Posts Tagged ‘fitness workout app’

What Makes Broccoli and Kale Superfoods?

Broccoli and kale are often touted to be “superfoods.” And, yes, they really are amazingly healthy for you.  If you’re wondering what exactly is in these green powerhouses that makes them so “super,” I’ve dived into the research to give you some nerdy reasons to make these a staple in your diet.  To start, they’re…

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July 2018 Nutrition Newsletter

New research suggests that fat cells can be altered by the fatty acid palmitic acid (found in palm oil, dairy products, and meat) and tumor necrosis factor alpha (TNF-alpha), a hormone associated with inflammation. Cells that have not fully matured are known as “precursor” cells. These cells have the potential to become muscle, fat, or…

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Muscles of the Arm and How to Tone Them

Whether you are already in shape or simply looking to start a workout routine for the first time, having toned arms is something that many of us desire. The purpose of this article is to guide you through the major muscles of the arm and how to target each one in a way that will…

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Injury Prevention For Exercise

Most athletes are familiar with the “good kind” of pain. The burning in your muscles and the sheer physical exhaustion that signals you’ve pushed your body past its limits in an effort to build it into something stronger. Unfortunately, that’s not the only type of pain that comes with exercise. An injury due to overexertion…

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What Makes a Food Processed?

The world of food can be so confusing at times. There was a time when it was clear what food was – it came directly from nature – whether foraging, hunting, or farming.   Now there are so many things we eat that don’t resemble a natural food.  Michael Pollan has a famous quote, he…

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9 Benefits Of Pilates And How This Workout Works

Pilates is a workout routine that was introduced to the masses in the 1920s by Joseph Pilates. The main purpose of Pilates is perfect body coordination with emphasis on strengthening the body and obtaining perfect spinal alignment for proper posture. A number of machines are used in Pilates to improve body flexibility (The Reformer, the…

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Thickeners – What You Need to Know

Thickeners are one of many ingredients added to processed foods. And they do just that: thicken. They absorb water and form a gel-like consistency. They’re often used to make foods thick and creamy, without having to add a lot of fat.  Thickeners also tend to emulsify and stabilize foods they’re added to. Emulsification allows fats…

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[How Fitness Apps] Eliminate Every Single Workout Excuse

Staying fit can be challenging. That’s why many people rely on the professional help of an online personal trainer and nutritionist to give them both the crucial guidance and motivation needed to maintain a proper course. Now, if you find yourself making a lot of excuses to get in shape, you can also use a…

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What to do About a Leaky Gut

Leaky gut is also known as increased intestinal permeability. It’s when the cells lining our intestines (gut) separate a bit from each other. They’re supposed to be nice and tightly joined to the cell beside it; this is to allow certain things into our bodies (like nutrients), and keep other things out.   When the…

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