Seems like yesterday we were all celebrating the arrival of long summer days full of fun and sun. Now, the school year has crept back up on us! As the last summer sunsets ease us into autumn, it's time to make a plan for meeting a new school schedule head on.
Whether your goal is to lose weight or build muscle, when you eat is every bit as important as what you eat. For either goal to succeed, you must control the amount of calories you consume while simultaneously maximizing your intake of protein and other key nutrients. The timing of your meals and snacks affects your ability to manage what you eat. The following guide will help you determine both what you should be eating to gain muscle or lose weight and when to eat it:
The journey toward better health is among the most vital paths we will walk in our lifetimes. Although everyone's target destination, be it a target weight or a goal for how much one can lift, is a little different, the steps are often the same. Those in search of a healthy lifestyle must exercise and, most importantly, feed the body with good nutrition.
Valentine’s Day is all about showing your love for the people you care about most. Nothing shows your love more clearly than focusing on your favorite people’s health! Whether you’re spending it with your spouse of 20+ years or your best friend, an eye toward good nutrition and fitness tells your loved one that you hope they will be around to share your life for many years to come.
Good nutrition has gone high tech! Modern technology has made tracking your progress towards better health and fitness as easy as playing with your smartphone. Fitness tracker apps now give you the power to collect valuable data on your food consumption, your calorie counts, and your exercise routine while offering advice on how to further improve.
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.
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.
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.