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.
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.
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.
Just like our bodies, our skin needs regular maintenance to stay healthy. Gravity, environmental toxins and ultraviolet light cause damage, especially to our face. Even though professional facials are relaxing and effective, they can be costly.
Many people wake up refreshed and ready to move, motivated to exercise for the sheer pleasure it brings them. Working out is a mood booster that leaves them feeling energized, and without it, they feel restless and uncomfortable. For these people, exercise is an innate pleasure, important to their sense of well-being.
Nothing can brighten your day like hearing a favorite song. Music lifts your spirits, and can give you an instant jolt of energy. That’s useful because during a workout, music soothes unpleasant feelings brought on by intense exercise.
May is National Physical Fitness and Sports Month. This year, the President’s Council on Physical Fitness and Sports challenges Americans to get moving for health, and to get active and fit in May.
Cloudy skies and cold temperatures can depress motivation. Snow and ice seem to melt our best efforts, and drive us to reach for a good book instead of workout clothes. With a change of attitude, you can turn snowy days into new winter fitness adventures, using nature as your playground.
Want to close out 2012 with a bang? Try these glamourous fashion tips at this year’s holiday party and be Hollywood sleek and starlet sexy. Jazzercise Founder and CEO Judi Sheppard Missett says, “Why not? You’ve worked hard all year, now show it off!”
Besides burning calories and building muscle, dancing engages creativity and opens new learning channels within the brain. Through dance, an individual builds strong emotional, cognitive, physical and social assets.