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3 High Protein Diets for the New Year

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With the New Year, it’s time to focus on your diet and exercise plan so you can be your best you. While exercising regularly is important for your overall health, it is critical to have a diet that gives you the nutrients and energy needed to help reach your goals. In addition to going on a new diet, incorporating high protein nutrition bars into your routine will ensure your body gets the vitamins it needs. So what are some of the diets rich in protein you can go on this year?

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Posted in Protein, Workout | January 17, 2017

5 Reasons to Go on a Paleo Diet

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If you have been thinking of starting a paleo diet, now is the time to put that plan into action. The paleo diet takes you back to your ancestral roots, eating only foods that were available in the Paleolithic era. This return to a simpler lifestyle has a number of benefits for your health as well as your exercise plan. Here are five reasons why you should take the next step and go paleo today.

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Posted in Healthy Eating, Nutrition, Workout | January 12, 2017

Keto or Paleo Diet: What’s the Difference?

Improving your health and succeeding in your workouts have a lot more to them than just exercising and staying active. It is also necessary to eat a healthy diet that gives you the vital nutrients you need to get the results you want. Two popular choices that are actually similar in their goals are the Ketogenic diet and the Paleolithic diet. However, it can be tough to know which diet will best help you reach your goals unless you research how each one affects your health. Here is a quick breakdown of paleo vs. keto so you can learn more about which foods to eat, which to avoid, and how they can bring short- and long-term success.

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How to Choose the Best Protein Bar for Your Workout

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To get the most out of your workout, your body needs vitamins and nutrients that promote muscle growth and strength. At the same time, you also need the energy to complete your workouts and increase the intensity in order to see results. Choosing the right protein bar allows you to support your workout goals by giving your body important vitamins and the energy to help you achieve results. All bars are not the same and many may not help you at all, so how do you know which to buy? Keep the following in mind on what to look for when shopping for protein bars:

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Diets to try in 2017

 

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At the start of every year, everyone makes their new resolutions and many start a new diet that promises to help you reach your goals. Instead of just making healthy lifestyle decisions, we choose diets that we don’t know much about or if they are detrimental to our health.  Some diets that you should avoid in 2017 include diet pills (not prescribed by a doctor,) teatoxes, 6:1 diet, and juicing. All of these can cause more harm than help to your body. They might create an impression of weight loss and detox but they are very hard to maintain and can cause complications. Instead of choosing one of these fad diets this year, here are 4 lifestyle diets that will help you achieve a healthier, well-balanced self, while helping you slim down.

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Posted in Dieting, Gluten-Free, Healthy Eating, Nutrition, Protein, Vegetarian | January 10, 2017

What to eat Pre & Post Workout

Most people know that it is important to give your body the proper nutrition it needs but some might not realize the importance of what you eat before and after a workout is also important. When you fuel your workout with the proper nutrition you will help maximize the benefits of all your hard work during the workout.

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Posted in Carbs, Dieting, Healthy Eating, Nutrition, Recovery, Snacks | January 6, 2017

30 tips for a better you

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Every year everyone sets goals on how they are going to be healthier and more fit this year but then give or take a few weeks or maybe even a few months the diets are stopped and exercise becomes less frequent. Wouldn’t it be great if we actually stuck to those goals we set at the beginning of the year? Wouldn’t it be great if we actually were more fit at the end of 2017? Well, the easiest thing to do is to start implementing healthy lifestyle choices into your daily life. Instead of starting one of the “Fad diets” that make you go from eating everything to nothing and are simply hard to maintain, start implementing things like drinking more water every day. As you slowly integrate these things into your lifestyle you will start to become healthier and take a step at changing your lifestyle as a whole instead of just dieting. Here are 30 tips to start becoming a healthier version of you.

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Posted in Fitness, Goals, Healthy Eating, Workout | January 3, 2017

Fix your form: How to do the Bridge Pose

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The Bridge Pose or the Yoga name: Setu Bandhasana is a basic yoga pose that is simple but yet exhilarating.  It stretches the check, neck, spine, and hips while strengthening the back, buttocks, and hamstrings. It also is said to energize the body, and stimulate the endocrine and nervous systems. Additionally it massages the digestive organs and can help with digestion. This asana stimulates the thyroid glands and helps regulate metabolism. It is a great asana for those who spend the whole day in front of the computer, owing to their jobs. The stretch in the knees and shoulders acts like a massage, therefore refreshing and rejuvenating the practitioner.

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Posted in Cardio, Stretching | December 28, 2016

How to Implement a Run/Walk Strategy

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Whether it’s the run as part of an IRONMAN or if it’s a stand alone marathon, when you ask many athletes their run strategy for the upcoming race, it often goes something like this, “I’m going to run as far as I can and then will add some walking when I have to.”

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Posted in Cardio, Goals, Running, Training | December 16, 2016

Ketogenic Diet – Good or Bad?

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The Ketogenic Diet is based on a very low carbohydrate intake and a very high fat intake. When you do this it puts your body in ketosis, which is a state in which your body burns fat, rather than carbohydrates for fuel.  The Ketogenic Diets guidelines insist for a ratio of four grams of fat for every one gram of protein or carbohydrate.

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Posted in Nutrition | December 8, 2016

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