Not drinking in a society where drinking is the norm

Drinking alcohol is the norm in our society. It has become such a natural thing to do that many people can barely believe that somebody might choose not to drink.Β In this post, I'll talk about the social aspects of not drinking, my own experiences with it, facts about how our bodies deal with alcohol, and I'll share some tips on drinking in relation to weight loss/ maintenance and a healthy lifestyle. I just want to make it clear that I'm not condemning alcohol completely or trying to make anyone who enjoys it stop drinking occasionally. I'm just talking about my experiences as somebody who chooses not to drink.

Healthy homemade hummus

Who doesn't like hummus? It's quick, delicious, versatile and goes with several dishes. Served with bread or vegetable sticks, it's perfect for a quick snack, and it's always a crowd pleaser at parties. Unfortunately, store bought hummus often comes with several unnecessary and unhealthy ingredients. Many times, there's even added sugar in it! If you'd like a healthier version, try this recipe. You'll have healthy home made hummus in just five minutes!

4 awesome exercises for hip strengthening

Having strong and stable hips is extremely important. We require hip stability for all standing activities, even just walking or running, and weak hips can set us up for pain and injuries along the way. Unfortunately, because most of us spend too much time sitting down, the muscles surrounding our hips are often weak and need strengthening through targeted exercises. You can try the four exercises below to strengthen your hips!