Category: Fitness

Potatoes: Type matters

Potatoes: Type matters

White, red, and sweet…. they make up the potato family. These starchy vegetables are staple of our diet, but each differ in taste, size, and nutrients. The potato is economical, can be prepared and used for so many different varieties… 0 Shares | | Posted in Food, Lifestyle, Nutrition, Weight Loss
Organic Soy: Diverse protein source

Organic Soy: Diverse protein source

Soybeans produce soy which can be processed into a protein that can used in powder or in the form of milk. It comes from an Asian plant and is enjoyed by many in the form of tofu, miso, or protein… 0 Shares | | Posted in Fitness, Fitness Nutrition, Food, Lifestyle, Nutrition, Personal Care
Yogurt: When bacteria is good

Yogurt: When bacteria is good

Yogurt is the result of bacterial fermentation of milk. This bacteria is called yogurt cultures. The fermentation of lactose produces lactic acid which is a milk protein. This milk protein gives yogurt both its taste and texture. Cow’s milk is… 0 Shares | | Posted in Fitness, Fitness Nutrition, Food, Nutrition
Body Mass Index: How do you measure up?

Body Mass Index: How do you measure up?

Body mass index is a measure of body fat that is based upon an individual’s weight and height. Mathematically speaking it is the measure of a person’s weight in kilograms divided by the square of height in meters. Since BMI… 0 Shares | | Posted in Fitness, Health, Lifestyle, Personal Care, Weight Loss
ASPARAGUS: Spear me

ASPARAGUS: Spear me

This green, white, or purple vegetable come in spears, is packed with nutrition, and is low in calories. There are plenty of reasons to consume this veggie. With only 90 calories in one cup, it’s pretty incredible that this amount… 0 Shares | | Posted in Fitness, Fitness Nutrition, Food, Health, Lifestyle, Nutrition, Personal Care, Weight Loss
Dried Fruit: The pros and cons to packaged sweetness

Dried Fruit: The pros and cons to packaged sweetness

Part of a healthy, balanced diet includes the consumption of nutrient rich fruits and vegetables. Dried fruit might seem like a handy snack to meet this dietary recommendation. This snack consists of fruit in which the water has been removed… 0 Shares | | Posted in Fitness, Fitness Nutrition, Food, Nutrition, Weight Loss
Sauna vs steam room: Who wins??

Sauna vs steam room: Who wins??

After a workout or after a long day, stepping into a sauna or steam room is treatment for your body. These facilities are found in gyms, spas, hotels, and some people even have them at home. The main difference is… 0 Shares | | Posted in Fitness, Lifestyle, Personal Care, Weight Loss
Abdominal Muscles: The core of the matter

Abdominal Muscles: The core of the matter

The loaded question we all want the answer to is how to get a flat stomach?? We want to sculpt tight abs on our belly, but how?? Some might answer with an exercise routine targeting the mid-section, while others might… 0 Shares | | Posted in Fitness, Lifestyle, Personal Care, Strength Training
Shin Splints: The runner’s curse

Shin Splints: The runner’s curse

Ever go for a run and feel your shins throb and ache afterwards?? All you did was run down the driveway to move the car before the street sweeper came, but somehow this caused distress to your shins. Medial tibial… 0 Shares | | Posted in Fitness, Lifestyle, Personal Care
VO2 Max: What’s your capacity?

VO2 Max: What’s your capacity?

VO2 max is the maximum capacity of a person’s body to transport and move oxygen during exercise. It is a measurement of a person’s physical fitness in relation to aerobic endurance. “V” stands for volume, “O2” stands for oxygen, and… 0 Shares | | Posted in Fitness, Health, Lifestyle, Personal Care