Can Weight Training Improve Your Cardiovascular Conditioning?
Yes, weight training can improve your cardio. When you weight train, the heart beats and the lungs respire. The harder you exercise, the harder these organs work. You will notice that strength training exercises can raise the heart much higher than steady-state aerobic activity. By moving from exercise to exercise without delay or rest, you will maintain a high pulse […]
Beginners Guide To Fitness: 5 Bodybuilding Myths
Most of the clients and trainers working in commercial gyms do not know how to properly train. They are doing it wrong. That’s why a majority of people who join fitness clubs are disappointed in their results. Many buy a membership and start an exercise program, only to quit shortly after. Others keep exercising intermittently without ever experiencing meaningful results. […]
Multitasking Is The Productivity Killer
Multitasking is the least efficient way of getting things done. We would like to believe that doing multiple tasks at once saves time and increase productivity. We multitask in many ways, but regardless if we are performing two tasks simultaneously or switching from one task to another without completing the first task, the cost is substantial. Texting and driving might […]
Going Sugar Free For One Month
I am challenging myself to eliminate all added sugar for 30 days. This means no refined sugar or artificial sweeteners. Naturally occurring sugars in fruits and other whole foods are acceptable and encouraged. To keep me motivated I will be watching one of these documentaries every week: The Secrets of Sugar, That Sugar Film, Fed Up and lastly Sugar Coated. […]
High Carb Bodybuilding: Rice Protein vs Whey Protein
Starchy carbohydrates are key for muscle growth. Use white rice and brown rice pre and post workout to provide fast acting carb for energy and glycogen repletion. Brown rice is the higher fiber version, a good staple of any muscle-building nutrition plan. Cooked brown rice contains 5 grams of protein per cup, and compared with other similar plant protein sources, […]
Are Oil-Free Baked Potatoes Nature’s Most Perfect Food? Yes!
There is much more to nutritionally packed potatoes than just calories. They have 2.5 grams of dietary fiber per potato. Potatoes are very high in vitamin C, most B vitamins, potassium and other minerals. Just as important are the recognized health hazards you are avoiding with potatoes like sodium, cholesterol, and fat. Of the calories from potatoes, only 1% comes […]
Study: Stretching Is Superior To Yoga In Reducing Back Pain
Flexibility tends to deteriorate with age, often due to a sedentary lifestyle. Without adequate flexibility, daily activities become more difficult to perform. Over time, we create body movements and posture habits that can lead to reduced mobility of joints and compromised body positions. Being flexible significantly reduces the chance of experiencing occasional and chronic back pain. A recent study comparing […]
Research Suggests Long-Distance Running Is Best For Brain Health
Some forms of exercise may be much more effective than others at bulking up the brain, according to a new study in rats. For the first time, scientists compared head-to-head the neurological effects of different types of exercise: running, weight training and high-intensity interval training. Exercise changes the structure and function of the brain. Studies in animals and people have […]
Should We As Christians Reduce Our Environmental Footprint?
Many Christians are suspicious of terms like “environmentally friendly,” “green,” or “eco-friendly.” The images the terms conjure, and the practices they denote, are often associated with atheists, progressives, and “hippies.” As a result, too many of us ignore genuine dangers—deforestation, land erosion, oil spills—while adopting foolishly anti-environmental rhetoric. That’s the problem Norman Wirzba tackles in From Nature to Creation: A […]
The Okinawan Starch-Based Diet
Japanese people living on the island of Okinawa not only have some of the longest life expectancies in the world but are also more likely to live to 100 years old than any other people on the planet. A fact that researchers attribute to their plant-based diet. The Okinawa Diet food chart is based on 25 years of research and […]