Archive for the ‘Health’ Category

How to eat with workout

May 1, 2013 - 8:59 am Comments Off on How to eat with workout

Eat-Stop-Eat-healthy-eatingAs an athlete or someone who does heavy workouts the way you eat and how is very important.

You have to fuel the body along with either gain muscle mass or lose weight.

This article from fox.com has some nice tips in regards to how to fuel the machine.  And how to eat before and after a workout.

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Control your portions – 200 calories

February 19, 2013 - 10:15 am Comments Off on Control your portions – 200 calories

One of the big things that helped me loose weight and keep the weight off is controlling my portions and learning how much of what will equal “this” amount of calories or carbs.

“Eating a whole bag of Doritos? Not good for you. Eating a small handful? Less worse!”  Gizmodo would like to show you what 200 calories actually looks like in various foods.  Let me tell you, when you reduce that caloric intake and you like at that bowl of broccoli vs the 2 inches of candy bar, 90% of the time you are going to go for that broccoli.

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An awesome Inspirational Video

February 10, 2013 - 11:07 am Comments Off on An awesome Inspirational Video

8 Health Shortcuts that work!

June 13, 2012 - 11:39 am Comments Off on 8 Health Shortcuts that work!

Great article I read on fox.com.  Some really good tips for those of you who have the excuse of “time limitations”

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Get exercise and commute to work!

May 2, 2012 - 8:14 am Comments Off on Get exercise and commute to work!

Recently I’ve started riding a couple days a week to work. 

Check out these riding tips and reasons to get your ride on a bicyle to work!

  1. Save Money
  2. won’t miss the traffic
  3. Practical workout
  4. Any bike will do!

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How much water?

August 30, 2011 - 1:02 pm Comments Off on How much water?

It’s the end of summer.  But this month has some of the hottest temps.  Don’t forget to take care of your body even if you are not working out that day.

At the International Sports Medicine Institute, we have a formula for daily water intake: 1/2 ounce per pound of body weight if you’re not active (that’s ten eight-ounce glasses if you weigh 160 pounds), and 2/3 ounce per pound if you’re athletic (13 to 14 glasses a day, at the same weight).

 

Timing & your workouts

June 24, 2011 - 12:32 pm Comments Off on Timing & your workouts

Most people know not to eat a gallon of Ben and Jerry’s before an intense workout and that drinking water to hydrate a sweating body is good. That guidance is okay as far as it goes, but operating a complex machine such as the human body with only a meager list of such maxims is akin to feeding a racehorse Mountain Dew and cheesecake so he’ll speed from the sugar—you can do better.

Full University of Texas article here: http://www.utexas.edu/features/archive/2004/nutrition.html

Chocolate Milk does a body Good…

June 24, 2011 - 12:14 pm Comments Off on Chocolate Milk does a body Good…

This recent study from University of Texas says low fat chocolate milk helped athletes recover faster after a work out.

I would use this study at your own disgression, though it is rather interesting and definatly has merit.  But my questions are:

  • did they compare to low-fat milk
  • did they compare to chocolate protein recovery drinks?

Chocolate of course recently has been shown to be a super health food for us, like Omega3’s.  And the darker the chocolate the better.

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Deep Fat Is Not The Problem

December 21, 2010 - 11:00 pm Comments Off on Deep Fat Is Not The Problem

The mainstream is beginning to accept elements of the Paleo DietRefined flour and sugar are the root evils.

“Fat is not the problem,” says Dr. Walter Willett, chairman of the department of nutrition at the Harvard School of Public Health. “If Americans could eliminate sugary beverages, potatoes, white bread, pasta, white rice and sugary snacks, we would wipe out almost all the problems we have with weight and diabetes and other metabolic diseases.”

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5 Worst Halloween Candies (and 10 Best Survival Tips!)

October 12, 2010 - 3:41 pm Comments Off on 5 Worst Halloween Candies (and 10 Best Survival Tips!)

A cocker spaniel weighs about 24 pounds. You know what else weighs 24 pounds? The heft of candy the average American gobbles down each year, a big chunk of that falling to our waistlines in the days before and after Halloween. Fun size? I don’t think so—unless it’s fun being size 16. These stats could very well turn you as white as a ghost:

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