What Does Hot Yoga Do For You and Your Metabolism?

Hot yoga, also known as Bikram yoga, is one of the latest trends in the world of exercise. Traditional yoga, the kind that’s not done in a 105-degree room, has been around for a while. Experts say it originated in India more than 5,000 years ago. It’s still popular today, and for a good number of…

Heidi Powell Has the Best Advice for Getting Rid of Your Tummy Pooch

(Photo: Instagram/@RealHeidiPowell) Author and co-host of Extreme Weight Loss, Heidi Powell, shares her best tips for moms who want to get rid of their “mommy pooch.” Check them out below! If you’ve had a C-section or a hysterectomy, and you are struggling with the surgical battle wounds, this post is for YOU! Now don’t stop reading if this isn’t…

Muscle and Its Role in Diabetes Risk

A widely-known but often misunderstood disease is steadily overtaking an increasing portion of the U.S. population. In this country, more than one-third of adults are at a high risk for developing this condition and causes about 330,000 deaths each year. This disease is diabetes. Diabetes, type 2 in particular, is a condition affecting an ever-expanding…

What Exactly Does Kombucha Do For You?

Drinking kombucha, it’s true, has become a bit of a fad lately. You can find this fermented beverage in most health food stores, farmers markets, and even your local grocery store. If you can buy it at the gas station, you can be sure it’s popular. Yet kombucha, however faddish, does have beneficial effects on your health.…

Seasonal Reset

Author: atroughton89 The leaves are falling, the air is cooling off, and as much as I hate to admit it, winter is coming (or if you look outside this week, it feels like it’s already here). I like to think of the change in season as mother nature preparing to reset. In the fall she purges…

Does a High Protein Diet Really Help with Weight Loss?

“High protein diet”, “eat 25g of protein with each meal”, “eat more protein” — sound familiar? If not, where have you been? By now in your journey toward greater health and fitness, it’s almost impossible to have not heard of high protein diets — ones like the Atkins diet,” “Paleo”, or “the Zone.” You may…

Hemp Hearts – From Spartan

by Anne L’Heureux, R.D., L.D. Simple Hemp Heart Recipes Avocado Smashed Hemp Toast Ingredients 1 slice of your favorite toast ⅓ of a ripe avocado 1 Tbsp hemp hearts Dash of paprika 3 cherry tomatoes Optional: 1 egg Directions: Place bread in toaster. While it is toasting, mash together your ripe avocado and hemp hearts. Slice…

Is It Healthy to Have a Low Body Fat Percentage?

Months before a bodybuilding competition, male bodybuilders usually aim to cut body fat as low as 3-4 percent body fat for that shredded look, while their female counterparts go as low as 8-9% for that beautiful, lean physique. This has led many to believe that their body fat levels should fall between the same percentages as bodybuilders. Is this healthy?…

How Dehydration Affects Your Body Composition

You’ve probably heard or read about how you can survive for weeks without food but that you can only survive for days without water. Your parents probably told you repeatedly when you were young to drink at least eight cups of water a day. Water is known to help cleanse out the toxins in your…

How Cold Exposure Changes Your Metabolism

In today’s society, comfort is king. Much of our technology – air conditioning, heated pools, goose-down jackets, portable misting fans – is designed to keep us within a comfortable band of temperatures. There’s nothing so good as A/C on a summer day. But humans did not evolve with these modern comforts. Instead, we evolved on…