• Sugar In Sports Drink 101

    Sugar In Sports Drink 101

    Trading Your Exercise High for a Sugar High: The Dangers of Sugar in Your Sports Drink   Sports drinks are nothing new. If you have participated in sports, exercised or purchased a beverage from a vending machine, chances are you have consumed a sports drink at some point in time or another. With heavy marketing campaigns and fancy logos, sports drinks are highly marketed to athletes (or weekend warriors) of all levels. However behind the glitz and glam of celebrity endorsements and fancy packaging, not all sports drinks are as good for you as they may seem. Check out the...

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  • Diet Versus Exercise, Which is Better?

    Diet Versus Exercise, Which is Better?

      Do you run so you can eat that cookie or lift weights so you can splurge on dinner? This habit will only work for a short time. As a rule of thumb, weight loss is generally 75 percent diet and 25 percent exercise. Working out 5 days a week but not seeing results? Examine your diet and see if there is anything you are eating that could make your body hold onto weight. Shawn M. Talbott, PhD, nutritional biochemist and former director of the University of Utah Nutrition Clinic said “An analysis of more than 700 weight loss studies...

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  • Cooked vs.Uncooked Foods

    Cooked vs.Uncooked Foods

      Proponents of the raw food movement indicate that raw foods provide vital enzymes and nutrients that are are typically destroyed in the process of cooking food. Those in favor of the raw food diet also claim that cooked foods lead to inflammation and various diseases. However, eliminating cooked foods from your diet can eliminate a number of vital and essential food groups -- including a majority of grains, fish, meat and dairy products. It is also important to note that a small majority of those in favor of the raw food diet do consume raw fish, meat and dairy...

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  • Burn that belly fat!

    Burn that belly fat!

      The midsection is one of the most difficult places in the body to lose fat. Most people spend months or even years trying to slim down this area and often find it incredibly difficult. It is possible but the reality is everyone’s body is different and not everybody is built to have washboard abs or a super flat stomach. Our body does not want to burn all the fat in the midsection because it wants to protect all the vital organs that are located there. So don’t over stress about belly fat. Simply focus on overall health and healthy...

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  • Best food to eat when sick

    Best food to eat when sick

    Everyone has family home remedies for when they were sick. Whether it was grandma’s special soup and crackers, sprite or ginger ale. Everyone always says to load up on vitamin C but does it work? What do you need to be eating to help you get over a sickness?  What do we need when we are sick? What helps us get over a cold, stomach virus or allergies? Here is a list of foods and drinks that have shown to help you get over an illness Hot tea helps sooth a sore throat and alleviates congestion. Green tea is full...

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  • 5 reasons to warm up before a workout

    5 reasons to warm up before a workout

    A successful workout should always be preceded with an effective warm up. Skipping a warm up has a negative effect on exercise and can possibly lead to injury. A warm up only has to be 5-10 minutes to have a positive effect on a work out. Here are 5 reasons to have a warm up before your workout. Improves muscle elasticity and Range of motion. Warming up increases your body temperature resulting in increased muscle elasticity. One way to warm up and improve your elasticity and range of motion is to mimic the movements done in the work out and...

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