5 Major Health Benefits of Losing Just 5% of Your Body Weight

Are you trying to lose weight? Do you have a certain number of pounds in mind? It’s good to have a goal. It’s also important to recognize small victories along the way. You might think you need to lose a lot of weight or reach your ideal weight to reap the health rewards but that's not true. Did you know that losing just 5% of your body ... Read More »

6 Old-School Weight Loss Fads that Actually Work

What do you picture when you think of old-school weight loss? A lot depends on your age or what movies you’ve seen. For some people, it’s the image of the old “fat jiggling” machines. For others, it's diet pills, a rebranded Instant Breakfast drink called “Slender”, or Metrecal. Most of these fads and oddities were nothing but marketing ... Read More »

The High Price Your Body Pays When You Take Diet Pills

When you're trying to lose weight, it's tempting to look for quick fixes. Weight loss supplements, fat burning pills or diet pills.  They come with fancy names like "fat burners," "metabolic boosters." I'm sure you've had a family member or a coworker mention or use a diet supplement at some point. But do these diet pills work? No, ... Read More »

Have You Done Your Kegels Today?

You’ve probably heard of “Kegel Exercises." If you've ever been pregnant you've likely been told to take care of your pelvic floor muscles to help with labor and delivery. However, it’s pretty rare to come across a gym class that addresses this issue. In fact, most people don’t end up learning about them until it’s too late and they’re having ... Read More »

Why Weight Loss Gets Harder with Age (how to overcome)

Have you found that it’s gotten harder to lose weight as time has gone by? More importantly, are you finding that the pounds are starting to creep up on you, even though you're eating healthy? Weight gain and loss are tied to the food that we eat. But research has shown that there is something even more important at work. Scientists ... Read More »

9 Things You Can Do to Prevent Back Pain

If you suffer from back pain you are far from alone. The number of people suffering from chronic lower back pain is on the rise. It's the second most common cause of disability among adults in the United States. Studies have shown that the U.S. economy loses 149,000,000 work days each year due to back pain, adding up to between $100 and $200 ... Read More »

Overweight Despite Doing Everything Right? (7 Reasons)

First, let’s start by stating the obvious: losing weight is hard. It’s not impossible, but it’s hard. There are certain things that you need to do to make a weight loss plan work. You need to exercise. You need to choose healthy, real foods that nourish your body. You need to cut out processed foods. Plenty of people think they’re doing ... Read More »

5 Ways to Sleep Well (after a late night workout)

Getting enough sleep is one of the most important things you can do for your health but so is working out. Studies have shown that we need to get between 7 and 9 hours of sleep per night. Falling short of that has been linked to illness, memory loss, weight gain and depression. Unfortunately, our busy schedules can make logging those 7 ... Read More »

9 Home Remedies for Urinary Tract Infections

Urinary Tract Infections (UTIs) are miserable. They're also very common, especially for women. They can hit at any time and impact any part of your urinary system, including your bladder, your kidneys, and your urethra. Most UTIs need a doctor’s care and a dose of antibiotics but there are also steps you can take to prevent them. If you ... Read More »

Why Your Man is Losing Weight Faster Than You Are

Everybody knows that it’s easier to lose weight when you do it with a support system. There are scientific studies that back this up. But if you’re a woman thinking about buddying up with a man to lose weight, there’s something you need to know. Men and women differ when it comes to losing weight, and there’s a chance he’s going to be more ... Read More »