After listening to the public and focusing on current science, Canada has drafted a new food guide favoring whole, plant-based foods and mindful eating. In a time of rising obesity rates among me and women, it makes sense. (http://www.statcan.gc.ca/pub/82-625-x/2015001/article/14185-eng.htm) Health Canada, the department of the Canadian government that’s responsible for national public health, proposed the … [Read more…]
The American College of Sports Medicine, ACSM, defines obesity as a fat percentage over 25% for males and over 32% for females. Does it make sense that a percentage almost equal to, or higher than the obesity percentage is considered healthy? According to The National Council for Certified Personal Trainers (NCCPT), a healthy body fat percentage range for … [Read more…]
This efficient weight loss plan is a nutrition sandwich, like a juicy PB&J. What is one without the other? Point in hand, do not overlook the importance of balancing both nutritious eating and fitness, if you’re serious about reaching weight loss goals. Five fast nutrition adjustments to begin today: 1. Hydrate: drink plenty of water … [Read more…]
What Is Obesity? According to the U.S. National Library of Medicine, obesity means having excess total body fat and differs from just weighing too much (being overweight). A person being 20% or more above normal weight would classify as obese. A common measure of obesity is the body mass index (BMI). A person is considered overweight if … [Read more…]
Sultan’s can be dubbed Authentic Middle Eastern of Bucktown/Wicker Park, or Whole Foods on a budget; salad bar ($5.99/lb), soup ($2-$3), maybe not quite as healthy, but many similar options that taste wonderful. The Chicken and vegetable was some of the best I’ve tasted. BYBO, WiFi, good taste in music. I still remain a Whole Foods lover.
How to avoid Charley horses First, understand that they can occur due to mineral or vitamin deficiencies, and also from circulation issues. 4 Quick Fixes (vitamin E, magnesium, potassium, and hydration) for no more suffering. Click to see The Nutritarian break it down with a closer look.
Do you ever think of disease as a detrimental cost to society? According to the American Diabetes Association the total cost of diabetes in the United States in 2007 was $218 billion. $18 billion for people with undiagnosed diabetes $25 billion for American adults with pre-diabetes $623 million for gestational diabetes Diabetes: What it is Healthy bodies know … [Read more…]
Fun Run Club: 9am Sun. 12/30/12, the last day of 2012. Not to be missed. Meet at Well Fit Training Center 1700 W. Hubbard (at Paulina), Chicago. We will run 3-6 miles depending on how we feel (weather, speed, group morale, etc). Last recorded Run Club conquered over 5 miles through which we carried one … [Read more…]
Enjoy eating delicious foods? Silly question – who doesn’t? Knowing how to choose foods that not only taste the best, but are also best for you may be more of a challenge. Educated foodies, farmers, restaurateurs, and consumers are making conscientious decisions to purchase food products based not only on quality, but also with the … [Read more…]
According to the CDC, heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States. Today more than ever, people are realizing that preventative health care is a smart habit and are taking initiative to eat better, exercise more regularly, and keep current on physician check-ins. When it comes to health, it is vital … [Read more…]