Dietary supplements are classified as foods, not drugs, by the FDA. This means that, as long as all ingredients are recognized as safe for consumption, the product is allowed on the market. Therefore, the regulation of these products is much less vigorous than for drugs.
As an informed consumer, you should take note of the following:
a) Supplements do not need ...Continue Reading →
Physical hunger comes on gradually, without a sense of urgency (unless we have gone way too long without food). When we are hungry, a wide variety of foods sound good to us. When we eat, our hunger ...Continue Reading →
As far back as I can remember, I’ve been taught that weightlifting belts increase intra-abdominal pressure during performance of a resistance training exercise. The use of a weight belt can contribute to injury-free training by decreasing the compressive forces on the spinal column.
However, even with this benefit, if a client uses a belt for ALL resistance training exercises, the low ...Continue Reading →
As a personal trainer, many of our clients have a weight loss goal. Most trainers are not certified in the area of nutrition prescription, however, it is the trainer’s job to provide education in the area of nutrition or refer the client to a qualified dietician. Here are some practical tips that can help your clients stay on track:
1) Choose positive language. Use more “Do’s” than “Don’ts”. ...Continue Reading →
Personal trainers can help people reach their personal health and fitness goals, or they could be a big waste of time and money. If you are considering hiring a trainer, it can be difficult to pick the right one. Many gyms offer personal training services for their members (for an additional fee), and their high-pressure salespeople ...Continue Reading →
1) There is a need to increase carbohydrates to support training: In an effort to keep protein at an adequate level, dietary fat is the macro-nutrient to decrease so that the daily caloric intake remains the same, while the individual increases their carbohydrates. Carbohydrates are our ...Continue Reading →
Cooking large quantities of food once or twice a week saves time and makes meal preparation easy. It also sets you up for success as you work towards a nutrition and/or fitness goal. When we leave our food to chance, like leaving home without packing a ...Continue Reading →
We will have our doors open with special activities, such as seminars on the “5 Nutrition Tips We Should All Practice” with guest speaker, Sandra Blackie , B.A., N.A.S.N., N.A.S.M., A.F.A.A., & I.F.B.B. Pro Bodybuilder.
There will also be drawings & “give aways”, body fat testing on the Seca machine (BIA), ...Continue Reading →