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  • Can You Increase Your Metabolic Rate?

    Can You Increase Your Metabolic Rate?

    Metabolism, in simple terms, isthe rate in which the human body burns calories.When someone says metabolism, it usually refers to their metabolic rate. Metabolic rate is essentially how fast your body is able to turn calories into energy. It’s pretty simple. If a person has a fast metabolism, then they will theoretically burn more calories, and on the flip side, if a person has a slow metabolism, they will in turn burn fewer calories. This is why people are always trying to emphasize the importance of having, or increasing one’s metabolism. If you can burn more calories throughout the day, it will be much easier for you to lose weight, and maintain your weight over the long ....

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  • Where Does Fat Go?

    Where Does Fat Go?

    A survey that included a combination of 150 doctors, dietitians, personal trainers, and many others in the health industry proposed this question. 98% of these people were not able to accurately answer. The goal for everyone is to try and be the healthiest version of themselves from a wellness perspective. In order to achieve this, it is important to stay within a healthy body mass index (BMI), body fat percentage, and waist to hip ratio. As you may already understand, those with a higher BMI have a greater risk of developing cancers, diabetes, and heart-related conditions. Let’s just summarize what a calorie really is and understand the confusing terms that are very popular ....

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  • Do You Want To Work Smarter Not Harder With Your Aerobic Exercise?

    Do You Want To Work Smarter Not Harder With Your Aerobic Exercise?

    VO2 max is the ultimate indicator of cardiovascular fitness, making it important for individuals of all fitness levels to know. Results of the test focus on two important components: target workout zones and the fuels you’re burning during these zones. Knowing the results of your test and how to properly apply them to your weekly workouts will allow you to work smarter, not harder. A VO2 max test is performed on a treadmill while wearing a mask and heart rate monitor, a technician will manipulate speed and grade of the treadmill. During VO2 max testing your body starts by using aerobic energy sources, or fat, as your source of fuel. As the intensity of the test keeps increasing ....

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  • How Well Is Your Metabolism Working?

    How Well Is Your Metabolism Working?

    Metabolism is often talked about when it comes to a healthy lifestyle and healthy eating habits; but do you really know what metabolism is or how well your metabolism is working? Metabolism is an internal system that runs 24/7 expending energy and burning calories (to put it in simple terms). Our metabolism converts the nutrients we eat into energy, we than use this energy to do anything from breathing to repair cells in our bodies and so on. Everyone’s metabolism is different. Metabolism is affected by things like age, genes and activity level. Metabolisms run at different speeds. A faster metabolism allows the body to burn calories at a quicker rate where as a slow metabolism ....

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  • Change Your Life Through Your Mindset

    Change Your Life Through Your Mindset

    Researches have found interesting conclusions when it comes to mindset that might make you want toshift your perception of your life.The research on scarcity and abundance reveals results that we could not foresee, like a reduced intelligence quotient (IQ) or how we limit ourselves with a scarcity mindset. These results provide us with more knowledge about the difference between mindsets and also encourage us to make positive changes in how we perceive the world around us. As William James, American psychologist and philosopher, once said: “The greatest discovery of my generation is that human beings can alter his life by altering his attitudes of mind.” Mindsets and ....

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  • Is Your Mindset Stopping You From Getting What You Want?

    Is Your Mindset Stopping You From Getting What You Want?

    There are two types of mindset that were coined by the author of The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People , Stephen Covey. These are a scarcity mindset
    and an abundance mindset
    . The scarcity mindset is more about focusing on what we don’t have and our limits. Meanwhile, an abundance mindset is about creating opportunities and believing that there are enough resources for everyone to benefit. A person with a scarcity mindset will be absorbed with what is missing in one’s life. In that situation, the mind becomes busy worrying and stops us from accessing what we want from life. A scarcity mindset will focus on limitation and manifest obstacles which can seriously limit our ....

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  • What’s Eating You?

    Strategies for Handling Emotional Eating
    One of the biggest challenges for many people trying to lose weight, or keep the weight off on a long-term basis, involves emotional eating. Emotional eating is when you eat foods, not for physical reasons, but use food in an attempt to address an emotional need. According to a team of holistic health researchers: Segal, Segal & Smith, using foods to celebrate special occasions now and then isn’t going to be a major problem when it comes to emotional eating, it’s when you use food as an emotional coping mechanism that the problem begins. There are indicators that can help you determine whether you’re eating because your ....

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  • 5 Things To Consider When Buying Vitamins

    Most of us take vitamins to boost our nutrient intake in addition to our (mostly) healthy diets. However, not all vitamins are created equally, and with our busy lives, it’s easy to overlook the details. To make things easier, here is a list of five things that you should consider before buying your next bottle.
    1. Are the ingredients non-GMO?
    Genetically Modified (GMO) foods
    are grown using pesticides, herbicides and synthetic or chemical fertilizers. No matter how much they’re rinsed and washed, the residue of these chemicals remain. Research has shown mixed results as to whether or not GMO foods have negative effects on our health. However, products formulated ....

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  • Lifetime Fitness Advice From An Exercise Advocate

    I’ve been a fitness advocate for most of my life. It’s safe to say that I’ve tried a plethora of ways to get and stay in shape. I’ve been around the block. I’ve literally spent thousands upon thousands of hours in the gym, on the track, on the bike, in the water. I’ve been sidelined with injuries, I’ve gone stretches where I felt invincible. I’ve trained with some of the best to ever do it. And along the way, I learned a lot: what to do, what not to do, what matters, what doesn’t. I’d like to share some of the things I found to be the most important when looking to live a healthier lifestyle in which being physically fit is ....

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  • 5 Strength Training Myths That Could Be Holding Back Your Progress

    You started exercising because you’ve got goals. You’ve even included some strength training in your exercise routine because you’ve heard it’s important. And you’re committed to make it all work. So you’re working out every week, but maybe your results are… well, lack luster. If you’re not getting OUT of your workout what you feel you are putting IN, you may be misinformed about the real principles behind how strength training actually works to achieve the best results. If you’re making any of these “mindset mistakes”
    about strength training, your beliefs about strength training exercise may be holding you back from ....

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