The quickest way to shed excess body fat, build lean muscle and reveal a toned physique is to try a combination of high-intensity interval training and strength training exercises. Most people are often hesitant to start weight lifting for fat loss because they equate it to having a “bulky” and “thick” body. However, muscle is metabolically active and actually has the potential of burning calories even when you’re resting. Hence, the more muscle you gain the more fat you’ll burn. Common strength training misconceptions It’s also important to remember that muscle is denser than fat, and thus you shouldn’t rely…

You might know about the benefits of coconut oil as a healthy alternative to vegetable cooking oils. It’s full of good fats and adds a smooth, rich flavor to foods but did you know that coconut oil is also a powerful weapon to have in your beauty arsenal? Coconut oil has been used for generations as a natural skin and hair conditioner. It has so many uses, you’ll find yourself reaching for the bottle several times a day to enjoy its many beautifying benefits. 1. Clean Up Coconut oil is a natural cleanser that is gentle on your skin. It…

How often do you experience hiccups? In most cases, a number of individuals experience hiccups but fail to seek any form of medication. The Hiccups are involuntary contractions of the diaphragm and the muscles, which separate the chest from the abdomen. The hiccup sound will be produced when the muscle spasms and the vocal cords snap shut. What Causes Hiccups? Hiccups may be caused by a number of factors like; too much eating, sudden changes in temperature, drinking too much alcohol, and drinking of carbohydrate drinks. Besides these, hiccups may also occur when you swallow air with sucking on candy…

Despite how hard you work to make those gains and keep up with a healthy lifestyle, everyone, including you, will fall off the wagon at some time.  Be it a few beers or too many happy hour appetizers after work on Fridays, there are times the “devil’s water” and fried foods creep into our lives. We work and therefore, every so often, we have to play hard, too.  This train of thought is fine if you embrace the fact that it will lead to some work down the road. What you need to be aware of is that playing hard…

I am an IT professional and I spend most of my time sitting in front of the computer. I know sitting down for extra hours is not considered good for health but there is nothing I can do about it and I have to sit for those long agonizing hours. Eventually, I paid the price for sitting down too much and I became obese. I came to know various other health-related risks and I am going to discuss them in detail. But, before I go ahead and explain them, let us first get to know how sedentary lifestyle can harm…

Health supplements and natural products have been used in weight-loss fads for years and years. From matcha powder, to cayenne pepper, and the lemon detox diet, these trends have come and go in popularity over the last decade. The latest trend of using tea for weight loss has sparked debate throughout the world. Is it really a miracle product? Or does it simply raise questions about the changing face of online marketing? The Deceptiveness of Social Media Health Trends If you live on planet Earth, maybe you’ve seen me. If you’re an Instagram participant or a twitter member, or even…

Fermented foods have several health benefits associated with them. They contain a list of microorganisms that play an important role in ensuring that the walls of the small intestines are protected against other pathogens. By consuming fermented foods, you stand a chance of increasing your immune system and also regulating your daily intake of sugars. This is because fermented foods reduce your cravings for sweet foods. We have highlighted some of the best fermented foods that are good for your health. Kefir Kefir is a fermented product that comes from milk produced by cows, goats or sheep. It tastes almost…

Who doesn’t want to live a healthy life? We all do! Nonetheless, we often fall prey to bad daily life choices which not only ruin our health to the core but also make us prone to life-threatening diseases, allergies and what not. If you choose to live your life happily and that too, for a longer duration without feeling the need to visit the doctor often, here is a list of small swaps you can make easily. These swaps will help you stay active, healthy, fit and will aid in stamina and energy all week long! Here we go. 1….

Building mass over a short period of time isn’t a myth. However, we all know that one guy who spends a lot of time in the gym works out until he drops, and still nothing. It’s true that there are people with a lean physique who have to put some extra efforts in order to bulk up, but more usually the problem lies in some other things, such as an inadequate dietary regimen and workout regimen. There are some pretty simple rules to be followed when it comes to muscle growth, and yet many inexperienced lifters fail to stick to…

Onions are the common ingredient in various dishes. Besides adding good pungent flavor to dishes, onions are known as a nice source of folic acid, dietary fiber, vitamin B, C – help improve immunity, chromium – helps regulate blood sugar, quercetin compound – helps prevent cancer. There are a lot of health benefits from onions though, many people sometimes hesitate using it in cooking due to its smell. It is the sulfurous compounds found in the onion that is the reason for the bad breath. After the digestion of raw onion, the smell will come to lungs through the bloodstream…