(CARLSBAD, CA) – The Summer Olympics are here. It’s time for team spirit, individual determination, amazing feats of athleticism, and for most of us, hours logged in front of the television. Since traveling to Beijing probably isn’t on the agenda, we get into the Olympic spirit by cheering on the athletes from our living room sofas. And who knows? Maybe watching the best athletes in the world compete in every sport imaginable will inspire us to improve our own levels of physical fitness.
(CARLSBAD, CA) – Tick-tock! You’ve heard it before, if not from yourself, then from the gentle prodding of your mother or your well-meaning in-laws. And whether you hear it now, or whether your biological clock is laying low for a few more years, chances are that your fertility will come to mind sooner or later.
(CARLSBAD, CA) – The iced mocha in the morning, the Oreo cookie shake at lunchtime, the smoothie for a mid-afternoon snack, and the soda at dinnertime … they’re all part of the typical American diet. And they’re adding inches to our waistlines at an alarming rate! Liquid calories, those we take in from beverages, are one of the worst diet disasters of the 21st century.
(CARLSBAD, CA) – Working out can sometimes get a little monotonous. It’s hard enough to get the motivation to don your workout gear and head-off to the gym or your favorite jogging track. Add to that the constant repetition of the same steps, the same machines, the same scenery, and you may find your motivation for your daily calorie burn starting to wane.
(CARLSBAD, CA) – You’ve heard of heart-healthy exercise, but what about exercise for the brain? What if a particular type of exercise could actually boost your brain power? Would that make you more likely to jump on the treadmill or pick-up a pair of dumbbells?