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Powerful Benefits Men Gain by Losing Weight

In Fitness, Health and Wellness by Karen Eisenbraun, CHNC March 18th, 2019

If you are an overweight man, you owe it to yourself to drop some pounds. After all, there is a wide range of benefits men realize by losing weight. The most obvious benefit men gain when they lose weight is the immediate boost to their self confidence. Simply being more slender, standing more upright and fitting into more fashionable clothes will help anyone be more confident at work, with friends, and even in the bedroom. …

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Exercise is even greater than we thought — it changes our DNA

In Fitness, Health and Wellness by Karen Eisenbraun, CHNC March 18th, 2019

As the years go, we just keep learning more and more about why regular exercise is a solid idea. However, the most recent exercise-related scientific finding is one that will shock even the rattiest of gym rats; it turns out that exercise can actually change our DNA. According to a study just released in Epigenetics, exercise does more than make us healthy today and tomorrow, it also reshapes are genes and redirects them to function …

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Losing Weight May Greatly Lower Chance of Breast Cancer Death

In Fitness, Health and Wellness by Karen Eisenbraun, CHNC August 21st, 2018

Losing just a wee bit of weight may extraordinarily increase the survival rates of breast cancer patients according to a study recently released at the San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium. Looking at the 10-year survival rates of 2,400 women who had been being treated for the disease found that the rate of those who had dropped weight was close to 70 percent greater than that of those patients who not. Surprising even the researches was …

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Stretching Matters

In Fitness, Health and Wellness by Karen Eisenbraun, CHNC March 18th, 2019

Stretching is right up there with regular exercise and eating right when it comes to being fully fit. However, it is the one ingredient to being healthy that most of us fail to take in on a regular basis, if at all. But, the truth remains that stretching provides many benefits, so let’s get to bending and pulling. Benefits of Stretching The more you stretch, the more flexible your body will become, and the more …

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How Women Can Protect Their Knees from Injury

In Fitness, Health and Wellness by Karen Eisenbraun, CHNC March 18th, 2019

The one downside to exercising again after years of inactivity is the chance of injury. In fact, for many people who are just beginning down the pathway of getting fit and healthy, it is a quick injury that stops them. And, while we cannot avoid all injuries, there is plenty we can do to prevent most of them with the below detailing what women can do to prevent knee injuries. It Is Not About the …

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Go Slow to Build Your Endurance Base

In Fitness, Health and Wellness, Weight Loss by Karen Eisenbraun, CHNC March 18th, 2019

With the way the crazes of HIIT (high intensity interval training), P90x, and Crossfit have swept the nation, it may seem odd to consider that there are still many benefits to training long and slow. When it comes to losing weight, lowering our body fat percentages, and improving our overall physical and mental wellbeing, we need to follow a well-rounded fitness program that has an endurance component that keeps our heart rate in Zone 2 …

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Yes, Women Need to Lift Weights Too

In Fitness, Health and Wellness, Weight Loss by Karen Eisenbraun, CHNC March 18th, 2019

Come on ladies, y’all want to look good don’t you? You want to be fit, strong, and active for as long as possible, don’t you? You want to have the metabolism you had in your younger years, don’t you? Well, if you answered yes to any of these questions, the solution you are looking for is resistance training. Weight resistance training is a key part of a woman’s fitness plan because females lose muscle as …

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How to Start Losing Weight Now

In Fitness, Health and Wellness, Weight Loss by Karen Eisenbraun, CHNC March 18th, 2019

There are many reasons losing weight is so difficult with perhaps the biggest reason being that we have been unsuccessful in our previous attempts. For many of us, our past failures keep us from even trying again. However, the truth is that you can start losing weight now simply by following some basic guidelines and going about it the right way, the healthy way, and the way that produces results that last a lifetime. The …

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Are You Consuming the Right Kinds of Healthy Fats?

In Fitness, Health and Wellness by Karen Eisenbraun, CHNC March 18th, 2019

It might seem counterintuitive, but including healthy fats in your diet is essential for weight management.  The right kind of fats in your diet can protect your organs, help you absorb nutrients, provide energy, keep your heart healthy, and even help the body burn fat.   So, what are healthy fats?  They are monounsaturated (MUFA) and polyunsaturated fats (PUFA).  They can help raise good HDL cholesterol and lower bad LDL cholesterol.  They help protect your …

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How Food Controls Our Health

In Fitness, Health and Wellness, Weight Loss by Karen Eisenbraun, CHNC March 18th, 2019

You are what you eat, so the saying goes, but it is very true. The food we eat affects us in so many ways, everything from our mood, health, even our complexion. This poses a serious problem in our society since we are constantly at war over what is right to eat. In the United States our diets have been effected by the influx of so many different cultures that we do not have a …