Fitness and Nutrition

The human body is funny…one minute, you’re eating cookies, fatty foods and pretty much anything you want, yet it seems as though nothing can slow you down–you can even still can fit all your clothes! The next minute, BAM! You’re slower, more tired, the fat is harder to get off and so on. What happened? […]

For many people, a new year equals a new commitment to lose weight. Or workout more. Or eat less junk food. Some of these people will succeed…but most won’t. In fact, according to studies, four out of five people who make New Year’s resolutions will eventually break them…and a third won’t even make it to […]

Research shows that people who eat lunch at restaurants every day spend roughly $2,500 each year. That’s a lot of cash — and a very unhealthy eating habit. Truthfully, packing your lunch does require some planning and effort, but there’s one tool that can make lunch fun (and healthy) again: Mason Jars! Check out these […]

    Diet or exercise…which one is more important is an age-old debate that just keeps going on and on and on. If you’re trying to get healthy, tackling both diet and exercise is better than trying to improve one lifestyle habit at a time, new research suggests. But…the researchers did add that if you […]

Are high protein diet foods actually good for you? Can they help you lose long-term weight? There is so much literature out there saying “yes” to a high protein diet and how it helps satisfies ones hunger pains. But in the next breath, you stumble upon research that says “no” to a high protein diet […]

Peanut butter? Healthy? YES! Even though it’s higher in fat, the health benefits of peanut butter enough to convince you to embrace it, and spread its deliciousness on breads, waffles, bagels, toast, crackers, apple slices, celery, carrots…and so many other foods. CLICK HERE to read story article courtesy of BlackDoctor.org

Summer is almost here! For many, Memorial Day is the start of warm weather, shorts, sun, parties…and lots and lots of delicious food. If you’re headed to a barbecue this weekend, have fun! Eat well! But…know that you can enjoy yourself and manage to still fit into those shorts and cute summer dresses. Here are […]

While it seems that our bodies are pretty solid structures – and they are – at a cellular level they are constantly renewing. You change each blood cell three times a year. You completely turn over the cells of your taste buds every ten days. Even your skeleton renews itself roughly once every ten years. […]

Many foods that tend to be favorites among men aren’t necessarily the best choices for good health. Just like women, men need certain nutrients, and a healthy diet and regular physical activity can help prevent heart disease and cancer, the No. 1 and No. 2 killers for men over 35. Eating the right foods can […]

Most people know how to eat right and exercise…right? Maybe, maybe not. At a recent Body Under Construction book signing, I was asked, “Since everyone knows that we should eat right and exercise in order to live longer, healthier lives, why don’t we do it?” I think that this is a great question that get to […]

Want to know the secrets to getting a toned, trim body in record time (such as the top treadmill tips)? Here are a few tips from the top fitness experts! 1. Tone Up on the Treadmill “Save time at the gym with this 10-minute cardio/sculpt session: Hop on a treadmill holding a three- to five-pound […]

Most of us would like to live to be 100 or older, provided we could maintain a highly functional body and mind. Of course, being functional is the important thing. Research has now shown that we can live to a ripe old age and live it in good health, provided we follow a few simple […]