Nutrition

Combating Obesity: The Efficacy of Wellness Activities

Combating Obesity: The Efficacy of Wellness Activities

Obesity is a health problem of epidemic proportions, particularly in the United States. A staggering 15% of the overall population is considered obese, which is defined as having a body mass index of 30 or higher.

I know, you’re probably already acquainted with this topic, but I urge you to read on.

How Self-Care Can Positively Affect Your Mental Health

How Self-Care Can Positively Affect Your Mental Health

If you tend to be one of those individuals who perpetually puts themselves last, it’s about time you established a routine to start prioritizing self-care each and every day. Neglecting to do the things that make you feel well in your mind can have a domino effect that leads to lasting health issues.

How are those new year’s resolutions coming along?

How are those new year’s resolutions coming along?

I purposely decided not to raise the topic until this week.

Why?

Well, because it’ll be round about now – late January – that most of you (yes most – and I'm not being cynical, just real) have already abandoned your well-intentioned fitness undertakings for 2018 – however simple or lofty they were.

So the timing’s appropriate to address this.

When to consider a fitness program, and when to run the other way

When to consider a fitness program, and when to run the other way

I've been grappling with this notion a lot lately, as I work to finalize the Sensible Fitness Program (SFP) online course.

Why?

Well, as the course material gradually takes shape and nears completion, and as I look at its content – I'm reminded of just how different it is to what’s out there. Although I never intended to copy or rehash any existing stuff, I never figured that it would be so unique.

Come to think of it though, it never aspired to conform either. So I guess there's really no surprise. It's a reminder to me, nonetheless, that 'The Sensible Way' and myfitnessroad.com are unconventional.

Deliberately so.

Combining Veganism with a Ketogenic Diet

Combining Veganism with a Ketogenic Diet

Greetings! Clay here.

Some time back, I created a page dealing with the Ketogenic style of eating.

Besides having spent quite a bit of time and energy researching the topic, I also experimented with its protocols alongside my regular training program. My findings and recommendations, as well as the sources I consulted, are well-documented on that page.

Keto aside, I have also become intrigued by the Vegan way-of-life. I'm constantly mindful of the effects on farming by our conventional industries, overfishing and the ill-treatment of animals – not to mention the negative impact on our planet. So while my family and I still consume animal products, we have begun reducing our consumption, incorporating more plant-based foods into our meals.

So when I was approached by Carol Ventura to collaborate on fitness, and the relationships with Keto and Vegan, the timing was perfect. I'm really looking forward to delving deeper into these topics with her, going forward.

So this page belongs to Carol and her excellent article on combining two revolutionary, and sometimes controversial styles of eating, into a harmonious, healthy and sustainable way-of-life.

She reveals some really interesting experiences and well-researched insight on these two topics.

I'm certain you will find her contribution both interesting and compelling.

Happy reading!

Weight-Lifting, but without Bulking Up

Weight-Lifting, but without Bulking Up

We live in a world where it is impossible to ignore the staggering obesity rates and the health implications associated with being overweight.  Medical professionals attribute conditions such as diabetes, cancer and even depression to general deficiencies in well-being which include both a lack of exercise and healthy diet.

Nothing new here, right?

One of the best ways to exercise, is by incorporating resistance training. Not necessarily to bulk up, but to tone.

How to stay in shape on vacation

Can I have my cake and eat it?

 3D digital render of a Santa exercising on a tread mill isolated on white background

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?

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Is Aspartame safe?

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.

Yikes!

This sounds so scientific and technical! It’s scary to think we put that stuff in our bodies.

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