The Glycemic Index

The Glycemic Index (GI) ranks specifically carbohydrates from zero to one hundred.  This numerical value is based on how they affect your blood sugar levels after you eat them.  Eating foods that have a high glycemiic index number, such as soda, white flours, and candy, typically cause a major spike in blood sugar levels, which in turn results in crazy energy crash. A couple examples that would be good for you choices would be raw honey, brown rice syrup (this is great to bake with), fructose (fruit), agave syrup (great on oatmeal), stevia.

Oh My Aching Neck!

As we get older those little annoying aches and pains start adding up. Why oh why am I working out and taking care of myself only to feel 10 years older than I really am? And it’s little wonder too. We have jobs that have us stare at a computer all day or manual labour jobs that have us performing repetitive movements day after day…what’s a body to do? A common complaint is a stiff neck and it is often associated with what is called Upper Crossed Syndrome characterized by a rounding of the shoulders and a forward head.

Top 5 Things I’ve learned as a Fitness Competitor!

How To Utilize Fitness Competition Prep work For Anyone Looking To Lose Weight!

How To Track And Assess Your Fitness Progress

IF YOU ARE NOT ASSESSING, YOU ARE JUST GUESSINGTracking your progress is an important part of staying on track with your fitness goals.

Endurance: The key to golf consistency

I've talked about the five physical pillars of a good golf swing before: flexibility, balance, strength, endurance, and power. In previous weeks, I've talked about strength, balance, and flexibility, and this week I'll address endurance, and what you can do to improve yours.

Why do you work out?

Typically, we ask people, why they can't find the time to workout? Most of the time, they come up with what they believe are valid reasons not too, however, in reality it's just an excuse. I have seen and talked to so many people that will sacrifice what they thought was needed in their life and start making time to workout and the transformation is incredible! What use to be an excuse has now become non-existent. So, why do I workout? It's part of who I am. It helps make me a better person. It keeps me healthy and looking my best.

Raleigh 70.3 Ironman Triathlon 2015 - Race Report

Once again our car was loaded with two bikes, two wetsuits and an incredible amount of other gear for my first

Spend the summer calm, cool and collected

Summer is here!Keep your cool with essential oilsThe summer months have begun, school's are winding down and we are all ready for the slower pace of summer. Take time to re-energize your body during the longer days ahead.  Getting plenty of fresh air and sunlight can help the body to re-balance itself naturally. Visit your local farmer's market to take advantage of all of the fresh fruits and veggies coming in to season.

The Best Way to Lose Weight in Bethesda

The best way to lose weight in Bethesda is by making changes to your lifestyle. Some people take extreme measures to lose weight like not eating for days or exercising for three hours everyday. You may lose weight from them, but, they are not sustainable nor healthy. There are two healthier ways to properly lose weight and they include: changing your current way of eating and exercise.

Thomas Cook makes an apology to the Parents: 2 Children die due to Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

Two children who died from carbon monoxide poisoning in Corfu is such a tragedy and the parents said they have still not received an apology from Thomas Cook and denounced the move as a “disgraceful” public relations exercise. However other sources say that Thomas Cook already made an apology.
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