Whenever I start working with a new client, and we start talking about exercise, I always advise them to start walking. No matter what their current health status, I recommend walking for everybody. Why? Simply put, it is the easiest exercise to do, can be done by everybody and has tremendous health benefits.
Recently, a news story came out of Italy where they are considering jail-time for vegan parents or parents that impose a vegan diet on their children. Sounds crazy, doesn’t it? It really struck me on several different levels and caused me to delve in more, which then inspired me to write this article.
I have written before about the importance of eating meat and how meat is a nutrient dense food. While it is possible to be healthy without eating meat, it is quite difficult. There is just too much evidence that clearly shows that most vegetarians are deficient in important micronutrients and all vegans are deficient. And the media-driven craziness about meat causing cancer is just plain ridiculous, because it’s a distortion of the science.
I personally find stretching to be an interesting topic, because it seems as though everybody knows all about it, yet the truth is that most people get it wrong, and may actually put themselves in unsafe positions. This week’s article is about stretching. In order to keep the size of the article reasonable, I will only focus on a few critical areas.
Most folks exercise when it’s convenient or when they feel like it, letting their life or emotions dictate when they hit the gym. We know through good science, though, that hormone levels fluctuate throughout the day, and this influences muscular performance. So, is it possible to choose a specific time when your hormones and performance are at peak levels?