Which Supplements Are The Best And Which Are Just Hype?

Posted by on Jun 9, 2016 in General, Joint Care, Supplements | 2 comments

Supplement Pills and Bottles

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A good question but one that lacks a definitive answer. I take vitamin and mineral supplements. Can I say with certainty that they keep me healthy? I don’t know. I’m rarely sick. Maybe I’ll have a cold for a couple of days every few years. Is that because of the vitamins and supplements or is it genetic? My dad was rarely sick as well and I don’t think he took any supplements.

Also if you do a little research, there are conflicting studies on just about every supplement out there as to whether we need them or not. I found it hard to find a consensus except that unless your doctor prescribes something for you, you should try to get most of your vitamins and minerals from the food you eat.

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What If You’ve Never Worked Out Before Or Have a Fear Of Injury?

Posted by on May 30, 2016 in Exercise, General, Joint Care, Physiology | 4 comments

I Can

 

 

The first thing you need to realize is that you can do this.

No matter how difficult it may seem, you have it within you to be the exception.

 

If You’re Just Starting Out

 

If you’ve never worked out before, consult with your doctor first. You want to make sure you don’t have any pre-existing conditions that might be exacerbated by certain types of exercise or that you’re predisposed to any particular sort of injury or hurt.

Barring that, my advice to beginners and those worried about injuries is to start slowly. Don’t just jump right in. Your body needs time to adapt to the new stress you’re going to be putting on it and while it can adapt pretty quickly, overtaxing your body is a sure-fire way to injure yourself.

Start slow and just start moving.

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How Long Does It Take To Get Fit?

Posted by on May 6, 2016 in Exercise, General | 2 comments

 

Black Couple Stretching in Park

 

It Depends

 

Well, the truthful answer is that is depends.

It depends on your starting point. What shape are you in now? What’s your level of fitness?

It depends on the quality and quantity of your exercise program. How much effort you put in. How diligent and disciplined you are.

It depends on what you eat. You can’t out exercise a bad diet. Let me repeat that because it bears repeating- You can’t out exercise a bad diet.

It also depends on what your goal is compared to your starting point.

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How To Build Muscle The Right Way- It’s Not What You Think

Posted by on May 2, 2016 in Exercise, General, Physiology |

Rick's BicepBuilding muscle comes from resistance training.

Resistance training is any exercise that causes your muscles to contract against any external resistance. Examples of resistance training or “load-bearing exercise” would be lifting weights, using resistance bands, using your own body weight as in push-ups, carrying bricks, or in my case, carrying heavy bags of mulch for my wife’s gardening. Thanks for the extra exercise, honey.

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How To Find Ways To Eat Healthier

Posted by on Mar 25, 2016 in General, Nutrition | 2 comments

Healthy Food vs. Unhealthy Food

 

To begin, eating healthier starts with eating healthier foods. Without creating a huge list of “eat this” and “don’t eat that” foods, let’s make it simple. As I mentioned in my post, “How To Keep Yourself Motivated,” the fewer decisions we have to make, the less we tax our will power, which means that more will power or self-control is available to us to resist unhealthy foods.

The easiest way to do this is to just purchase healthy foods at the market. The easy way to know which foods are healthy vs. unhealthy is to purchase foods in their natural, unprocessed, unpackaged state. Ideally, you want to purchase single ingredient foods or foods with just a few ingredients and certainly nothing that you’re unable to pronounce.

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Tips And Tricks To Keep You On Track

Posted by on Mar 20, 2016 in General, Motivation, Psychology | 4 comments

Tips and TricksNow, I know you’re smart enough to know that there’s isn’t any magic pill that will keep you moving forward toward your health and fitness goals, unfortunately.

Wouldn’t that be great, though, if there were?

So to make things simple, I’m going to give you two very powerful tips and one very powerful trick that will help you stay on track.

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