Diet and weight loss advice often repeats the same theme like a sacred mantra: take in fewer calories than you burn through exercise, and watch excess weight melt away. Many misinterpret this advice as, “eat less (or nothing) to maximize calories burned through exercise, and watch the weight fall off.” While the fundamental idea behind weight loss is there, this misunderstanding about how to maximize calories burned and weight lost can have a profound impact on your health.
You want to get the most of your workout, and doing that actually starts before you exercise. Taking the right pre-workout energy supplements can give you greater focus, and increase your energy and endurance levels for better results. Many people reach for an energy drink for that quick boost, but should you drink an energy drink, or opt for pre-workout supplements instead? Here are some details about both to help you decide.
Most of the time when you work out, you feel powerful and energized. But there are some days where you hit a wall: you feel groggy and exhausted and you just can’t shake it. Why is your body responding like this? How can you get rid of this feeling?
No matter what your workout preference—pilates or crossfit or anything in between—carefully calculated nutritional strategies and supplements are the key to optimizing your workouts and eliminating your fatigue.
It's important to fully understand the benefits and purpose of the vitamins and products you are taking. We receive a lot of questions about the ingredients in those products, and the benefits to taking them. So we've decided to put together this product ingredient cheat sheet for you. Enjoy!
Vitamin B3 (Niacin)- Vitamin B3 supports healthy cardiovascular function, nervous system function, and immune function. Helps to transport enzymes that break down fats, carbohydrates, and proteins, so your body can use all of these nutrients effectively. Vitamin B3 also increases blood flow and will usually cause a short term "flush" feeling, causing the skin to turn red and tingle.
Vitamin B6 (Pyridoxine) - Vitamin B6 helps produce insulin, and various neurotransmitters and enzymes in the body. By keeping up on your vitamin B6, you can support your immune system, nervous system, and maintain adequate energy levels all days.
Our customer's have a lot of questions when it comes to getting healthy, and staying healthy. So we've compiled a list of our top questions and have answered them in this blog post. We hope this helps you stay on track, and motived!
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Making New Year’s Resolutions is probably one of the strangest “holiday traditions” in the United States. It’s not really about the holidays at all, of course; it’s really about personal self-improvement which coincides with the start of the New Year. No matter the reason, approximately 40 percent of Americans make these resolutions each year. Unfortunately, less than 10 percent of them will actually achieve their goals.
It’s the time of year you’ve looked forward to for months. It’s a time for family, food, and fun. The holidays can be a wondrous time of year, but they can also be the source of your greatest stress. Planning trips, shopping, cooking and finishing up certain projects before the end of the year can make you forget that you are supposed to be appreciating your time rather than exhausting it.
Have you pulled out your "winter clothes" yet? With the days getting cooler and shorter, it won't be long before you'll need them. Back in March, when you last wore your winter clothes, you might have noticed they were getting snug. That’s because most of us put on some weight over the winter—sometimes as much as seven pounds! If this has you concerned, here are some tips to help you maintain your current weight and enjoy a healthy lifestyle through the winter.
Branched Chain Amino Acids (BCAAs) are one of the “Hot Topics” for athletes and exercise enthusiasts these days. You can’t turn around without finding an article or blog post about them. Maybe you’ve already participated in a discussion (or two) about BCAAs at the gym or online. If you don’t have all the facts, or still have some questions, here are 5 things to know about BCAAs.
One of the most frequent questions we receive at Jax Nutrition regarding diet and nutrition is, "How much protein do I need each day?"
Unfortunately, there isn't just one answer that can cover this question single-handedly. There are several factorsthat can greatly affect the perfect amount of protein for you to consume each day. And, even when taking each of these factors into account, the answer you receive is more likely to be a range for the amount of protein, not one specific number.