Posts Tagged ‘healthy lifestyle’

How NBA Players Live a Healthy Lifestyle for Optimal Performance

Professional sports players don’t make it to the big leagues without paying a great deal of attention to their lifestyles. If someone wants to be at the top of their game, then they need to eat right, train right, and avoid injuries at all costs. Concentrating on these three categories helps NBA players to reach…

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Keys to Staying Motivated During Your Workout

[image source: https://unsplash.com/photos/Gh8QHONEHOE] We all understand the benefits of regular exercise. Sure, you want to be healthier and you want to feel better. These are good reasons to decide to start working out. With that said, there is more to it than just deciding that you want to start working out – from picking comfortable…

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How To Develop Healthier Habits

At the start of each new year, many people make some kind of fitness resolution. It’s understandable and easy to want to be healthier. Unfortunately, not many stick with their resolutions past the first month. That’s because when you actually start making changes, you come up against challenges and it’s tough to persevere. However, working…

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Sticking To Your New Year’s Fitness Resolution

The decision to exercise more is the most popular New Year’s resolution for 2020. That means gyms across the country and around the globe are seeing spikes in attendance. However, typically, that spike in gym attendance returns to normal just a few weeks after Jan. 1. If you’ve ever made a New Year’s resolution, you…

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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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Low Carb Diet 101

Low carb diets have been popular on and off since the dawn of the Atkins fame (and maybe even earlier?). But, what exactly defines low carb? Does eating this way actually help with weight loss? Are there any other health benefits (or risks) to eating fewer carbs? Let’s see. What is a carb? A carb,…

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Nutrition News- June 2018

Omega-3 fatty acids are a group of polyunsaturated fatty acids that play a variety of important roles in health. EPA (eicosapentaenoic acid) and DHA (docosahexaenoic acid) are two of the most important omega-3 fatty acids, and they are commonly found together in seafood and in fish oil supplements. While DHA and EPA most often function…

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Lifting For Strength Versus Lifting For Hypertrophy

Every serious lifter hits this crossroads at some point. To aim training towards becoming jacked and aesthetic or to eat all the food and smash all the weights? That is the question. The answer is going to be very individual here. Personally, I am of the mindset that both qualities should be strived for throughout…

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If You Take Medications, You Need to Know About Grapefruit

Grapefruit is good for you! It’s a vitamin C-rich citrus fruit that’s low in sugar and contains vitamin A, potassium, and fibre. It has a low glycemic index and does not spike your blood sugar when you eat it. The pink and red varieties also contain lycopene. It’s definitely a nutritious health-promoting food. It even…

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