You Are What You Eat

What we eat directly impacts our bodies and overall. Food affects everything from our energy levels and mood, to our weight and ability to complete tasks. What we put into our bodies is what sustains us throughout the day, so it’s important to eat nutrient-packed foods that will set us up with an energized body and positive attitude. It is also important to realize that nutrition is a huge factor in staying healthy and avoiding potential diseases or other issues.

An Active NYC Summer

The sun is out, temperatures are up, and school is quickly coming to an end. The start of summer vacation is an exciting time, but it can also require an adjustment for many families. Kids are in school for most of the year, staying engaged mentally and physically in class and during after-school activities. With the start of the summer right around the corner, families have the perfect opportunity to introduce new routines that encourage healthy physical activity while enjoying time together.

El estrés y el sobrepeso: Una mala combinación

Uno de los mayores impactos físicos del estrés en el cuerpo es el riesgo que corremos de caer en sobrepeso. Esto ocurre cuando acumulamos estrés y nos sentimos saturados de manera tal que empezamos a olvidarnos de nuestra salud personal. El estrés nos puede hacer sentir fuera de control, llevándonos a consumir alimentos poco saludables y cantidades innecesarias de comida para llenar esos vacíos emocionales que nos provoca la situación estresante. La buena noticia es que el aumento de peso relacionado con el estrés se puede evitar.

Stress and Weight Gain: A Bad Recipe

One of the major physical impacts of stress on the body is the risk of unhealthy weight gain. This often occurs when stress begins to build and we begin to feel overwhelmed and end up overlooking our personal health. Stress can make us feel out of control, so we’ll often neglect eating healthy or we will eat unnecessary amounts of food in order to fill emotional gaps caused by stress. Gaining weight in addition to the stress your body is dealing with can be frustrating and put you at risk for serious health problems. Luckily, there are small things you can do in order to avoid stress-related weight gain.

¿Cuándo fue la última vez que hizo estiramiento?

Una mañana intenté hacer un par de ejercicios de estiramiento en casa. Había visto en la tele a unas mujeres de mi edad súper ágiles y muy en forma que se estiraban hasta tocarse los dedos de los pies, con una gracia y ligereza como si estuvieran en sus veinte. Al verlas, pensé, “yo, que
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When Was the Last Time You Stretched?

One of the biggest mistakes when it comes to stretching is jumping right into it without knowing what you’re doing. Oftentimes people will start stretching too quickly and hurt themselves unintentionally. By keeping a few basics in mind, stretching becomes second nature. Here are a few tips on stretching effectively and safely.

The Power of Walking

You don’t need a complicated workout. Walking is a fantastic way to increase your physical activity with no need for any equipment, fancy training or coaching. Plus, with the sun out, you can get fit, enjoy the outdoors, and soak in some Vitamin D all at the same time. Adults should ideally be getting at least 150 minutes of moderate to intense aerobic physical activity every week and walking is an excellent way to accomplish that weekly goal.

El poder de caminar

No hace falta tener una rutina de ejercicio. Caminar es una manera ideal de estar activo y de incrementar nuestro ritmo de actividad sin necesidad de ningún equipo, entrenamiento de moda o tutoría. Además de que, con el sol afuera, se puede uno poner en forma, disfrutar del ambiente al aire libre y obtener una buena dosis de vitamina D todo el tiempo. Para una persona adulta, el tiempo ideal es de al menos 150 minutos de actividad física moderada a intensa cada semana y caminar es una excelente manera de cumplir esa meta.

Sneaky Vegetables

Sometimes even as adults we don’t want to eat the healthiest options. For instance, I know kale is a beneficial addition to any meal since it’s low in calories, high in fiber, and has zero fat, but I just cannot bring myself to eat it often. However, it’s important to keep in mind that vegetables
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Vegetales, ¿dónde están?

  A veces ni de adultos optamos por una alimentación sana. Por ejemplo, sé que la lechuga rizada o kale es un beneficio añadido a cualquier comida porque tiene un contenido de calorías, no tiene grasas y contiene un alto índice de fibra, pero a nivel personal no es un alimento que me atraiga para
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