Diabetes, a condition characterized by high blood sugar levels, is a major health concern in America as well as other parts of the world. If you are in the habit of incorporating a lot of sugar into your diet, you may be putting yourself at risk for developing diabetes. There are several other factors that could increase your risk of developing this potentially life and limb-threatening disease.
As a young adult, getting a good cardio workout may be just a matter of going for a fast jog or jumping rope. As we age, however, excessive pounding can take its toll on your joints causing pain and limiting your mobility. Workouts then become a source of dread rather than something you enjoy.
Making a New Year’s resolution is a good first step to achieving your goals, but simply setting a resolution may not be enough to actually achieve those goals. If you want to look back on 2016 as a year of success, use these tips for making your resolution stick.
It’s that time of the year when most people are setting goals and making resolutions for what they want to accomplish in the new year. Turning over a new calendar is all about hitting the “reset” button and starting fresh. About 45 percent of Americans make New Year’s resolutions, yet only a mere eight percent actually achieve them. Why?
The holiday season is a time for traditions, all the way down to the food on the table. If you want to have a healthier holiday season but your family is depending on you to make that family-favorite casserole or apple pie, don’t disappoint them by changing the menu.
Exercise is an important part of managing your weight, but it isn’t the only factor to consider when you’re trying to drop a few pounds. What you eat and how your body processes the calories you take in can make a big difference in how quickly you shed those unwanted pounds.
At the end of a workout, the last thing most of us want to do is spend extra time stretching and cooling down. However, dedicating some time to post-workout stretches can relieve tightness, help your muscles return to a neutral position, reduce soreness and even help prevent injury.