Have you ever been told "no pain, no gain"? How about "you gotta carbo-load, bro"? Well... are these pieces of good advice or not?
Here are five inaccurate tips you may have heard throughout your fitness journey.
There are a ton of foods out there that many of us think are "healthy"... but they deserve a second look because many of them really are NOT that healthy...
Here's a quick list of 15 products you probably thought were healthy.
So what happens to your body when you eat a banana?
Like anything, too much is just as bad as too little and moderation should always be considered with these high-carb snacks. However, bananas have many powerful qualities and should certainly be part of your diet.
Learn more on how they impact depression, PMS, brain power and more!
Adding this to your daily routine could make you 10% happier.
Learn more: http://www.businessinsider.com/dan-harris-on-meditation-and-happiness-10-percent-happier-abc-news-2015-12?utm_content=bufferadacb&utm_medium=social&utm_source=facebook.com&utm_campaign=buffer
Well... is it diet or is it exercise?
We believe it is both, but we truly emphasize diet. Nutrition is vital to reaching your goals whether it is losing weight or gaining muscle.
"Exercise requires time and consistent effort, and it takes longer to see its results, said Stanforth. It also burns far fewer calories — and takes more time — than most people think. Alternatively, there are several high-sugar, high-fat, high-calorie foods that we can cut from our diets to see a pretty big change in our waistline, sometimes in a fairly short time period."
...Improve Your Health!
Simply so many benefits to drinking lemon water.
Worried for your teeth? Try drinking lemon water through a straw and also swish with fresh water after drinking for a period of time.
Check them out here: http://www.waterbenefitshealth.com/benefits-of-drinking-lemon-water.html
Are you getting enough sleep? ... or the "recommended" amount?
The National Sleep Foundation came out with new recommendations and age groups for sleep needs.
"The CDC labels sleep deprivation as a national epidemic, with 50 to 70 million Americans suffering and the problem still prevails."
Here are the recommended hours: http://www.cbsnews.com/news/national-sleep-foundation-new-recommendations-for-good-nights-rest/
Staying on the ever-growing topic of genetics and the fundamental building blocks of our bodies -- what if exercise could be proven to have such an impact on our bodies to the point of changing our DNA?
I thoroughly enjoyed this article from the NYT on just that.
Take a look for yourself.
A quick 2:00 illustrative video on the science behind laziness. Do we have a "couch potato" gene? Is the desire to work out genetic?
Regardless of our genes, the benefits of working out and the dopamine it produces is undeniable. So get up and get moving!
I could probably go on and on about the benefits of hiring a personal trainer and what kind of "value" you get for a monetary exchange. However, this article does a great job at pointing out six really great reasons.
1. Trainers provide accountability and motivation
2. Trainers provide expertise
3. A trainer will push you just enough
4. A trainer helps you identify and reach goals
5. A trainer will personalize your workout
6. Trainers can reduce the possibility of injury
I get a TON of questions, almost daily, on coconut oil. Coconut oil is an excellent food to incorporate into your diet and lifestyle whether to cook with it or even to shower with it!
To help answer a lot of my clients' questions, I highly recommend this quick read on 10 truths on coconut oil: http://eatlocalgrown.com/2-coconut-oil.html?t=tp1
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