Archive for December, 2014
Understanding Body Types
A person’s body type (also known as their somatotype) serves as a way to classify his/her physical make-up and/or certain physiological characteristics. There are three general categories we all fall into: I types (ectomorphs), V types (mesomorphs), and O types (endomorphs). Today’s article will give a brief description of each to help further educate you […]
Nutrition is a huge subject to say the least. 80% of the fat loss battle comes down to nutrition, and with so much misinformation out there, it’s no wonder people are confused about what to eat. Today we are going to keep it simple and talk about breakfast. Despite varying beliefs on what constitutes a […]
Enter most gyms nowadays and you’ll find just about everyone with a water bottle. If not, he or she will still make frequent stops to the water fountain. There is a general sense that drinking water is important while working out, but do we know just how critical it is to our overall health and […]
Why Are Fish Oils So Important In Our Diet?
First off, we are talking about the importance of long-chain Omega-3 fatty acids. In scientific terms, this includes docosahexaenoic acids (DHA) and eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA). The body needs these acids for normal metabolic functioning but cannot produce them on its own. Therefore, they need to come from a food source, namely in the form of […]
Facts on Reading Food Labels
Reading food labels properly is the first step toward including quality food products in your diet. It’s easy to overlook all the nutrition facts as a whole when buying foods. We tend to focus on that ‘one’ number representing carbohydrates, fats and protein, but there’s much more to it than this. First off, let’s get […]
If you were to ask the average gym-goer what their goals were, most come back saying the same thing: to tone-up and lose weight. Cardio training is usually perceived as the best way to achieve this goal. While this may be good for respiratory reasons, people tend to put more emphasis on aesthetics when they […]
Potential clients that approach us have multiple fitness/health goals in mind. However, the one which seems to surface most often is ‘weight loss’. We have spoken previously about body composition and how strength training plays a key role in elevating our resting metabolic rate. Below you will find our top #8 list for ways to […]
Sleep Deprivation and Weight Loss
Nowadays it seems more and more common that people struggle to get adequate sleep quality and quantity. What many don’t know is the ill effects it has on our bodies. Those looking to lose weight following a healthy diet and exercise plan may find their efforts futile if they suffer from consistent sleep deprivation. Research […]
Should All Our Training Stop Because of Injuries?
We have all worked hard to make exercise a consistent part of our everyday lives Unfortunately with this commitment comes the risk of nagging injuries that may appear to slow down our progress. Talk to any hardcore workout enthusiast or elite athlete and they will tell you the same thing; it’s a reality that must […]
Did you know that including more quality protein and fiber in your diet can be the secret to losing weight? If both are combined in a meal, not only will you burn extra calories through digesting the protein, but the absorption rate will be much slower if fiber is included as well. Let’s take a […]