For years I’ve experimented with my diet — trying various combinations of foods, eating at different times and even fasting to find the best eating plan for myself. I have concluded that a low carb-high quality fats and protein diet is ideal for my weight loss and maintenance goals. I don’t always eat this [...]
Strength training should be an important part of every adult daily activity. It will keep your muscles toned and trim, improve balance, relieve stress (think of that nagging boss when you work out), promote weight loss, give you a sexy looking body, among other things. It’s unfortunate to notice however, that there are not many older [...]
Is type 2 diabetes ‘diabetes’ as currently understood?
The current way of diagnosing type-2 diabetes using blood glucose levels needs to be revised, research by scientists from The University of Manchester and King’s College London suggests.
The findings, published in the journal PLOS ONE today (3 September), show the current method of [...]
The prime time for most gym goers is after work . . . . between the hours of 6:30 pm and 10:00 pm in the evenings. For years, this was the time slot you would find me there. A crowded gym and tired people, along with a shortage of equipment didn’t allow for much time at certain equipments. It [...]
Although we are slowly recovering from the recession of 2008-2010, employers are still reluctant to hire workers and when the do it’s almost at slave wages and working conditions.
In many instances people have to work two or more jobs to earn what they did a few years earlier. It is no wonder we witnessing more [...]
When you make exercising a part of your healthy lifestyle change it doesn’t mean ‘let’s do this for six months, a year or two and get back to hitting it once in a while’ kind of exercising . . . . but a life-time change. My heroes are those who you see running three to four miles every other day [...]
For many months I use to do steady state cardio routine four times per week and would reach a plateau where I would get bored with the treadmill or cross-trainer. I knew I needed to do some form of cardio to burn calories but it was just getting to be a chore. I then discovered [...]
As our society continues to get fatter there will be more and more incidences of type 2 diabetes . . . along with other weight related health issues. Unfortunately we have become a pill popping country– believing that we can take a couple of tablets to cure the abuses we put our bodies through. Of [...]
Can you imagine what would it be like to not have to prick your fingers every hour on the hour to get blood samples? With all the technology available today you would think that it would a no brainer to develop a device that is prickles. Unfortunately such devices are still in the research stage [...]
Over the years I have experimented with doing cardio before weights and visa versa. For me, doing weights before cardio contributed more to my overall fitness than doing them before. It’s a matter of personal choice, however, since what works for one does not work for all.
In general when I do weights before cardio I find that [...]
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