Most of us in New Jersey were brought up hearing “five a day” in regard to servings of fruits and vegetables. Now, however, the Centers for Disease Control are telling us seven servings a day is better. We all know we could use more fruits and vegetables in our diet, but which kinds provide the greatest health benefits and the most help with weight loss?
You know that exercise can help you lose weight. You may even know that it can help lower your cholesterol and blood pressure, improve your energy levels, and reduce your risk for depression. But if you find the idea of a workout routine boring, it’s still difficult to get motivated to exercise regularly. If you dread going to the gym but understand the importance of physical activity, check out these tips for making exercise fun.
Around the holidays you may feel the urge to stay home to resist the temptations of all the food at the holiday parties, which can make it tough to maintain your weight. The holiday season lasts approximately two months, and by the end it gets harder and harder to stick to a plan. However, by preparing a well thought out plan, a holiday feast does not have to be feared. Setting weekly goals and monitoring your eating and exercising habits will help keep you on track throughout the holiday season.
Have you been hearing about flax—or flaxseed—lately? There’s a good reason. This trendy seed is full of Omega 3 fatty acids, fiber and B vitamins. These important vitamins and nutrients are known to boost health throughout life. Fortunately, flax is easy to come by and easy to incorporate into a variety of foods.
More and more people are finding that walking to lose weight is both convenient and effective. You don’t need a membership and you can do it any time of the day or night. However, you’ll want to follow a few safety tips if you plan to walk at night.