In order to get big, you have to eat big. Yep, you read that right. Eat. More. Food. There is no pill, powder or magic shake that will help you add bulk to your brawn. In fact, most trainers and bodybuilders out there would say that they’d rather miss a day of training than miss a meal. Muscle building is just as much about what you do with your body as it is what you put in your body, which means you have to be 100% committed to both a workout plan and a nutritional plan full of protein. So get a plate and fork ready, and take a stab at a few of these muscle morphing foods
The holidays are here and if you’re not careful, the back half of the year could end up on your backside. Everyone knows these upcoming months will be full of parties, dinners, and special events. Instead of setting unrealistic expectations for yourself like working out twice every day, try and keep an eye out for the two biggest culprits of holiday weight gain: foods full of sugar or high in fat. Viewing your upcoming meals through this lens can help you make better choices, so let’s take a look at some of the foods that are bound to sneak their way onto your plate!
I’ve been running most of my life, but with more sincerity about the sport since age 20. At 44 years old, I have noticed a definite decline in my stamina and, therefore, a decline in my desire to keep running as a part of my exercise regimen. It was once possible for me to run a marathon with only six months of training under my belt. Now, if I decided to run one, I’d have to start training about two years out. Getting old sucks. However, at different periods throughout life, runners have to adjust their nutritional intake to match their body’s needs to keep up endurance and speed. Everybody is different, of course, but here are the food fundamentals of keeping up with the runners in your pack. Adjust accordingly, and run on.
As a full-time working mother of a very active 3-year-old, I’m lucky to set aside two minutes each day to brush my teeth, never mind 30 minutes to exercise. That is, until one day, I heard my son say “mommy, watch this,” as he bent over into what appeared to be a downward-dog position. I don’t know where he came up with that because he’s never been to a yoga class, but I realized that the possibility of the two of us exercising together as a family had just become very real. I grabbed a mat, popped in a yoga DVD and we had our very first yoga session right there in the living room. He was happy learning new positions in which to twist his little body, and I was happy that we were spending quality time together while I finally got the chance to exercise. Yoga is just one way to enjoy exercise with your kids as you teach them about the importance of fitness. Here are a few other ways to turn family fun time into family fit time:
“There can be life after breast cancer. The prerequisite is early detection.” –Ann Jillian Aside from autumn colors and crisp mornings, October means the pink ribbons come out again for what’s known worldwide as Breast Cancer Awareness Month. This international health campaign was founded in 1985 to promote awareness and prevention, and to raise money for research, treatments and hopefully someday a cure. During the past 30 years, a vast array of activities and events have sprouted up including walks, runs and some of the most recognizable buildings and monuments illuminated in pink lights for the month. There’s a lot going on this month in the fight for the cure, here’s what’s not to miss.
As the owner of Eco Gym (previously known as Beachfit), I make it my responsibility to ensure our business contributes to making a positive difference to our planet. As advocates of a healthy lifestyle that we should take the same care with the environment as we do with our own bodies.