THE IMPORTANCE OF PSYCHOLOGY FOR YOUR (FIT) GOALS

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The why behind #body #mind #psychology Start going to the gym a few times a week, walk more, don’t eat crappy food, control your portions, drink more water, etc. We all have a basic idea of what we should be doing, don’t we? So why don’t we actually do it? Bookshelves, websites, and infomercials are full of the hottest new diet and training programs that are finally going to get you results. Reality-check: it is not the diet or training programs that are the problem — it is you. There’s a disconnect between your #mind and #body. And #psychology is…

EGGS DURING THE DAY

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No longer a forbidden treat, eggs should be a staple in every lifestyle. WHY YOU NEED EGGS The amino acids in eggs are converted into muscle, skin, collagen, and other body tissue more efficiently than the proteins from any other food you can eat (or drink). Egg yolks are packed with nutrients, including nearly half of a large egg’s 6 grams of protein as well as almost all of the 13 different vitamins eggs supply. Yolks are also an excellent source of lutein and zeaxanthin, carotenoids that protect your peepers against most forms of age- related damage. Two eggs over…

The Health Benefits Of Spinach

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There’s a reason why Popeye ate spinach for his superhuman strength, every leaf is packed full essential nutrients, vitamins, antioxidants and fiber.   Why Spinach Is Good For You?   Beta-Carotene This is the engine behind spinach and all dark greens’ status as Superfoods. This powerful antioxidant helps the body fight disease, protect the heart, prevent cancer, cataracts and macular degeneration. As an antioxidant this nutrient helps to rid the body of oxidized free radicals which cause cancer and are essentially the cause of aging in the body; so you could think of spinach as an anti-aging power food as…

8 Health Benefits of Sweet Potatoes

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Not only are sweet potatoes readily available, inexpensive, and delicious, there are many other reasons to love these yummy vegetables.  Here are 8:   1. They are high in vitamin B6.  Vitamin B6 helps reduce the chemical homocysteine in our bodies.  Homocysteine has been linked with degenerative diseases, including the prevention of heart attacks. 2. They are a good source of vitamin C.  While most people know that vitamin C is important to help ward off cold and flu viruses, few people are aware that this crucial vitamin plays an important role in bone and tooth formation, digestion, and blood…

Eat yo’ banana, son!

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After reading this, you’ll never look at a banana in the same way again. Bananas contain three natural sugars: sucrose, fructose, and glucose, combined with fiber. A banana gives an instant, sustained and substantial boost of energy. Research has proven that just two bananas provide enough energy for a strenuous 90-minute workout. No wonder the banana is the number one fruit of the world’s leading athletes. Energy isn’t the only way a banana can help us keep fit. It can also help overcome or prevent a substantial number of illnesses and conditions, making it a must-add to our daily diet….

Brocolli, King of Veggies

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The little greenie broccoli’s look like a cauliflower that suddenly decided to go all Hulk on you – like it got all powerful one day and just filled up with energy and turned green! Maybe it’s trying to tell you something. Read on to know what… Nutrition: Here is the nutrition data for a single serving of broccoli (about 1.5 cups): At first glance certain things jump straight out: 4g of cholesterol-fighting fiber 4g of muscle-building protein More Vitamin C than you need for 2 days A 5th of your Vitamin A needs And the best part: all this from…

Benefits of taking fish oil

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There are many health benefits to taking fish oil, including weight loss! This may seem ironic considering that we’re talking about a fat, but here is some information about how fish oil may be able to assist your weight-loss efforts. Increased cell membrane fluidity Since fish oil is composed primarily of Omega-3 fatty acids, which are one of the two essential fatty acids. They are a major component of the membranes in all of the trillions of cells in our bodies. Fish oils hold proteins in the cell membranes because of their double bonds. These bonds help them act as…

The Importance of Nutrition

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Why a good, long-term, healthy diet is important to your fitness and success