October is here, and that means a celebration of all things pumpkins, ghosts and ghouls, costumes, hayrides, haunted houses... you name it. It also means candy — lots and lots of candy. Whether you have kids or not, there’s a very high likelihood you’re going to encounter it this time of year. But before you pop those fun-size Twix bars or miniature Reese’s peanut butter … [Read more...] about What it Would Take to Burn off That Halloween Candy
By now you’ve heard all about the keto diet — eat more meat and vegetables, avoid sugary foods and things like bread, and you’ll shed pounds, right? That’s the general idea. In essence, a ketogenic diet is one that focuses on high-fat, high-protein foods in an effort to force the body to burn fat instead of carbs. Most experts recommend aiming to eat 30 net grams of carbs … [Read more...] about 6 Sneaky Foods That Are Derailing Your Keto Diet
You’ve probably heard that walking is a great way to get exercise. And that’s certainly true. It’s an easy, accessible, free activity that can get your heart rate up and have the potential to keep your body healthy longer. But not all walking is created equally. In fact, several studies show that walking at a rapid pace correlates to living longer. A 2013 study from … [Read more...] about 5 Steps to Becoming a Power Walking Pro
Most of us have an inherent belief that we tend to gain weight as we age, starting in our 20s and increasing more so as we age. That belief is rooted in longstanding hyperbole that our metabolism slows as we age. And while that may be true after age 60, that is not necessarily the case beforehand. That’s according to new research from the Pennington Biomedical Research … [Read more...] about Can We Really Blame a Slowing Metabolism?
Small, targeted dietary substitutions that swap healthy foods like nuts and legumes for processed foods like meats and greenhouse-grown vegetables can make a significant impact on the environment and lifespan. That’s according to a new study published in the journal Nature Food, which found that eating certain healthy foods can add up to 80 minutes to your life, while eating … [Read more...] about Benefits of Dietary Substitutions: 5 Ingredient Swap Ideas