It’s that time of the year again when people are making lifestyle adjustments to help meet New Year’s resolutions. For those looking to either lose weight or keep it off, here are some strategies to consider.
The newest craze in the fitness/performance world is the addition of a pre-workout drink. This supplement is meant to serve as a “boost” to get you through your routine with greater outcomes.
If you need a quick reboot to your life and this is the year you want to get healthy and change your lifestyle, I have five steps to start that change. Remember it takes 21 days to build a habit, then the concentrated effort will reduce, but you still need to be mindful of your choices.
- Portions. We live in a world of portion distortion. Start reading labels and measure out your food! If you don’t know how much food you are really eating, you will never lose weight. A plate at a restaurant typically is three or more servings.
By: Ashley Beyer, ATC, LAT, Agnesian HealthCare Sports & Spine Center
Stress does a lot of crummy stuff to our bodies. It all starts in our minds and how we perceive a situation; how we deal with it and how resilient we are to change when it comes along. Stress dumps chemicals into our body. We often associate food with comfort which leads to a cycle of guilt an
The hypothalamus is a central player in how the brain reacts to stress and food. It is the “brain” of the endocrine system and regulates what it dumps into our bodies hormonally/chemically. If we prolong our stress, we release high levels of cortisol.