March 30, 2010

Why The Food You Eat Might Be Even More Important Than the Workout You Perform

Not seeing results from your workouts?
Feeling tired, sluggish, or sore?
Lack motivation to keep exercising?

The food you are putting into your body might be to blame! Proper fuel is of the utmost importance when you are living an active lifestyle. Your body is like a gas tank that needs to be full in order for you to be able to drive the necessary distance. Read this article about the importance of eating the right foods!

Also, keep an eye out for the "foods to avoid" mentioned in this article!

Refueling Your Body After a Workout

Hey, folks!

This article from Athleta's Chi blog website is a wonderful statement about the importance of post-workout recovery food. The "Glycogen Window" lasts from about 30-45 minutes after you finish your workout, and this article speaks about the importance of refueling within this window of "opportunity" for optimal muscle repair! Check it out!

March 24, 2010

Foods that Fight Stress

Some form of stress effects all of us most everyday. A little bit of "good" stress can be a positive thing, enabling us to meet a close deadline at work, or focus on study material we must memorize for tonight's exam.
"Bad" stress, however, is the kind most talked about and researched, because this kind of stress has negative effects on our bodies & minds. Stress can cause all sorts of health problems like anxiety attacks, high blood pressure, heart disease, stroke, and migraines (just to name a few!)
There are, however, plenty of things you can do to combat stress.
Exercise might be the single best activity you can do to fight stress. Other calming practices like yoga & meditation can also help.
Also, there are many foods that contain antioxidants & release positive hormones in your brain, that you should eat on a regular basis.
Click on this link below to read an article about some serious stress-fighting foods to eat!