Do you find long distance running extremely difficult? Do you prefer weight lifting over running? Or maybe vice versa? And when it comes to diet, maybe you gain weight just by eating one extra slice of bread in a week? It is probably connected to your body type or “somatotype”.
It is well known that one of the most common causes of lower back pain and sciatica is poor lifting technique. If you learn how to lift the objects properly, you can save yourself from injuries. There are many every-day life situations where this knowledge can be useful, like lifting your child or dog or picking a laundry basket off the ground.
I recently read an article about mindful eating and decided to try it myself. Mindful eating is a method based on the Buddhist concept of mindfulness, which involves being fully aware of “now” i.e. present moment during a meal and paying attention to what is happening within and around you at that moment.
We live in a world where low-carb diets are extremely popular. This type of diet in most cases is classified as a diet with less than 30% of calories coming from carbohydrates. Foods like starchy vegetables, fruit or grains are restricted and higher intake of protein-rich and fat rich food is recommended. You may find many fitness professionals who advise us to cut back on carbs in order to lose some weight. And while low-carb diets may be beneficial in some health conditions, like epilepsy or type 1 diabetes, not anyone will benefit from this type of diet. Low-carb diets did show great potential when people want to lose weight, but can you really imagine eating like that your whole life? And if you exercise regularly, you should know your exercise performance will most probably be affected. So let’s talk about carbohydrates.
Writing down what you eat can help you realize where you can make improvements in your diet, the emotional triggers of your eating habits or even help you with some health issues. And with all this technology today, you won’t even need a pencil and paper. It is maybe a little bit time consuming, but the effort is worth it.
Did you know that a ban on trans fats in restaurants in New York state has been linked to fewer heart attacks and strokes? In a study published in April 2017 in JAMA Cardiology, researchers found that after bans were implemented, there was a 6.2 % decline in heart attacks and strokes in New York…
These days an appealing backside continues to be extremely popular as evidenced on social media and supported by celebrities and fitness models. It is like an era of big, well-shaped glutes. But we should keep in mind our glutes muscles exist for better reasons than just looking fit or sexy. Strong glutes are essential for…
Whoever has experienced a food craving knows that food craving and hunger are not the same sensations. When we are hungry, our blood sugar and insulin level drop and our brain receives a signal that it is time to eat. But food cravings are like an uninvited guest; they just show up. And when they do, we do crazy things like visiting a gas station at 10 p.m. just to find our favorite ice cream.