The Well Blog
We all have fallen for these lines before: ”I’ll go after work or “I don’t really have time to work out…” These are excuses we constantly make for ourselves. But why? You’ve probably heard the term, “Your health is your wealth,” and we know how important it is to our well-being, but somehow we fail to follow through with our plans to take the best care of ourselves as we can. You may not even consider yourself
When you think of an orange, maybe the first thing that comes to mind are Florida orange juice commercials and probably Vitamin C. Oranges are a great source of Vitamin C no doubt. One orange has about 80% of our daily needs, but this little orange fruit is full of other health benefits. Oranges have fiber An orange has about three grams of fiber, a little over ten percent of what we need daily. Fiber is a champion
We all know that fresh, whole foods are the best way to fuel your body. Cue The Mediterranean Diet. There have been numerous studies that have shown that the Mediterranean diet can cause weight loss and help maintain your weight, can help prevent heart attacks, strokes, type 2 diabetes, reduce Alzheimer’s risk, and can increase overall longevity. HERE’S THE QUICK RUNDOWN: Eat: Vegetables, fruits, whole grains, nuts, seeds, legumes, fish/seafood and olive oil. Eat in moderation: Poultry, eggs, cheese and yogurt and
We all know what it looks like, but what IS belly fat and how do we get rid of it? Belly fat is very stubborn and is not easy to shed. It’s made up of two kinds of fat. Some of the fat is subcutaneous (under the skin), and although it’s very frustrating to have, especially when you’re trying to squeeze into your favorite jeans, it’s not nearly as dangerous as the other kind of
Not everyone has the luxury of committing a full hour for exercise every day. Life is full of work, kids, relationships, and other commitments taking up our time, but we all know that we need exercise. So what do we do? With many gyms closed these days, we need to think out of the box when it comes to exercising in a hurry. Lots of us are doing online workouts when we can squeeze them
It’s Friday, and that means the weekend is almost here! We love weekends, but they can really sabotage our healthy weekday lifestyle. Maybe you try to make good food choices during the week and work out before or after work, but when Friday comes, cheesy burgers and beer or your kids chicken nuggets and a glass or two of wine are what’s for dinner! Sound familiar? Why does this happen? Well, during the week, we
If this little guy is any indication, I’d say a positive mental attitude is a very important attribute to longevity. Next week will be Brinkley’s 17th birthday, and I think that every day of those 17 years has been a good day in Brinkley’s book. On the surface, I sometimes think, how can he be so happy when he has so many physical things wrong with his body? His hearing and eyesight are mostly gone.
Did you know that your diet is likely fueling your sugar cravings? Depending on what you’re eating (or not eating, in many cases), you could find it almost impossible to quit sugar. If you’re not eating enough of certain food groups, it can make sugar cravings a lot more likely. Here’s what to think about from a diet perspective to help you kick sugar cravings.