Proper rest and recovery are essential elements to any successful training program. For the most part, they are also the least planned and underutilized ways to improve. Many gym-goers take an ‘all or nothing’ approach to their workout routines. When you train, you train very hard. When you don’t train, you do nothing at all. The bottom line: you need to combine quality work with quality rest to get the results you want. Sleep, hydration, stretching/foam rolling and posture will increase your output ability, decrease recovery time and decrease injuries
Smoothies have become very popular for people on the go that want to get in extra nutrition. However, they become a liability if loaded with sugar and fat. Those extra ‘empty’ calories may lead to fat gain or even compromise your metabolic system. Many commercial smoothies found at fast food restaurants or even specialty smoothie stores can be filled with sugar, fat and other ‘empty’ calories. However, there is a way to build the perfect smoothie. Disregard ingredients like chocolate syrup, ice cream or whole milk that lead to bigger
We’ve all heard about the benefits of taking fish oils. To name a few: improved heart health, helping treat mental disorders, aiding in weight loss and even supporting eye health and pregnancy. However, Jaylab EFA Icon Krill Oil is much better for your overall health than regular fish oil for multiple reasons. Antioxidant Power Believe it or not, Krill Oil is 297 times greater than vitamin A or E in this regard and 47 times greater than regular fish oil. Remember antioxidants help prevent oxidation which creates free radicals that damage
This holiday and like many others, you are most likely faced with extra holiday treats, get together with family & friends and possibly planning a getaway if you are lucky enough to enjoy a long weekend. Here are some simple holiday tips to stay on track with your fitness goals. 1. Start with a healthy breakfast. It's the most important meal of the day and you may not be able to control what’s served on the brunch or dinner table but you can certainly control what you eat when you wake up.
There are many stereotypes out their regarding overall health and fitness. We’ve all been fed certain beliefs one time or another. However, information on both nutrition and exercise has changed over the years. Yes, some things still hold true today that we heard 30 years ago, but some are false. Let’s highlight some of the most common myths. Eating FAT will make you FAT For years people were afraid to eat fatty foods. Whether its coconuts, red meat or avocados, we were told they’d cause weight gain, heart attacks or heart
There are many, many diets out there. Whichever it is, human weakness is a reality for all that participate. Yes, I’m talking about cheating…. and NOT the relationship kind. Trust me though; there is a silver lining here. Including cheat meals in your plan is a way for your body to get what it needs. The key is remaining strong in the process. Don’t let feelings of guilt begin to fester, leading to more bad food choices that ultimately sabotage your long-term weight-loss goals. Just eat the cheat food, forget
“Should my child lift weights?” is a question I’ve been asked many times over the years. Commonly I’ll respond saying a young child can begin resistance training as early as his/her attention span allows for it. This does NOT imply lifting heavy weights. It should include bodyweight exercises (i.e. calisthenics), medicine balls, resistance bands, body bars and even light dumbbells. Furthermore, if strength training is coached by a certified professional, it can provide large benefits for both performance and injury prevention, all while keeping things fun. Youth strength training should be