When you’re looking to make a permanent lifestyle change and end yo-yo dieting, incorporating daily exercise is a key component in a holistic fitness practice.
In today’s fast-paced world, it’s important to take care of your health in order to reduce the chances of prolonged illnesses and to eliminate stress. The fitness market is flooded with activities to help you achieve a healthy status.
Activities ranging from walking in the park to running a marathon are always a good choice for those who like traditional exercises. More recently, activities like Zumba and yoga, along with a variety of cardio and weight training options have also become popular alternative choices for getting fit.
Among all, Steady Cardio vs. High Intensity Interval Training has always been a hot topic of discussion in the fitness world. Some say, “yes” to cardio and some say a big, “NO” to...
By Joel Wasmann
I gotta tell ya, it’s such an exciting time to be involved with human health and nutrition. We have so much new information these days and it is so empowering for everyone involved. Okay, that being said let me get started here with Leptin. Leptin is a hormone that was discovered fairly recently and although it is not completely understood we do have a fairly good idea of what it does. Leptin is known as the satiety hormone, as it helps our body realize when it is full. Leptin is made by our adipose cells and its function is to inhibit hunger. Leptin works in opposition to our hunger hormone, ghrelin.
It’s interesting that our fat cells produce this hormone (along with some others) which make our body fat actually act like an endocrine gland. You probably thought your body fat was just useless and lazy. Leptin communicates with the brain regarding fat stores and metabolism. When the system...
By Joel Wasmann
Here’s a health concept that may have come across your radar lately - it’s definitely been talked a lot about in recent years! The basic idea is simple: occasionally eat less than usual for a short period of time, usually 12 - 24 (or up to 36 hours) at one go.
Intermittent fasting is not to be confused with detoxing, or actual “fasting,” which is a long-term fast. The growing popularity of intermittent fasting can be attributed to its possible benefits regarding blood sugar regulation, digestion, and metabolism - and therefore weight - management.
This concept of intermittent fasting may be newish to us in modern times, but the practice is actually quite old; another modern health topic trying to regain some of the lifestyle methods of our ancestors.
Humans couldn’t always...