H2O 2.0

     Water consumption is perhaps one of the many things that gets overlooked by most people when it comes down to health and wellness. It’s different from every person on why they find it hard to drink water. One reason is because people tend to want something with flavor or they just genuinely forget […]

Stretching

Stretching has been something that was taught to us at a young age during P.E class in order to prevent injuries. For the most part, one would stretch before exercise as a source of warm up before the actual warm up, but never after exercise. Have you ever wondered if this is the right way […]

FAD DIET ALERT!!!

I’m sure we all have fallen into what our friends are trying to do to lose weight, or what we have seen on social media. The fact is in the society we live in there are A TON of awful diet suggestions, whether it is a celebrity or even a celebrity doctor. It is hard […]

Goals

Goal planning is a process of determining what the individual person’s goals are, working towards them, and assessing whether their goals are met or not. Perhaps one of the easiest yet most efficient techniques for setting goals would be to use the SMART acronym: Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Realistic, and Timely. Let’s break that down one […]

Carb Choices

CARBS! CARBS! CARBS! You guys voted and you shall receive! We are back on the topic of carbs y’all. We’ve gone over the function of carbohydrates in the body, general consumption amount, and discussed how there are good and bad carb choices. The main thing to remember is you should not completely eliminate carbs from […]

Cholesterol

When looking at your cholesterol, fats are one thing you want to be aware of. We have two types of cholesterol, low-density lipoprotein(LDL/bad cholesterol) and high-density lipoprotein (HDL/ good cholesterol).  LDL is blood fat that transports cholesterol to organs and tissues, excess amount can cause accumulation of fatty deposits on artery walls. When you’re LDL […]

Fats (Lipids)

So far we have learned that carbohydrates and protein both provide energy for the body. Another primary source of energy is fats. Fats insulate, support, and cushion organs. They also provide a medium for absorption of fat-soluble vitamins. Some examples of healthy fats would be fish, some vegetables, animal meat, grains, nuts, and seeds. Fats […]

Carbohydrates

Last week we talked about the importance of having post workout carbs and protein, but we hadn’t gone in depth about what exactly carbs are. Carbohydrates supply energy to cells in the brain, nervous system, and blood. Carbohydrates also supply energy to muscles during exercise. Now there is a such thing as a good carb […]