What is a VLCD?

(DGIwire) — VLCD is a term used to describe a very low calorie diet.  Calories on a VLCD are usually limited to somewhere between 300 and 800 per day.  Most commercially available or medically supervised VLCD’s are built around formulations (liquids or powders) which contain proteins, carbohydrates, fats, vitamins and minerals. A VLCD formula is […]

Complement Your Exercise Plan with Slendertone

(DGIwire) — While folks may be showing up to the gym regularly, their abs may still be hiding. Despite what exercises they do to try and achieve that much-desired six-pack, nothing may be happening. Oh yes—we know the saying “Abs are made in the kitchen,” but despite attempts to eat healthy, they still may get […]

Why Activity Is Essential

(DGIwire) — More and more studies are providing evidence that we were made to move. Activity is not an option for good health it is an essential. Over the last few years sitting for long periods has been shown to be an independent risk factor for several common chronic diseases. This means that lack of […]

How Hard Should We Exercise?

(DGIwire) — People exercise for many different reasons. If the objective is to encourage fat burning and optimal health, intensity is an important consideration. Is there such a thing as a fat burning heart rate or intensity? That depends on whom you ask. Some say yes, while others say no, while others say maybe or […]

Stand Up and Take a Bow!

(DGIwire) — With office and home dinner table conversations recently filled with complaints about aching backs and wishes for a standing desk, ReviewLoft™ was excited to have received the ChangeDesk from UncagedErgonomics. For millennials and baby boomers alike, standing desks offer some great benefits to the user besides just looking cool! We were particularly impressed […]

The Secret Weapon to Making New Year’s Resolutions: Pre-Workout

(DGIwire) — ’Tis the season for making New Year’s resolutions. It is a no-brainer what the top resolution is year after year: lose weight. But with this resolution reoccurring yearly, it shows that people are not sticking to their plans. According to McKenzie Flinchum, a registered dietician and owner of Flexible Dietetics, people need to […]

You’ve Got to Move It, Move It!

(DGIwire) — Lately studies and articles about the health problems associated with sitting and prolonged periods of inactivity have been getting some headlines. It’s definitely worth everyone’s attention because it appears the problems can be easily counteracted, but not in the way one might think. “The typical activity of remaining hunter-gatherers in the world today would be […]

Diet or Exercise: Which Works Best for Weightloss?

(DGIwire) — What is the best way to lose excess fat? A calorie or energy deficit is definitely required but what is the best way to achieve it?  Not all diet plans are created equal. The traditional weight loss mantra is:  Reduce calories, increase aerobic activity and eat a balanced diet with plenty of complex […]

How to Reduce Eczema Flair Ups

(DGIwire) — It doesn’t matter who we are, what we do or where we’re from: stress is a part of our everyday lives. There is, of course, joyful stress such as trying to build a successful business in an endeavor we love. Or dealing with the details that go into planning a party for a […]

Preventing Osteoarthritis: What You Can Do

(DGIwire) — Osteoarthritis is a degenerative joint disease. It was once considered a problem of older folks, but it is now becoming more common in middle-aged and even young adults as a result of obesity and sports-related injuries. Traditionally, doctors advised people with osteoarthritis to take it easy to protect their joints. However, studies now find that weight loss combined with exercise—specifically to improve […]

Are You Getting Enough Sleep?

(DGIwire) — Sleep apnea, narcolepsy and insomnia are just a few of the disorders that keep people from getting enough sleep. Nearly half of all Americans reported having difficulty sleeping.  According to The National Commission on Sleep Disorders, lack of sleep can be expensive.  They estimate that sleep deprivation costs 150 billion a year in […]

Triathlon Training 101: 7 Quick Steps to Get You on the Road to Success

(DGIwire) — The word “Triathlon” itself inspires awe in most and fear in some, as it should. Think about it: swimming at least a half mile, hopping on a bike for around 12 miles and then running a minimum of 3 miles. Not for the weak of mind, body, heart, spirit or anything for that […]

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