Fitness/Body Assessment:  Why start with posture?
Exercise Basics

Fitness/Body Assessment: Why start with posture?

I’m just like you. I slouch at my computer or while watching TV, forget to stand up straight when standing around (in line at the grocery store or movie theater), or don’t take an inventory of my body when I am doing chores around the house. I can go for days without paying attention to…

Why Can’t They Make Up Their Minds About Caffeine?
Health and Nutrition

Why Can’t They Make Up Their Minds About Caffeine?

In recent years, you may have been encouraged and relieved to hear that exercisers who drink caffeine in one form or another prior to activity will have their performance enhanced. The reason for this has been put down to the apparent ability of caffeine to help the body burn fat, which spares the use of…

Is Chocolate Really Good for Us?
Health and Nutrition

Is Chocolate Really Good for Us?

It is no secret that chocolate evokes feelings of euphoria, contentment, and rapture in many individuals. But, as many things go these days, chocolate has gone under more and more scrutiny in order to determine just what it is about it that captivates us so. So just what is in chocolate, and can it be…

Potassium and Sports Drinks
Health and Nutrition

Potassium and Sports Drinks

If you read the label on a bottle of Gatorade or other sports drink, you will find that it contains some form of potassium, as well as sodium, chloride, magnesium and calcium. These are minerals that your body uses all the time in order to maintain proper fluid balance, as well as to perform many…

Do Dairy Products Help Us Burn Fat?
Health and Nutrition

Do Dairy Products Help Us Burn Fat?

You may have been hearing that individuals consuming foods containing calcium can positively affect the amount of fat that they burn. What’s up with this? There appears to be more and more research supporting the finding that dieters who eat three to four servings of calcium-rich dairy foods daily lose more fat and less muscle…

New Year? DON’T go on a diet!!!!
Health and Nutrition

New Year? DON’T go on a diet!!!!

Now that all of the festivities are over, many of you may be thinking of shedding some pounds gained over the holidays, or even losing some of the weight that has been slowly creeping onto your body. For all of you out there who are considering starting a new diet, it may be beneficial to…