There has long been a belief in the health community that high sodium intake can lead to spikes in blood pressure and damage to your heart.But is that really true?A recent study followed 94,000 adults ages 35 to 70 for eight years in 18 communities. The study, conducted by researchers at McMaster University and published in Lancet, indicates that for most of us, sodium does not … [Read more...] about Is Sodium Really Bad for Your Health?
Alcohol and dieting generally don’t mix. Many alcoholic beverages are high in sugars, carbs, and calories. But let’s face it -- alcohol is often a big part of our social lives, and it’s also nice to kick back with an adult beverage now and again. That’s why we rounded up 5 crisp, refreshing low-calorie, low-carb alcoholic beverages to enjoy at the weekend party, after work, … [Read more...] about 5 Refreshing Keto-Friendly Low-Carb, Low-Calorie Cocktails
New Year's resolutions. They're a thing. A thing a lot of us actually do (with the best of intentions in place). But this year, they don't have to be that thing that fails (studies show 80 percent of people give up by February). Seriously. This really can be the year you make a resolution -- and keep it. We rounded up 5 tricks to make this year THE year to keep your New … [Read more...] about 5 Tricks to Make This Year THE Year to Keep Your New Year’s Resolutions
Think about what you do on the weekends. If you’re like most, there’s probably at least one or two outings that involve people in your social circles. And what do those outings involve? Food? Booze? When you’re trying to lead to a healthy lifestyle, balancing maintaining friendships with sticking with your goals can be one heck of a problem. So how can you help your friends … [Read more...] about 5 Ways to Leverage Friendship to Make (Not Break) Your Fitness Goals
Sitting at a desk all day at work can make it difficult to burn calories, especially when you’re trying to lose weight. Even more concerning, a recent study from researchers at Columbia University’s Department of Medicine found that sitting all day can lead to increased risk of death -- whether you exercise or not.The study, which was published in the Annals of Internal … [Read more...] about 10 Sneaky Ways to Get Up and Get Moving at Work