Posts tagged "balance"
Not All Whole Grains Are Created Equal

Not All Whole Grains Are Created Equal

Which would you choose: washed out white bread or brownish golden whole grain bread? And more important, why? You may be part of the 72% and 73% of American who consume more fiber and whole grains respectively–according to the 2010 Food & Health Survey by the International Food Information Council—in the pursuit of satiety and...
Better Memory: What Food is on Your Plate?

Better Memory: What Food is on Your Plate?

My mom still does the newspaper crossword puzzle. I don’t think she enjoys it, but she’s fully convinced that by crossing words in her mind will keep her brain sharp. She sometimes struggles to find the right words while she eats a familiar Venezuela food: tequeno—fried dough with cheese. Of course, I am shocked looking...
Men At Work (And In Pain)

Men At Work (And In Pain)

Last week, I talked about common women injuries. This week the men get their turn. It no surprise that active men often battle some kind of nagging aches and pain. With 10 times more testosterone than women, men want to prove they are the next “Rock.” At the gym, I notice some guy trying to...
The power of the hips

The power of the hips

Shakira got one thing right. The hips don’t lie.  You can’t hide what the hips can tell about your body, from misalignments to weak muscles that may be causing lower back pain or the tender knee you’ve been tolerating. Certainly an ill-fitting shoe, the worn-out chair and many other external factors may contribute to some...
Balancing act

Balancing act

You may be squatting strong, but barely holding the Warrior pose in yoga. How can you be so strong in one thing and so weak in another? The solution involves doing both asymmetrical and unilateral exercises. It feels secure to be balanced on a Smith Machine Squat or a leg press machine. For most of...