With a New Year comes many resolutions: Exercise more. Stress less. Lose Weight. Manage debt.
Eat more fruits and vegetables.
No, that last one did not make it to the top of the “Most Popular New Year’s Resolutions” lists, but it should be an important goal for all of us. A survey by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says that Americans are not eating enough fruits and vegetables, which are critical for good health.
Are your knees hurting? You're hardly alone. Knee problems do not discriminate: they can affect anybody. You may feel the pain suddenly, usually following an injury or exercise. However, knee pain may start out mild, then slowly worsen over time.
Now that it's back-to-school time, life takes on a new meaning of "hectic". There's homework, activities, and after-school sports. And for many busy though well-meaning moms, their child's nutrition can take a back seat, getting lost in the shuffle.
Whatever you call it: tired, exhausted, lethargic, listless, it’s enough to get you down, both physically and emotionally. Low energy saps your body of any forward motion. And at the same time, it can impair your performance by making you feel depressed, apathetic, unmotivated and just plain… hopeless.
If you’re into working out, chances are you’re into making your exercise sessions all they can be. The right footwear? Check. Comfortable, breathable workout wear? Check. Good tunes to keep you motivated? Check.
However, when it comes to nutrition, many people slack off, or are unsure about the best foods to fuel their workout. Or maybe they’re afraid of the added calories.
While it’s completely normal to feel blue or sad – everyone experiences those feelings from time to time – what’s not normal are persistent feelings of sadness and loss of interest that interfere with daily life, causing pain and angst for you and the people that care about you.
Sometimes we fear or sense it and pop some gum or mints.
Other times, we’re the last to know that we have it, but other people can detect it the minute you open your mouth.
It's embarrassing, humiliating, frustrating, off-putting.