Archive for February, 2010

Have You Heard the One about Vitamin D?

Prior to the last 10-15 years, vitamin D wasn’t discussed much.  You might have heard about the importance of vitamins C or E, or vitamins in general, but I certainly don’t remember hearing about D specifically on a regular basis.  Why?  Because so much of life took place outside!  Vitamin D is largely the vitamin of the sun.  It wasn’t until we found ourselves playing more Tiger Woods PGA Tour and Madden Football than actually hitting the links and tossing the pigskin around that it really became a problem.  Our virtual world proficiencies have devolved into real world health issues extending beyond the obvious. › Continue reading

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Tuesday, February 23rd, 2010 Fitness & Wellness, Nutrition 1 Comment

Core Training for Life Change

Maybe "a goal"... but not "THE goal."

Typically, whenever you hear a person say they are working out to slim down, sit-ups or crunches are part of the routine.  Of course, this by itself is the equivalent of walking on a treadmill for 30 minutes three times a week to lose weight.  You will end up sorely disappointed!  The truth is that you can basically have the six-pack without ever doing a single sit-up, crunch, leg lift, or plank.  All you have to do is get your percentage of body fat down low enough.  You will not have strong abs, but you will be cut.  Easier said than done, but it is the truth.  The question is then, “Why do sit-ups or crunches if that is the case?” › Continue reading

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Thursday, February 11th, 2010 Fitness & Wellness No Comments

What about Supplements?

When it comes to exercise, there are usually three general motivations fueling the desire: to get bigger and stronger, to get thinner and leaner, and to get healthier and feel better.  The desire to get thinner and leaner is frequently expressed in code as the desire to “lose weight.”  Truth be told, weight has little to do with it.  It’s simply our society’s thinness currency.  Few people have the time to take waist measurements, few people want to spend the money on devices that can measure body-mass percentages, and even fewer people can escape the stigmas associated with being of a certain poundage.  Ultimately, whether defined by weight or the ability to get into a certain outfit, the goal is to see something nicer in the mirror when getting dressed.  If this is you, you are not alone.  You are the favorite demographic of the fitness industry. › Continue reading

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Thursday, February 4th, 2010 Fitness & Wellness, Nutrition, Weight Loss No Comments