Health & Fitness Goals

Health and fitness goals can be started anytime but the beginning of the year is a great time to start working toward the achievement of goals. One year is an excellent measuring period for health and fitness goals.

Years can easily be compared to past and future years. Years can be broken down into weekly, … Read the rest

Creating New Health Habits

Implementing new health habits is easier when done one at a time. Multiple sudden changes in diet and exercises are often difficult adjustments. It is easier to begin one healthy habit at a time.

New Year’s is a time for resolutions and change. People frequently make New Year’s resolutions to get fitter, become healthier and/or … Read the rest

Squats for Athletes (Part 4)

Perform squats as the focal point of your strength training to become stronger. Learn proper technique and establish sound training practices by working with a knowledgeable strength and conditioning coach or a certified fitness trainer. A detailed warm-up and cool down are essential for optimizing results and minimizing injury risk. Sufficient rest and recovery between … Read the rest

Squats for Athletes (Part 3)

Squats are an incredible lower body exercise. Targeting a large number of major muscles, squats develop the muscles of the back, pelvis, hips and thighs. Training routines can be formulated to increase strength, power, endurance, stamina, cardiovascular fitness and respiratory health.

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Healthy Fats vs. Bad Fats

Consume the correct type of fats to improve your health. Fat is a macronutrient and an important component to healthy nutritional strategies. Utilize omega-3, omega-6 and omega-9 fatty acids in their natural states and balances to enhance your cardiovascular system, strengthen your immune system, increase brain health and reduce inflammation.

Essential fatty acids (EFA’s) … Read the rest

Anti-Inflammatory Foods. Use nutrition as a tool to defeat chronic inflammation and the disorders it creates.

The single most important factor in combating inflammation is the food you eat. Chronic inflammation is associated with heart disease, autoimmune disorders, asthma, allergies, arthritis, obesity, poor wound healing, chronic fatigue, and premature aging.

Inflammation is a fundamental physiologic defense mechanism the body uses to fight injury and invasion. This positive effect of inflammation keeps … Read the rest

Increase your Excess Post-Exercise Oxygen Composition (EPOC)

Excess Post-Exercise Oxygen Composition (EPOC) is a measure of the bodies increased oxygen consumption after activity or exercise. EPOC is part of the body’s recuperation process to return itself to pre-workout status and the body’s adaption to the exercise. EPOC is part of the process intended to erase the body’s oxygen debt. This physiological process … Read the rest

Whole Eggs are a Superfood

Whole eggs are very nutrient dense and far superior to egg whites. They are loaded with omega-3 fatty acids, healthy fats, anti-oxidants, minerals, and vitamins. Whole eggs provide vitamin D, iron and vitamin E.

Several years ago, whole eggs were slandered in literature to the public and the medical community as being high in … Read the rest

Positive Effects of Exercise on the Brain. How exercise, nutrition and sleep improve cognitive function and memory.

Enhance the health of your brain with exercise, good nutrition and quality sleep. Nourish the brain with regular exercise and proper nutrition to improve and maintain cognitive function. Use exercise, nutrition and sleep as catalysts to stay mentally sharp throughout life.

The human brain is an intricate structure being continually researched. New findings occur … Read the rest