Carrot Tops Not to be Wasted

Carrots tend to be a fairly polarizing vegetable. Either you absolutely love them or you absolutely hate them. We get it. Some of you might still be traumatized by being force-fed them during dinner when you were a kid. But the “meat” of the carrot is not the only part that’s of use. Carrot Tops Most of us chop off carrot...

New Health Fads – Effective or Scam?

In the 80s, it was Thomas Dolby who sang, “She blinded me with science.” However, in the interests of being PC, the use, or rather misuse of scientific data and observations is not limited to the fairer sex nor was it limited to the last century. The bottom line is that scientific data is routinely manipulated by experts - both...

When We Say Take a Rest Day, We Mean It

There’s a reason why rest days are woven into every serious exercise program. Our bodies are not meant to exert intense effort on a daily basis and not taking the proper time to rest can actually have damaging effects on your body. But what exactly does “resting” mean? Rest is Often Misunderstood It’s easy and straightforward to follow a workout on...

The American Diet and its Deadly Spread Around the World

The worldwide pandemics that seem to be getting less and less attention compared to the more talked about AIDS and avian flu are cardiovascular disease, diabetes and hypertension. Why? Because these conditions are 95% preventable, treatable and even reversible by simply making changes to ones diet and lifestyle. We’re used to hearing about these problems at home in the...

Say Hello To Your New Favorite Sports Bra, A $40 Piece of Elastic

If you’re confused by the title of this article, so were we when we saw this strip of elastic meant to act as a sports bra. The Buband is a new product that just hit the sports bra market and women everywhere are beginning to swear by it. After a quick Google search you’ll see that the rave reviews truly...

You’ve Probably Made These Common Pull-Up Mistakes

Working out does wonders for you, but the cardinal rule of any workout is to maintain proper form during your exercise to ensure you don’t actually damage your health in the process. This video from Buff Dudes can help by addressing some common pull-up bad habits and  how you can fix them. Using your momentum Many people “cheat” the pull up...

Which Running App is Perfect For You?

Trying to get into running and not sure which tracking app to use? In today’s world there is a plethora of apps to choose from but what’s the difference between them all? Luckily, we’ve broken down the different features of each running app to help you choose the one best for you! Nike+ Running: Clean, Simple, and Free LifeHacker.com The Nike+ Running...

The Right Way to Assess Your Health

The most common measurement used to determine overall health is BMI or Body Mass Index. But having a normal or low BMI doesn’t mean you’re healthy, nor having a high BMI mean you’re unhealthy. This may sound odd but to help your doctor better assess your overall health, measure your waist size too. Here’s how. Waist Size as the New...

Say Goodbye to Bad Posture with These Three Exercises in Four Minutes

Today’s generation may just be the worst when it comes to maintaining correct posture. Our 9-5 desk jobs wreak havoc on our spines from spending so much of the day seated in front of a computer. What we don’t realize is that this is not only matter of temporary aches and pains, but rather serious long-term damage. Dr. Eric Goodman,...

How to Stop Being Lazy As Told By a Psychologist

In a video featured on Business Insider, psychologist Dr. Jonathan Fader shares a tip on how to overcome laziness. Most people tend to give up once what he calls “pain tolerance” kicks in. Your brain begins to speak to you and tell you that you’ve done enough. We all have a tendency to defeat ourselves in this way. We give...