Signup for news and special offers!

Blog – Tagged "health" – TotalBodyLab

Blog — health

We didn’t evolve to exercise… so why do we need it?

anthropology environment health life

We didn’t evolve to exercise… so why do we need it?

 Why Studying Evolutionary Anthropology is Important To define it, evolutionary anthropology is the study of the evolution of human behavior and biology. We try to ask not only how certain human behaviors and physiology develop, but why we have evolved such adaptations in the first place. Evolutionary anthropologists address these questions through a variety of methods including: the study of behavior of modern humans in both industrialized and more traditional societies, comparing similar behaviors seen in both humans and another species, and studying fossils of our ancestors. Understanding the why gives us important insights into numerous areas of life -...

Read more →


5 Ways to Lighten up Holiday Cooking

baking change cheat meal chocolate clean eating Cookies health Healthy dessert healthy recipe hidden veggies

5 Ways to Lighten up Holiday Cooking

Oil While most people are trying to cut sugar, added oil has a much larger effect on weight gain. We usually don't notice it when poured onto a pan in stir fries, or drizzled on salads. It's really dense, and while baked vs fried potatoes may appear like the same amount of food visually, anything fried is usually more than double the calories! Fat has 9 calories per gram while carbs (sugar is a pure carb) has 4 grams. So, if you're choosing what to cut in a recipe - keep in mind that one 13 g table spoon of...

Read more →


How to Answer the Wrong Questions

environment health vegan vegfest

How to Answer the Wrong Questions

Got tons of interesting questions at / after the wellness panel of the Charlotte vegfest. It was a blast. Some questions were frustrating though. And those are the ones that I keep hearing all the time from friends, clients, on social media ... The worst kind of questions: Is X food good for you? Is it bad to eat carbs? Is it bad to eat before bed? What do you think of Keto? What frustrates me the most about questions like this is that people take a complicated system of a human body, take it out of context of somebody's lifestyle,...

Read more →