Many people ask me this question……what are the benefits of eating more whole foods? And.....what are clean or whole foods? Even though most people know you should be eating less processed foods and more whole foods to help gain optimum health they often don't understand the process and requirements. But it is much easier to implement a clean diet than you might … [Read more...] about How to Get Started Eating More Whole Foods
So many people I come across in my age group complain to me about the state of their bodies……sore back, sore knees, can’t get rid of my beer belly, can't bend over far enough and pick up the grand-kids and the list goes on and on. Unfortunately, they don’t seem to understand that if you want to keep moving you just have to keep moving. In other words, that means you have … [Read more...] about 4 Ways to Overcome Laziness and Procrastination to Achieve Your Fitness Goals
And Why Adequate Vitamin Intake is So Vital for Your Health. Vitamins perform a multitude of roles in maintaining your good health and muscle and bone development. Vitamins are also essential nutrients that we can’t live without. Yet there are so many that perform wonders without us even actually being aware of it, until we don’t get sufficient amounts and then the … [Read more...] about The Importance of Essential Vitamins in Our Body
4 Tips on How to Improve Your Self-Esteem and How You Feel About Yourself. Let's face it, we all have days where we feel less than perfect about ourselves. Our hair just doesn't seem to sit right, or our clothes don't seem to fit like they used to plus any number of other negative thoughts that seem to crowd your already busy mind. Addressing the all to familiar problem … [Read more...] about Do You Suffer From Negative Self-Talk?
I am sure all of you have been negatively affected by inflammation of some sort over the years. How Age Affects the Inflammatory Response. Unfortunately, no single theory explains all aspects of the ageing process but hopefully the following will help. Inflammation is a biological process that has received quite a bit of press in recent years and has been the subject of … [Read more...] about Understanding the Role of Inflammation in the Aging Process
What is the meaning of Holistic Medicine? I always thought it was something a bit weird and an alternative medicine which was not really for me. But then I saw the holistic medicine definition from The Academy of Integrative Health & Medicine and it really opened my eyes. It describes holistic healing methods as "the art and science of healing that addresses the … [Read more...] about Understanding the Key Principles of Holistic Healing Methods
The Fat and Fit Myth Exposed. This question has been the subject of some healthy debate around my gym of late, “Can you be fit and healthy and lessen the risk of a heart attack even though you may be overweight”? So we have to bare in mind that recent studies have found, being overweight or obese at some point in adulthood may very well increase the risk of an early … [Read more...] about Can YOU be Fat, Fit and Healthy? It’s a raging Controversy.
Okay, you are not really a big fan of “dieting,” and neither am I, because generally speaking, experience tells me that Diets Don’t Work. Period! First of all, I have to ask the question…… ........what is the blood type diet? At first glance I see it has been around for quite a while now, however, as at the time of writing I am unable to find any convincing scientific … [Read more...] about Can I Lose Weight with the Blood Type Diet?
First we need to know…….what is Oxidative Stress? According to News Medical Life Sciences, “Oxidative stress is essentially an imbalance between the production of free radicals and the ability of the body to counteract or detoxify their harmful effects through neutralization by antioxidants”. As the free radicals are produced in your body, you are probably already aware … [Read more...] about How to Prevent Premature Aging Caused by Oxidative Stress
and……why is TUT so Important for Building Muscle? Apart from something Grandma used to say....tut,tut,tut, TUT is a commonly used term in the bodybuilding industry and it stands for ‘time under tension.’ It refers to the duration of time your muscles are under tension while they’re being worked. And one of the things I like about the TUT method of resistance training is it … [Read more...] about What is TUT or Time Under Tension?