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Seven Diet Sins

Posted: 04/11/2011

You read all the books; buy all the right vitamins; you know the buzzwords to look for on food labels. By all standards, you're certain your nutrition report card should be filled with straight A's.But before you start pasting gold stars onto your refrigerator door, take heed: Nutrition experts say most of us think we are eating a lot better than we actually are. "It's easy...

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Super Food: Salmon

Posted: 04/12/2011

Wild-caught Alaskan salmon is one of my favorite foods. It is an excellent source of high-quality protein and essential omega-3 fatty acids. Omega-3s offer protection against:Heart attack and strokeCancerInflammatory diseases such as rheumatoid arthritisMental and emotional problemsWild salmon is available fresh, frozen and canned, making it a versatile choice; however, how you...

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Add Muscle, Not Fat

Posted: 04/11/2011

Goals of Building Muscle Mass1. Most people think that the more protein they eat the more muscles they will build but excess protein intake does not store as bulging muscles. 2. What you need in order to add muscle is extra calories and those extra calories should mostly come from carbohydrates. Carbohydrates fuel your muscles so they can perform intense muscle-building...

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Strength Training: Key to Building Muscle & Losing Fat

Posted: 04/11/2011

Strength training is one of the oldest disciplines. Legend has it Milo of Croton trained for strength in Ancient Greece by carrying a newborn calf on his back daily until it was fully grown.Today we don’t use a calf anymore to build physical strength. However we still use the same approach Milo used. This article will give you more info on what strength training is,...

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101 Nutrition Tips for a Longer, Better Life

Posted: 01/11/2011

Scientific and technological advances have made it so that people are living longer than ever. Unfortunately, advancements have also made it much easier to eat unhealthy foods that can have a pretty negative impact on your overall health and well being. Here are some tips to help you embrace good nutrition and eating habits so you can live longer and look good well into old age....

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2011 fitness resolutions

Posted: 01/11/2011

 Have you written down and begun acting on your New Year Resolutions?  Becoming more fit is always one of the top New Year’s Resolutions and a recent online survey rated fitness as number two this year right behind spending more time with family and friends. It makes sense that this choice is a high priority for people as the benefits of exercise and fitness are...

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Make Your New Year Fitness Plan Stick

Posted: 01/11/2011

 While you can't wave a magic wand and make your resolution come true, there are some easy steps to take that will make it easier to fulfill your promise to yourself. Choose an attainable goal. Resolving to look like a male-model is not realistic for most of us, but promising to include daily physical activity in our lives is very possible. Avoid choosing a resolution...

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5 Fitness Excuses to Give Up

Posted: 01/05/2011

It’s 2011. Your old excuses for not getting in shape won’t work. As Dr. Evil (Austin Powers) said, ZIP IT! I don’t want to hear them anymore! Read em’, then haul your excuseless butt to the gym! Fitness Excuse – I have no time According to a story in a recent issue of Men’s Health magazine, Barack Obama works out for 45 minutes a day, 6 days...

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Does Chocolate Addiction Exist?

Posted: 01/04/2011

Chocolate craving is very common, but can we actually be addicted to it? Can these powerful urges to eat truly be classed as an addiction? We generally crave foods due to external prompts and our emotional state, rather than actual hunger. We tend to be bored, anxious, or depressed immediately before experiencing cravings, so one way of explaining cravings is self-medication...

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8 Healthy Habits for Weight Loss

Posted: 01/04/2011

Losing weight and keeping it off is a matter of cutting back what you eat and increasing your amount of exercise. "The simplest equation in the world, calories in and calories out, determines your weight loss," says Christine Gerbstadt, MD, RD, of Sarasota, Fla., spokesperson for the American Dietetic Association. But if that's all you do, you may find yourself ultimately regaining...

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