Running for Beginners

Benefits of running include weight-loss, stress relief, heart health, and strengthened joints.  Running is such an impactful workout that you may burn calories even after you finish running.  Running can be done without equipment, just about anywhere, and anytime.  With so many associated advantages and benefits, who does not want to go for a run?  If you are a newbie, below are a few answers to your running questions. (more…)

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French Herbs to Try Tonight

French cuisine is not traditionally known as going hand in hand with dieting.  However, you can still take advantage of French herbs and spices to add some dimension for everyday healthy meals.  The following herbs and spices are versatile and eclectic.  They not only help you add a fancy French twist to your homemade cuisine but are also packed with numerous health benefits that are as impactful as the flavor. (more…)

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Your New Kitchen Friend – The Bamboo Steamer

The bamboo steamer is an inexpensive, versatile cooking tool that will change the way you prepare your dieting meals.  It is placed over a pot of simmering water and allows steam to rise through the layers of bamboo to cook the food.  The bamboo steamer can be used to steam veggies, seafood, poultry, and meats.  It is also a super healthy way to cook food when dieting, since you are not using any additives like oils or fats.

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Things to Do with Extra Daylight

Who does not love a little extra sunlight, right?  With longer days comes the opportunity to do more fun, active things outdoors.  Here are a few ways you can take advantage of the extra sunlight while still benefiting your weight-loss plan.

Warm Up Your Green Thumbs: Gardening is not only a good way to get moving outdoors but also is a great way to grow healthy fruits and veggies in your own backyard.  If you have tried gardening before, mix things up, and try planting a veggie you have never grown before.  If you do not have a lot of outdoor space to garden, consider growing easy to grow herbs in a well-lit space indoors. (more…)

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Go Green for National Nutrition Month

March is National Nutrition Month!  It is also the perfect time to go green by growing vegetables in your own backyard or even inside your home.  Growing your own veggies is not only a cost-effective way to enjoy an organic diet plan but also a neat way to engage in a healthy hobby.  If the idea of planting and growing your own food seems daunting, below are a few easy veggies to plant in or outdoors.

Garlic Greens: Start by purchasing a garlic clove with small bulbs.  Grab a small, roughly 4-inch pot with drainage holes.  Then, fill it with potting soil leaving about ½ inch at the top of the pot.  Break the bulbs into cloves, and push each clove an inch or so into the soil leaving the pointy end up.  Put it in a sunny spot, and water regularly.  When watering, the soil should not be soggy but moist. (more…)

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