Take control of your life

We discuss all aspects of health here, including dealing with disease and serious health issues. But for your overall health and wellness, there’s nothing more important than the basics. This article on how to take back your life has simple pearls of wisdom for your physical health along with your emotional and spiritual health.

1. Get sufficient sleep every night. Sleep is often the single most undervalued behavior in our lives and the one with the most immediate power to improve our experience in every waking moment. If you sleep in the 6-6½ hour range, like the average American, just one more hour of sleep a night will leave you feeling more physically energized, emotionally resilient, and mentally clear.

2. Move more. It’s not only good for your heart’s health, but also for your mental health. Do some form of exercise that significantly raises your heart rate for 30 minutes at least four times a week and move frequently during the day.

3. Eat less, more often. Food is fuel. Lean proteins and complex carbohydrates are high-octane fuel. You’re best off when you keep feeding your internal furnace in small doses throughout the day, beginning with breakfast.

Read the rest of the article and you might find yourself coming back to this list often.

Yo-yo Diets Haven’t Screwed Up Your Metabolism

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Don’t dispair if you are one of millions of dieters who have achieved weight loss success only to gain it all back, then repeat the cycle over and over again year after year.

Yo-yo dieting, as it is called, has been blamed for ruining metabolism and making it impossible for some to achieve real and permanent weight loss, however, a new study finds that this old wisdom may not be true.

The key to success is to keep a food journal and aim for healthy eating and exercise habits.

Weigh yourself weekly and don’t skip meals.

Being accountable to friends, family, doctor or trainers help.

Keeping a food and exercise journal keeps you accountable if only to yourself.

At the end of the study, which lasted a full year, researchers found something that they weren’t expecting: The yo-yo dieters fared just as well as the non-yo-yo dieters. There was no significant difference seen in the effect of diet or exercise, body fat percentage or lean muscle mass gained or lost.
“I was very surprised. People who have a history of weight cycling by definition have problems with lifestyle change for weight loss because they gain the weight back again,” McTiernan says. “I was surprised to find that, while many of them weighed more than the non-cyclers, they did just as well at losing weight with our lifestyle-change weight program as did women who did not have a weight cycling history.”

5 Great Health Apps To Get Now!

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Getting and staying fit has never be this easy.

Phone apps make it possible to get fitness and nutrition information on demand wherever you are to maximize your wellness goals.

Check out this article for the hottest health apps now.

For the individual consumer, it also means being able to keep yourself accountable for your own lifestyle choices, by using apps that can motivate and remind you to eat right, exercise, schedule doctor’s appointments and even get enough sleep. Following are our picks for the best apps for staying healthy.

The Urban Rebounder Adds Fun To Your Workout Routine

When you were a kid staying fit was effortless fun.

The Urban Rebounding workout brings back the playfulness of exercise with the added benefit of protection for your older joints!

Staying Young May Be As Simple As Following 4 Easy Steps

Wear Sunscreen, Eat a Mediterranean diet, Exercise regularly and find ways to Reduce Stress.

This is the advice of experts to help you extend your years while being able to enjoy them!

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