Archive for May, 2011

Tips for Stretching

Posted in Exercise, Workouts, & Fitness on May 31st, 2011 by marie – Be the first to comment

Stretch at least three times a week to maintain flexibility.

Don’t hold your breath during a stretch.

Do not stretch until it hurts. If there’s any pain, stop.

A session should last 10 to 20 minutes, with each static stretch held at least 10 seconds (working up to 20 to 30 seconds) and usually repeated about four times. Some trainers believe that stretches should be held for one to two minutes, but this is controversial.

Stretch before exercising or playing a sport to improve performance and perhaps prevent injury. read more »

Sustain a Healthy Weight

Posted in Weight Loss - Weight Gain on May 17th, 2011 by marie – Be the first to comment

A person must maintain calorie balance over time to achieve and sustain a healthy weight.

People who are “most successful” at achieving and maintaining a healthy weight do so through continued attention to consuming only enough calories from foods and beverages to meet their needs, and by being physically active.

To improve health, and to prevent and/or reduce overweight and obesity, a person must “decrease” the calories they consume from foods and beverages and “increase” the calories they expend through physical activity and reduce the time they spend in sedentary behaviors. read more »

Carbohydrates

Posted in Nutrition on May 13th, 2011 by marie – Be the first to comment


Carbohydrates are one of the macronutrients. There are two main types of carbohydrates, complex carbohydrates and simple carbohydrates. Carbohydrates include sugars, starches, and dietary fiber:

Sugars (Simple carbohydrates)
A simple carbohydrate composed of one unit – a monosaccharide, such as glucose or fructose – or two joined units – a disaccharide, such as lactose or sucrose. Sugars include: read more »

Common Complaints of Pregnancy

Posted in Pregnancy on May 5th, 2011 by marie – Be the first to comment

1. Nausea and Vomiting

For some women nausea and vomiting, often called hyperemesis or morning sickness, may occur in the early months of their pregnancy. It is a result of their body adjusting to the higher hormone levels of pregnancy. For women who experience this discomfort, there are some things they can try: read more »