Beware of Bouncing...

It is mistakenly believed that 'bouncing' as you stretch helps muscles to stretch further. Sudden overstretching stimulates the stretch reflex causing the muscles to contract even tighter, in an attempt to prevent injury. Bouncing is counterproductive as it can cause small tears to the muscle tissue, which are experienced as muscle soreness or tenderness. Instead of bouncing, try concentrating on slow, sustained stretches, holding for 20 to 30 seconds. Once the muscle feel comfortable, gently increase the stretch and hold again.

Superfood Friday: Wheatgrass

Whether you're looking to fight free radicals, or maximize the nutrients to your diet, wheatgrass should definitely be at the top of your list. Wheatgrass is prepared from the freshly sprouted leaves of the common wheat plant and can supply tons of vitamins and minerals including, iron, calcium, magnesium, amino acids, chlorophyll, and vitamins, A, C, and E. Wheatgrass fans say that its rich nutrient content boosts immunity, kills harmful bacteria in the digestive system, and rids the body of waste. Wheatgrass is often used for juicing or added to smoothies when bought in the powder or liquid forms. It is also sold in tablets or capsules. Try some wheatgrass today!!

Time To Cut The Junk

It's 3:00 in the afternoon, your bored, tired, and the craving for junk food hit. This is the dieter's worst enemy. Cravings are one of the biggest reasons why people have problems losing weight and keeping it off. Whether you crave, sugar, salt, or soda there are ways you can beat these urges. 1. Drink Water. Thirst is often confused with hunger or food cravings. If you feel a sudden urge for a specific food, try drinking a large glass of water and wait a few minutes. You may find that the craving fades away, because your body was actually just thirsty. 2. Eat More Protein. Eating more protein may reduce your appetite and keep you from overeating. It also reduces cravings, and hel

6 Habits That Are Destroying Your Healthy Lifestyle

Creating a healthy lifestyle is all about habit. Just like good habits, there are also bad habits. Some of them are killing your healthy lifestyle journey, and you may not even realize it. Here are 6 habits that are destroying your health. 1. Lack of sleep: Sometimes, life requires you to lose sleep, and that's okay. The problem is not a few nights of lack of sleep, the problem becomes too many nights without adequate sleep. Sleep is so crucial. I know we all know how awful it feels after consistent sleep deprivation. What many people may not know is that lack of sleep triggers an increase in cortisol hormone to be released in our bodies, which may cause us to bloat and have difficu

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