Saint Patrick’s Day is today, and you may be thinking you need to carry around your shamrock for good-luck and health, right? While there may not be evidence backing the “good-luck” that the shamrock is attributed, there is much evidence backing the healthful benefits of plants in the diet. Different types of fruits and vegetables can … Continue reading Greens For Good Luck!
How about that weather? No, I’m not trying to make small talk. You may have noticed the weather has been fluctuating during the seasonal change, and that can seriously affect the way you feel. There is a name for what you may be feeling - seasonal affective disorder. SAD is distinguished by annual depressions that … Continue reading Beat the Winter Blues
Have you ever found yourself in a slump? Feel tired frequently? Do you feel less productive at work or school? You’re not alone; but, have you ever thought about why you feel this way? There’s a high probability that your diet plays a significant role. There have been multiple studies done that show how large … Continue reading Feeling down? Your diet may be to blame.
“What can I do to lose fat in “X” areas?” A question, or a variation of, that I receive fairly often. This question is alluding to a training method referred to as “spot reduction” or "the localized reduction of subcutaneous fat as a result of exercising that particular part of the body." 1 This type … Continue reading Exercise Myth: “Spot Reduction” Training
As many of you may know, exercise and physical activity can cause your body to be sore for many days following. This soreness is often referred to as delayed onset muscle soreness, or DOMS. Amongst athletes and fitness enthusiasts, a frequent remedy for improved muscle recovery is the supplementation of amino acids. Amino Acids are … Continue reading Amino Acid Supplementation
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