When you think of exercise and fitness, what is the first thing that comes to mind? For me, it has always been running, probably because I marvel at folks who can hit the pavement and just go. Perhaps because it’s something that I’ve never been comfortable doing (the jarring impact is too much for my joints), or perhaps it’s the sleek runner’s body that I so jealously admire.
As a Registered Dietician I get a lot of questions from friends about what they should be eating, and I’ve heard some pretty crazy things. One friend recently told me that in an effort to lose weight he’s been eating fruits and vegetables exclusively for several weeks. Macronutrients are a vital part of a healthy diet; they alone will not sustain your body. While every body is different in its needs; however, a major component to all balanced diets is protein.
Do work, family or other circumstances have you feeling stressed? Does it bring inconsistency to your mood and energy levels? The root of the issue begins with stress hormones which can sabotage your health efforts when you’re stressed.
Kale is one hot menu item these days. Everyone from A-list celebrities to athletes and politicians are raving about the health benefits of this dark, leafy, “king of the greens.”
Does it sometimes feel like every little thing interrupts your dream of a perfect night’s sleep? While we know that having a lot on your mind and stress can keep you from getting all of the zzz’s your body needs, did you know that you might be sabotaging your OWN dreamtime?
What do you know about copper? When you think of copper do you think of a shiny penny or perhaps the pretty green patina of the Statue of Liberty? Perhaps you think of electrical wiring or plumbing. Copper is so much more than an industrial metal or a medium for coins and art. Copper is an essential trace mineral that is imperative to life.
Fitness expert and Team BSN athlete Scott Herman* partners with Puritan’s Pride to demonstrate a beginner’s Interval Training routine.
Fitness expert and Team BSN athlete Scott Herman* partners with Puritan’s Pride to demonstrate a beginner’s bodyweight exercise routine.
Weight loss is a hot topic this time of year as people are donning their swimsuits and shedding layers to beat the heat by the pool and at the beach. Why is ‘weight loss’ the important topic of conversation rather than body composition? My personal training clients rarely see dramatic weight loss up front because the focus of my training and nutrition is to build lean muscle mass and create a healthy lifestyle.
Maybe it’s time to reach your fitness goals once and for all, or perhaps you’re just trying to maintain a healthy body. If your wellness goals include losing weight, building lean muscle mass is the best way to keep a strong and healthy body that will be prepared for any and all of life’s challenges.