How do you view “CORE” muscles?

When I am in a training session, people often ask “when can I get a flat belly or 6 pack abs”?  Of course, first thing that comes to mind is that they are only looking for esthetics.  I must admit, I too enjoyed having well defined abs, but it takes work…lots of it.  Eating well […] Read more »

Another Benefit to Higher Protein

Did you know that your risk for a stroke can decrease by 26% when you increase your intake of protein for every 20 grams? People who got more protein in their diets, especially fish, had lower chances of stroke. Doctors reviewed 7 stroke studies that followed 254,489 people for an average of 14 years and […] Read more »

Your Basic yet Free Exercise you can do Daily

Walking 20-30 minutes a day is something we trainers advocate. It’s true… things like diabetes and blood sugar levels are mainly controllable through diet but walking alone, and just being active in general, have plenty of benefits. For instance, if you have extra abdominal fat, your body’s ability to control insulin levels becomes reduced. A Canadian study recently found people […] Read more »

How to Do the Perfect Plank

By Nicole McDermott re-posted from greatist Planking, (no, not that bizarre Internet craze) is a simple but effective total-body exercise. Holding the body (light as a feather) stiff as a board develops strength primarily in the core — the muscles that connect the upper and lower body — as well as the shoulders, arms, and glutes. This static […] Read more »

5 Things You Need to Know About Gluten May 19, 2014 | By Cynthia Sass, MPH, RD

Unless you’ve been on a media-free diet, you probably saw Jimmy Kimmel Live’s hilarious ‘What is Gluten?’ video, in which none of the gluten avoiders interviewed could explain exactly what gluten is. The truth is, most of my gluten-free clients don’t really know what it is either (check out my previous post Your 5 Worst Gluten-Free Mistakes), but they do know that […] Read more »

Mass-Marketed Energy Drinks Full Of … Calories and Sugars

Posted on January 28, 2014 by admin Reposted from Explore Supplements.Com In a world where everything is moving so rapidly, most people are always on the lookout for something to give them a boost. Many have turned to the fast-growing energy drink/energy shot market. According to market statistics, energy drinks and shots are expected to become a $21.5 […] Read more »

By Dr. Mercola One of the primary reasons why exercise is such a potent medicine for chronic disease is because it optimizes your insulin and leptin receptor sensitivity. Normalizing your glucose, insulin, and leptin levels will have a beneficial effect on virtually every disease state you could ever acquire. But exercise also promotes the release […] Read more »