Author - Ben Capa

intermittent fasting diet and nutrition

The Different Types Of Intermittent Fasting + Which One Is Right For You

Written by Dr. Vincent M. Pedre May 17, 2017 5:50 AM MIND BODY GREEN   As a medical doctor who focuses on gut health, I suggest intermittent fasting to many of my patients. I do this because I've repeatedly seen what studies show: Intermittent fasting (IF) can help patients lose weight, lower inflammation, improve gut health, and reduce their risk for cancer and other diseases. If only finding the right plan proved to be easy for everyone! Enthusiastic to give it a go after our first consultation, my [...]

5 Small Changes That Will Banish Belly Fat

Ready for some sobering news? Your muffin top might be detrimental to your health. According to doctors, one of the worst places your body can store fat is your midsection: That stubborn section of fat carries a strong risk factor for heart disease, type 2 diabetes, and more—all things serious enough to make us take pause before our next Seamless order. To truly burn the fat, you’ll need to squeeze in some quality cardio time at the gym. (And [...]

How Sleep Affects Your Hormones & Brain Function: Doctors Weigh In

How Sleep Affects Your Hormones & Brain Function: Doctors Weigh In

It's a well-known fact that a good night's rest can leave you feeling energized, restored, and ready to take on even the most hectic of days. But what is it about sleep that gives us these superpowers, and leaves us feeling groggy and dazed in its absence? Here, the medical community fills us in on all the magical ways sleep shapes our hormone production, brain function, and immune response starting the moment our heads hit the pillow. Your body [...]

10 Reasons to Avoid Drinking Soda

10 Reasons to Avoid Drinking Soda

The average American drinks approximately 56 GALLONS of soda a year. Some people even admit to drinking more soda than water each day, or no water at all. Soft drinks are a multi-billion dollar product, and they account for a quarter of all drinks consumed in the United States. With Americans consuming this large amount of soft drinks each year, it becomes important to evaluate how soft drinks can influence a person’s health. With a little research, it becomes clear that [...]

Benefits of Group Fitness Classes

Benefits of Group Fitness Classes

When people first join a gym, they're often unsure what they should do once they step inside the building. Some struggle to determine which exercises to do, others simply don't know how to do them. Whether you're a beginner at the gym or you just don't have much fitness knowledge, group fitness classes may be your solution. Joining a group fitness class can help build a foundation and structure that you can use to fuel your personal health journey for [...]

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Fire Up Your Fitness Motivation in FEBRUARY

Are your New Year fitness goals starting to slip? These 9 tips will fire you up again! Make a vision board Cut out inspirational images and motivational quotes and paste them onto a large sheet of card. You can do this on a computer, but we think it’s more powerful to create a paper version. You could use images of your goal body shape, or photos of your holiday destination. Phrases that get you fired up to work out, or classic quotes from sports [...]

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New Years Resolutions – How to Keep on Track

Will 2017 be the year you join the elite 8%? I know you didn’t achieve your New Year’s resolutions in 2016! I say that confidently, even though we’ve never met, because research shows only 8% of people actually achieve them. So statistically, I bet you didn’t. How can you become one of those elite few, who actually achieve what they set out to do? Do you need more motivation? A special system? What are the secrets? To find out, I interviewed one of the leading experts [...]