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Natural Health Begins at Birth: Why Breastfeeding is so Important

Baby and Fitness

The birth of a baby is a significant moment in a parent’s life, and you want to do everything that you can to ensure that they are properly taken care of. To give them a good start in life, many new mom’s think about breast-feeding their infant and whether this poses any benefits to their child over bottle-feeding. Research has shown that a mother’s milk can be constituted as nature’s perfect food, and the benefits are plentiful. Infections and Illnesses If you’re looking to help your infant achieve a healthy start to their life, you want to promote breast-feeding. Infants ... Read More »

Looking Beautiful in 10 Easy Steps

Everyone wants to be beautiful. We see beautiful people every day- on television, in the movies and on the pages of fashion magazines. In a world where good looks seem to be the ticket to happiness, it is easy to get caught up in the hype of fad diets, plastic surgery and expensive make-up and skin-care products. However, looking beautiful does not have to cost a fortune, or keep you from eating. True beauty is more than good looks, or a thin frame. It comes from feeling good about yourself, and taking care of the body you have, no matter ... Read More »

A Short Cut to Conventional Weight Loss

People who are interested in losing weight may already have experienced trying to do so through diet or exercise and, if so, are probably aware of how difficult and frustrating it can sometimes be. Conventional weight loss takes daily planning and commitment to a lifestyle change, not back-and-forth dieting. The most important thing to ensure to do when attempting to lose weight is to have realistic expectations–working out until you are sore for days or depriving yourself of too many foods or trying to cut all of your favorite foods out of your diet is a recipe for failure. This ... Read More »

Don’t Let a Caffeine Buzz Ruin Your Evening Snooze

caffeine before bed

As you know, caffeine is a stimulant found in a number of beverages, with the most famous culprit being coffee. Some consume caffeinated beverages purely for the taste, while others have a borderline addiction. The thing to remember about caffeine is that it alters the nervous system, hence the super-charged feeling you get post-consumption. Caffeine helps keep you alert and awake, especially when additional rejuvenation is needed for work or school. It is not surprising that caffeine has been classified as one of the most popular drugs in the world. However, what many may not know is that despite the ... Read More »

Can the Ancient Aztec Diet Work in Today’s Modern World?

aztec diet

Medical columnist and physician Dr. Bob Arnot authored the NY Times best-seller, “The Aztec Diet Chia Power: The Superfood That Gets You Skinny and Keeps You Healthy,” a book that is making headlines as one of today’s most popular diets. Based on the chia seed –  a primary food source for the Aztecs – the diet eschews many of our beloved Westernized meals in lieu of ancient superfoods consumed by this once powerful people. Besides chia seeds, what are you eating on the Aztec Diet? Plenty of lean protein like turkey and fish along with beans, corn, vegetables, fruit, and grains including bulgar, quinoa and amaranth. It’s worth noting that ... Read More »

Tips for a Healthy Trip

Travel breaks exercise and diet routines making it hard to keep on track with a healthy lifestyle, but it doesn’t have to be that way. These tips will help you enjoy your trip without ruining your health. Flying Eat before going to the terminal to skip the processed, expensive and unhealthy foods served there. If you must eat during a layover, aim for salads or bring some healthy snack alternatives of your own. Instead of sitting, walk around and check out what the airport has available. Some airports have started catering to bored travelers by adding museum exhibits. To pressurize ... Read More »

Is Subway Really Healthy?

is subway healthy

Many people do not realize that there are actually more subway restaurants around the world (more than 37,000!). Not to mention, the restaurant chain does a fantastic job at saying their food is healthier than traditional fast-food restaurants. With their famous slogans and phrases such as “eat fresh” and “less than 6 grams of fat”, it’s hard not to believe that subway is definitely a healthy option when it comes to eating out. Let’s not forget about Jared either – the man who lost an incredible amount of weight eating nothing but Subway sandwiches each day. But is all of ... Read More »

8 Tips for Healthy Eating On the Road

healthy food on the run

Eight Healthy Snacks On the Road   Traveling doesn’t always have to come in tandem with poor eating habits. Healthy eating also doesn’t have to be a detriment to your wallet or convenience. Fast food and expensive sugar-laden coffee beverages may be tempting to keep you fueled throughout a long trip, but with a little bit of planning and mindfulness, you can easily maintain a balanced and nutritious diet. Breakfast: 1.)    Instead of opting for a 400-calorie low-fiber bagel, pack a few mini-protein bars for an extra boost. Most gas stations carry these as well. Try a brand that has ... Read More »

Weekend Wrapup: Thanksgiving in Miami

Hey there! I hope everyone had a wonderful holiday weekend! I’m glad I got to see friends and family that I hadn’t seen in a while. I hadn’t realized how much I missed everyone, since I’d been so distracted by my new city.  When it came time to leave, I realized I really didn’t want to go. On Friday afternoon, I met up with Troy at the gym and killed it on leg day. After, we went to dinner at Ale House, and it was nice just to catch up and see a familiar face. I spent  all weekend eating leftovers, so getting in as much ... Read More »

Don’t Be A Turkey Day

I hope everyone had a Happy Thanksgiving! Housekeeping first: Cookies are EVIL. No, not the tasty, chewy type. The Internet browser type. I just got wind that my banner and a few other images on the blog haven’t been working, so my apologies. It should be all taken care of now. Wednesday we had a pot luck at work and I made a delicious green bean casserole, and yesterday I had a spectacular dinner with my family. Instead of rehashing Thanksgiving and dinner and the drive down to Miami, I want to do something different. I’m having a great time ... Read More »