Category: Active Lifestyle

stevia

New Research Shows Stevia May Help Treat Type 2 Diabetes

Sugar is no good for you, which is why we’re seeing an increasing number of people ditch sugar for healthier alternatives. Among these sweeteners, stevia has become a popular choice, especially for people with type 2 diabetes. Stevia is a natural, no-calorie sweetener that is 200 to 400 times sweeter than refined sugar. Researchers have …

arthritis

Research Shows These Four Exercises Ease Arthritis Symptoms

When dealing with arthritis, exercising can be the last thing on your mind. Joint pain is hard to live with but according to researchers at Harvard Medical School, regular exercise helps maintain joint function, eases stiffness and pain and reduces fatigue. Remember that when your joints are inflamed, you need to take it easy. Get …

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Video: Dealing With a High Blood Pressure Diagnosis When You Live a Healthy Lifestyle

If you’re a relatively healthy person, you may be surprised if you’re diagnosed with hypertension. The truth is that a high blood pressure diagnosis isn’t as uncommon as you think. The Framingham Heart Study which followed 1,300 participants ages 55 to 65 found that the lifetime risk of developing hypertension was 90 per cent. This …

nutrition

World Heart Federation President Says Major Dietary Guidelines Not Supported By Science

Dr. Salim Yusuf, President of the World Heart Federation, said nutrition guidelines in relation to fats, salt, carbohydrates, and even vegetables are not supported by science. “Previous guidelines said reduce fats and compensate for it by increasing carbohydrates… and so essentially we’ve increased carbohydrate intake in most Western countries and this is likely damaging. We …

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Foolproof Strategies to Make Your New Year’s Diet and Fitness Resolutions Stick

It’s that time of the year again—the time when you make and break promises to eat healthy and workout more. Weight loss is one of the most common New Year’s resolutions people make, and it comes as no surprise that January is always the busiest time of the year for gyms. There’s enough research to …

pre-workout foods

9 Pre-Workout Foods That Will Maximize Your Time at the Gym

There’s a lot more to exercising than just losing weight. Research shows that working out regularly can help lower your risk of chronic health conditions like heart disease and type 2 diabetes. An active lifestyle is also known to improve sleep, mood and energy levels. To stay fit and active, you need to make sure …

reason you're not losing weight

10 Unexpected Reasons Why You’re Not Losing Weight

You’ve been doing everything right—at least you think you have. You’re eating healthy, counting calories, working out, but the scale still won’t budge. You’ve tried a variety of diets and workouts, but you keep hitting that dreaded weight loss plateau. Not shedding pounds when you’re doing everything to make it work can be very frustrating. …

Spinach and Prawn Soup Recipe

Healthy Spinach and Prawn Soup Recipe for Glowing Skin

There is nothing better than fresh healthy glowing skin, everyone wants it and everywhere you go you will see ads for creams or lotions that will promise you glowing skin. But did you know that you can get glowing skin from the food that you eat. Food can play a big role in the way your …

Healthy Frozen Yogurt Bark Recipe

Finding a healthy snack can be hard when you are craving desserts and sugar. Plus when that 3 o’clock slump hits, we usually just grab whatever is closest, this usually ends up being an unhealthy snack. So the only way to combat this unhealthy craving problem is to pre-prepare some healthier snacks. The Simple & …

Sweet Potato Muffin Recipe

Healthy Sweet Potato Muffin Recipe

Sweet Potato Muffin Recipe Sweet Potatoes are available year-round, making them the perfect go-to ingredient. That is why we had to cook up our Kudo Master, Leanne Chan’s Sweet Potato Muffin Recipe. These sweet potato muffins are packed with protein, fiber and take less than 20 minutes to whip up! Plus they are naturally gluten-free, vegan, …