Most people who adopt a healthy lifestyle know that good digestion is a key factor in the body’s absorption of nutrients. It may seem like a contradiction, but one of the best things we can do to help ensure efficient digestion is by eating fiber, which is dietary material that resists being broken down by enzymes in the intestines.
You may be a regular gym-goer, never missed a spin class or may be totally addicted to running in solitude. As a result, your muscles are likely stronger and leaner. But are you forgetting to workout the strongest muscle in your body? (Hint: we’re not talking about your booty-licious glutes.) Read more →
Well, that’s a real pain in the…! Runners can encounter all sorts of knee discomfort, from something simple like overuse stress to a more serious meniscus tear or patellar fracture. By investing a little extra time, you’ll help ward off these frustrating set-backs and keep knees healthy for the long run.
Even if your health is not top priority, it shouldn’t get shuffled to the bottom of the deck. Remember that your body is your temple, and you only have one body and one life. That’s why I urge you to take good care of it — from the inside out AND outside in! Though it can seem like a long, hard journey to find body balance in a rather un-balanced world, I promise you can get there in only five easy steps. Read more →
You may have circled a couple of red-letter days on your end-of-year calendar – “red” as in “stressful” – but we all know that’s a miscalculation. It’s not just a couple of anxiety-making November and December holidays. People are coping with an extraordinarily stressful two-month-long holiday season.
You’ve got the basics covered, right? Whey protein at breakfast and before the gym, a pre-workout with creatine and caffeine, BCAAs while you train, glutamine when you’re done and a casein protein shake at bedtime. Sports nutrition supplements support all your efforts, but without a clean diet to supply the nutrients your body needs, you’re not going to get very far. It’s always best to fuel up with vitamins, minerals and other essentials from real food, but for back up, bodybuilders should consider taking a multivitamin.
The cranberry, a crimson, jewel-like, tart-tasting fruit, is one of those foods that dramatically takes over supermarkets’ produce sections during the pre-Thanksgiving season, just as people’s minds turn to feasting.
This native American fruit grows on trailing vines which thrive in wetland areas, commonly referred to as bogs or marshes. The U.S. Department of Agriculture recognizes the North American cranberry (Vaccinium macrocarpon) as the fresh-cranberry standard.
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