Menus at Indian restaurants are filled with items that are vegetable-based or use lean cuts of meats, but there are still diet landmines in the mix.
Understanding the glycemic index: Find out what it is and whether or not it’s a tool you can use to improve your health and performance. Click here to learn more >
Having a good support system of family and friends can help you reach your weight loss goals, but what about your Twitter followers? A new study found that connecting with others about your weight loss goals on Twitter can aid weight loss [HuffingtonPost.com].
Exercise of the week: pillar bridge with leg lift
The Pillar Bridge with Leg Lift gives your abs, shoulders, and hips a real challenge. See more coaching keys >
Try one of the 10 small resolutions below to start the New Year right.
- Clean out your cupboards.
- Give physical activity a time slot.
- Find a walking buddy.
- Buy foods not in a box.
- Do frequent posture checks.
- Start a bedtime routine for better sleep.
- Share your food.
- Find an activity you enjoy.
- Schedule breaks.
- Add more color to your plate.
The adidas adiPure Lace Trainer is the latest in adidas’ progressive barefoot line that helps you transition to less shoe. Why train barefoot? “It’s a simple way to upgrade your workout and rediscover muscles you never knew you had. It’s critical to high performance and decreasing your potential for injury,” says Mark Verstegen, founder of Core Performance. Click here for more gift ideas >
A new report in The Journal of Pain states that the annual cost of chronic pain—defined as limiting a person’s ability to work—in the U.S. is as high as $635 billion, more than the costs of diabetes, heart disease, and cancer. The average bill for an adult: $4,475 a year. According to survey data, chronic pain negatively impacts three components of workplace productivity: days missed, number of hours worked, and hourly wages. Read more >
The makers of Pepsi and Coke are revising their vending machines to include calorie counts for beverages that are available. Read the full article at NYTimes.com >