Metabolism: is how much energy your body uses, or how many calories you burn in a day. A starting point to measure your metabolism is calculating BMR (basal metabolic rate), which measures how many calories you burn at rest. This is the total calories used so your body can function. Even without exercise your body uses energy
Salt is used in almost every dish to give it a nice savory taste and a depth of flavor. Sodium, which is a huge component of salt, is not necessarily bad. In fact, you need to consume a certain amount of sodium to properly maintain the functions of your muscles and nerves. However, consuming too
Carbs…Friend or Enemy? Are you afraid to eat carbs? Do you often wonder how many you should eat and when you should eat them? The Science When you eat carbohydrates your body breaks them down into simple sugars. Which then are absorbed into the bloodstream. As the sugar level rises in your body, the pancreas
Write down 5 things you’re grateful for once a week. According to a Journal of Personality study people felt happier, healthier and even exercised more when they did this. Counting your blessings helps you empathize. You’ll sweat the small stuff less and focus on what really matters. According to a new study from the University of
Happy National Fitness Month! Hopefully you’re embracing this month as an opportunity to meet your personal goals, whether you wanna lean out, bulk up, or just drop a few pounds. I’ve put together some great Reset tips to keep you on track and help you along with your personal fitness journey. PREVENT LIFTING INJURIES Injuries
You asked, we answered! Lou dishes on choosing the right gym, his favorite exercises, and how to get started with building muscle. Q: Hi Lou, What do you look for when you chose a professional gym? -Susan, WA A: You have to be real careful when you’re choosing a professional gym. Here is my personal
The secret to a successful marriage is an age old question that I believe everyone deep down wants to know. What does it take to have a committed, loving relationship? I look to my parents to reflect on this question and to gain inspiration. My parents are true partners in every sense of the word.