We eat the way we do for a myriad of underlying reasons, and many of these factors weren’t necessarily in our control when our behavior development around food started. Some human eating behaviors even come from our remote ancestors and instinctual survival needs!
With habits being so deeply rooted, they can be tough to break; but there are some tried-and-true strategies you can implement to make breaking unhealthy habits more manageable.
Calories are the foundation of nutrition. They are units of energy we consume and burn off all day, every day. They are listed at the top of every nutrition label, and they are the notorious defining variable of several diets.
Too much sugar in our diets can be one of the biggest threats to modern health. Yet, in the year of 2020 when stress, anxiety and isolation is high, it’s fair to guess the average intake of 156 pounds of sugar a year, will be higher.
Being educated on the sweet danger of sugar can be the fuel we need to create change.
This article isn’t about magic pills or 7 day detoxes. We’re going to focus on action items that will improve multiple aspects of your health. Some of these tips may be new to you and as the title suggests – you will probably consider them unconventional.
Ready to make a habit out of healthy eating? Just one month of consuming whole, unprocessed foods benefits your health in a number of ways. Although following a clean diet can be difficult at first, the rewards will be worth it. Prepare for your clean eating journey with this guide.
The days of wearing the “I only need 4 hours of sleep” like a productivity badge of honor needs to be over. Burning the candle at both ends only leads to poor health, bad decision making and burnout.
Seven to eight hours of sleep seems to be the minimum per night that we should aim for. Deep, uninterrupted sleep is the goal. It’s not good enough to just be in bed — we must minimize the tossing and turning, trips to the bathroom and mind racing.
Carb cycling is an excellent strategy for women who want to optimize their body composition while maintaining their exercise performance.
However, the typical approach of alternating almost daily doesn’t match with female hormone cycling. The ideal approach for women is to plan for 2-week cycles of high and low carb diet combined with appropriate workouts for each phase.
As some gyms across the US are reopening, it’s tempting to jump right back into your former workout routine.
But be mindful – your body needs time to transition back into those higher intensity training sessions. These four mobility exercises can give you a new “functional” range of motion that you will definitely feel as you ease back into your fitness routine.