If you find it impossible to resist the 3 p.m. chocolate craving that hits you every day, you’ll be happy to know that you might be able to quash it — in just 30 seconds. Two new studies presented at The Obesity Society Annual Meeting in Boston delved into ways to trick the brain into dismissing those junk food pangs. Because as much as you may try to rely on willpower or mindfulness to fight the munchies, sometimes there’s nothing like a quick fix to hold you over until dinnertime (or dessert). Can You Tap Away Your Food Cravings? Walking around … Continue reading A Quick Trick That Might Stop Your Food Cravings
It’s impossible to live your healthiest life without keeping your portion sizes in check. It just comes with the territory, like putting effort into your sweat sessions and making smart choices when browsing the supermarket aisles. “When people overeat, it leads to irregularity in blood sugar. It also leads to obesity, which is a contributing factor to heart disease, hypertension, type 2 diabetes, inflammation and certain cancers,” . Getting ready to grab a post-workout snack? Don’t let us scare you into tossing it in the trash. Portion control isn’t about depriving yourself — it’s about eating just enough to stay … Continue reading 5 Ways to Avoid the Portion Distortion That’s Wrecking Your Diet
Eat more of the good. Eat less of the bad. That’s the whole idea behind clean eating. It’s all about, well, cleaning up your diet so that there’s a greater focus on whole foods (think fruits, vegetables, protein and healthy fats), and less reliance on processed or refined foods. The benefits of adopting a clean diet are pretty clear (reduced incidence of disease, increased quality of life, and a longer life expectancy, just to name a few). But ditching the donuts, pizza and mocha lattes can be a lot tougher than it sounds. (Seriously, if you need proof, check out … Continue reading How to Start Clean Eating in 7 Easy Steps
It’s not unusual to rely on a morning coffee for a jolt of energy to power through the day. Perhaps you’re such a caffeine aficionado, you’ve even made a habit out of afternoon java runs to avoid a post-lunch slump. Now ask yourself this: Would you do the same thing with candy? As you’ll see in the below comparisons, some of the most tempting cups of joe are basically sugary calorie bombs in disguise. Check out how some of your favorite beverages compare to some of your most beloved candies What’s More High-Cal? Coffee Drinks or Candy 1. 8 Snickers … Continue reading What’s Worse: The Calories in Candy or These Coffee Drinks?
If your summer is packed with Instagram-worthy barbecues, vacations and trips to the beach, first of all, congrats! But if you’re not careful, you may spend most of your time glued to Facebook — or, worst of all, your work email. While you might assume keeping up with your inbox gives you peace of mind, research shows that reading messages from the office often just makes people angry. Talk about a summer bummer. It’s one thing to know you should take time for a digital detox, but it’s entirely different to actually pry that phone out of your hands. Whether you’re … Continue reading 7 Tips to Actually Succeed at Your Digital Detox
It’s the middle of the workday and you’ve officially entered zombie mode. You’re staring aimlessly at your computer screen, as your eyelids hang heavy and your brain feels sluggish. And all you can think is: Must. Get. Coffee. Hold up, though. While your first instinct might be to caffeinate ASAP, you might get away with doing (and spending) less. In fact, that late afternoon cup might keep you up at night, leaving you in the same place this time tomorrow. Whether you’re sleep deprived, experiencing low blood sugar or simply need a break from your computer, there are many ways … Continue reading 4 Ways to Get Energized Without Caffeine
From first day pedal pushers to those who shared the daily, cycling is a sport that attracts riders of all different skill levels. Some have loved the sport since they were kids, while others may have decided to take it up later in life because running started to hurt their knees or they wanted a new way to get around town. While the bikes and the way professionals and amateurs ride will very likely differ, there is one thing that all cyclists should be doing the same — getting a bike fitting. The 411 on Fittings A bike fitting is … Continue reading Bike Fittings: What Every Cyclist Needs to Know