Going Vegan: Things You Ought to Know

With people becoming more and more aware of their health and of the environmental impact of the food they eat, the shift in having a vegetarian lifestyle is starting and growing. Products and stores have devised a setup that caters to people who are vegetarian and vegan. But do you know the difference among the two? Is going vegan a difficult lifestyle change? And if so, how do you start moving to a vegan diet without much struggle? Vegetarian vs. Vegan First of all, you should be aware of the…

Breakfast Meals for a Fit Body

Nutrition plays a major role in exercise performance. After all, where will you get all of that energy needed to help you run several miles at a time, lift weights several pounds heavier than your friend, or even touching your toes without bending at the knee? Science has shown that the timing of daily meals is important. Among the 3 basic daily meals, breakfast has been shown to be the most important. The Science behind the Breakfast-is-Best Theory Nutrient timing is all about the delivery of the correct nutrients at…

8 Desserts That You Can Enjoy after Workout

Post-workout nutrition is as important as planning for your meals before working out. When you work out muscle tissues burn glycogen – these are glucose molecules stored in muscle tissues. At the same time, because of stretching of the muscle tissues, it is inadvertent that some of them get injured or damaged. After workout, the body will try to restore the normal level of glycogen and repair injured tissue. In repairing injured muscle tissues, proteins will be required. As such, the two most important ingredients for an ideal post-workout nutrition…

8 Simple Ways to Remove Junk Food from Your Diet

Most people crave for junk foods especially when they are stressed or when they have nothing else to do. Munching on fries and other crispy things seems to be fun. Yet, this is an unhealthy way to fill your stomach and satisfy your craving. Some people cannot give up this habit because they just do not know how. But there are lots of ways to do it and here are some tips so that you will stop wanting foods that are bad for your health. Stay away from junk foods.…

6 Tips to Avoid Overindulging Over Christmas

With the advent of the Christmas season comes the series of Christmas parties. From the Christmas party in your office to those held by your friends and families, the holiday season can make you forget about the dangers of overindulging.  Lots of sugary foods that are difficult to resist beckon you to the table as soon as you arrive. The party can last long and you might not be aware that you have already eaten and drank too much. Usually, you end up getting back the pounds that you have…

How to Boost Endurance and Stamina

Nowadays, most of the outdoor activities and competitions require endurance and stamina. Rowing, horseback riding, mountain climbing, hiking, skiing, surfing, and running – all these activities can last for hours. In order to reach your goal or the finish line, you must be able to keep your strength and speed for a long period of time. People who play basketball, football, and other sports must have the endurance and stamina needed to remain active all throughout the game. Those who lack these two requirements wear out easily and give up…

5 Ways to Avoid Muscle Cramps during Exercise

Have you ever experienced the muscles in your legs go on a frenzy of spasms while you are running, working out, or swimming? This is caused by the tightening of the muscles in your legs or thighs. Once you have cramps, you need to rest in order to relax the muscles. For swimmers, it can cause drowning because you cannot move your legs anymore. Here are 5 ways to avoid experiencing muscle cramps. Train progressively An excessive workout can cause muscle fatigue or tiredness. Be careful not to work your…

How to Get Motivated to Stick to a Healthy Lifestyle

How many times have you promised yourself to get up early in the morning and go jogging or hit the gym? Perhaps for the first three days, you got a perfect attendance but the fourth and fifth turned out to be challenging. The same is true with following a healthy diet. You start the week nibbling on carrot sticks or apples or cucumbers but on the fourth day, you are tempted to enter a fast food restaurant and splurge. When you are about ready to give up, think of these…