Our nutrition and fitness plans need not be complicated. Very often, the simplest methods beget the best results. In honor of National Nutrition Month, the US Department of Agriculture starts a new campaign to make nutrition more simple. Follow this link for details.
Many do not think of a diet unless it eliminates carbs or calories or both. Because many believe carbs and calories are both energy sources. But they are not. Calories are a source of energy. Carbs are not. Carbs are macronutrients. And both carbs and calories are necessary for our Sustenance. But most of us could probably do with less of both. Less … not total elimination. Therefore, when we are advised to reduce carbs, we likely only need to drop potato chips, cupcakes, and sugary beverages. We should never drop carbs altogether. Read this link for a short discussion on the difference between carbs and calories.
While it is important WHAT we do to be healthy and fit, it is also important HOW we do our health and fitness. Check out this essay from my friend, Saguren.
A little bit of weekly meal planning and prepping can go a long way toward saving us time, money, and grief later. Follow this link for a handful of tips to help make the process successful.
Most of us likely never have to worry about getting too much exercise. But should we ever approach the level of extreme athletic training, the research here indicates we are probably still safe from coronary incidents, barring other factors or causes.
Shoulder pain from rotator cuff problems is an all too common affliction for many of us. We tend to overuse or misuse our shoulder joints. But we can help prevent problems if we properly exercise the rotator cuff muscles. Click this link for some simple shoulder exercises.
Eating away from home is far too common in our society. And, with the way most places supersize the meals, it can wreck our healthy eating plans. But it does not have to. Read the tips at this link for ideas how to eat on the go.
Protein is overrated. And although it is often prescribed by Gym Bros, more protein is not the weight loss answer most of us need—we already consume enough protein in our daily meals. Unless for very specific athletic goals and needs, we likely should not increase protein intake. Read the short discussion at this link for details.
Most People Are Getting Their Fill of Protein