Research & Studies
If you like to read and like science, you are in the right place. My goal with this page is to keep you updated with the most recent studies related to fitness. I will also try to debunk some myths as well a show contrast between research that are contradictory. Keep in mind that I am not advocating for any of the articles/research shown here. I just want you to have a source for you to see what is out there. You can read and make your own conclusions. Am I going to have a positions? Obviously I am , it is hard to read scientific papers and not take a position on them. However my positions (if discussed here) will only be that.
Activity trackers are very popular nowadays. Are they really useful? or more importantly, are they accurate?
Omega-3s Could Combat Negative Effects of the Western Diet
Biceps are a symbol of health, obviously this is very subjective, however with all the trends in fashion going to slim and fitted sizes, and the apperiance of a gym building at almost every street block, the subjectivity of this issue fades more and more.
My intent with these weekly insights is that you learn about health, nutrition and fitness as you travel the road to a new you...Enjoy them!!!
Macronutrients Briefly Explained – Part One-Carbohydrates 01/22/2017
Carbohydrates (one gram of carbohydrate will supply your body 4 calories): The body's preferred energy source. Carbohydrates are made up of chains of sugar molecules. If a person consumes more carbohydrates than the body can use or store, the body will convert the sugar into fat for long-term storage.....read more
Macronutrients Briefly Explained – Part Two-Fats 01/29/2017
Fats (one gram of fat will supply your body 9 calories): The most energy-dense of the macronutrients. Ounce for ounce fat provides 2.25 times more calories than both carbohydrates and proteins. Fats serve many important functions in our bodies, including insulation, nerve transmission, vitamin absorption and hormone production.....read more
Macronutrients Briefly Explained – Part Three-Proteins 02/05/2017
Proteins (one gram of protein will supply your body 4 calories): The building blocks of animal structure. Protein helps repair muscle and tissue after they have been damaged by activity like exercise.....read more
Activity Trackers – All you need to know 02/12/2017
Do we really need an activity tracker? Somebody asked me recently, the answer to this question is no, you don’t need an activity tracker any more than you need a car, shoes or headache medication. If you use any of these three, (and I am sure you at least wear shoes) you need an activity tracker.....read more