Tag: exercise

The Truth About Belly Fat

As swimsuit season approaches, our focus often switches to our belly fat. Belly fat is not only something to torment our inner beach goddess; it’s a dangerous indicator of what’s going on underneath. Each year brings new evidence that the fat lying deep within the abdomen is more perilous than the outer fat you can... Read more »

What is Insulin Resistance?

Insulin is a hormone that is produced by the pancreas that helps cells to absorb glucose in the blood. When we eat a lot of sugar or carbs, there is a rush of glucose (sugar) absorbed into the bloodstream and the pancreas responds by releasing insulin, signaling the cells to allow the sugar in. When... Read more »

Ready to Relax? Tips for Reducing Stress

  “There must be quite a few things that a hot bath won’t cure, but I don’t know many of them.” – Sylvia Plath – Take a Few Deep Breathes Breathing deeply is great for health and relaxation. Research suggests that breathing slowly for a few minutes a day can lower blood pressure and help... Read more »