Archive for May, 2009

What You Need To Know About Nutrition Labels

Posted by on May 22, 2009 at 11:58 am

Most of us do not pay much attention to the details of the ingredients in what we eat, other than those dieting or preparing for competition who need to make wiser choices of food. Nutrition labels first appeared on food packaging in 1990, in the United States after a law was passed to reveal the composition of food content. Labeling was to help people make better nutrition choices. However, many people are still ignorant on the usefulness of this information after so many years. This is a guide to advice you on what to take note and what you can ignore on the labels. Continue reading "What You Need To Know About Nutrition Labels"

Cultivate Good Nutrition Habits For a Better Health With the Help of These 12 Tips

Posted by on May 20, 2009 at 9:58 am

Most of us are living a busy and hectic life, working hard for our dreams and goals. However, with the constant stress and hectic schedule on a daily basis, the majority of us tend to neglect our nutrition intake and the types of food we eat daily, and end up cultivating bad eating habits. Depending on the eating habits taught to us by our parents during childhood, some of us may even be eating incorrectly without knowing it. The real key to smart eating is actually to cultivate good habits. Continue reading "Cultivate Good Nutrition Habits For a Better Health With the Help of These 12 Tips"

Saving Your Heart

Posted by on May 16, 2009 at 1:30 am

Slogging when you are tired can cause your heart to be strained. Research has revealed that tired people experience bigger spikes in blood pressure compared to those who are well rested. This is because they increase their effort to compensate for their diminished capability. When a person is already fatigued but still forces himself to work harder, there is tremendous mental stress which will raise the blood pressure and stress out the heart. Continue reading "Saving Your Heart"

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Overcome Your Mental Barriers And Start Running

Posted by on May 15, 2009 at 12:47 pm

One of the most inexpensive sports to pick up is running. We see people running at all times of the day. Regardless of the weather, running fanatics could still be seen everywhere. They never fail to keep up with their passion regardless of any negative situation they might encounter. The question is, why run? It’s a difficult question to answer. There is a Man In Thoughtsprimal connection with movement and the need for an unleashing of tension after a stressful day at the workplace. Running is regarded as an outlet to release our tension by many. It aids in clearing up our minds. However, it’s not about avoiding and running away from reality. It’s about finding that special moment, that special space within us to calm down and think about what we truly want to achieve. It’s about moving out of our comfort zones and find out what’s worthwhile for our efforts. It’s about taking a break and returning more refreshed and clear headed. However, i must agree that it is no mean feat to keep the motivation level high and going strong consistently. Who has the energy to think of exercise after an entire day of endless meetings, meeting deadlines for projects and proposals and not to mention about the pressure you have to withstand from your loud-mouthed bosses? It takes much more than sheer determination to keep going and not give up. Continue reading "Overcome Your Mental Barriers And Start Running"

A Guide To Carbohydrates Loading For Runners

Posted by on May 13, 2009 at 2:36 am

One of the most inexpensive sports I can think of and yet provides the necessary workout for your body, as well as your heart, is running. Encountering an increase in carbohydrates intake is a definite thing. However, savvy runners will know how to control the amount they consume and balance it with their workout so that they do not end up Running shoesruining their initial plans and end up putting on more weight in the process.

When carbohydrates is consumed into our body, it is converted into glycogen and transported to our muscles to be used as fuel. Runners, especially those who clock extensive mileage, will require greater amounts of carbohydrates to ensure their performance remains in tip top condition. Continue reading "A Guide To Carbohydrates Loading For Runners"