In this day and age of watching what we put into our bodies, we stay focused mainly on carbs, fat, calories, artificial ingredients, etc. Sodium is not always the first thing on the label we see. But if you do happen to notice just how much salt is in some of the products out there, you;d be taken back. Kraft, in an effort to make the world a healthier place has since decided to reduce the amount in their foods by 10%.
There are bound to be a number of St. Patrick's Day festivities going on around you this evening. Thinking more about partaking in a green brew or two, your mind is most likely not thinking about the morning after and the dreaded hangover. While we all swear by certain "cures," there really isn't a set-in-stone remedy. Don't let that stop you from trying, though. It is sometimes all just mental.
Scene: You're at the movies with friends, family, or, perhaps, a date. Before finding the theater and settling into your seats, you hit the snack bar. Faced with the normal treats, popcorn, nachos, pretzels, candy, you also notice a "lighter" menu with healthier foods. "What is that?" You think to yourself. You continue, "Maybe opting for something a bit better for me won't leave me feeling like I have to slide out of my seat at the end of the film." The heads at Sony are hoping this is exactly what people will think as they urge theater owners to offer better snacks.
"Don't believe everything you see on TV." You've heard that before and for the most part it's true. Medical dramas are under scrutiny now for misrepresenting and mishandling seizures. While Dr. House may make the medical profession look like a series of quips and one-off loose cannon antics, the cases they deal with are all too real for some people in real life.
Find yourself running out of energy at roughly the same time day in, day out? Have you tried everything from more coffee and No-Doz to energy bars and splashing cold water on your face? We're going to take a guess and say none of this is working. But, go figure, this is normal.
Your body clock has a way of winding itself up and down throughout the day. It needs a little kickstart at times, especially if you're crammed behind a desk for extended periods of time. Here, we cover the most common times of the day your power is sucked away and how to recover and continue on with your productive day.
7 a.m.: The Morning Fog
How is it after 8 hours (give or take) of rest and relaxation are you not bouncing off the walls and instead are barely able to form a complete sentence? Blame a little something called sleep inertia. "Sleep inertia can last for up to 2 hours, although it's most severe within the first 10 minutes of waking," says Kenneth Wright, Ph.D., an assistant professor of integrative physiology at the University of Colorado. Wright and his colleagues discovered just how severe in a new study, which shows that the mental impairment caused by sleep inertia is akin to being intoxicated.
We've known for quite some time that stress can lead to an unhealthy life, weight gain, raised blood pressure, and a slew of other ailments that can take seconds, minutes, hours, days, and years off your life. Sure, overcoming the larger obstacles that lead to stress are easier to combat, as you can prepare for them, but what about the minor annoyances encountered everyday?
A trip to your local bookstore or even a Google search for "diet plans" will yield results beyond your wildest imagination. The sheer amount of books, advice, and information on how to diet, when to diet, where to diet, why to diet, etc. can be overwhelming.
Deciphering all of the information that can, at times, seem to contradict itself is difficult. So let's take a quick look at some of the basic advice from a few top diet plans to try and clear this up. Check out the best and worst advice from
The risk of a heart attack and heart disease is on the rise. A 2005 study conducted by the American Heart Association yielded the following
In today's hustle bustle world of lottery tickets and quick-fixes, it's no wonder the notion of diet pills is ever-appealing. Lose weight fast? Where do we sign up?
However, are diet pills actually doing anything? Pay attention as we analyze 6 Myths (and Facts) About Weight-Loss Supplements.
...If Denver's Democratic Sen. Chris Romer has anything to say about it, yes.
Romer seeks to pass legislation aimed at combating childhood obesity by adding gym, recess and physical activity back into the school day.
A lot can be said about a person given the way they act behind closed doors. The way one sleeps, in particular, says loads about their personality, character, and they way they interact with other people.
Which of the following sleeping positions best represents the way you spend your time between the sheets? And what is it saying about you as a person? And in some case, how is it impacting your health and night's rest?
Sure, coworkers and friends on health kicks will give you a hard time if they see you with a fast food bag clasped in your hands. However, it's them that should be given the good-natured ribbing.
Let's face it, with our busy schedules and on-the-go lifestyles, eating something other than fast food during the work week is next to impossible. Luckily, Men's Health has revealed ways to make your fast food trips not only healthy, but leaving you full and satisfied too.
Here are a few examples of ways to keep fast food meals under 500 calories at some of your favorite burger, sandwich, pizza, taco, and donut places.
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Let's face it: most mornings, dragging yourself out of bed is hard enough. Layer a workout routine on top of that? Now you're just talking crazy. Thankfully our friends over at MSN Health have developed a neat little round of stretches for the recently awaken.
From the comfort of your own cozy bed, you can kick off the day with a routine to start feeling fit before even leaving the mattress. No need to dread the cold hardwood floors. Follow these simple comfortable contortions and you'll be feeling fit each and every morning.
With Valentine's day just a few hours away, we're sure your plans are already set in stone. At least, they better be because finding a reservation now at a restaurant that is even remotely romantic will prove difficult. But for all of you that weren't quick on the draw, there are still plenty of romantic, fun, and most importantly, physically active date ideas to surprise your partner with.
It seems most everyone is concerned with trying to drop a few pounds and achieve some sweet tone around the abdominal area. Sure, with moderate to intense exercise routines, this is totally doable.
But isn't a two-pronged attack even better? Sure it is! In addition to the exercises melting the pounds away, EzineArticles gives us some foods that can actually burn the fat off in your body!
2008 statistics show 1,437,180 new cases of Cancer among both men and women as well as 565,650 reported deaths. And although there is no cure for Cancer, and in recent studies smoking marijuana has been linked to testicular cancer, there are ways to avoid it.
With the holiday of love rapidly approaching, wanting to adorn your special someone with a feast worthy of royalty is normal, not to mention the pounds of chocolate and candy you will undoubtadly shower them with...
It's easy to forget on Valentine's Day about that New Year's resolution. But nothing ruins a romantic feast like ordering like a bird. "She can have whatever she wants. Me, on the other hand...I will take the Ceasar Salad, dressing on the side, no cheese, and could you please make sure the chicken is extra lean?" Thankfully, our friends at Men's Health have compiled a handy little list of healthy foods that are romantic, too!
With peanut recalls through the roof, the FDA has uncovered startling new evidence behind the salmonella outbreak.
Recent developments show that the Peanut Corporation of America (PCA) knowingly shipped salmonella-laced products as far back as 2007. A peanut plant in Georgia shipped out chopped peanuts that they knew to be contaminated and continued to ship product before results of a second test were produced.
While there seems to be no end in sight for the economic strain and with gas prices on the rise again, belts across the nation are tightening and Sunday morning paper coupon clipping is becoming a family activty. We're trying to save dollars and cents any way we can. And while we're all figuring out what's important budget-wise, gyms have perhaps become one of the "frivilous expenditures" versus "necessities."
Spending close-to or over $100/month to work out is not topping many lists anymore. If you've found this the case in your day-to-day, fear not. Here are 10 at-home exercises to keep every part of you slim, while hopefully adding some weight back to your wallet.
While the country scrambles to find some way out of this economic nosedive, we may also see dramatic changes in dietary habits.