Nov, 21, 2017 ,Tuesday

The Most Common Reasons You’re Likely Wearing the Wrong Sports Bra

The majority of women are wearing the wrong bra size, and this includes sports bras. Wearing the wrong size or type of bra while you work out may be worse for you than wearing the wrong one when you’re more sedentary. The reason is that you’re moving around much more forcefully and you’re more likely to cause yourself pain or even injury.

There are many different ways to know whether or not you’ve been wearing the wrong sports bra. Primary among them is that you experience pain or other forms of discomfort during your workouts.

Choosing the right sports bra can be difficult. It’s not just a matter of making sure it fits properly. The Science Publishing Group recently published the results of research showing that the majority of sports bras don’t actually provide the type of support a woman needs to reduce the type of movement the breast tissue experiences when you exercise. That said, despite the fact that most products aren’t doing their job, it remains very important to find one that does.

Improper support when exercising can lead to discomfort during the workout but it can also result in premature sagging as a result of damaged tissues, ligaments and other breast supporting structures.

Therefore, before you head out to purchase another sports bra find out if you’ve been falling victim to one of the most common reasons women choose the wrong sports bras:

• You consider all sports bras equal – Even if you’ve purchased the right size and a great product, it’s important to know that sports bras are designed to work in different ways. Depending on the intensity of your workout, you may need a firmer support to your sports bra. If you’re using just one type for all the different kinds of workout you do, you’ll have a product that works great for some workouts and not so much for others. Pay attention to the support level and make sure you’re selecting the right one to wear for your workout.

• You’re not ultra-picky about getting the right fit – Just because you think you know your regular bra size, it doesn’t mean you know the right fit for your sports bra. Moreover, there isn’t an industry standard in this area, which means that every brand creates its own sizing and fit. It’s very important to be fitted for a sports bra every year and make sure to try several on to get the right fit. Even if you maintain the same weight, your body will change from one year to the next, so keep your sizing up to date.

• You bought it because it was on sale – More expensive sports bras aren’t necessarily better, but at the same time, the cheapest bra isn’t necessarily any good at all. Just because you found a great sale, it doesn’t mean you’re getting a deal. It’s only a great price if the sports bra is the perfect fit, construction and support level for your workout needs.

Nov, 21, 2017 ,Tuesday

What Happens To Your Body After you Binge Eat?

Binge eating is a dangerous activity regardless of whether you’re trying to lose weight, trying to live a healthier lifestyle or are simply going about your daily life. No matter what you’re strategy may be – or even if you don’t have one – binge eating can be surprisingly harmful. If you’re attempting to lose weight, it can be particularly problematic.

Many people believe that as long as they are strictly careful about eating only healthy foods for six days per week, then they can eat whatever they want on that seventh day. It sounds as though it makes sense. After all, if you’re great for the vast majority of the time, then you’re allowed a bit of time off to ensure that you stay on track.

However, a new study published in the Nutrients journal suggests that this is not at all the case. What they found was that one day of binging could have a striking impact on the way your body functions. The participants in the study were asked to eat a one-day diet consisting of foods like bacon and fried eggs, sausage, burgers, cheesecake and other tasty, sugary and high fat foods. The diet had them eat 78 percent more calories than they usually would in a day.

The researchers measured the blood sugar readings of the participants on the day before they started the special diet and then compared them to the readings after they’d feasted for a day. What they discovered was that after only a single day of high fat overeating, the entire body’s insulin sensitivity fell by an average of 28 percent. Insulin sensitivity has to do with how your body responds to insulin – the hormone that makes it possible for your body to absorb your blood glucose so you can use that sugar as energy.

Reduced insulin sensitivity means your body might need to produce a higher amount of insulin for blood glucose absorption. Over time, the pancreas could struggle to be able to keep up with your insulin requirements, meaning that you may not have enough of the hormone. Inadequate insulin production can cause blood sugar to build up in your bloodstream and may result in the development of pre-diabetes or even diabetes.

This study revealed that after only one day of binge eating fatty foods, your entire body’s capacity for blood glucose processing is altered.

Though the occasional rare day of overeating won’t do a lot of damage in the long term, this research suggests that it’s not a good idea to try a diet that is on for six days and off for one.

Nov, 21, 2017 ,Tuesday

How You Can Know it’s Not Fat You’re Burning

It’s easy to fool ourselves into thinking that because the number on the scale is dropping, we’re doing a great job and should keep it up. The thing is, the bathroom scale can’t tell what it is that you’re losing. After all, that’s why – if you’re anything like me – you either weigh yourself in the buff or blame that extra pound this week on a heavier outfit than you’d been wearing the week before. Because the scale doesn’t know the difference between you and that massive oversized sweater dress.

That said, not all weight changes can be blamed on fat – or sweaters, for that matter. Just because you get on the scale and see the number going up or down it doesn’t mean there has been any change in your body fat. This is something I learned the hard way from trying to lose weight too quickly. It’s also why steady, gradual weight loss is generally considered to be way better for you than trying to drop an extreme amount of weight in a short period of time.

If you follow a diet that is too extreme or you exercise improperly, you could actually be burning something other than fat. All those achievements you’re seeing on the scale could actually be a growing problem building in your body. It could be that you’re actually burning other body tissues such as muscle.

Fortunately, there are signs that you can watch for to help you spot issues of burning muscles and body tissue before they become problematic. They include the following:

• You’re losing weight faster than expected – Fat doesn’t burn quickly. It burns gradually. The odds are that if the fat seems to be magically melting away from your body, you’re losing something other than – or in addition to – body fat. The first thing you’re likely losing is water. The fastest type of weight loss is water loss through dehydration. This weight comes back as soon as you’re hydrated again. That said, if you’re losing fat faster than expected and it doesn’t come back in a few days, it could be that you’re burning some of your lean muscle, not just your fat.

• You feel fatigued a lot – If you find yourself feeling sluggish a lot, it might mean that you’re overdoing your workouts and/or under-doing your diet. That sluggish feeling can mean that your muscles are overworked or are starting to burn away. More signs of this problem are that you used to be able to do a certain workout and now you just can’t seem to keep up the intensity.

• You’re not seeing any progress – If, despite your best efforts to eat well and keep up your regular workouts, you haven’t been seeing any progress in your strength or size, your muscles may not be getting what they need to recover properly. You’re burning them because they aren’t getting the nutrition or time required to heal and improve.

Nov, 14, 2017 ,Tuesday
Mexico vacation on my mind

Mexico On My Mind

It’s that time of year again. The fall is in full swing, and I’m starting to think (very seriously) about how I’ll be enjoying some warm weather during the winter while it’s too cold at home. This year, I’ll be looking into vacation rentals in Mexico.

More specifically, I’m planning to get into one of the best luxury villa rentals Mexico has to offer. I’ve been to the country twice before. I’ve gone to some of the more touristy areas. Now I’m ready to head off the beaten trail for a bit of privacy, a lot more authenticity and tons of luxury.

This year, I’ve researched the villa rentals Mexico visitors love the most, and I came across Villa Estrella. I’m in love! Of all the luxury vacation rentals Mexico has to provide, that’s where I’m headed this winter. Keep reading this post

Oct, 04, 2017 ,Wednesday
choosing a diet buddy

Things to Consider When Choosing a Diet Buddy

You’ve likely heard that one of the best ways to lose weight effectively is to build a support system for yourself or even to diet with a buddy. A buddy system can be tremendously motivating. You can help each other to stay on track, share struggles, celebrate victories, and push yourselves toward your common goal.

However, as much as there are a lot of benefits to having a diet buddy, there are actually quite a few potentially unexpected negative effects of trying to shed the pounds with someone else. A recent study published in the Journal of Health Psychology examined the mental health and weight loss progress of pairs of female roommates. These pairs of roomies were separated into three different groups. In the first group, one roommate dieted and the other one didn’t. The second group involved both roommates dieting. The last group didn’t have any dieters in it. Keep reading this post