For the responsible drinker who is able to control his/her consumption, alcohol appears to offer many benefits. Moderate drinking, defined generally as one to two drinks per day, appears to lower the risk of coronary heart disease, some cancers, diabetes and possibly obesity.
As a personal trainer, I can honestly say that this question is probably the most frequent question I am asked. The reason behind it is that everyone at some point of his/her life will want to lose fat.
The hormones that this report will focus on are: cortisol, growth hormone, insulin and testosterone. Each plays a vital role in helping perpetuate growth and anabolic drive.
How many times have you seen someone leave the restroom without washing their hands as they head out into the weight area? What about the gal that keeps coughing and sneezing without covering her mouth? And, let’s not forget about the guy that drips sweat all over the weight bench. All of these people are potential shedders and spreaders of infection.
Every day we deal with a number of high stress situations from traffic driving to work, to difficulties in our relationships. Here are a few tips to keep you focused on exercise and living a stress free life as much as possible.
The graphic association between sugar intake and insulin is so blatant that it has blinded researchers to possible effects on other endocrine axes, such as the production of testosterone.
Injuries happen to athletes of all types and skill levels — from professionals to weekend warriors. But I’m not just talking about your run-of-the-mill broken bone or scraped knee. Muscle injuries, also known as soft tissue injuries, are far more common, and their effects can be devastating. Not only are they incredibly painful, but they can also be extremely expensive.
Many of us have no idea how much water we drink each day. A very small percentage of us take the time to track or document our daily water intake - tracking the daily intake of calories, proteins, fats, and carbohydrates is rightfully viewed as a crucial component for losing or gaining weight, but tracking water consumption tends to be an afterthought for most.
Summer is just around the corner – which means a lot of people are dieting in gyms around the country. Unfortunately, many will fall short of their goals of a chiseled body and six-pack abs. The good news? That doesn’t have to be you. Check out the list of five common dieting mistakes and learn how to avoid them.
We’re in the midst of an exceedingly tough flu season and, if you haven’t been hit already, consider yourself fortunate. Because as we all can attest, nothing will derail the progress you’ve made in the gym faster than getting floored by the flu for a week or two.
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