Is Your House Making You Fat?

Just a few minor changes to your home could have a major effect on your waistline.

Is Your House Making You Fat?

You already know that junk food and skipped workouts can make you gain weight, but did you know your home environment affects your diet, too? Seemingly small things like lighting and temperature change how your brain perceives food – even how your body processes it. Make your house healthier with these tips!


The Lighting in Your Kitchen Is Too Dim

The Lighting in Your Kitchen Is Too Dim


Research suggests that dim, warm lighting makes food look more appealing, which causes you to eat more – that could be one reason why so many restaurants have a dark ambiance. Conversely, if your kitchen is too bright, it can raise cortisol levels, which may result in increased fat storage. If you're aiming for weight loss, studies suggest the best lighting for your kitchen is a 13-watt compact white fluorescent bulb: It’s a soft white light that produces a cold feel and inhibits appetite. Ideally you should have one bulb for every 20 square feet of your kitchen – whether it’s overhead lighting or lamps.

Is This the Key to Ultimate Hydration?

See how electrolytes work in your body.

Is This the Key to Ultimate Hydration?

Whether you're trying to stay hydrated for your workout routine or rehabilitation, recovery and hydration is so important to keeping your body performing like it should. So how do you make sure that happens? You need electrolytes — the minerals that give electrical power to your body. What the video below to see how they get to work inside your body and how you seamlessly add them to your day.

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