HEALTH & FITNESS TIPS

From America's Fitness Coach®

Simple changes with big benefits — November 28, 2016

Simple changes with big benefits

DID YOU KNOW?
Not paying attention to your posture can put an abnormal amount of stress on particular muscles. Poor posture can be due to weak core muscles, which prevent you from holding your torso and hips in proper alignment. It can also be caused by tight muscles, a common issue for those who sit long hours throughout the day. Long-term poor posture effects include problems with bodily systems such as digestion and breathing.

Gratitude and your health — November 21, 2016

Gratitude and your health

DID YOU KNOW? 

  • Turkeys have heart attacks. When the Air Force was conducting test runs and breaking the sound barrier, fields of turkeys would drop dead.
  • 91% of Americans eat turkey on Thanksgiving Day.
  • Fifty percent of Americans put the stuffing inside the Turkey.
  • More than 40 million green bean casseroles are served on Thanksgiving.
  • Contrary to popular belief, Native Americans did not eat cranberries. They did, however, find them extremely useful for dying fabric and decorating pottery.
  • A spooked turkey can run at speeds up to 20 miles per hour.
How to not get a cold or the flu this holiday season — November 11, 2016

How to not get a cold or the flu this holiday season

DID YOU KNOW
Cold and flu share many similarities, but they are two distinct conditions. The American Academy of Family Physicians says more than 200 viruses cause colds, but few viruses cause the flu. If someone in your household is sick, prevent germs from spreading by providing separate (or disposable) cups and towels in the kitchen and bathroom. Many contagious diseases are transmitted by touch. The simple friction that occurs when you rub skin against skin while using hot water and soap, followed by drying, gets rid of potentially harmful germs.

The skinny on quick weight loss — October 31, 2016

The skinny on quick weight loss

The problem is that many people think of a “diet” as short-term. But it really isn’t. What works best to lose weight, scientists find now, is an overall healthy lifestyle plan. It’s not just about what to eat today and tomorrow and while you’re “on a diet.” It’s about learning how to eat well all the time. It’s about how to make healthy choices that help you for the rest of your life.

3 hormones that change your body chemistry when you exercise — October 26, 2016

3 hormones that change your body chemistry when you exercise

DID YOU KNOW?
Hormones are the chemical messengers employed by the body to carry specific signals to a particular organ or system. Hormones are produced at various centers located within the body, known as glands. Exercise has profound effects on the function of a number of glands and their corresponding impact on a number of systems through the release of specific hormones.

%d bloggers like this: