Posts by Evan Zingman

Pop! Goes the ACL

A relatively common athletic injury, a torn ACL can put an abrupt end to your athletic endeavors for this season and possibly the next. Commonly referred to as the ACL, your anterior cruciate ligament is found inside your knees and connects your thighbone (femur) to your shinbone (tibia). When this tissue is torn, you become…

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Got Beetroot?

Want to boost your stamina or lower your blood pressure? Try some beetroot. When you were a child, your mother probably had to force-feed you beets at dinner. While this dark purple-red vegetable may have a strong flavor that didn’t agree with your young taste buds, your mom was on to something. That’s because beetroot…

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Bulky, Beautiful, Killer Calves

Wish your calves were to die for? With the right steps, you can go from common to killer calves. Having good-looking calves improves your legs’ strength and appearance, giving you added confidence and athletic ability. But if you’re like many people, you probably don’t spend much time working your calf muscles out. Sure, you run…

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The History of Diets- Part 3 of 3

Part 2 of this blog covered the history of diets from the 1959 to 2000. Part 3 will span 2002-2011. 2002 – Atkins returns along with South Beach Diet as they, and other low-carb diets, become the new trend in weight-loss. Body Solutions, another quick-fix diet pill, files bankruptcy. 2003 – Ephedra-based products are banned…

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The History of Diets- Part 2 of 3

Part 1 of this blog covered the history of diets from the 1700’s to 1952. Part 2 will span 1959-2000. 1959 – The New York Times now reports that Americans suffer “a dieting neurosis.” Gallup Poll finds 72 percent of dieters are women. Metracal, the first liquid diet proclaims: “Not one of the top 50…

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The History of Diets- Part 1 of 3

In order to understand the “shape” of weight-management, today, it’s helpful to know the evolution of the industry. World-wide obsession with dieting has been around for hundreds of years. The ideal figure has been sought since it was painted on vases. Now, of course, it’s plastered on billboards, printed in magazines, displayed on TV and…

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A Pre-Diabetic Diet

On the verge of diabetes? Eat right to keep it at bay. When type 2 diabetes sets in, you can expect a life full of tedious and exact portion control, medications, blood tests, and injections. But what if you could catch diabetes before it ever set in, and thereby avoid all of these potential problems?…

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Baby Steps to a Better Diet

Big diet adjustments have you overwhelmed? Then start with baby steps. Whether you need to change your diet in order to shed pounds or improve the health of your heart, it can be hard to know where to start. If you’ve set a weight loss or health goal for yourself, the best way to achieve…

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Keep Your Body in Check All Year Long

A few reasons you should eat well from January 1 to December 31. Life is one huge seasonal event. Spring turns into summer, summer to fall, fall to winter, and winter to spring. As you pass through these seasons, you go through your own seasons: from being a toddler to a child, the teenage years,…

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Get Sexy Obliques

Slim your waist, support your lower back, decrease back pain, and improve your posture. That’s the power of your obliques. Better known as side abdominals, oblique muscles are a pair of muscles that enable you to bend at the side and twist at the waist. External obliques are upper muscles on your sides, and the…

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