In recent weeks, there has been tons of controversy regarding coconut oil. A recent headline on USA Today claims that coconut oil is not healthy. In an effort to clarify this matter for myself, I started reading all the research available on coconut oil and started to list what both sides are claiming. The … Continue reading What is the deal with Coconut oil? Is it healthy or not?
Push ups are one of the best exercises that you can do to firm and tone your whole body. In the standard pushups the following muscles will get targeted: Chest muscles (Pectorals), Shoulders (Deltoids), Back of your arms (Triceps), abdominals, and the wing muscles directly under your armpit (Serratus anterior). There are a variety of pushups … Continue reading Pushups on a stability ball
In one of my earlier posts I talk about the health benefits of oats. One of the many ways to enjoy this healthy whole grain is consuming it as granola. Unfortunately the granolas available in the market are loaded with sugar, vegetable oils, and preservatives. Therefore, I decided to create my own simple and healthy … Continue reading Healthy granola recipe
If you live in our society today, you for sure have either been criticized by someone or have critiqued another person. It is sad, but is the world that we live in. We give ourselves the right to judge people. Criticism's definition is: "the expression of disapproval of someone or something based on perceived faults or mistakes" … Continue reading How to deal with criticism?
A plank is a basic move that sometimes looks too easy to be beneficial, but the reality is, even though getting into the plank might be easy, but holding a plank can be very difficult because it requires strength and endurance in your abs and back. The plank is best recognized for its role in core conditioning, but … Continue reading Plank rotations with a preschooler or a toddler
The last reason for weight gain and obesity, that we are going to cover in the series of "Reasons for weight loss resistance", is Hyperphagia. Let's start with defining what hyperphagia really means. According to Merriam Webster dictionary hyperphagia means: "abnormally increased appetite for consumption of food frequently associated with injury to the hypothalamus". One of the … Continue reading Reasons behind weight loss resistance-part IV. Hyperphagia
Get rid of jiggly arms and legs all in one exercise. The single-leg dip is a more difficult variation to the standard dip. Using only one leg for support increases the resistance placed on the upper body during the movement. The movement specifically targets the chest, shoulders and triceps. It also targets your core, since … Continue reading Single leg dip with a toddler- get rid of Jiggles
The third factor that effects weight is fat metabolism. Reduced fat oxidation levels have shown an effect on obesity and weight gain. Since we tend to consume more fat than our body needs at any given time, our body stores the extra fat to be used at times of need. The fat stored in the body is … Continue reading Reasons behind weight loss resistance- part III. Low fat oxidation rate
Beets, known botanically as Beta vulgaris, are native to the Mediterranean region. Beets are most commonly a dark red color, however they also come in other hues ranging from white to yellow to a red-and-white variety known as Chioggia. They are rich in antioxidants, folic acid, potassium, and fiber. Beets have many health benefits, one of which … Continue reading Amazing health benefits of beets/ detox recipe
Wall sit is a great exercise to strengthen your quadriceps. The good thing about this exercise is that it requires minimal space and equipment. All you need is a wall, your body and gravity. This exercise, will also help to strengthen your core specially when doing the advanced version because you have to keep your … Continue reading How to do wall sits with a toddler