Since December is typically when people make fitness goals for the new year, I like to remind everyone to make sure their fitness goals are SMART: specific, measurable, attainable, relevant, and time-bound. Use the following guidelines to create SMART goals for the new year, and you’ll be on your way to a fitter you!
The average American consumes over 80 pounds of sugar (cane sugar and high-fructose corn syrup) per year. Most of us underestimate just how much sugar we eat because it’s “hidden” in foods like pasta sauce, yogurt, granola bars, instant oatmeal, salad dressing, ketchup, energy drinks, and more. All of this sugar affects more than our weight. Learn how exactly how sugar affects the body from head to toe.
Lisa Fleming is a professional Health Coach who is certified by the American Council on Exercise (ACE). She is the author of "Exercising Mom." She lives in Virginia with her husband and three children.