Health and Nutrition

What We Can Learn from the French Paradox?

Let’s face it. We all like to eat. We like to think about food, and have certain foods that call to us. As poet Leigh Hunt put it, “If you are ever at a loss to support a flagging conversation, introduce the subject of eating.” These days there is SO much written about food, diets,…

Health and Nutrition | Mindset

Is Sitting the New Smoking?

WARNING! The information I am about to impart may be depressing! But, I promise to give you the up side, to make lemonade from lemons, and bring in a few unanticipated perks as well. So here goes: In a recently posted article on www.functionalmovement.com, a highly respected source of human movement research and guidelines, Dr….

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Why Can’t They Make Up Their Minds About Caffeine?

In recent years, you may have been encouraged and relieved to hear that exercisers who drink caffeine in one form or another prior to activity will have their performance enhanced. The reason for this has been put down to the apparent ability of caffeine to help the body burn fat, which spares the use of…

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Is Chocolate Really Good for Us?

It is no secret that chocolate evokes feelings of euphoria, contentment, and rapture in many individuals. But, as many things go these days, chocolate has gone under more and more scrutiny in order to determine just what it is about it that captivates us so. So just what is in chocolate, and can it be…

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Potassium and Sports Drinks

If you read the label on a bottle of Gatorade or other sports drink, you will find that it contains some form of potassium, as well as sodium, chloride, magnesium and calcium. These are minerals that your body uses all the time in order to maintain proper fluid balance, as well as to perform many…

Health and Nutrition

Do Dairy Products Help Us Burn Fat?

You may have been hearing that individuals consuming foods containing calcium can positively affect the amount of fat that they burn. What’s up with this? There appears to be more and more research supporting the finding that dieters who eat three to four servings of calcium-rich dairy foods daily lose more fat and less muscle…