3 Tips to Cut Down on Portion Size

3 Tips to Cut Down on Portion Size

If you’re trying to lose weight or maintain your body size, it’s not just about eating nutritious food but also making sure you’re not taking in too many calories due to portion size. And you’d be surprised by how common it is go over the appropriate portion size—sometimes you might even eat three or four servings instead of one! For instance, do you ever look at the label on a bag of chips and weigh out the portion size, or you just reach into the bag and nosh? And when you dine out, the amount you’re given on a plate is huge—most burgers can be eight or ten ounces of meat when a burger should really just be around four ounces. While it may take some time and willpower, you can cut back on portion size and train your stomach to require less food. This can help you reach your... Read More
Everything You Need to Know About a 5K Run

Everything You Need to Know About a 5K Run

Whether you’re an experienced runner or a beginner, setting a goal to finish a 5K is a great way to keep yourself motivated. If a 5K run is on your fitness bucket list, you may be wondering where to start. How long do you need to train for a 5K? What’s considered a “good” pace? And how can you improve your time? If you’re considering taking on a 5K, here are some basics to get you started. How Many Miles is a 5K Run? Race distances are often measured in kilometers instead of miles. The “K” stands for kilometers, and five kilometers equates to 3.1 miles. To put that distance in perspective, a 5K works out to 12.5 laps around a standard 400-meter track. What’s the Average Time to Run a 5K? For any race distance, there will be a wide range of finishing times, and a 5K run is no... Read More