Monthly Archive for: ‘May, 2014’

Down to the CORE

    The core is where your body’s center of gravity is located and all movement originates. A strong core is essential for optimum body mechanics, as it contributes to ideal length-tension relationships of muscles, movement patterns by the nervous system and joint function. A strong and balanced core equates to neuromuscular efficiency,  which allows for efficient acceleration, deceleration, and …

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Meet the Resistance

    Public health exercise guidelines primarily focus on the promotion of  steady-state aerobic exercise, which enhances cardiorespiratory fitness and has some impact on body composition. Unless you are an endurance athlete training for an event, there is a better form  of exercise that not only includes enhanced cardiorespiratory fitness,  but also numerous other benefits. Research demonstrates that resistance exercise …

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Better, Stronger, Faster

Whether you’re a professional, recreational or competitive athlete, you are likely looking for ways to be better, stronger and faster in order to get that competitive edge. In prior blogs I’ve  discussed nutritional  and training factors for sports performance. If you don’t have adequate fuel or an anti-inflammatory diet, this can definitely be a limiting factor in your ability to …

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Juicing or Whole Foods?

  Fruits and vegetables are rich in vitamins, minerals, fiber and phytonutrients. These nutrients can  reduce inflammation, provide energy and help you to feel healthy, young  and energetic. One way to consume fruits and vegetables  is by juicing (i.e.  extracting the liquid from fruits and vegetables). For many busy people, drinking fruits and vegetables is a convenient way to increase …

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