pre-exercise “FUEL”

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  You would not leave on a road trip with an empty gas tank; likewise, you should not exercise on an empty stomach. The American Dietetic Association (ADA) and the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) agree that athletic performance and recovery from exercise are enhanced by optimal nutrition.1 Fueling before exercise is important; exercising on a full stomach is not ideal. So knowing when to eat is just as important as knowing what to eat. Read more   Food Is Not the Problem Food is not the problem. Food is fuel. Food is health. Food is an inanimate object, just like a desk, rug or book. It has no inherent power over you. But if you feel as though a food (let’s say, bread) has power over you, bread is the symptom, not the problem. That is, the urge to over-eat bread can stem from: Read more     … [Read more...]

Do you need a pick-me-up!!!! {Your Energy Levels}

Need Energy.... Can't shake the feeling that you're running on empty? Are you running out of energy? Well you need to distress, and get more sleep. For those times when you just can't seem to kick it into gear, these smart strategies will rev even the crankiest engine fast. How Blood Sugar and Oxygen Affect Your Energy. Of course, for caffeine to interact with your nervous system, it first has to make its way into your bloodstream, the primary conductor of your body's energy. "Crucial elements for your energy -- oxygen and glucose -- are carried by your bloodstream and delivered to cells in your body, where they're converted into energy by the mitochondria," says Brooke Kalanick, a naturopathic doctor in New York City. "Unless you can adequately manage your blood sugar, or glucose, and your oxygen intake and delivery, your body simply can't run efficiently." "We all know the feeling of waking up tired and downing a cup of coffee and a Danish on the way to the office for … [Read more...]

Healthy Grocery Shopping Guide ~Videos~

Ok I have found some awesome videos for my readers today! All of these videos come from fitnessmagazine.com. Their are videos on how to shop for Fruits and Veggies, how to shop for Healthy Cereals, how to Choose the Right Yogurt and how to shop for Healthy Snacks. Click the link down below to visit http://www.fitnessmagazine.com/. Healthy Grocery Shopping Guides Videos at FitnessMagazine.com … [Read more...]