Pesticides – The Most and Least Contaminated Foods

“Eat more fruits and vegetables” – a phrase you will undoubtedly hear with any diet or fitness plan you choose. Here at UTHFA, we agree with this advice. However, we also want to point out that fruits and vegetables are subject to pesticide exposure. Health Risks Pesticides are chemicals that destroy pests. They are commonly […]

What Activities Should I Do?

For those of you who don’t know where to start with creating an exercise program for your fitness goals, it may be tough choosing which activities to focus on. You could do dozens of activities in various settings – there is so much to choose from! Here is UTHFA’s guide for creating the most suited […]

Insanity vs DDP Yoga – Comparison

With a height of 5′ 7″ and body weight of 143 lbs, I was happy overall. I didn’t want to make drastic changes or experience significant weight loss. However, I was looking for a way to get more toned and increase muscle definition. Step #1: Insanity The first idea that came to mind was to […]

Does Starving Yourself Work to Lose Weight?

Theoretically, starving yourself does help you lose weight. If you deprive your body of calories by not eating food, it will start to use the sources stored in your body, eventually using up the fat stores. Theoretically, your weight follows the following equation: Weight Loss  =  Calories Burned  –  Calories Consumed This may tempt you […]

History of the Fast

*Article archived from Al-Mawrid on September 4, 2015 Like the prayer, the fast is also an ancient ritual of worship. In the above quoted verses of Sūrah Baqarah, it is mentioned that fasting has been made obligatory for the Muslims, just as it was made so for earlier peoples. Consequently, this is a reality that […]

Gender and Nutrition 2001

*Article and images archived from Food and Agriculture of the United Nations on March 18, 2016 Good nutrition requires enough food, proper health and adequate care. Since women play a key role in all three areas, nutrition projects work extensively with women. Women may play an essential role, but ensuring good nutrition is the joint […]