Keeping nutrition and physical activity balanced is crucial in maintaining (or restoring) a healthy body that is fit, free of pain and houses a happy mind. Specifically, good nutrition has the potential to prevent and reduce chronic diseases such as diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, bone fractures, some cancers, dementia and even Alzheimer’s disease. Good nutrition even helps with skin issues, nail and hair growth. Last but not least, a balanced nutrition and active lifestyle improves mood and decreases depression and anxiety. The case for balanced eating habits is strong – now let’s see what that means.
Achieve and maintain optimal training results with the right foods, eaten at the right time. Read on for a comprehensive guide to optimal nutrition when exercising.
As a new parent you’re dealing with so much uncertainty, angst and confusion about pretty much everything. Feeding your baby is one of the challenges to encounter on a daily basis. Having had the pleasure of going through this learning process myself, I understand that there are frustrations about the lack of information and comprehensive guidance on this topic. That’s why I created this complete, but short, guide to baby’s first foods including a feeding-at-a-glance cheat sheet, detailed tips on feeding a baby solids and a recipe guide to get you started. Recipes are here.
Why, how much, what and when?
Carbohydrate needs are a widely discussed topic in the media. In times when myths are mixing with scientific knowledge, it is not surprising that many athletes remain unsure of the amount and kind of carbohydrate they need to support their training and optimize performance.
Caffeine is the most socially accepted and frequently used substance to enhance physical and mental performance. There are many myths around caffeine being addictive, dehydrating and bad for overall health. What’s the truth?
Athletes expend more energy than the average person and their body needs additional nutrients to build endurance and strength, and to recover from intense physical activity. Protein plays a critical role in their diet but how much is really necessary?
Ensuring that your body is provided with the right fluids is essential to perform properly. But what is the right sports beverage, how much should you drink and when?
Headed to the gym for a quick workout? Joining that yoga class after work? Many of us are working out for weight loss or maintenance but overestimating the amount of burnt calories through moderate exercise is all too common. Here are a few tips to prevent outeating your exercise.