Posts Tagged ‘healthy lifestyle’

Strength Training Vs Muscle Building: What’s the Difference?

Strength training and muscle building are similar enough for most people to use the terms interchangeably, but different enough for practitioners to disagree on their importance. When you think muscle building, think body building – it’s all about size. Size is usually achieved by lifting about as much as you safely can only a few…

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Prebiotics 101

“Prebiotic’s”? Yes! They’re the food that we feed our probiotics, the friendly gut microbes that are oh so important for good health. Our gut microbes are alive, and they need to eat too. Their favorite foods are called “prebiotics” and include dietary fiber and resistant starch. The same fiber that keeps us feeling full slows…

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Supplementation and Research Studies

Have you ever wondered why supplements often get a “bad rap?” To be honest, sometimes it’s deserved.  There are a lot of bad products on the market full stimulants and other questionable ingredients. But, sometimes supplementation is unfairly maligned by a research study. One of the more interesting aspects about the research conducted on nutritional…

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Weight Training Frequency & Rest Days

When it comes to muscle-building, how often you train and how often you rest are just as important as what you do when training and exercising. This is because the actually muscle-building part of the process happens not in the gym, but when you’re resting. During exercise, muscles are strained and slightly torn. During recovery,…

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Intermittent fasting 101: What is it and will it help me lose weight?

In a nutshell, intermittent fasting is just that: fasting intermittently. It’s limiting calorie intake during certain hours/day or days/week. It’s more of an eating pattern than a diet. It limits when to eat, and not so much what to eat. And that’s part of it’s appeal to people who don’t want to count calories or…

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Multi-Vitamins

You’ve probably known about multi-vitamins since you were a kid. Everything from “One-a-Day” to “Flintstones” multi-vitamins have been available for decades. But, let me ask you this. Besides just hearing that they’re “good for you” do you know much about multi-vitamin supplements? Have you ever wondered what goes into them?  Or, why some are more…

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Top 5 Weight Loss Exercise Tips

  Exercise is a crucial part of any successful weight loss program. However, when it comes to the actual workouts, most people don’t exercise in a way that promotes optimal fat loss. That’s why today I’m going to be helping you make sure your workouts are focused on fat loss and listing five of the…

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Creating a Mindset for Health

So much of health is all about habits and actions, but where do these all stem from? What if we don’t have to make as many changes as we think we do? What if there was one powerful thing that makes a lot of difference? That thing is mindset. Mindset is sometimes called “the story…

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How the Process Makes a Difference

Have you ever considered the differences between an inferior nutritional product and super-premium formulation? It’s more than just the ingredients. Did you know the manufacturing process, itself, is key to producing a superior formulation?  It’s true. Every single formulation adheres to its own set of processes and protocol including machine sterilization and controlled environments (temperature/humidity)…

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The 3 Best Exercises for Building Lean Muscle

If you’re sick and tired of looking ‘average’, at least in your own mind, then it might be time for you to get in the gym and do something about it. Many of us would give anything to have a lean, muscular, aesthetic physique that a Greek God himself would be envious of. As you…

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