Meat products contain all 23 needed amino acids, but obviously vegetarians don’t have that option. In order to acquire their dietary needs, vegetarians eat beans (legumes), which hold half of the amino acids and grains, which hold the other half to equate the necessary 23.
If you find you would consider yourself a cardio warrior, then you know the harder you push during your cardio session, the more accomplished and energized you feel. Unfortunately, finding the time to get a great workout in can be challenging when you have a busy schedule, but the trick is to go harder and not longer by adding upper body fitness to your cardio routine.
A study by Charles H. Hillman, “Cognition Following Acute Aerobic Exercise,” showed a clear improvement in brain cognition by up to 10% after only 20-30 minutes of challenging aerobic exercise. Ten percent more access to your brain on a busy day in exchange for 30 minutes of exercise you should be doing anyway is not a bad deal.
A cooler body runs more efficiently and just faster over all so you will sweat to cool down or your body will have you feeling weak to slow you down if it is lacking proper hydration to cool itself.
Your body retains pounds of water for protection and balance. After an intense workout, your muscles (which are 70-75% water) will swell for recovery.
Almonds are high in calories because they are high in healthy fats, an excellent source brain boosting Omega 3’s that also lower LDL levels.
Have you ever wondered why so many health gurus tell you to not eat sugar or to eliminate it all together when dieting? When sugar is running through your blood stream your body releases insulin, which prepares your body for digesting a full meal. The problem is when your insulin levels are up, your body will not burn stored body fat as a source of energy since the insulin is telling your body there is more than enough food coming in. Sugar is everywhere in […]
Cardio can come in any shape or form ranging from dancing, roller-bladeing, a fitness DVD, hiking, or even great sex if you do it enough. Even organized sports, swimming, and so much more, provide endless opportunities as long as you get your heart rate up (check our heart rate fitness tip).
White refined sugar is the devil, well maybe not in the literal sense but it is pretty bad. Sugar has been frowned upon in the world of health for years now because of its destructive qualities in the body.
Did You Know: Being Only 2 Percent Dehydrated Can Slow You Down Mentally, Physically, and Leave You Cranky?By Anthony Heredia | January 3rd, 2011 | Category: Fitness Couture, Tips | Comments Off on Did You Know: Being Only 2 Percent Dehydrated Can Slow You Down Mentally, Physically, and Leave You Cranky?
The human body is about 60% water with every single cell and process being dependent on water. I’m sure all too often you would rather reach for that juice drink, soda, or even cocktail to quench your thirst but you could be sabotaging your productivity.