Is Sitting Down For Too Long Ruining Your Health?

JacquieFitness, Wellness

In our modern society, much of our time is spent sitting down. Whether you’re watching TV, sitting at a desk, or driving in a car, you aren’t moving around as much as your body should be. By spending many hours sitting with very little exercise, it has been shown to increase your chances of getting a cardiovascular disease, type 2 … Read More

Is a Grocery List the Key to a Smaller Waistline?

JacquieNutrition, Wellness

Is a grocery list the key to a smaller waistline? According to some studies, the answer is yes. Creating a grocery list is a useful tool that makes eating healthy foods easier. Research has shown that shopping from a list, rather than aisle to aisle, helps keep consumers on track. This means they are less likely to fall into temptation … Read More

The Key to Keeping Cool While Exercising

JacquieFitness, Wellness

With the temperatures rising, vacations being taken, and the weather getting nicer, many people are now going outside more often to exercise. Although exercise can be great for your body, if the temperature is too high and precautions aren’t taken, it can also be very harmful and dangerous. Since both exercise and warm weather raise your internal temperature, the combination … Read More

Fat Free Milk or Whole Milk

JacquieNutrition, Wellness

Whenever we think of dieting, we often think of consuming “low fat” or “fat free” items. Marketing geniuses have embedded it in our brains that we must not consume fat if we are trying to lose it, especially when it comes to eating dairy products that are high in fat. It is typically thought that consuming full-fat dairy products, as opposed to low-fat … Read More

Helpful Hints to Eating Healthy While on Vacation

JacquieNutrition, Wellness

Now that summer is here, more and more people are spending their vacation time at the beach. But, just because you are on vacation does not mean you should stop caring about your diet and health goals. Planning ahead of time and remembering a few key tips your diet and health won’t suffer just because you are on vacation. It … Read More

Losing Weight the Healthy Way

JacquieNutrition, Wellness

With bathing suit and beach season approaching quickly, many people are scrambling to try to lose weight, and fast. Although diets that claim you can lose weight in just a week or two may sound appealing, they are usually too good to be true. Losing weight the healthy way is possible, but it will take time and lots of hard … Read More

The Real Story Behind Rapid Weight Loss Diets

JacquieWellness

There are so many supplements, products, and weight loss plan out there right now that all have a variety of alluring claims. With so many choices and claims, it is hard to know and stay clear of products that are potentially risky. The thing to keep in mind while picking a weight loss strategy is obvious. If it seems too … Read More

Importance of Eating More Protein at Breakfast

JacquieNutrition, Wellness

Did you know that breakfast eaters usually weigh less than people who skip breakfast? So the old saying “breakfast is the most important meal of the day” may actually be true. Even if the breakfast choice isn’t the healthiest, people who eat any breakfast still tend to eat less throughout the day than individuals who skip this crucial meal. Plus, … Read More

The Truth About Probiotics

JacquieWellness

The gut holds billions of good bacteria that help support good digestion and immune health. These bacteria are acquired during birth naturally, however, over time certain factors including stress, diet, and the use of antibiotics can reduce the number of good bacteria in your gut and produce unwanted symptoms. To compensate for this, many people turn to probiotic supplements to … Read More

Exercising for 20 Minutes a Day Proves to Increase in Lifespan

JacquieFitness, Wellness

Does physical activity protect against chronic diseases and mortality because it aids weight loss, or does it give it’s own benefits independent of weight? According to a recent study by European researchers, engaging in a moderate exercise routine, even just completing twenty minutes per day of brisk walking, had been linked to reductions in mortality risk and increase in lifespan. … Read More