Here’s Mike Roussell on why you should be very carefull when you buy protein bars. Not all are created equal. In fact some are just worthless (eg. Power bars, etc) and are no better than a candy bar. Money Quote: The first ingredient was a protein blend but the next three ingredients were corn syrup,… [Read More]
No time? No Problem. I often hear people complaining to me that the reason they never workout is because they have no time. Well, now you have no excuse. This isn’t exactly easy, but if you follow this plan for 6 weeks, and you’ll look better, you’ll be leaner, and you’ll be whole lot healthier…. [Read More]
A study that appeared in the July issue of Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise, the journal of the American College of Sports Medicine, said: Overweight or obese adolescents may lower their risk of developing type 2 diabetes by doing strength training exercises at least twice a week, a recent study showed. The… [Read More]
Here’s a rockin recipe for a Mango and Chicken Stir Fry, from Food Network chef Ming Tsai. INGREDIENTS ● 2 pounds boneless, skinless chicken thighs, cut into 1-inch pieces ● 1 tablespoon sesame oil ● 1 tablespoon cornstarch ● 1 tablespoon naturally brewed soy sauce ● 1 pound snap peas, blanched in salted water, refreshed… [Read More]
A Meta-Analysis has shown that: High levels of vitamin D can significantly reduce the relative risks of breast and colorectal cancer
PBS just had a great program on Heart disease, that ended in a round table with Larry King. King had a heart attack and bypass surgery in 1987. More Women die of Heart Disease than all cancers combined. It is a HUGE deal.
A new Study, showed a corrolation between Sleep and Obesity in Children. Those kids that slept more, had lower BMI’s. “Literature suggests that with restricted sleep comes changes in certain hormones that could alter intake of food,” said Dr. Robert Vorona, a sleep specialist and an associate professor at Eastern Virginia Medical School in Norfolk,… [Read More]
“I expect as Philadelphia’s food-service establishments replace artificial trans fat with currently available heart-healthy alternatives, the result could be as much as a 6 percent reduction in coronary heart disease events in our community,” Councilman Juan Ramos, who sponsored the ban, said in the Philadelphia Inquirer.–From Science Daily
I recently posted on the effects of Grape juice vs. Wine and their effects on Cardiovascular disease. But, as Mike Roussel points out on his blog, the article I sited was misleading. While the study certainly bought up some interesting possibilities, it was clearly not saying that Grape juice could give the same benifits as… [Read More]
According to BBC News, there’s a new study stating that lack of sleep means NO new brain cells … bad, very bad.
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I can’t tell you how many people I know who use the excuse, “I’m drinking this wine for my heart,” to justify their excessive alcohol consumption. Not only is this a strange devils bargain they’re making, but there is little reason to believe that the effects are warranted. Here is more fodder for the fire,… [Read More]
According to new research, seniors who stay active maintain balance and body control much better than their sedentary counterparts. What I found interesting was this: However, individuals who exercised in the past, but stopped after retirement, had balance control nearly as bad as those who had never been active, Dr. Philippe Perrin of the Universite… [Read More]
Numerous studies done in the US, Italy, France, and China have concluded that the more onions you eat (in any form, cooked, raw, etc), the lower your cancer risk. And they were found benificial for many types of tumors, including Breast, Mouth, Throat, Esophagus, Kindney, Prostate, and Colon cancers. So, get stinky and stay healthy!
More proof that with hard work you can work miracles. Here’s Tracy Reifkind (who lost over 100 lbs in less than a year), doing heavy Kettlebell Swings:
“Both excessive and deficient exercise ruins physical strength.”–Aristotle
If your goal is to lose fat and gain muscle. And you don’t have a ton of time. You’d be hard-pressed to find a better solution than complexes. Sounds simple, right? … But … Saij … what’s a complex? I’m glad you asked. A complex is simply a series of exercises done all in a… [Read More]
What did I just say? I said, lose weight the sumo way. Sounds crazy I know, but in reality, it isn’t. Sumo may be known for their shear size and bulging bellies, but the food they eat is actually amazingly healthy. Their diet is based around lean meat, fish, vegetables, tea, and rice. Not bad,… [Read More]
I firmly believe that every time you do a set, some period of time should elapse.”–Charles Staley Now that’s what I call a good joke. Hear him tell it on the fitcast … and hear dead silence from Kevin, the host. Come on kevin, I love your show, but jokes fly right past you don’t… [Read More]
I thought it time I wrote about the other side of the coin. It is presumptuous of me to always assume that people who read this blog are only interested in being fit and healthy. Maybe there are those who actually want to go in the OTHER direction. So, I figured I’d help them out… [Read More]