I’ve learned a lot of great tips that have improved how I train, eat, and recover. But the best tip I received recently came from Todd Durkin, owner of Fitness Quest 10. Durkin specializes in training professional athletes, so he knows a little bit about optimum performance. And during a recent trip to San Diego, he spotted a flaw in my current routine. It had nothing to do with reps, sets, or overall load. My problem was in my recovery. Too much … full story
People love to tell me, “Life is about balance.” Unfortunately, I tossed that saying out the window many years ago after I left the friendly confines of undergrad life in Boulder, Colorado. That’s when balance appeared to leave, replaced by the ebb and flow of life. Some days insanely busy, others relaxing enough that you can tolerate the oftentimes turbulent ways of reality. As I currently experience my own personal down time, a week away on the … full story
Fitness is defined as a state of being healthy, which prepares the body for the physical necessities of daily life. To be more precise, fitness provides strength, flexibility and stamina for the proper functioning of the body. It is a total solution for a perfect, fine-tuned life. The five main components of fitness are aerobic endurance, muscular strength, muscular endurance, and flexibility and body composition. The right kind of physical and mental … full story
Vitamin C is really important to your family health if you want to boost your immune system especially now that Influenza A (H1N1) is threatening everybody’s health, better eat vitamin C-rich foods everyday. Vitamin C reduces blood pressure, has the ability to reduce the severity of colds and could protect you against cataract and certain cancers too.
Red and green bell peppers, strawberries, citrus fruits, raw tomatoes, cantaloupe and broccoli are … full story
Excess fat storage is a result of wrong combination of food and excessive eating of fatty and cholesterol-rich foods and consuming large quantities of starches and sugars.
Now that you know what causes excess fat storage in your body that could lead to obesity, better lessen those foods, eat lots of fruits and vegetables and clean your body not just by taking at least 8 glasses of water daily but by taking in fresh-raw undiluted vegetable juices … full story
Consuming raw potatoes have more health benefits than cooked one. Because of its high content of potassium, sulphur, phosphorus, and chlorine, undiluted raw potato juice is proven to be effective in clearing up skin blemishes. However, you can get this potato benefits only if you consume potato as raw food because these powerful minerals are converted to inorganic atoms when potatoes are cooked. And, the best way to consume it raw is by taking it … full story
Finally, a positive solution regarding Americas difficult and costly campaign to stem childhood obesity is emerging. For the thousands of children and their families who are currently battling with childhood obesity, this good news is long awaited.
Indeed, the risk factors for childhood obesity read like a checklist of ailments that only a generation ago would never have been linked to children and diet: heart disease, high cholesterol, high blood … full story
Moringa oleifera, commonly referred to simply as "Moringa", is the most widely cultivated species of the genus Moringa. Moringa is the only genus in the family Moringaceae. Moringa oleifera is a nutritious vegetable tree with a variety of potential uses. Every part of the Moringa Oleifera tree, from the roots to the leaves has beneficial properties that can serve humanity. Moringa oleifera trees have been used to combat malnutrition, especially among … full story
In the 2010 growing season Monsanto plans to unleash its latest Frankenfood experiment on the American and Canadian public, a new version of genetically mutated corn with eight abnormal gene traits called Genuity SmartStax corn. It is the culmination of an astonishing scandal that has been steadily building over the past decade. During this time Monsanto’s mutated seeds have grown to 90% of the U.S. soy crop and 85% of the corn crop – and wheat … full story
What it is: High blood sugar, technically known as hyperglycemia, can occur when a person's blood sugar stays too high -- typically over 180 milligrams per deciliter (mg/dL) -- for too long. High blood sugar is an indication that his body doesn't have enough insulin. It can happen if he skips doses of his diabetes medications, eats too much, or doesn't get enough exercise. Sometimes the medications he takes for other ailments cause high blood glucose. … full story
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