Best Nutrition and Fitness Articles November 30, 2018

These are the top health articles I find around the web that I think are cutting edge, cool, and just plain awesome.

 

What is up this November is out! December here we come… good food, good friends, good Holidays… in this weeks articles we find out what foods are best (again) and what exercises will help you live longer (again) I say again cause things seem to always change 🙂 RUN to THE CHOPPA Arnold has some new protein shakes for you!

 

 

Nutrition/Diet

Government dietary guidelines are plain wrong: Avoid carbs, not fat By Sarah Hallberg

America is facing a chronic disease crisis. The federal government is fueling that crisis by promoting flawed nutritional advice that contradicts the latest research.

Fitness/Exercise

WANT TO AGE WELL? THESE EXERCISES ARE BEST FOR SLOWING DOWN AGING PROCESS by Kashmira Gander

Activities like running, swimming and cycling are better at slowing the body’s aging process than weightlifting, according to scientists.

Nutritional Supplements

Arnold Schwarzenegger Reveals the Details Behind His Supplement Company, Ladder By Ebenezer Samuel CSCS

Get ready for a protein supplement that’s personalized to your nutritional needs and fitness goals

Fitness Humor

The Complete Gym Personality Guide by Nick Nilsson

Sometimes, when a person sets foot inside the gym, they turn into a whole other person.

 

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Best Heath & Fitness Gift Ideas for Christmas 2018

Guys these are what I think are the best health and fitness gifts for Christmas this year! From food prep to exercise to self care…most of these I have used and love, the others I will hopefully get. Please enjoy 🙂

TOE SPACERS

 

These are awesome for your feet! They are perfect to put on after a long day in shoes. There are many benefits to using these.  For those of you that only have 2 feet 🙂 this package comes with two different sizes so you can have one and your significant other can have one.

Kettle Gryp

This turns any dumbbell into a Kettle Bell… perfect for this Kettlebell Hip Thrusters I have you do

BlenderBottle Radian Insulated Stainless Steel Shaker Bottle

Raise your hand if you like warm protein shakes! This is for those of you who totally despise warm protein shakes… this is like a hydroflask for your protein shakes keeps them cold for hours!

DYNAPRO Fabric Mini Bands

These Fabric Resistance Bands will change the way you work out, feel the freedom of motion without worrying about uncomfortable bands rolling or pulling on your skin.

The Original Worm-Massage Balls & Foam Roller in one. Travel Roller

k… don’t laugh at the name title… HA.. but this provides trigger point release to combat stiffness in muscles and joints and you get the benefit of a foam roller and massage balls… hey… stop laughing

THERACANE

I have 4 of these at my house… They are incredible to help with those muscle knots in your back and neck that cause you super misery! The process of this is very similar to the foam roller… it is releasing trigger points.  Sometimes if I workout too hard and I throw my neck out, I can put this on a trigger point and actually feel the muscle twitching and relaxing! This is a great gift for those who have chronic muscle knots or pain in their back or neck.

EMPOWER STOPS SUGAR CRAVINGS

SUGAR ahh… everyone craves it right? And at the worst time when you are trying to be good… This stuff is amazing… see reaction videos HERE of people trying for the first time

 

BOSU BALL

Bosu burpees are awesome! So are the hundred other exercises you can do… and if you don’t like using this… my kid loves jumping on it like a trampoline… maybe yours would to.

BODYLASTICS

These are not your ordinary exercise bands… these are anti-snap and they are super easy to use to increase your resistance and connect to a door (connector is included) you can do hundreds of exercises with these and they fold up into a small sack you could travel with… This is a great gift for those who workout at home, travel, or are interested in starting some resistance type exercises.

VERSA GRIPS

Have you ever done an exercise for a certain muscle group but instead of working that muscle your forearms are what tires out? These solve that!

FOOD PREP CONTAINERS/BAG

This is the perfect make your meals and keep them cold for the day bag… perfect for meal prepping 3 meals! This is a must for the person that preps their food each day or works great for people taking left overs the next day

MICROFIBER GYM TOWEL

This is the perfect gift for those sweaters out there… not the sweaters you wear, but the ones that leave their mark on the exercise equipment when they leave (If you know what I mean)

HYDRO FLASK

I love my Hydro Flask in fact mine is a 64 ounce version so I only have to drink 2 of those a day to get all my water in… It is crazy how long it keeps your water and ice cold… I have had it in the hot sun in the car and it keeps ice for 2 days… Make sure you get one with the straw… it’s the best

POWERBLOCK DUMBBELLS

These are the best dumbbells for your home workouts… they can expand up to more weight than normal people can lift and take up hardly any space and are super durable!

 

NUTRITION EXERCISE CONSULTING

The best gift ever! For those that need some more months or those interested in trying out a personal approach to body transformation this is how you do it! If you are interested in Gift Cards working with me on your nutrition and exercise click HERE

 

MERRY CHRISTMAS

Mike

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Best Nutrition and Fitness Articles November 14, 2018

These are the top health articles I find around the web that I think are cutting edge, cool, and just plain awesome.

Interesting study about low carb participants burning more calories… My fav way to exercise… HOT baths! Stop Sugar Cravings and the Funny article of Resistance Training with your DOG in this weeks nutrition and fitness articles

 

Nutrition/Diet

Low-Carb Diets May Work By Boosting Calorie Burn by Amy Norton

Researchers found that among 164 adults in a weight-loss study, those placed on a low-carb, high-fat diet burned more daily calories, versus those given high-carb meals. On average, their bodies used up 250 extra calories per day over 20 weeks.

Fitness/Exercise

Can’t exercise? A hot bath may help improve inflammation, metabolism, study suggests by AMERICAN PHYSIOLOGICAL SOCIETY

Hot water treatment may help improve inflammation and blood sugar (glucose) levels in people who are unable to exercise, according to a new study. The findings are published ahead of print in the Journal of Applied Physiology.

Nutritional Supplements

STOP THE STRUGGLE! Quitting Sugar Has Never Been This Easy… by JUNIPERLIFE

feel good chemicals like dopamine & opioids are released when sugar is consumed – creating a dependence or “addiction” that the body craves, particularly when you are feeling sad or lonely… Check out Funny Reaction Videos HERE

Fitness Humor

Resistance Training With Your Dog By Nick Nilsson

Here are a few exercises you can do with the aid of your faithful furry companion… PREPARE to LAUGH

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Best Nutrition and Fitness Articles October 10, 2018

These are the top health articles I find around the web that I think are cutting edge, cool, and just plain awesome.

It has been awhile… Holy Cow… it has taken me forever to get these going again but I promise they are the best recent fitness articles… Instead of Fitness Technology I decided to add a section called “fitness humor” Laughing burns calories right? Hopefully I can be back at it weekly providing you with the latest and greatest articles… see below!

Nutrition/Diet

After intermittent fasting, these 3 men no longer take insulin for diabetes — but experts stress caution By Michael Nedelman

Three men with Type 2 diabetes used “intermittent fasting” to reverse their dependence on insulin, according to a report published Tuesday — but you shouldn’t try it without medical supervision, experts say.

Fitness/Exercise

2 minutes of intense exercise can be as beneficial as 30-minute workout, study finds by A. Pawlowski

A total of only two minutes of vigorous interval exercise had similar beneficial effects on a person’s body as 30 minutes of continuous moderate intensity aerobic exercise, a small new study has found. The research is the latest to show that short-but-intense workouts can be surprisingly effective. HIGHLIGHT “SIMILAR” 🙂

Nutritional Supplements

Beginner’s Guide to Shopping for Dietary Supplements by www.healthline.com

Supplements work! and can help you get faster results… but how to know what to by and what to look for??? read and find out

Fitness Humor

Top 10 Holiday Weight Gain Strategies by Nick Nilsson

With the Holidays coming up… well.. these are the best weight gain strategies 🙂

 

 

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Best Nutrition and Fitness Articles May 31, 2018

These are the top health articles I find around the web that I think are cutting edge, cool, and just plain awesome.

Genetics always come up when speaking with clients. People often feel stuck because of their genetics… but this study says otherwise… see what percent these researchers say is genetic versus environmental… A new supplement that makes you not want to eat SUGAR? Cool new exercise programs as well as treating addiction with certain exercises… all in this weeks articles

Nutrition / Diet

Genetics Researchers Say Weight Gain Is Related To Genetics Only Partially by Karthick

People have a common misconception that a child would have the similar appearance to its parent and the same is the case believed for twins. It is true for physical attributes like color, the shape of body parts but, in the case of gaining or losing weight, their perception fails as Genetics contributes only a partial amount to the weight gain or loss of an individual. Keep reading the article to see what percent is diet what percent is genetics as related to this study

Fitness / Exercise

Aerobic Exercising Can Help Treat Addictions To Alcohol And Drugs, A New Study Suggests by Elyse Johnson

A new way to help combat addictions to drug and alcohol is to exercise. A new study showed that certain exercises can impact the brain in ways that will help with treating and curbing addictions.

Nutritional Supplements

New Supplement focuses on the emotional triggers of sugar addiction as well as a secret weapon to help you stop sugar!

This new supplement can completely block the sweet taste in any sugary food for up to 4 hours, reduce sweet cravings by satisfying emotional triggers, give a comfortable boost in energy, and ultimately reinforce good food choices. This can result in a drastically reduced caloric intake and a noticeably slimmer waistline.

Fitness Technology

The Life-Changing Fitness Option You’ve Never Heard Of by Jay Sheridan

This is a very cool program that uses some pretty sweet technology to help you activate more muscle when you are exercising… great for those with injuries… the elderly etc.

 

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Best Nutrition and Fitness Articles April 4, 2018

These are the top health articles I find around the web that I think are cutting edge, cool, and just plain awesome.

The articles this week are pretty neat but the one you should read about is how Stress causes fat… basically how the timing of stress… when is the worst time to have it… that and many more cool things this week!

 

Nutrition/Diet

Pasta Was Linked to Weight Loss in a New Study by Sarah Klein

While your friends are off experimenting with the Whole30 plan or dabbling in the keto diet, here’s a refreshing bit of pro-carb news: Eating pasta has been linked with losing weight in a new study. However it was a very small ammount of pasta they ate (which is hard to do… like half a cup)… so with that said take this study for what it is worth… they didn’t lose much weight either…

Fitness/Exercise

Timing of stress-hormone pulses controls weight gain By Stanford School of Medicine

New research provides the first molecular understanding of why people gain weight due to chronic stress, disrupted circadian rhythms and treatment with glucocorticoid drugs: It’s all in the timing of the dips and rises of a class of hormones called glucocorticoids — predominantly the “stress hormone” cortisol, according to a new study by Stanford University School of Medicine researchers.

Nutritional Supplements

Bananas vs. Sports Drinks? Bananas Win in Study by Gretchen Reynolds

A banana might reasonably replace sports drinks for those of us who rely on carbohydrates to fuel exercise and speed recovery, according to a new study comparing the cellular effects of carbohydrates consumed during sports.

It found that a banana, with its all-natural package, provides comparable or greater anti-inflammatory and other benefits for athletes than sports drinks. But there may be a downside, and it involves bloating.

Fitness Technology

Best Health Tech Gadgets And Gizmos For 2018 by Lee Bell

Here are the best health tech gadgets for 2018, in no particular order… some are… well not fitness but I guess health???

 

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Best Nutrition and Fitness Articles March 7, 2018

These are the top health articles I find around the web that I think are cutting edge, cool, and just plain awesome.

 

Being mindful and meditating… is something I have been doing more of the last month and it looks like there is some good stuff in science showing for that… I would say it works but it is early for me to conclude one hundred percent… Also BIOHACKING instead of a gym… I guess there are always other ways to get the benefit from exercise besides…exercise 🙂 some of the cool stuff in this weeks articles.

 

Nutrition/Diet

Research finds little difference among diet plans’ long-term effectiveness by The Endocrine Society

Given the number of diets, medications and surgical procedures available to treat obesity, the best approach for each individual depends on genetics, health and how well they can adhere to a particular regimen, the statement’s authors concluded. Still, maintaining long-term weight loss remains challenging, and individuals with obesity should expect to regain weight when they stop treatment.

Fitness/Exercise

Mindfulness Is Going Mainstream Because of Science by Tanya Basu

Across the nation, mindfulness and meditation are becoming increasingly part of daily routines and less associated with alternative culture. Everyone from corporate executives looking to wring out every last ounce of productivity in a day to the mom in the park with her kids is exalting meditation and its supposed mental and physical benefits.

But does it work?

Nutritional Supplements

Ignite: Healthy Slimming  by Juniper

Ignite is a concentrated blend of herbal and science-backed actives designed to address one of the primary causes of weight gain – eating too much and burning too little. Its ability to help accelerate your fat burning rate, reduce appetite, and curb cravings will help give your body the jumpstart it needs to start dropping excess pounds. It also includes clinically proven ingredients that help improve mood, increase focus and boost energy – making it easier to maintain the motivation and positive attitude we need to achieve our goals.

Fitness Technology

Would You Ditch the Gym for a Biohacking Facility? by Sophia Stuart

At Santa Monica’s Bulletproof Labs, you don’t get a trainer. You get a “personal biohacking technician,” who provides body composition analysis, G-force workouts, and an unusual cool-down technique. BioHackingBioHacking 🙂

 

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Best Nutrition and Fitness Articles February 22, 2018

These are the top health articles I find around the web that I think are cutting edge, cool, and just plain awesome.

Music that makes exercise not HURT? Bone Broth… your introduction… How to fight inflammation and last but not least… your BRAIN can help you lose fat… I believe that!!!

 

Nutrition/Diet

What are the benefits of bone broth? We asked an expert to weigh in… by Kitty Lindsay

I am sure you have been hearing about the benefit of bone broth? This is a great introductory article!

Fitness/Exercise

How Our Beliefs Can Shape Our Waistlines by Gretchen Reynolds

The secret to a narrower waistline and a longer life span might be found in the corridors of our minds as much as in the cardio rooms of our gyms. A recent epidemiological study suggests that our beliefs about how much we exercise may substantially influence our health and longevity, even if those beliefs are objectively inaccurate — which hints that upending our thinking about exercise might help us whittle away pounds, whether we work out more or not.

Nutritional Supplements

Maintaining a healthy weight helps fight inflammation by Missy Corrigan

Within the past few decades scientists have concluded that many conditions including heart disease, diabetes and long-lasting respiratory problems such as asthma share one common element- chronic inflammation. Many factors contribute to chronic inflammation including genetics and exposures to toxins in the environment. Chronic inflammation can also be driven by lifestyle factors including a diet laden with unhealthy fats and processed foods and a lack of exercise. HERE IS A GREAT way to battle inflammation!

Fitness Technology

Jymmin combines working out with music, makes people feel less pain by Francesca Schiopca

Scientists have developed new technology that makes working out more enjoyable than ever. The new study also found that it makes us more resistant to pain. (THIS IS COOL)

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Best Nutrition and Fitness Articles January 21, 2018

These are the top health articles I find around the web that I think are cutting edge, cool, and just plain awesome.

If anything and you don’t have much time, click on the facial exercise link… you can download some exercises that were shown to help one look younger! Everything else is just boring science stuff… don’t look at it unless you are super nerdy!

 

 

Nutrition/Diet

Gut Immune Cells, not Blood Pressure, Blamed for Salt’s Effect on Brain by Bio Medical Research Forum

Interesting study that stats that it is a Gut Immune response to salt and not Hypertension that causes issues with salt consumption and brain health.

Exercise

Facial Exercises Can Make You Look Years Younger by Glenn McDonald

Lets forget the little stuff and click HERE for the exercises 🙂

Nutritional Supplements

Can a New Amino Acid Supplement Energy Bar Improve Protein Intake? by Medical News Bulletin

Researchers tested a new amino acid supplement energy bar enriched with L-leucine to investigate if this could improve protein and energy intake in older women.

Fitness Tech

Gyms get ‘smarter’ with tech upgrades By Colleen Schrappen

Hats that count steps and calories burned. Earphones that double as heart-rate monitors. Sports bras that “talk” to your phone.

Just as technology is disrupting retail and other industries, it’s beginning to transform the way Americans work out.

 

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Best Nutrition and Fitness Articles January 10, 2018

These are the top health articles I find around the web that I think are cutting edge, cool, and just plain awesome.

Lots of interesting stuff hitting the mainstream as it relates to nutrition and exercise. I am sure in the next 10 years or so most if not all preventable diseases will be figured out… the question is will people be willing to do what they need to do to see the benefit? Exercise, Eat healthy etc…

 

Nutrition/Diet

Drop in both insulin and leptin needed for fat burning to occur by Benedict Jephcote

Looks again like Leptin is important to control just like Insulin for fat loss… Great article

Exercise

Body’s ‘postal system’ may be key to fighting serious disease: study by Kate Bettes

A new Australian study has shown muscles and other organs communicate to each other during exercise, paving the way for future research into how exercise may assist in fighting serious diseases. This is pretty cool stuff!

Nutritional Supplements

Multivitamin plus omega-3s may be ‘safe, economical and effective means for lowering diabetes risk’: Study By Stephen Daniells

People at high risk of developing diabetes may benefits from combined supplementation with multivitamins with omega-3s, according to a new study.

Fitness Tech

Would you pay $4,000 for this high-tech treadmill? by Kaya Yurieff

Like the company’s exercise bike, the Peloton Tread has an HD touchscreen for watching classes taught by instructors live from New York City. At 32 inches, the treadmill’s touchscreen is more than twice as big as the bike’s

 

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