Sure, it’s tempting to just put on a big sunhat, find a spot in the shade, and lounge all day, but hey, the summer heat is really no good excuse for a sedentary life. In fact, it’s the perfect time to get outside – the days are longer, work is (mostly) a little less hectic, and weekends out of town are loaded with opportunity!
Here in the land of plenty, quantity has long been king when it comes to food (The Big Gulp! The Big Mac! Super-size It!). And that, unfortunately, has made millions of Americans overweight, not to mention, sick and old before their time. How can we start reverse this health mess? By reinforcing the message that it’s the quality of our food that matters above all else. In this day and age, quantity is a killer.
Do you depend on sunscreen for skin protection? Millions of Americans do, but they shouldn’t rely on it alone. The rate of melanoma diagnosis is increasing. The consensus among scientists is that sunscreens alone cannot reverse this trend. Yet a good sunscreen can play a role in preventing sunburns – a major risk factor for melanoma – provided you use it correctly.
You may have thought about quitting sugar before but that 3pm craving for chocolate makes it difficult! Quitting sugar may not be easy, but it’s oh so good for you, and it truly gets easier the more you do it. Here is some inspiration (and scary facts!) to help you kick the habit.
One of the most common and health-undermining problems I see in my patients is eating too many carbs every day. And it’s a problem that’s hardly confined to my practice. The total amount of calories that Americans consume hasn’t appreciably gone up since the ‘80s when the national waistline began to dramatically expand...
To create our fitness manifesto, we collected the training advice that is most emblematic, educational, and inspiring. These informational nuggets not only sum up what we believe real fitness is all about, but they also form the backbone of any effective fitness regimen.