Fiber – it is such an important part of a healthy diet and for some reason, I find that people feel uncomfortable talking about it. Why? Because it has to do with our ability to poop. *GASP* Yes, I said it. We all do it anyway, so why be embarrassed to talk about it?! Dietary … Continue reading Fiber – An Essential Part of Any Diet
The way in which our bodies build muscle is beyond amazing. According to Built Lean, "After you workout, your body repairs or replaces damaged muscle fibers through a cellular process where it fuses muscle fibers together to form new muscle protein strands or myofibrils. These repaired myofibrils increase in thickness and number to create muscle … Continue reading Muscles Are For More Than Just Looks
Carbs, carbs, carbs - it is unfortunate that they have been given such a bad name. Carbohydrates are the body’s most important source of energy. Carbohydrates are broken down into glucose, the sugar that is found in our blood. Our blood then takes on the responsibility to transport this fuel throughout our body, giving our … Continue reading Carbs – They’re Not ALL Bad!
If you’ve tapped into the fitness industry at all, there’s a chance you may have heard about macronutrients and micronutrients. If you haven’t heard about them or simply don’t know what they are, keep on reading! The nutrients that our bodies need are split into these two categories. Macronutrients are made up of carbohydrates, proteins, … Continue reading What’s the Deal with Macro and Micronutrients?
The scale and I have had our ups and downs but we finally decided that it’s time for a break. I’ve put a lot of thought into and realized that it’s not me…. It’s the scale. When I started eating in a caloric deficit (earlier this year) with the intention of losing weight, I started … Continue reading Breaking Up With the Scale
So, you have some pain and don’t know whether to apply ice or heat? Whether you deal with pain every day or every once in a while, you’ve come to the right place! However, I will start by telling you that I am not a health professional and although I wish I could, I cannot … Continue reading Ice or Heat to Ease Pain?
One of my previous blog posts expressed the importance of stretching before and after a workout. What’s equally as important is a warm-up and cool-down. According to Richard Stein, M.D., a professor of cardiology at New York University, “Warming up and cooling down are good for your exercise performance,” resulting in you becoming better, faster, … Continue reading Start and End Your Workout Right