It seems that for the fitness industry, you either eat ‘clean’, or you won’t reach appreciable goals or ‘gains.’ As with several of these rigid approaches to getting in shape, I have a big problem with eating only whole unprocessed foods.
Well, at least not in the way mainstream fitness gurus and resources preach. For them, cardio usually means boringly pedalling away on a stationary bike, or running to nowhere on some treadmill in a gym.
While I would never exclude such exercise types, they are not my 'go-to' activities. Even though I have both machine types at home (for when it rains), I prefer cardio to be more varied.
Could caffeine give your next workout a boost?
Did you start today with a cup of coffee?
It’s more than likely, as coffee is one of the most popular drinks in the world. But it has become more than a morning pick-me-up and is now increasingly used to boost fitness and performance. Athletes are using caffeine supplements and people are even drinking coffee before they head to the gym to help them workout for longer.
Like thousands, maybe millions of mothers-to-be, Jessica Walter was unsure about keeping up her exercise regime – or stopping it entirely. After much research and investigation, she went on to create a plan which allowed her to not only keep fit – but also protected her baby in the process.
In fact, Jessica now firmly believes that exercising while pregnant can have many benefits. In addition, the medical and fitness industries in recent years have unanimously come out in support of remaining of being physically active during pregnancy.
As a freelance health and nutrition writer as well as a mother, Jessica has teamed up with a small maternity resource site to develop a guide covering the 35 benefits of exercising while pregnant.
Can I have my cake and eat it?
Let's take a look at how to do this while on holiday – so that you don't completely ruin your shape.
How often do you head into the holiday season promising yourself to 'behave' and not to go overboard – only to come out the other end frustrated, and 10 or so pounds heavier?
Want to change that?
Aspartame. Is it friend or foe?
Aspartame is a chemically-derived product comprising methyl ester from dipeptide of amino acids L-aspartic acid and L-phenylalanine. Under either acidic or alkaline conditions, aspartame can yield methanol through hydrolysis.
This sounds so scientific and technical! It’s scary to think we put that stuff in our bodies.
You might have noticed the new-look layout and design at myfitnessroad.com
We're making good progress with the move, although it'll take another few days to get all of the pages and links working – please bear with me.
All-in-all the new look-and-feel means I can finally bring the content to you in the way I've been dreaming about for a long time.
Please check back soon.
In the meanwhile, have a super Friday and weekend :)
Some time back, I created a page dealing with how to stop binge eating.
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