Tag Archives: EXERCISE

EAT WELL: Rediscover Tomatoes

Did you know that tomatoes are one of the best sources of a health-promoting carotenoid phytonutrient known as lycopene? Lycopene is a natural pigment found in tomatoes that gives them their characteristic deep red color. Lycopene has been one of … Continue reading

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TRAINER TIP: Is it better to eat a meal before or after a workout?

Back in the old days, people thought they should exercise on an empty stomach in order to burn more fat, but in fact, the opposite has turned out to be true. Your body needs some glucose (blood sugar) for fuel … Continue reading

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EAT WELL: Discover Beets – A Powerful Antioxidant

Did you know that the pigment that provides the rich red color of beets is also a powerful antioxidant and cancer fighting agent? Beet roots contain a unique class of phytonutrients called betalains. Betacyanin is the red pigment that is … Continue reading

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TRAINER TIP: Pilates

If you’re looking for a different type of exercise to add to your workout program, you might want to consider Pilates. What is Pilates? An innovative system of mind-body exercise evolved from the principles of Joseph Pilates. Pilates dramatically transforms … Continue reading

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TRAINER TIP: Dealing With Weight Loss Plateaus

Dealing with weight loss plateaus Let me just tell you this, a weight-loss plateau is an integral part of weight loss. DON’T BE DISCOURAGED! It’s your body’s survival mechanism. The weight-loss plateau occurs because your body thinks there is a … Continue reading

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TRAINER QUICK FACT: 60% of Americans Are Deficient In Omega-3 Fatty Acids

Did you know that researchers believe that about 60% of Americans are deficient in omega-3 fatty acids, and about 20% have so little that tests cannot even detect any in their blood? The list of benefits derived from omega-3s is … Continue reading

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EAT WELL: Salmon in Citrus Sauce

If you want to get over 100% of your daily value for omega-3 fatty acids today then try this delicious, easy-to-prepare salmon recipe. The tangy sauce is a great complement to the flavor of the salmon and it only takes … Continue reading

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TRAINER TIP: Jumping Into Plyometrics

¬†Jump into Plyometrics Plyometric exercises are excellent for building basic muscle strength, power and speed. Plyometric exercises involve rapid stretching, then shortening, of a muscle group during highly dynamic movements. The stretching causes a stretch reflex and elastic recoil in … Continue reading

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EAT WELL: 5 MINUTE HEALTHY SAUTEED CAULIFLOWER

Enjoy the extra flavor and health benefits from combining cauliflower with turmeric for this easy-to-prepare, great-tasting side dish that will complement almost any meal. Turmeric has long been recognized as a powerful anti-inflammatory in both Chinese and Indian systems of … Continue reading

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TRAINER TIP: Yoga and surfing…a perfect match.

Balance, flexibilty, focus and strength… just a few of the benefits of yoga. They are also essential parts of surfing.¬† There’s a certain Zen like quality to surfing; you’re in a zone, your mind is free…it’s no surprise that yoga … Continue reading

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