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Diet Vs Training – Which Is More Important for Improving Body Composition?

I’m sure we’ve all heard of the expressions ‘Abs are made in the kitchen’ or ‘You can’t out train a bad diet’ but let’s try and quantify this in terms of diet vs training on a weekly basis. Let’s assume you’ve got a regular exercise programme and you’re training 5 times a week incorporating resistance training and cardio exercise, and you’re hitting those training sessions with intent and purpose. Now, whether or not you’re a fan of eating little and often, let’s assume you’re still managing to eat 5 times a day…

Caffeine Will Cause Chronic Levels of Cortisol in Your Body Which Will Harm the Body and the Brain

At normal levels cortisol is beneficial to our bodies, but when the level is higher and chronic the story changes. So for cortisol to be produced it takes the central nervous system, the hypothalamus, the pituitary gland and, finally, the adrenal gland, where cortisol is produced. Four parts of the body are involved.

What Are Antioxidants and Where To Find Them?

We often hear different nutritional professionals, magazines and websites talk about the essential role of antioxidants, how they are important for us and how we need to fill our diets with them. With so much emphasis put on our need for them, we never see ‘antioxidants’ listed on the back of the packet or box as an ingredient or as part of the nutritional breakdown. Without ever seeing if a food or drink contains antioxidants it can be difficult to find what foods contain them.

Fruits and Vegetables: Today’s Fountain of Youth

Going down the aisle of a grocery, there are many food products to choose from. There are the cereals, canned vegetables and meats, bottled juices, all kinds of dairy products, sport drinks and energy bars, the produce section and then there is the candy aisle. There are so many options to choose from when we go shopping for food.

Survey For Prevalence Of Vitamin A Deficiency And Health Index In Children Of Village Shivali

A baseline survey was conducted to study the prevalence of Vitamin a deficiency (VAD) and health index among primary school children of an Indian village from Pune district of Maharashtra state. A total of 98 students of age group 6 to 13 years were covered for the survey of health index and prevalence of sub-clinical signs of vitamin A deficiency. The present study revealed 34% prevalence of VAD in Shivali village, out of which, 4% night blindness, 33% conjunctival xerosis and 9% Bitot spot found. The prevalence of VAD was higher among boys than girls (21% & 12% respectively). 91% of the children were found to have chronic energy deficiency (CED) while 6% were underweight. 5 cases with xeroderma (dry skin) were also seen. 28% of the children were found to have dental fluorosis.

Eat Healthy to Lose Weight and Build Muscles Fast!

There are many ideas that are given about which healthy snack to eat or which meal recipe is delicious and healthy, the fact of the matter is that when you decide to eat healthy, you will build muscles fast and you will get ever closer to get that hard-body appearance that we all desire. The other benefits of exercising and eating healthy are; our health will improve over the long run. This article, I am going to share with you some good, healthy food hints but in a different point of view.

2012 Performance Recap

2012 is coming to a close, and it’s been a very busy year so far! We had the Olympics, the Presidential election, etc… but from the wellness and athletic standpoint, many leading sports performance breakthroughs in information as well. Here is the recap, from exercise to movement to nutritional supplements.

The Delicious Japanese Natto: A Unique Source of Probiotics

The perseverance and ingenuity of the Japanese can be seen not only in their culture and history, but also their cuisine. Famed for their delicious sushi, ramen, and wide array of seafood, Japan is one of the best places to go to if you’re looking for peculiar but delicious dishes.

Does Buying Organic Make A Difference?

I read an interesting statistic the other day where it was revealed that you have to eat 5 apples today to get the same nutrition found in 1 apple in 1960. If that holds true, that means we only get 20% of the nutrition we think we’re getting in our food.

Healthy Things to Eat for Breakfast For Quick Weight Loss

Did you know that there are fruits that will help you with getting rid of excess weight in your body? In this short article we will explore some fruits to eat for breakfast, their benefits to your overall health, and how they can help with your weight loss journey.

Nutritional Considerations in Diets for the Elderly

As the body ages and slows down, nutrition becomes an increasingly important consideration. While proper nutrition is essential to healthy aging, diet planning for the elderly isn’t particularly complicated in most cases. There are simply certain health and nutritional concerns to be aware of so that those specific dietary needs can be met.

Is Nutrition Plagued By Conspiracy?

Over the past few weeks breaking into the beginning of this year it seems like there is an overwhelming amount of different products to hit the health and wellness market. Buy this Omega-3 supplement, or eat this digestive regulating yogurt, or start yourself on an aspirin regimen to help maintain heart health–all of those different sales pitches are probably resonating in the ambient noise in your home as you read this. Even products that have been on the market for years have dramatically altered their own sales pitches putting that healthy spin on it in order…

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