4 Ways Walking Improves Your Brain Health

You already know walking is good for your heart, losing or maintaining weight and your mood, but it can also yield mental benefits. From preventing dementia to improving memory, there are several science-backed benefits of lacing up your walking shoes.

Here, a look at four of the brain health benefits and how much walking you need to do to achieve them.


Being physically active is associated with increased cognition and a lower risk of dementia. Researchers often study the effects of walking on older adults who are at risk of cognitive decline. “Exercise gives more benefit than brain puzzles,” says Dr. Hyun-Sik Yang, neurologist at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston and instructor at Harvard Medical School. “There has been a recent clinical trial showing the benefit of intense lifestyle modification, including exercise, in preventing cognitive decline in at-risk population. This was done in Finland, and the Alzheimer’s Association is planning a U.S. ver…

4-Week Walking Plan for Weight Loss

The great thing about walking is it has a low barrier to entry: All it takes is a pair of sneakersand some determination to get going. Not only can incorporating it into your regular routine help boost mood levels, but researchers also found moderate-intensity walking showed a similarly visible reduction in risk for high cholesterol, high blood pressure, heart disease and diabetes when compared to vigorous-intensity running.

“While walking may not seem like a glamorous form of exercise, something is always better than nothing,” says Lindsey Clayton, co-founder of Brave Body Project and a New York City-based run coach. “If you’ve made it a habit of skipping the gym and the only exercise you get is walking from your house to the car and back, adding in 10-, 20- or 30-minute sessions will make a difference.”

To help you get started, we’ve created this 4-week plan to help you burn 200–300 calories a session. (Please note: Calorie burn is a general estimate, this number will vary by individu…

Weight Loss can be Fun for Everyone

Believe it or not, you can have fun with weight loss. To lose weight, you are going to have to burn more calories than you consume. With a bit of thought, you can achieve that by increasing your activity levels and reducing your calorie intake and making it fun at the same time.

The Calorie Control Aspect.

Step one: Get organised with pictures, weights and sizes of portions. You can weigh portions the first time and then put them in various cups or bowls so don’t have to weigh out things again. If you have kids, they will have a great time helping you do this. If you’re doing it for yourself, play your favourite music and take pictures to send to girlfriends who aren’t motivated yet!
Now you’re ready for step two. You don’t actually have to give anything up. Yes, it’s really true. What you’re going to do from now on is measure your portions and stick to the recommended sizes. The main culprits are alcoholic drinks, meat, cheese, pasta and cereals. Many people lose a lot of weight through…

The Do’s and Don’ts of Weight Loss which Everyone Should Know

The DO’S

See it as a lifestyle change, not a temporary solution. Sustainable weight loss is a slow and steady process.
Measure your portions. Take pictures of the right size and put them on your fridge. It’s too easy to eat too much. A full fat cheese portion is only the size of a matchbox.
Choose skinless or leaner cuts of meat. Minced beef, for example, can vary from 5 – 20% fat. If you’re on a tight budget, eat less meat and try vegetarian or vegan options.
Do more physical activity and resistance exercise. As well as helping you burn more calories and lose weight you will also look better.
Find a support group, especially if you are an ‘emotional’ eater. Consider a local group such as Overeaters Anonymous, an internet group or your best buddies.
‘Grill’ the waiter on what’s actually in the dish when you eat out. Soup, for example, often hides a ton of cream as do vegetables. Ask for sauces and salad dressings to be served on the side. Instead of fried, ask for boiled, baked or even no p…

Fun and Weight loss in one !

EXERGAMING: Fun and Weight loss in one

Exergaming: a portmanteau word exercise and gaming.

Fitness games, in particular, video games that track body movements or actions is a fast growing trend amongst young people who want to lose weight and have fun at the same time. This particular genre is credited to be the cause of the end of sedentary activity to teenagers and young adults, especially to those who are inclined to playing simple video games.

And what’s more, research strongly suggests that real improvements in fitness can be achieved in Exergaming too!

Let any Exergaming enthusiast show you his impressive collection of games that require you to move your body in order to play. It is definitely much better than being sedentary in the couch, right? Exer-games like running, baseball or boxing lets you have fun and at the same time achieve much needed exercise.

Extensive research also strongly suggests that incorporating real exercises with games makes it easier for most people (espe…

Steps to keep your body during pregnancy

How I kept a tab on my weight gain during Pregnancy
your body’s appearance

Managing those extra pounds during pregnancy

It is a given that every mother to be will gain some amount of weight during pregnancy. While there will be the need to eat for two people, most mothers tend to overeat and end up gaining quite a lot of excess weight during pregnancy.

I have always believed in a healthy lifestyle and have always kept my weight levels in check. I am quite proud to be a mother of two, while still keeping my weight under control during pregnancy. This is all thanks to a few simple lifestyle measures, some amount of will and determination and the support of my loving and caring partner.

weight during pregnancy

While it is definitely possible to lose extra weight post pregnancy, the task becomes so much easier if one is able to keep weight levels in control during pregnancy. Being a fitness freak, I reached pregnancy at a healthy weight, managed my weight levels during pregnancy and soon she…

Fat Decimator System Review – Useful tips for everyone

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At its core, the Fat Decimator System is a weight loss program. However, it’s also an educational tool. By investing in this system, you will learn so much about the myths that influence the weight loss industry. Combining the three elements discussed above…