We have this huge disconnect in modern day life because we should be moving a lot but we often do not. Having a body that moves well is the answer to a life in which you feel more capable, confident, and free. And unfortunately, if you neglect it when you are younger, you may pay the price as you age.
One area of regulation, that seems to be less objectionable is food labeling. Both parties seem to agree that it is important, and it’s hard to disagree with the idea of making consumers more aware through transparency. However, it’s also quite clear that food labeling is a complete failure when it comes to educating the public in order to change behavior.
Today’s article is all about intelligent training for specific goals. And it’s research based. It may fly in the face of the normal stuff you see/read in the media, and that’s OK because most media sources are junk (in my opinion). So, put aside Runners World and toss out Muscle and Fitness and instead base your training on my science-backed article!
Most people generally know what “healthy” foods are. Everybody knows that an apple is healthier than a bag of potato chips, right? So, if you accept that, then why are we faced with an obesity epidemic in the western world? Why are so many people suffering from chronic preventable diseases? And why are people eating so poorly?
I have had a bad back since I was 18 years old and have had periods of intense pain as an adult. I have made it worse several times in my life and have tried all kinds of different treatment protocols. Along the way, I have learned a lot. I have also worked with many clients with back issues. So, I rely on my personal experience to make sure that my clients are able to continue training safely, while also putting some effort into strengthening the back.
The Pegan diet is a combination of two of the most popular diets today – the Paleo diet and the Vegan diet. It was created by Dr. Mark Hyman, who is one of the world’s foremost functional medical practitioners. Going “Pegan” means eating based on the concept that nutrient-dense, whole foods reduce inflammation, balance blood sugar, and support optimal health.
You already know that eating processed grain products is not optimal for good health. Whole grains are better than processed grains, but whole grains still have their own issues, particularly the common ones consumed in the U.S. The 3 most consumed grains in the U.S. are wheat, oatmeal and corn. There are better choices when it comes to grain consumption, and this comes from the category known as Ancient Grains. The description “ancient” refers to a group of grains that have a long history of cultivation and use.