Talking About the Carnivore Diet
There’s a relatively new diet out there, somewhat similar to the Ketogenic diet that has been causing a buzz. The only flaw: it’s not really based on the carnivore’s diet…. As shocking as this might be: it’s not even as diverse as the keto diet is. The Carnivore Diet is simple, eat any […]Read More
Healthy Poolside Snacks
The perfect pool day is a rarity in Chicago—over 75 degrees, minimal clouds, no chance of thunderstorms—and one that deserves to be cherished and taken the utmost advantage of considering how short Chicago summers can be. So on the ideal pool day, you don’t want to be bothered spending hours in the kitchen; […]Read More
Track & Reduce Your Calories
Decreasing your calorie intake may be the most important factor when it comes to weight loss. Remember, losing weight is the simple process of calorie expenditure greater than calories in. If you aren’t eating fewer calories than you expend, then you will not lose fat. An average woman needs to eat about 2000 […]Read More
Tips for a Great Running Season
1. Switch out your worn out gym shoes. For a runner doing five 3-mile runs per week, that comes out to a new pair every five to six months. According to some researchers, running shoes should be replaced anywhere from 300 to 500 miles after the first wear. 2. Set small, achievable goals. Break […]Read More
Hit a Plateau in Your Workouts? Try This Technique
Topics in exercise physiology: bilateral deficit There are a number of topics in exercise science that continue present us with more questions than answers. One such is the bilateral deficit phenomenon. To break down the bilateral deficit, it may be easiest to start by breaking down the words. “bilateral deficit”. “Bilateral” […]Read More
Delectible Drink & Dessert for Mom on Mother’s Day!
One way you can show your love and appreciation for Mother’s Day is to take charge in the kitchen. Give the mom/s in your life some relaxation, goodness and heart health all at the same time. For all the hard work they do on a daily basis, there should be at least one day to […]Read More
Know your Macronutrients: Carbohydrates: Is it Good or Bad?
There is so much conflicting info on carbohydrates. You will see one article on the Internet that a no- carb diet (like Keto) is great! You would tell your friends you are trying keto, and they tell you that you need carbs as fuel. So now what do you think? What is a Carb? […]Read More
How Do You Handle Stress?
As we come to the end of Stress Awareness Month (April), it’s important to educate and acknowledge not only how stressed some of us are, but how we handle that stress. Stress is defined as a state of mental or emotional strain or tension resulting from adverse or very demanding circumstances. According to a 2017 poll […]Read More
Heart Rate Zones are Bunk
I will cut to the chase here, the idea of the “fat burning” heart rate zone is bunk. Do you recall being in gym or physical education class, and seeing a poster on the wall which appears to elucidate the benefits of different heart rate training “zones”? Or are you otherwise convinced that […]Read More