Exercise at any age is an essential component of maintaining good health. It can help you to lose weight, build muscle, and get stronger. To reap the most benefits out of your exercise routine, post-workout recovery is crucial. During recovery, tissue repair and strengthening occurs. Not taking the time to properly recovery can impede your progress and increase your risk for pain and severe injuries. No matter what type of exercise you prefer to do, here are a few tips for recovering after.Read the rest of this entry »
Staying fit and staying healthy is the key to a satisfying as well as a productive life, while it is also possible to prevent diseases from occurring as a result of having an active life. Indeed, every person’s physical and mental health is important and should be maintained to the highest level. Therefore, if you want to stay fit and stay healthy throughout your life, you should rely on a variety of healthy lifestyle techniques that can be broken down into several important categories.Read the rest of this entry »
Since the late 1990’s Dr. John Berardi has published 8 scientific abstracts; 15 scientific papers and textbook chapters; presented at nearly 50 scientific, exercise, and nutrition-related conferences; and published countless articles online.
His first articles at Testosterone Magazine so many years ago provided me with the basis for everything I know about nutrition today. Now I will turn some of that knowledge over to you in the form of Nutrition Tips written by Dr. Berardi himself.
Today’s Topic – Protein for Fat Burning
Protein is one of the most important nutrients for gaining muscle, and in fact, is the MOST important macronutrient. We already know this.Read the rest of this entry »
Some of us are trying to improve our body composition – whether losing fat or building muscle. Others are trying to improve performance. There are a few whose goal is to improve flexibility or mobility. In nearly all of these cases, results are enhanced as we are able to more effectively burn fat.
More often that not it is hard to obtain desired results from simply “working out”. This frustration begins a downward spiral of accepting being overweight, unhealthy or enduring unnecessary pain. However, if you need direction on how to effectively burn fat, then read these tips to start shedding pounds today.Read the rest of this entry »
Progress is a key influencer when it comes to health and fitness. It’s a great motivator, but it can also be defeated if progress isn’t happening fast enough or in the way you want — understandably so, considering that progress is how we know if our new diet, workout, and lifestyle are actually working in our favor. Still, frustrating enough, progress takes patience — a lot of it.
It can be easy to give up if you can’t see any sort of that positive change you’re looking for. However, new wearable technology monitors are here to help track, monitor, and most importantly, provide important insight of the progress you’ve been making, even if you can’t see it in the mirror yet.Read the rest of this entry »
Fitness is now in trend, and while this is a good thing to help promote healthy living everywhere, not everyone can keep up with the costs of a staying fit. Sometimes we can all use a handful of alternative tips for getting fit.
The average gym membership costs around $40 a month in the U.S., and this is just the most common. There are people who pay up to $100 a month simply for a place to work out. Some folks choose to rig up a simple home gym or exercise in the outdoors.
If you’re looking to get toned, ripped, strong, or swole, on a budget, here are five tips for working out without having to start an expensive monthly gym membership.Read the rest of this entry »
Today I would like to examine the physiological benefits of circuit training. There are many forms of circuit training, from machine-based static circuits, to boot camp style workouts and even kickboxing workouts. But what is circuit training and how can we put it to the best possible use?
Many gyms offer standard cookie-cutter circuit training programs, which are sometimes prescribed by the in-house personal trainer and recommended by other lazy staff members. The circuit is set up in some back room with a timer alarm to tell you when to move to the next station. Should you use this system or put together your own free weight circuit or join a boot camp?
What does circuit training actually offer you?
What are the physiological benefits and who is best suited to participate in circuit training?
There are several theoretical benefits of circuit training that are disseminated online.Read the rest of this entry »
The body is amazing. It is capable of phenomenal strength and recovery, but there are times when a person can experience problems and not know the cause of them. When this happens, a doctor might conduct a variety of tests to discover the root cause of weight gain, fatigue, and other issues.
But wouldn’t it be great if you could diagnose yourself? I don’t mean ask Google or query WebMD, I mean wouldn’t it be great if you could recognize your fitness or nutrition bottlenecks and change your lifestyle to fix the issue?
Let’s explore some common types of problems the body can experience by lacking something it needs.
What Exactly is Testosterone?
Testosterone is a hormone produced by our bodies (yes men and women both have testosterone) that is responsible for most bodily functions including growth and sex drive. However, it’s mainly produced in men’s testicles. Testosterone is the hormone responsible for giving men a more “manly” appearance, and for their sexual development. Testosterone stimulates sperm production and increases a man’s libido or sex drive. It also helps in building muscles and bone mass.
As men age, their body’s ability to produce testosterone gradually decreases. According to the American Urological Association, 2 out of 10 men over the age of 60 have low testosterone levels. On the other hand, 3 out of 10 men get lower testosterone levels once they reach the age of 70-80. But what is the median T-level, what levels are defined as high and low?Read the rest of this entry »
There is no doubt that nutrition is far more a greater subject than just comparing the calories that you eat and the calories that you burn. There are also other important factors that will be beneficial in providing a greater amount of nutrition to our bodies. These include timing the meals in the right manner and also eating healthy in respectable amounts.
When you start looking for a nutritionist, the first thing you should be aware of is the person’s qualifications on the matter. Commonly known as Licensed Dietician Nutritionist (LDN) or Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN) – these professionals generally require a four-year degree to get their certifications.