By now, the U.S. has thoroughly shaken off her winter chill. The snow line has crept up mountaintops and the ocean waters are warm. This phenomenon, known as the “lag of seasons” is what makes August and September the hottest months of the year.
Your entire body changes when you’re pregnant. But one thing that doesn’t have to change is your commitment to staying fit.
Wouldn’t it be nice to know how effective your workouts are and how to get more out of them? With a heart rate monitor – a small device worn like wristwatches – you can learn if you can safely step up your program a notch or if you are working out too intensely to achieve the results you want. It’s all about working out smarter, not harder.
Medical experts tell us that all oils are not created equal, and although all of them contain fat, some fats are better for us than others. Doctors and other health professionals recommend using oils that are low in saturated and trans fats, such as olive oil, canola or other vegetable oils, in place of butter, margarine or shortening.
The warm days of June are punctuated by sweet flavors of fresh fruit that ripen during summer months. But did you know that in addition to tasting delicious, summer fruits are remarkably good for you?