Monday, September 02, 2013
With the possible exception of cholesterol, there has never been a more misunderstood facet of nutrition than saturated fat.
Check out the full article here: http://www.t-nation.com/free_online_article/most_recent/the_truth_about_saturated_fat
Check out the above video, along with 4 other "Crunch alternatives" here: http://www.boston.com/lifestyle/health/fitness/getmovingblog/2013/08/five_alternatives_to_crunches.html?p1=Well_MostPop_Emailed2
The best things in life for growing younger are free.
Getting 8 hours of high-quality, uninterrupted sleep every night is tops on my list. So many age-related and fat-burning hormones become optimized when you sleep well.
Exercise daily. Find something that you enjoy and that challenges you. Even a brisk 30-minute walk will do wonders for your health and your mood.
Seek joy and see the world through an inquisitive child's perspective. Happiness lowers your stress hormone cortisol and boosts endorphins.
Now it's your turn: what would YOU add to this list that's free and contributes to vitality and growing younger?
Sunday, September 01, 2013
Check out the full article here: http://www.webmd.com/depression/guide/exercise-depression
One question I've been asked countless times over the years is the following: "Does strength training stunt growth in kids?" My answer is- and will always be- absolutely not, assuming the individual is performing exercises with proper technique and under the supervision of a qualified instructor.
I was so incredibly fortunate enough to study under one of the world's top experts on youth strength & conditioning, Dr. Avery Faigenbaum (http://hes.pages.tcnj.edu/faculty-profiles/avery-faigenbaum-2/). He taught all of his students one major rule when it comes to children and strength training: there is no set chronological age at which a child can begin strength training. It's the age when a child is emotionally ready to accept and follow direction.....simple as that. For some kids, this may be age 8, and for others, age 15. It's all relative.