things You Can Do Instead Of Dieting  There are way read more…

Why Dieting is Worse for You Than Being Overweight

Posted: February 27, 2020

If we live in an information age, the downside is that a lot of the information is a bit of “the same old, same old”. If you’re battling to manage your weight, you probably see headlines like “Lose weight fast”, “Blast away belly fat” and “Lose weight for good”, almost daily. But, suddenly one headline leaps off the screen at you, one like you’ve never seen, and one that is at polar opposites to all the others . “Dieting Will Kill You Faster than Obesity” Wow. read more…

Looking for Motivation to Lose Weight? Check These Headlines

Posted: February 25, 2020

Maybe you’ve just decided to go easy on yourself and just be you. Maybe you’re tired of the disappointment of trying one fad diet after another, and never seeing any long-term results.  One way or another, many people, who really would rather live life at a healthier weight, give up on doing so because of the difficulties and disappointment they experience have sapped their motivation. Headlines You Can Use to Motivate Your Weight Loss Losing weight isn’t just about looking read more…

5 Reasons Why Yoga is a Great Start to Your Weight Loss Journey

Posted: February 12, 2020

While getting things done is always a challenge, there are some things where just getting them started seems impossible. You know the feeling, the house is a mess and you’re wearing the same thing for the third time because the thought of cleaning or doing the laundry in unbearable. What’s perhaps most interesting in these situations is that, once you get finally get started, the cleaning or laundry aren’t nearly the chores you made them out to be Few things read more…

Good News if You Don’t Like Exercising for Weight Loss

Posted: February 4, 2020

One of the worst things about being overweight or obese is that the news always seems to get worse. A quick example is exercising for weight loss. First, they told you you need to get more physical activity so you can burn more calories than you eat. Ugh.  Then, someone somewhere decided you needed at least 150 minutes of “moderate to vigorous” exercise – every week – if you wanted to be healthy. Double ugh. Today we change all that. read more…

How To Turn Housework Into a Weight-Busting Workout

Posted: January 30, 2020

Alright, forgive the “weight-busting” in the title. It’s not like anything we mention below is going to produce any major weight loss by itself. But we want you to get pumped for this one because it’s something that you may not take advantage of. And we’re not just talking about turning housework into a workout. If we all got more used to the idea of turning almost every physical activity into a “workout”, we can add significantly to the calories read more…

Your L-Glutamine Fact Sheet

Posted: October 11, 2019

  L-Glutamine is the most popular amino acid, at least if your body was doing the voting. It uses L-Glutamine more than any other amino acid. Your body mainly uses amino acids as building blocks of protein, and proteins help every cell in your body stay strong and healthy. So, considering those amazing benefits of L-Glutamine , it’s kind of a big deal.  5 L-Glutamine Facts Despite its popularity, you may not know much about L-Glutamine, other than its benefits for muscle building. read more…

Why You Get Food Cravings and How to Get Rid of Them

Posted: September 30, 2019

It could be because you always go for a smoothie after work. Or chocolate seems to be the one thing that can take your stress away. Or sometimes you just have to eat a pretzel, or potato chips or cocktail peanuts.  When you feel like you just need to eat or drink a certain thing, and you just can’t do anything to get rid of them, you’re in the midst of a craving. Cravings are normal. They don’t mean you’re read more…

How To Lose Weight By Not Focusing On Weight Loss

Posted: September 21, 2019

Do you know how to lose weight?  If you look at the numbers of people who do it, going on a weight-loss diet is the answer. In one online survey conducted in 2017, 42% of Canadian adults said they went on a diet in the past year with the specific intent of losing weight.  But, despite almost half of us going on weight loss diets, Statistics Canada says that over 60% of adult Canadians are overweight or obese. So it looks like the weight-loss diet thing read more…

How to Ruin a Great Weight Loss Diet

Posted: September 14, 2019

Maybe you’ve had some luck with a keto diet. Or maybe you’ve just started eating healthier, balanced meals. If you managed to lose weight and keep it off so far, you’re having more success than most. But, while it’s a great accomplishment, it can become a problem. A problem that most people who are trying to manage their weight aren’t prepared for.  Losing your excess body weight is really just the first step towards living your life at a lower read more…

4 Tasty Foods with Magnesium for Weight Loss

Posted: September 4, 2019

We previously gave you three reasons to try magnesium for weight loss . While we told you about the types of foods that are high in magnesium, like dark, leafy greens, nuts and seeds, and fish, we didn’t talk about specific foods with magnesium that you could add to your diet.  Of course, another great source of magnesium is through an herbal magnesium supplement, like Herbal One’s Ultra Stabilizer . In addition to helping you lose weight, the benefits of a diet high in magnesium-rich foods read more…