Food and Fitness

The Health Benefits of Yoga

Yoga is a great way to work on your flexibility and strength. Just about everyone can do it, too -- it's not just for people who can touch their toes or want to meditate.

Yoga for Flexibility:  Yoga poses work by stretching your muscles. They can help you move better and feel less stiff or tired.

Strike a Pose for Strength: All Yoga poses build core strength in the deep abdominal muscles.

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Healthy Eating For Teens

As a teenager, your body is going through many physical changes – changes that need to be supported by a healthy, balanced diet. By eating a varied and balanced diet as shown in the eat well plate, you should be able to get all the energy and nutrients you need from the food and drink you consume, allowing your body to grow and develop properly. Eating healthily doesn't have to mean giving up your favorite foods. It simply means eating a variety of foods and cutting down on food and drinks high in fat and sugar, such as sugary fizzy drinks, crisps, cakes and chocolate. These foods should be eaten less often and in smaller amounts.

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Power Food

Apples | Little surprise here. Apples are a good source of quercetin, a phytochemical that helps to fight heart disease and cancer. Unpeeled, they are also a good source of fiber, which helps with your digestion and to lower cholesterol.

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Lifestyle Tips

Get plenty of exercise. Exercise is a dieter’s best friend! It not only burns calories, but can actually improve your resting metabolism. No time for a long workout? Research shows that three 10-minute spurts of exercise per day are just as good as one 30-minute workout. Take the stairs instead of the elevator or park in the back of the parking lot. Every bit helps.

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Health and Happiness

  • Slow and deep breathing is a good counter to stressful situations. Practice it.
  • Surround yourself with positive energy and a strong social circle. Good vibes translates into good moods.
  • Engage in social work. Do things for the less-privileged.
  • Work on your looks, but don’t get obsessed. Pamper yourself occasionally.
  • Believe in your abilities. Work on your shortcomings. Life is a continuous self-help program.

Prevent 5 Common Running Injuries

Achilles Tendinitis – they tense and extend with each stride, weak calves strain them; strengthen calves with calf raises.

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6 Reason To Drink Water

Want to promote healthy skin and proper digestion? Interested in a natural detoxifier? Water is a basic necessity. The body is more than two-thirds water, and keeping it hydrated is vital. Some reasons to sip H2O include:

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10 Ways To Lose 10 Pounds

  1. Stabilize blood-sugar levels. Overweight or obese people tend to have highly fluctuating blood-sugar levels, resulting particularly from weight gain around the belly.
  2. Spoil your appetite before you get to the high-fat, high-calorie part of the meal. Have a bowl of vegetable soup or a salad (with dressing on the side to dip your fork into) before the main course

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