Posted in January 2013

Back Exercise – Seated Rows

There are a lot of great back exercises out there.  The one thing I noticed on all of them is that you need some equipment to perform the exercise.  However, I told you that I was going to be here for those of you who exercise at home, so that required me to do some … Continue reading

Carbohydrates Are Not The Enemy!

There have been a few popular diets that have vilified carbohydrates as something that is evil.  Like an apple or a carrot is bad.  Does this make sense to you?  It doesn’t make sense to me! Carbohydrates are not the enemy.  So, let’s discuss. As I mentioned on Monday, carbohydrates are the primary source of … Continue reading

Is There A Best Way To Exercise?

Is there a certain way that a person should exercise?  The short answer is yes.  The long answer to this question is relatively long, so let’s take a look at this issue. Is there a certain exercise order that’s best? Yes, there is.  You should start with the biggest muscles first, then work your way … Continue reading

What Are Carbohydrates?

Carbohydrates are the primary source of energy for the cells in the body, especially the nervous system and red blood cells.  The brain alone uses a minimum of approximately 100 grams (400 calories) of carbohydrates daily.  Anyone who has gone on a low carbohydrate diet and experienced “brain fog,” knows that the brain does not like … Continue reading

Variations Of The Squat Exercise

On Tuesday, I mentioned that there were many different ways to perform the squat exercise.  You should master the basic, body weight squat first, but once you get there, here’s some more variations of the squat. The easiest squat variations involve adding weight to the exercise.  At some point, just your body weight will seem easy.  … Continue reading

How Much Protein Do We Need?

On Monday, I talked about what protein is, what it’s made up of, complete versus incomplete proteins, and complementary foods.  Today, we’re going to talk about the types of protein and how much protein we need. When most people think of protein, they think of meat and seafood.  While different kinds of meats and seafood … Continue reading

How To Perform A Proper Squat

Yesterday, I started to get specific about nutrition.  Today, I’m going to start to be specific about exercise.  The largest muscles in your body are in your legs.  So, that sounds like a great place to start. The squat is a perfect exercise to work your legs.  This is a versatile exercise because there are … Continue reading

Why We Need Protein

Happy Martin Luther King Day!  Hopefully, you have the day off of work and can start learning about the nutrients.  So, let’s get right to it and dig into proteins. To start, nutrients are divided up into two major categories – Macronutrients and Micronutrients.  Micronutrients, consisting of vitamins and minerals, are necessary in relatively small … Continue reading

5 Tips For Healthy Eating

So, you’re following MyPlate and ready to eat healthy.  You’re eating your five fruits and vegetables a day.  You’re eating your grains and dairy and protein.  Great!  You’re busy, I know.  So, here are some tips to help you make eating healthy easier. Tip #1 –  Bring some food with you on a daily basis.  … Continue reading