I met up with a friend for my morning coffee today and we got onto the topic of body image (go figure) and we ended up talking about what a healthy body looks like. This is when I realized that we all have a built in image in our heads of what we think a healthy body should look like. I'm sure right now you have a picture in your head of what you think a 'healthy … [Read more...] about What Does “Healthy” Look Like?
The FDA regulates the use of the words healthy and healthful with respect to diet. This represents a bit of a problem and that is: The words healthy and healthful must first be defined in order to regulate their use. The FDA in it's infinite wisdom (note the sarcasm) has resorted to regulating the exact macro and micro nutrient amounts in a serving of a food item in … [Read more...] about Healthy Eating: Not What You Thought
The word "health" and its derivaties like "healthy" are loosely thrown around all over the fitness and nutrition industry and media. But how do YOU define 'health' The World Health Organization has a simple definition as follows: Health is a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity. Look at that … [Read more...] about How do you define “health”