Health Benefits of Beets

Beets have cancer-fighting benefits There are several cancer-fighting benefits of beets. Beets certainly have high levels of antioxidants and is an anti-inflammatory, that studies show may help reduce the risk of some cancers. Beets get their deep red color from...

The 3 Real MCT Oils

The 3 Real Biological MCT Oils: Why lauric acid acts like an LCT, not a real MCT Coconut oil researchers often say there are about four kinds of MCT oils found in coconut oil: C6, C8, C10, and C12, with the numbers telling you the length of the carbon chains. Even...

Weight Loss – A Purposeful and Healthy Mindset

So here we are.... the over 40 crowd, some of you known as Baby Boomers or those of us that are on the cusp are otherwise known as Generation X (Gen X).   Either way, you are at a time in your life when you should be enjoying all the world has to offer.  A time when...

MCT Oil is A Fuel Producer

The body has two primary energy sources; it burns glucose or ketone bodies.  The majority of people consume glucose primarily because they are always supplying a regular form of sugar, starches, and proteins that can be turned into blood sugar.  When one either facts...

What is MCT Oil?

MCTs or Medium Chain Triglycerides are fatty acids of a particular length, as the name implies. MCT oil is an oil built up on one or more of these medium chain triglycerides, and it is a clear and tasteless liquid at room temperature. Medium Chain Fatty Acids vs. Long...

Casein Protein Powder

Casein is a slow digestive protein from dairy, which people often take as a supplement The Casein releases amino acids, so people take it before bed to help with recovery and reduce muscle breakdown during sleep. Many studies have shown it helps increase muscle...

Why Use a Stick Hand Roller – Muscle Roller Stick

You see them everywhere, Stick Hand Rollers, in your local gym, in your physical therapist’s office, or even in your friend’s apartment. If you’re a runner or athlete, you most likely have a variety of them in your home as well. Massage sticks, foam rollers, lacrosse...

The History of Medicine Balls

In the world of practicing strength and conditioning, it all seems like we are always looking for a whole new and very innovative piece of equipment that is not only just going to unlock your athletic potential, increase your fat burning capacity but it is going to...

Using Resistance Bands

When it comes to strength training, many of us usually will stick to the standard free weights and machines or, you're feeling a little frisky, we might try to venture over towards the cable or free motion machines while we're at the gym. What you don't see at the gym...

Rehabilitation with Medicine Balls

Medicine balls are for those of you who haven’t been to a gym. Or someone who never accidentally kicked the medicine ball thinking it was like a soccer ball.  They are heavily weighted balls that come in a variety of sizes and weights usually with a diverse range of...

How To Properly Throw a Medicine Ball

Many people will never learn to throw correctly! Movements that require shifting, bending, rotating and balance are important in athletics and life. For example, by learning to transfer your momentum from your rear to your front, a golfer reduces the risk of possible...

Top 7 things to know about Omega-3 Fatty Acids

Omega-3 fatty acids are a group of polyunsaturated fatty acids that are essential for many functions in the body. The primary omega-3 fatty acids are EPA, eicosapentaenoic acid, and DHA, docosahexaenoic acid is what is found in seafood, such as fatty fish (e.g.,...

Different Ways to Use Foam Rollers

If you have ever been in a gym, sporting goods shop or even the active aisle at Target, you’ve probably seen a foam roller. If you feel unclear about how to use one, you are not alone. While growing more mainstream, foam rollers live a mystery to numerous people and...

Conjugated Linoleic Acid

While many people will hear “butter and beef” and immediately think about heart attacks and weight gain, but the truth is that all types of natural fats are healthy and even beneficial when you eat high-quality versions of them and have them in moderation. Conjugated...

Fun Exercises with a Medicine Ball

Here are some of our favorite exercises you can do with a Medicine Ball. Start slowly, make sure you are under control, and as you get more comfortable and stronger with the movements, increase the weight, duration and/or intensity. These are great core exercises!...

12 Must Try Medicine Ball Exercises

1. Rock and Roll Up This one is a tough exercise at first to coordinate but hits all your major muscle groups in one powerful move. Lie down, back to the mat, with knees bent. Hold a medicine ball on the ground with arms fully extended overhead. Pull the knees into...

What to Avoid When Foam Rolling

These days, foam rollers are wherever, the gym, your physical therapist’s office, your living room and even your suitcase. After all, foam rolling has emerged as the jewel of the fitness world and the remedy for many various aches. Typically, foam rolling is a form of...

The History of Foam Rollers

What’s the point of the cylindrical tube on the gym floor? And why do the people using such an innocent looking piece of equipment grimace so much? The foam roller is a cylindrical piece of foam that has become internationally familiar over the last few years. This...

Foam Rollers

Self-myofascial release, also commonly referred to as “foam rolling,” has converted from a once remote procedure done only by professional athletes, coaches, and therapists to a regular daily habit for people at all levels of fitness. Recent knowledge, technology, and...

CLA Helps Lose Weight

Almost everybody is looking for that magic pill to lose weight.  Some pills and supplements might work, but there is a secret: A source in the pharmaceutical industry says that in recent years the FDA has added a new requirement to weight loss studies that have caused...

All About CLA

CLA is becoming one of the popular supplements for its supposed benefits for losing weight. In this post, we’ll be discussing what CLA is and what the benefits are, this way then you can make a decision on whether it’s a supplement you should be adding to your diet....

Reasons to Foam Roll

Also referred to as self-myofascial release, foam rolling is essentially a form of self-massage that allows you to apply deep pressure to certain points of the body to release tightness and muscular tension. The principle is that by applying direct and sweeping high...

Fish Oils: Health Benefits And The Facts

Fish oils come from fatty or oily fish. These fish oils are found in the tissue of fish such as trout, mackerel, tuna, herring, sardines, and salmon. Oily fish can contain up to 30 percent oil.  White fish contains high levels of oil in the liver, and have much less...

Best Weight of Kettlebells for a Beginner

Excellent Kettlebell Weight Exercises for Beginners Are you ready to get started with some kettlebell training, but you aren't entirely sure where to even begin? That's no problem. This article here will provide you with all the information that you need to pick the...