BEGINNER GUIDE TO HALF-MARATHON TRAINING

“A half marathon is a big step up if you’re new to the distance. It’ll require a higher weekly mileage, longer ‘long’ runs and a greater variety of sessions to develop the speed and endurance you’ll need. But, says coach Martin Yelling, ‘If you can run a 10K, you can do it. Just allow enough…

From Almost Morbidly Obese to Happy, Healthy, and Fit!

  “From the time I was a teenager up until last year, I struggled constantly with my weight. I was stuck in a vicious, depressing cycle of weight loss and weight gain for over 15 years. December of 2015 was my breaking point at my doctor’s office, where I had gone in for a routine…

Why exercising might not help you to lose weight

“It is often said that the secret to losing weight is as simple as burning off more energy than you’re putting into your body. And by that logic, you should be able to shift some pounds by hitting the gym – provided you’re not eating lots more than you were before. But there may also be…

10 Diet Mistakes Seriously Slowing Your Metabolism

“You probably don’t need scientists to tell you that your metabolism slows with age. But they’re studying it anyway—and coming up with exciting research to help rev it up again. The average woman gains 1½ pounds a year during her adult life—enough to pack on 40-plus pounds by her 50s, if she doesn’t combat the…

Is Spirulina a Miracle Cure-all?

“Arguably the “superfood” of the moment, spirulina is associated with a number of health claims, from curing allergies and candida to detoxifying the body and aiding in weight loss. Does this blue-green algae deliver, or is it all health hype? As it turns out, these claims are backed by little science and likely surfaced due…

Get Familiar with Food Additives

“Few ingredients cause as much confusion, or consternation, as food additives. For some, it might be the long chemical names found on labels, uncertainty of how the use of additives is regulated or skepticism in testing and oversight processes. In other cases, it can be misinformation perpetuated by, at best, well-intentioned audiences or, at worst,…

Plant-Based Diet for Beginners: How to Get Started

“Perhaps you read Rip Esselstyn’s The Engine 2 Diet or Jonathan Safran Foer’s Eating Animals and want to reduce your risk of lifestyle related diseases and avoid factory farms, or perhaps it’s the recent U.N. study that said eating less meat is better for the planet — either way, there’s no doubt that reducing your…