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One of the biggest contributing factors to the significant rise in obesity and obesity-related health problems among Americans is increasing portion sizes. Americans are simply eating more food on average. However, you don’t need to take extreme measures like fasting or a crash diet to lose weight. In fact, extreme weight loss measures often don’t work very well. Plus, you can end up hurting your health and wellness by depriving your body of the important nutrients that it needs to stay healthy and strong. Instead, the secret to weight loss, as well as maintaining a healthy weight is practicing good portion control. [Read more]

Yoga helps with weight control in several ways. Despite not being a major calorie burner, yoga makes you more mindful and aware of the dietary choices you make. But there’s a type of yoga called power yoga that is more strenuous than a yoga routine that only focuses on flexibility and stress relief. One benefit of power yoga is it may help with weight loss too. [Read more]

Working out during your lunch break can make you more energetic and productive in the afternoon. But if you have to squeeze your entire workout into an hour or 30 minutes, you need to be very selective about the exercises you choose. So, which exercises should you include in your lunch-time workouts? The following five exercises are an excellent place to start: [Read more]

Lockdown has been tough on all of us. It has been particularly hard on our waistlines. Most of us have had to be a lot more sedentary, and with the gyms closed and all those months where it was easiest to get a takeaway, we have found that it has had an effect on our weight. The truth of the matter is that we are not quite as svelte and slim as we were pre-lockdown. [Read more]

You know when you create positive mental energy, or willpower. It rises as an emotion and you can feel it in your body. Hence the term ‘fire in your belly’ to describe drive. Without it, you’re unproductive. You lack enthusiasm. Positive mental energy propels you to get ahead and accomplish your aims. It pushes you to go that extra mile. [Read more]

The trillions of bacteria living in your intestines, often referred to as gut microbiota, play a vital role in health and wellbeing. As well as helping to maintain the digestive system, gut bacteria have an impact on physical health throughout the body. Two large European studies published in Science magazine in 2019 suggest they also have an important role to play in mental health. [Read more]

If your weight loss journey feels a little stale, it might be time to change things up. Doing the same types of exercise, over long periods of time, can cause plateaus. It can also make working out a bore. Boredom and plateaus are hurdles many people face when trying to lose weight. Combat these hurdles head-on by including a weekly yoga class to your workout schedule. Here are 6 reasons why yoga will help you reach your health goals. [Read more]