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    Don’t Resist Tubing Exercises

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  • Eating Before Exercise

    Eating Before Exercise

    You are ready to hit the gym, the road, or the living room for your P90X session. You are neither hungry nor full, but you...
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    Expose Healthy Food Impostors

    The colors look vibrant: green, red, and orange among the juicy fruits that show up on the food package. Chunky nuts are part of the...
  • The FYI on GI (Glycemic Index)

    The FYI on GI (Glycemic Index)

    The bagel you had this morning with 40 grams of simple carbohydrates will rapidly spike your glucose response.  This will stimulate the rush of insulin...
  • Keep Your Hormones in Check

    Keep Your Hormones in Check

    Testosterone, estrogen, and growth hormone (HGH) are an anti-aging trio. Depending on your gender, of course, this group ignites your energy and libido, keeps muscles...
  • Read All About It: Nutrition Labels

    Read All About It: Nutrition Labels

    Losing weight without effort sounds like another 2 a.m. infomercial. But there is some truth to it. Spanish research recently showed that people who read...
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    Just Say Yes to NO

    What do poor sleeping, elevated cholesterol levels, and certain “bedroom issues” have in common? A lot! Many health issues, such as cardiovascular disease, erectile dysfunction,...
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    Diet Trends: Pass or Try?

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    Blast Away Belly Fat

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    Enjoy the Holidays, Skip the Weight Gain

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Nutrition and Fertility: What is the Connection?

My recent interview with 107.5 AMOR in Miami talking about nutrition and fertility.
Eating Before Exercise

Eating Before Exercise

You are ready to hit the gym, the road, or the living room for your P90X session. You are neither hungry nor full, but you still wonder—“Should I have something? What if I get hungry in the middle of the workout and hit a sugar crash? Or is exercising on an empty stomach better like...
Expose Healthy Food Impostors

Expose Healthy Food Impostors

The colors look vibrant: green, red, and orange among the juicy fruits that show up on the food package. Chunky nuts are part of the mix with golden honey melting over the delicious fruit mix. Along with the mouth-watering image, it reads: “Made with whole grains and real fruit.” You are quite certain this is...
The FYI on GI (Glycemic Index)

The FYI on GI (Glycemic Index)

The bagel you had this morning with 40 grams of simple carbohydrates will rapidly spike your glucose response.  This will stimulate the rush of insulin to drive glucose into the cells. This reaction is particularly good after exercising when easy digestible carbohydrates (eaten along with protein) allow the muscle building amino acids to repair the...
Keep Your Hormones in Check

Keep Your Hormones in Check

Testosterone, estrogen, and growth hormone (HGH) are an anti-aging trio. Depending on your gender, of course, this group ignites your energy and libido, keeps muscles and bones strong, and your body ripped. However, beginning in your 30s, your hormone production slows down and the consequences are evident—increased belly fat, lost of body tone, lack of...
Don't Resist Tubing Exercises

Don’t Resist Tubing Exercises

A few years ago, we thought nothing could beat machines to strengthen and tone muscles. Then we realized that with a set of dumbbells, barbell, and a few plates—the old school way—we could get ripped, stronger, and improve sports performance. Today, that colorful tubing that hangs on gym walls is the “new” muscle builder. Still,...
Read All About It: Nutrition Labels

Read All About It: Nutrition Labels

Losing weight without effort sounds like another 2 a.m. infomercial. But there is some truth to it. Spanish research recently showed that people who read food labels while they shop weigh 9 pounds less than those who don’t scroll the nutritional information. Certainly, this is another way to boost your overall health without sore muscles,...
Just Say Yes to NO

Just Say Yes to NO

What do poor sleeping, elevated cholesterol levels, and certain “bedroom issues” have in common? A lot! Many health issues, such as cardiovascular disease, erectile dysfunction, and/or diabetes among other health problems, often share a common vascular dysfunction. Aging plays a role in the tone of blood vessels, but so do doughnuts, double-cheese burgers, and jumbo-sized...
Getting to the Core of Your Core

Getting to the Core of Your Core

Do you have low back pain? “You should work the core.” Do you have knee pain? “You need to strengthen the core.” Do you want to improve in your sports? Well… “You need to focus on your core workout.” The core has become the go-to answer to whatever fitness-sports injury and non-injury related body issue...
Eccentric Exercises To Relieve Tendon Pain

Eccentric Exercises To Relieve Tendon Pain

Eccentric exercises (EE) may sound complicated, but you actually do them all the time without knowing it. Every time you lengthen a muscle while applying a load you are already into EE. For instance, when you lower your hips to squat or your arms when doing a bicep curls. Gym rats may be familiar on...
Little Changes, Big Results

Little Changes, Big Results

It might be hard to swallow, but you can’t expect different results if you keep doing the same. Easy to accept, but it’s still tough to practice. It can be difficult to shake up the status quo when you juggle daily life, so it is much easier to stick with the same exercise routine you...