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Mad About the Mediterranean Diet

by Angela Yorke October 8th, 2012| Diet Plans, Diet Strategy
Most people have heard of the Mediterranean Diet, but beyond the extensive use of olive oil, what else does it involve? One compelling aspect of this diet is that it doesn’t advocate food deprivation or eccentric eating habits. Indeed, until it came to the attention of health-conscious consumers, no

The Best Bar

by Louise October 5th, 2012| Diet Strategy, Healthy Snacks
Everyone wants to know - what's the best bar out there? It's a frequently asked question that's truly impossible to answer. The most reasonable answer: it depends. I promise, I'm not trying to take the easy way out by saying that it depends on your preferences (though it does);

Superfoods by the Season

by Angela Yorke September 24th, 2012| Diet Strategy, Superfoods
Based on available knowledge, it would be remiss to exclude superfoods from your diet if you want to eat more healthfully. That said, you should also remember that, like other “non-super” foods, superfoods are seasonal too.

Eating superfoods when they’re in season allows you to reap the maximum nutritional benefits

Fueling Your Workout

by Bea September 18th, 2012| Workout Fuel
One of the worst things you could do for yourself while exercising is to not have enough fuel to get yourself through your workout. Without properly fueling yourself, you are only harming your workout and tiring out your body. You need the right types of energy, such as carbohydrates,

How to Spot a Bad Diet Plan

by Angela Yorke September 10th, 2012| Diet Plans, Diet Strategy
Of all the 4-letter words I can think of, none elicit stronger opinions than “diet.”  Some people are vehemently opposed to them, being of the opinion that restricting food types and/or eating times are indicative of a life half-lived. Other people are firm believers that the discipline needed to

Reduced Produce Purchases

by Louise September 4th, 2012| Diet Strategy, Healthy Snacks
Being a college student who pays for my own groceries, I tend to be as cheap as possible when I'm in the supermarket. One of the areas that I try not to skimp out on is produce. It's very tempting for me to try to pass by the produce

Can You Eat to Lose Weight?

by Angela Yorke August 27th, 2012| Diet Strategy, Superfoods
Generally, a “superfood” is a food that confers overwhelmingly positive benefits to health, usually in terms of vital nutrients and antioxidant content, and helps you lose weight, hence its “super” status. The majority of superfoods appear to be of plant origin, which perhaps lends more credence to the idea

Eat Like an Olympian! Or Not…

by Louise August 7th, 2012| Eating Tips
If you ate like an Olympic athlete, would you be in better shape?

While it sounds like a vaguely plausible question at first, it actually doesn't lend itself to a particularly useful answer. First of all, there are twenty-six different sports included in the 2012 Summer Olympics.

There is archery, athletics,

Are We What We Eat?

by Joan Jacobsen July 25th, 2012| Fitness Expert, Nutrition
One should never assume that being physically active alone is the solution when living a fit and healthy lifestyle. Oh contraire, we must add nutrition into the mix to continue following the path of good health. Just because we exercise 30 minutes a day, does not mean we can

Fueling My First (Sprint) Triathlon

by Louise July 12th, 2012| Eating Tips
This upcoming weekend I'll be tackling my first triathlon! Okay, okay, I admit it: it's a sprint triathlon. I figured it wouldn't be entirely intelligent to go for the whole shebang for my first triathlon experience, especially since I've never actually tried swimming across a distance larger than the

How to Prevent Muscle Cramps

by Louise June 12th, 2012| Eating Tips, Nutrition
A muscle cramp is an involuntary contraction of a muscle. Cramps can last anywhere from a few seconds to a few hours. (Luckily I've never experienced the latter). Nobody likes a muscle cramp. Sometimes, my feet cramp when I'm running barefoot. I once got one high up in my leg

Hydration Belts

by Louise May 15th, 2012| Eating Tips
There was a time when I didn't speak too highly of hydration belts. I didn't like the idea of carrying extra water; I imagined it would uncomfortably slosh around during my run. The first hydration belts probably did cause some discomfort during exercise. Of course, things have changed. As

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