Finding ways to engage in physical activity while avoiding injury is a major goal of training programs. All activities have risks. Most of the time the benefits outweigh the risks. One recent study found that active individuals have a 17%-19% lower chance of injury during non-sport or non-leisure time activities than those who were inactive. But injuries still do exist, and it’s important to understand the factors that could increase your risk of suffering an exercise-related injury.
You don’t need a dietitian to tell you that the menu options at the local fair are going to be bad for your diet. True to tradition, the latest between-ride snacks to grace fairgrounds are battered, deep-fried, sugar-coated, or all of the above. From old standards (funnel cake) to more creative concoctions, the fare at the fair will reliably bust your gut. Here are some of the most outrageous, waist-expanding foods we’ve seen at festivals across the nation.
Recipe of the Week - Baked Sweet Potato Steak Fries
One popular series of candy bar promotes the idea of eating it to stop hunger pangs – if you feel a drop in energy during the workday, you can simply eat one of these candy bars (which has 30 grams of sugar and rhymes with knickers) and go on being productive. Not exactly. Except for the immediate feeling of satiety, the effect on hunger is exactly the opposite.When you...
You can beat belly fat on a full stomach—as long as you choose the right foods. Making simple substitutions, such as the greens you use in your salads and the snacks you munch come mid-afternoon, can help blast away excess chub. Erin Palinski, RD, has suggested some simple swaps for a flat belly, and she provided the following nine strategies for cutting calories while...
Spring and warmer weather will be here soon, and many people start thinking about eating lighter and healthier. While the science of nutrition is very complex, the art of eating healthfully is very simple. One simple tactic is to eat with color on your plate. So this month, instead of worrying about counting calories and grams of fat, focus building each of your meal...
If you struggle with your weight loss it might be time to re-evaluate your strategy. Follow these 7 tips to make sure you get the maximum from your efforts.For the millions of Americans who struggle to lose weight and keep it off, there may be help. According to a report published by the American College of Sports Medicine in the March/April issue of ACSM’s Health &...
You've probably heard people blame their weight on a slow metabolism, but what does that mean? And is metabolism really the culprit? Is it possible to rev up your metabolism to burn more calories?While it's true that metabolism is linked to weight, it may not be in the way you expect. In fact, contrary to common belief, a slow metabolism is rarely the cause of excess weight gain....
I received this email below from Mike Boyle titled "The best exercise for weight loss." Mike Boyle is known internationally for his pioneering work in the field of strength and conditioning and is regarded as one of the top experts in the area for sports performance and functional training. Since Mike is one of our favorite resources for continuing education, I was interested...