The first thing most people do when they enter the gym to head straight to cardio; the weight lifting side with all the dumbbells, barbells, and cable machines can certainly be intimidating! Resistance training is having your body work against gravity, whether that is bodyweight or using alternative options. Resistance training does not have to be at the gym; you can easily do resistance training at home with small dumbbells, resistance bands, bottles of water, or even your b
August 19-23rd is Contact Lens Health Week. Did you know that 99% of contact lens wearers have one habit that could lead to eye infection or inflammation? The CDC encourages contact lens wearers (like me) to take better care of our eyes with these tips. #eyehealth #contactlenses
You guessed it! I’m referring to rice. There happen to be hundreds of different varieties of rice so I certainly won’t cover it all in this post. If you see options for purple rice at some restaurants, it is most likely a black rice combination. Once black rice is cooked, it appears to be deep purple; hence the name. Moreover, black rice is not to be confused with wild rice. Wild rice is a grass and not rice at all! I made purple rice by accident recently. I always hav
It’s that time of year again when high school sports are getting back into full swing. Two-a-day practices in hot weather require special attention to hydration and nutrition. Here are five tips to help the young athlete in your life. 1) While it might seem your active teen is eating you “out of house and home,” this makes sense when you consider that active teenage girls can require between 2200-3000 calories a day, and active boys need between 3000-4000 calories each day.