Protein Pros - Are you Getting Enough in your Diet?

When it comes to maintaining and building muscle, there are countless benefits of protein. But how much protein do you need in your daily diet?

Drench Your Heart in Liquid Love


Is diet cola part of your daily diet regimen? With its low calorie count, it may seem like a healthy choice. But trading in that low-calorie soft drink for a little spice and sizzle will help keep your heart strong and healthy.

Kick-Start Your Nutrition Plan

The holidays are over, and even though we tried our best, one too many cocktails or sweet temptations may have breached our lips. It’s okay. It happens. Jazzercise Founder and CEO Judi Sheppard Missett says don’t be too hard on yourself, shake it off and kick-start 2013 with a fresh nutrition and fitness outlook.   

Tasty Thanksgiving Tips

Celebrate the harvest season and thank your family and friends by serving a bounty of nutritious options this Thanksgiving. Overindulgence often goes hand-in-hand with the holiday season so in case your loved ones can’t resist, save them the guilt with these low calorie recipes. They’re delicious and nutritious too!
 
Along with a beautifully roasted turkey, dress your holiday table with an abundance of colorful food. Jazzercise Founder and CEO Judi Sheppard Missett says that eating healthy can be just as filling and satisfying as those high calorie favorites.

Decoding Fat and Calories on Nutrition Labels

Nutritional information can be found on most forms of processed food. The black and white Nutrition Facts panel on packaged foods lists total calories, fat, cholesterol, sodium, carbohydrates and more. Labels such as “trans-fat-free,” and “fat-free” tout health benefits, but aren’t always the best food choices.

Sensational Summer Salads

Long summer days filled with sunshine and outdoor activities leave us yearning for light meals that don’t heat up the kitchen. The following salads serve four, are delicious, and provide the nutrients your body needs to recover from those sweet, summertime adventures.

Slim Down for Summer Countdown

Memorial Day is the official opening of swimsuit season. If thoughts of exposing your body make you want to hide in the dark, the following suggestions will steer you back into the light.

Spring Cleaning: Are Detox Diets An Effective Weight Loss Tool?

When spring rolls around, people often clean their bodies just as they would clean their homes. For thousands of years people have detoxified as a way to remove harmful substances from the body. Today, detox diets are one of the cornerstones of alternative health, and for some, a quick way to lose weight.

Maximize Your Metabolism

Our metabolism is like a combustion engine. It turns food into fuel, and it is responsible for producing, maintaining, and destroying material substances to drive vitality. Every part in our body depends on the metabolism of calories for energy, and a souped up engine burns most effectively.


Guilt-Free Comfort Food

When we feel stressed or depressed, we often reach for fatty comfort foods to alleviate the distress, and a recent scientific study uncovers why. Researchers at the University of Leuven in Belgium, found that consuming fat reduces negative emotion. The study discovered that participants who received fatty acids through a feeding tube were about half as sad as participants on a placebo.


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