When you exercise, you get your heart pumping. Have you ever reached that level where you feel like your heart's going to beat out of your chest? Can your heart beat too fast or too slow and if so what does that mean? What's normal when it comes to your heart rate and why does it matter?
Your heart rate is the number of times the lower ventricles contract in a minute, or how many times your heart beats in a minute. There are a number of factors that can affect your heart rate and how much oxygen rich blood your body needs, including weight, physical activity, sleep, anxiety, stress, medications and illness.
A lot of nutrition advice involves dieting and restricting ourselves from "bad" food. It seems that just having a little more willpower will lead to meeting all of our goals. But if all the dieting information out there worked and willpower was that easy we would all look and feel like professional athletes. But research is showing that its not about will power its about building habits and changing our environment to make it hard to make bad decisions and easy to make good decisions! An important environment for our nutrition is our Kitchen. Check out our infographic for a quick kitchen makeover.
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Summer time is an excellent time to work on building healthy eating habits with children. Eating patterns built during childhood serve as a foundation for life and can influence brain development, metabolism and overall health.
For parents trying to help their kids live healthy lives, this can be very daunting. The good news is, with just a couple simple strategies you can make a large impact on your kids health and encourage good eating habits for a lifetime of healthy choices
Strategy #1 Choose whole minimally processed foods and cut the sugar.
Sugar disrupts kids natural appetite regulation and contributes to excess body fat , cardiovascular disease,...
Got a multi-day hiking trip or alpine ascent on your horizon? Want to know how to get prepared so you can get the most out of your trip?
We know that trying to figure out how to get best prepared for the mountains on your own can be challenging. The web is filled with so many conflicting resources on the best ways to eat, train and workout, and trying to find simple answers can be downright disorienting! Luckily training for the outdoors is one of our favorite things to do. So, to help you along the way, we’ve put together this guide - Training For the Trail 101: Everything You Need to Know To Get Started.