You Are What You’ve EATEN

It’s perhaps turned into an in-built trait we generally have as the human race, that being wanting to take care of our problems once they’ve been clearly defined as problems and revealed themselves as opposed to proactively taking steps to prevent those problems from developing. It’s definitely something more of us need to take better control of, especially in the corporate world or whatever working environment we find ourselves in. One of the main areas of our lives in which we tend to want to take reactive measures in addressing a problem is in replenishing the energy reserves we require to get us through the day. You are indeed what you’ve eaten — what you’ve already eaten, which is why energy drinks and the likes are only effective as a short term solution, if at all. You need to take a more proactive approach and plan your diet for better energy well in advance, with the best such planning taking the form of incorporating finger snacks into your diet throughout the day. Citrix GoToMeeting has put together this great infographic discussing 15 snacks you can kick-start your day with for more energy, or you can fill-up on them throughout the day to give you an energy boost or maintain good levels of energy. Check it out…

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Why You Need to Take Magnesium

Magnesium is vital for your good health and wellbeing. Not only does magnesium regularize your blood pressure and help your heart maintain a steady rhythm, but it’s also essential to strengthen your bones and joints, along with various other benefits. So, while you can prevent certain damage to your tendons and joints by using powerstep insoles in your footwear, and making sure you warm up before working out, you can also help your body from the inside by taking magnesium supplements daily.

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Eat Healthy Every Day

It can be hard to eat healthy. Fast food is cheap and convenient, taking only a few minutes to cook up – you can pick up dinner on your way home from work. Making your own food can be expensive, especially if your kitchen is not well-stocked. It also takes time, which comes at a premium in a modern-day schedule. For all these reasons and more, many Americans would rather order takeout or heat up a frozen pizza than cook their own dinner. View Full Post

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3 Diet Myths You Probably Still Believe

When it comes to food, there are plenty of myths in which we still believe today. Some are fun, others are interesting, and most of them are not even true. But what is it that makes us still believe in them?-Probably the ability of losing weight, or even a simple chance of doing it rapidly. Here are some of the most popular myths. View Full Post

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WHY WOMEN SHOULD LIFT WEIGHTS!

The advantages of weight training offer mental, physical and overall health benefits for everyone. Many people, the majority being women are afraid to brave the weight room fearing they will get ‘bulky’ or its only intended to be used by men, this is simply not the truth and women should not feel their only place in the gym is the treadmill in the corner or the designated ‘womens area’ with the baby pink weights, c’mon ladies your handbag weighs more than those things!  Cardiovascular training is great for your heart and burning a few extra calories, however it will not reshape your body, you will only become a smaller version of yourself. Lifting weights allows you to change the composition of your body. If your only goal is too lose weight then adjusting your diet and eating in a calorific deficit will almost certainly be enough, but most women want to change their shape, have defined shoulders and a pert derrier, this is where strength training can help.

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