Are you ever working, driving, or studying for a test, and you get so tired that you need to take a little nap, but after that snooze, you still feel like you don't have enough energy to carry on. Next time you decide that you're going to down a caffeinated beverage instead of the nap, but you feel like a zombie after and carry through with bloodshot eyes? Why not combine both and take The Caffeine Nap!
An extensive research study was conducted to identify the type of obesity in different people. Scientists concluded that there are 2 forms of body fat distribution: android and gynoid.
Based on the results of that study, scientists suggested 6 types of body fat and ways burn fat in those areas.
Which banana is the healthiest? Click here to read the answer and why..
My good friend and fellow yogi enthusiast, Elida Garza, is hosting her first Yoga Event. Please show her some love and support her passion.
Beware of what big cereal manufactures tell you what a proper breakfast is. Cereals are not the devil, but they may not be as healthy as we've been led to believe.
We get it! You're trying to eat healthy and it seems like the healthy foods are bland and boring. Bare chicken breast, eggs whites, oatmeal, plain yogurt, undressed salad and other vegetables, bleh! It seems like all the good stuff you can put on healthier foods ruin its nutritional value. Well, fear no more, this article will give you 10 delicious, healthy toppings you can add to your food today!
Jerome of Balitmore, Maryland asks:
"How much is too much working out?"
That's a great question Jerome.
The short answer is: you should be able to workout as much as you want as long as you can a recover from that workout.
The more detailed answer: you need to be aware of the signs and symptoms of what causes overtaxing, how to maximize your recovery strategies, and basic plan of how to put it all together. This article will take a look at each aspect of optimizing your workout for maximal results.
Stacy of Seabrook, TX asks:
"I just had a bout with some sort of food allergies so I'm simplifying my diet w no wheat and no dairy except for greek yogurt. Anyways now I'm paying attention to how i feel once i eat. Do you suggest doing something like that? I suspect I've had that all along and just didn't pay attention."
Using a food rotation guide will help to reduce the physical and nutritional stress load on your immune system. Not only will you put an end to nasty symptoms from food allergies, you will also achieve your ideal weight and gain more energy.
Free Food Rotation Guide Download inside the post..
Why are some people so paranoid about an appliance that has been used safely by millions of people for decades? Should you stop using a microwave oven for reheating leftovers, making frozen dinners or cooking your vegetables, and warming baby bottles among other things?
We will look at each microwave myths one by one and support its safety with facts, science and evidence, not urban legends and fear mongering.
Charita from Baton Rouge, LA asks: I keep seeing people talk about fasted cardio. So im interested to know. Always thought you should eat something for energy before a workout?
That'a a very good question Charita; and you're already on the right track with the answer. The question isn't if you should eat something before a workout, but what? First, let's talk about why so many people are talking about fasted cardio and you'll see why semi-fasted cardio is a better way..
Contrary to popular belief, high fructose corn syrup, sucrose (table sugar), and aspartame all contain the same 4 calories per gram. But the question is, what is better for you: HFCS or aspartame. The answer may surprise you..
Most Americans fail to meet dietary recommendations for many reasons, including strict dieting, poor appetite, changing nutritional needs, or less-than-healthy food choices. So a lot of people turn to a once-daily multivitamin is an easy way to fill in small nutritional gaps.
But does a once-daily multivitamin really work, and how do I know which multivitamin to take, if at all?
Tara from Spring, TX asks: " I have SVT. What kind of pre-workout can I take to workout that won't affect my condition?
That's a great question Tara. Before specifically answering your question, I'd like to give our readers a little background about SVT so we can together understand what type of pre-workout supplement will work best for you and other that may be experiencing similar symptoms.
- Restless leg syndrome (RLS) can be treated with home remedies, lifestyle changes, or specialized medicine.
- Sleeping on a regular schedule, exercising, stretching, massage, and applying heat or cold to your legs can help ease discomfort.
- Vitamins, supplements, and prescription medications can also help with RLS symptoms.
Sameer from Richmond Hill, Ontario ask: So a friend of mine up here uses maple syrup as apposed to honey. I always thought honey was better but recently heard that it loses most of it's vitamins and minerals once it's on store shelves. Also apparently the sugar contained in maple syrup is better? Thoughts?
Both honey and maple syrup have their own unique benefits. Read more here..
Terrence from Germantown, Maryland asks: It's there a threshold for protein consumption in a single meal? Doesn't he excess simply get removed through urine?
There's a lot of variable to keep in mind:
- How empty was your stomach before your meal?
- Did you just workout?
- Was it a protein only meal or was it combined with other macronutrients?
- What type of protein were you eating: solid vs liquid, fast acting vs slow acting?
How can it be a “No Calorie Sweetener” if it’s 95% sugar? It’s actually not zero-calorie. It has 3.36 calories per 1000 mg packet. The FDA allows a product with less than 5 calories per serving to be rounded down and labelled zero calories.