One drink can’t be that bad, right? In regards to your health, let’s look into how alcohol can affect your body and your progress. First off, alcohol is 7 calories per gram and no nutritional value, meaning that all the calories consumed are empty calories. So let’s say you have a glass of wine, those 5 ounces are about 110 calories. Not only does alcohol process quickly in your body and you may not realize how much you have drank until you’ve had too much, alcohol also tends
Recently I have gotten quite a few questions about supplements, what I take, what you should take, etc. I first want to make it clear that supplements aren’t needed unless you are deficient in a nutrient or prescribed to take one by a doctor. However, supplements can be a good addition to your good diet. Here are a few that I find helpful for me and I recommend to others due to their prove effectiveness in scientific studies: 1. Fish oil Fish oil is a great addition to your d
We all love a great workout but the soreness after can be a bittersweet feeling. Here’s 10 easy ways to combat your sore muscles: 1. Get enough sleep after working out - your muscles need to relax after a tough workout 2. Stay hydrated during and after a workout - dehydration can make muscle soreness worse 3. Apply IcyHot or Bengay to relieve muscle soreness - be sure your skin is dry when applying 4. Advil or any other anti-inflammatory - anti-inflammatory drugs like Advil a
Who doesn’t love a chipotle burrito or bowl? Unfortunately, their large portions and high sodium make eating this “healthy” meal quite unhealthy. On the bright side, we can easily make our own burrito bowl at home for a fraction of the calories. Here’s what you need: 1 jalapeno, diced 1 bunch of cilantro, finely chopped 2 ears of corn, boiled and cut off ear (or equivalent amount from can or frozen) 3 medium tomatoes 1 can of black beans 1 cup of brown rice 5 limes 1 medium r
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