Trainers & Coaches
First Rule: Do Not Talk About Intermittent Fasting
The first rule of intermittent fasting is: you do not talk about intermittent fasting. If you want to have a social life AND practice intermittent fasting, these are the rules you need to follow.
Your Micronutrients Can Help Your Performance
A recent study in Spain found that adolescents’ blood levels of various micronutrients are correlated with how well they performed in physical fitness tests.
Science Says Alcohol Not the Best Post Workout Drink
No joke. Researchers followed rugby players, of all people, and took a look at the effect of post-workout alcohol consumption on their strength, power, and recovery abilities.
The Real Reasons Your Guts Need Fermented Foods
Kombucha, sauerkraut, kimchi - what do these have in common? They are fermented foods and provide health benefits for your body. Read on to find out why fermented foods are good for you.
Heidi L. George
Science Says: Creatine and CLA Improve Strength and Body Comp
New research shows the benefit of supplementing your strength training with both creatine and conjugated linoleic acid (CLA).
The Secret to Making the Glycemic Index Work For You
Have you heard about the glycemic index, but you're not sure exactly what it is or how it can help you? When should you eat low versus high GI foods? Read on for the details and what you should do.
Build Lean Muscle with Intermittent Fasting, Carb and Calorie Cycling
So, you want to get leaner and build muscle? This is the ultimate goal. Surprisingly, it is easier to reach than you think. The answer is strategic carb and calorie cycling with the help of fasting.
Caloric Restriction + Exercise = Longer Life
Recent research shows that caloric restriction does indeed prolong life, but the life-extending properties are enhanced even further by coupling caloric restriction with regular exercise.
Caffeine Enhances Muscle Performance
Recent studies show caffeine can increase the performance of aging muscles through improved muscle movement and breathing capacity.
CSAs: Buying into the Community of Food
You may know "CSAs" as those boxes of produce people pick up at the farmer's market. Do you know how they evolved and how they can help your relationship to and the quality of your food?
Post Workout Nutrition: Carbs Only? Or Carbs + Protein?
The always continuing post workout nutrition debate rages on. New research says adding protein to your post workout food/drink doesn't make a difference. What do you think?
Organic Farm Tour: Is "Organic" What You Think?
Last weekend I visited 2 organic farms and a food distribution center. It was fun, but more so it was thought-provoking. Organic is a vague term and organic farmers make a lot of tough choices.
Becca Borawski Jenkins
How to Rock a Cheat Day (Without Feeling Bad or Getting Fat)
If you're following a nutrition plan, you know how you count down to your cheat days. But is there a way to both enjoy and effectively use those cheat meals to build muscle and lean out?
Macronutrients Don't Matter: Comparison of 4 Weight Loss Diets
Low-carb, low-fat, high-protein - every diet seems to have a theory on what is best for weight loss. But what actually IS best? Science says macronutrient ratios don't matter after all.
Fast Food - Does It Have to Be Unhealthy?
You're stuck on the go with no time to pack food. What choices can you make to improve your nutrition? Can you bring something with you? Can you make wise choices at restaurants?
News for Aging Athletes: Cherry Juice Can Reduce Joint Inflammation
Many lifelong athletes eventually suffer from osteoarthritis, but most of us don't want to deal with medication side effects. Now science says we might just need to drink some tart cherry juice.
Gardening For The Athlete: How To Get Started
Like your training plan, an ill thought out garden can be a lot of work, yet ultimately a waste of time and money. Here are some tips on choosing what to grow and how to get started growing it.
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