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  • Complications Caused by Heart Disease
    Healthy Eating,  Healthy Living,  Heart Health,  Sugar,  Weight

    Complications Caused by Heart Disease

    If you have heart disease, your heart will be less efficient at pumping blood. The blood vessels throughout your body, which facilitate blood flow to various organs, may become damaged as well. Let’s talk about complications caused by heart disease. These conditions can have significant effect on your heart as well as your other organs. The harder your heart has to work to maintain the blood circulation to your body, the more likely it is that you’ll experience one of the major complications from heart disease. Heart Disease’s Major Complications Heart disease can cause serious health issues and events that affect your heart, events such as heart attacks and congestive…

  • What Healthy Eating Means to You
    Healthy Eating,  Healthy Living,  Heart Health,  Sugar,  Weight

    What Healthy Eating Means to You

    One of the biggest challenges when it comes to healthy eating really isn’t developing new habits. Before you work on changing habits, it’s important to define what healthy eating means to you. The truth is it’s going to be different for everyone, so before you begin adding new healthy eating habits, it’s a good idea to understand what healthy eating means to you. What Are Your Current Eating Habits? To figure out what you want your healthy eating to look like, begin with where you are now. How and what do you eat on a daily basis? Write down what you eat in a typical week, not just one day.…

  • Clean Eating,  Detoxing,  Healthy Eating,  Healthy Living,  Weight

    6 Ways to Stay Focused On Sound Nutrition

    In our world, let’s just admit it, gas stations contain more snacks and sodas than they have fuel for your car! It seems there’s a drive-thru on just about every corner, and it can be hard to focus on good nutrition. The temptation is everywhere! Time is short, you’re tired and stressed, it’s easy to give in and get fast food. Here are some simple ways you can stay focused on nutrition without obsessing! Make a plan! Plan in advance when you go out to eat. Almost all big chain restaurants will have a menu available online to show you your choices. If you spend a little bit of time…

  • Clean Eating,  Weight

    Diet is a Four Letter Word

    How would you feel if you could believe you would never have to diet again? I wouldn’t lie to you, and I’m not kidding. A life without dieting is possible! Diets are temporary. Please let that sink in for a moment. Diets are temporary! You will not stay on any diet forever. The diet won’t last, and rarely will the results last. The reason diet failure statistics are so startling is because of all the promises diets make and all the hope they give you. They promise to change your life, to make you happier, to make you healthier. They promise fast results, but they rarely promise you a lifetime…

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    Clean Eating,  Healthy Eating,  Healthy Living,  Self Improvement,  Weight

    Health & Wellness When Working From Home

    Positive effects can include having more control over your schedule. This can include reclaiming time for exercise because you don’t have to endure a long, stressful commute. When you don’t have to fight traffic every work day, you can use that time to move more. Just taking an early morning walk gets your blood flowing, clears your head and sets you up for a productive day. Another positive effect can be a reduction in overall stress. Certainly a commute comes into play, but too often we hear about office politics and gossip. If you’re not the one gossiping, being out of this dynamic can be foster a serious improvement in…

  • Healthy Eating,  Healthy Living,  Weight

    Holiday Weight Gain

    Do you realize the holidays, with the eating challenges accompanying them, actual begin in October? With them come the threat of holiday weight gain. It’s true! Buying Halloween candy is in full swing long before the actual holiday. And with the purchasing of all the candy, too often comes the eating of all the candy. During the holidays, other than candy, what is and isn’t good for you to eat can be pretty confusing. You’ll hear a lot of mixed opinions and contradictory information, so let’s get a basic run down of what to eat and what to avoid. By creating a list for yourself of what foods you can…

  • Clean Eating,  Healthy Living,  Weight

    Exercise Tips for Metabolic Syndrome

    If you’ve been diagnosed with metabolic syndrome, more than likely, you have too much fat around your waist, high blood triglycerides, low HDL (good cholesterol), high blood pressure and high blood sugar. Here are some exercise tips for metabolic syndrome…to avoid it, that is! Exercise is always a plus, and it’s even more important if you are trying to back off from the damage metabolic syndrome has in store for you. * Try Aerobic Exercise – Aerobic exercise gets your blood pumping and requires you to breathe more heavily. This kind of exercise improves your lung capacity and increases your metabolism; it can even improve your blood glucose levels. Some…

  • Heart Health,  Weight

    Questions about Metabolic Syndrome

    It’s important to get answers to any questions you may have about metabolic syndrome. Metabolic syndrome, or syndrome X, is a metabolic disorder that can cause a variety of serious health conditions including hypertension, insulin resistance, obesity, heart attack and stroke. It’s characterized by having excess belly fat, high blood pressure, high blood sugar, and poor cholesterol ratios. Poor cholesterol ratios usually refers to HDL that is too low and LDL that is too high. If you believe you’re at risk for this syndrome, you would be wise to have a list of questions to ask your health care professional. Here are a few questions to get you started with…

  • Weight

    19th Century Weight Loss Fad

    19th Century Weight Loss Fad Have you ever heard of a 19th century weight loss fad? Do you accept the status quo and believe your health should deteriorate as you age, or do you demand more for yourself? Do you buck the system, that is, buck the Standard American Diet, and look for a better way to ensure your long-term health going forward? What do you want for yourself? What do you seek for yourself? What do you demand for yourself? I want to know, because I’ve been on a quest for better health through healthier eating for the past seven years. In the beginning, quite frankly, it was dumb…

  • Clean Eating,  Weight

    Hunger and Fullness Cues – Learn to Recognize Your Hunger

    Hunger and Fullness Cues Binge/Restriction Cycle It’s tough to restrict your food intake and stay on a diet. Last week we discussed this. When you diet, you ultimately get to the point where you just can’t take it anymore and give in to the cravings for the foods you’ve been trying to eliminate. The odds are you will binge on them, get angry with yourself and just give up until the next diet comes along. It’s important to understand the concept of hunger and fullness cues. Until you understand what the nutrition is your body needs, your cravings will continue. To complicate things, most of the food we can readily…