While others grill hotdogs, steaks, and burgers over the Labor Day weekend, there are many other main dishes and sides to consider that are healthy and just as delicious.
We've discussed how important it is to stay hydrated while working out, especially in the summer months when the heat can become problematic. Many athletes turn to sports drinks as their choice of rehydrating beverage during and after an intense workout.
Sugary drinks, such as pop or juice, may hurt more than just your teeth! Not only do drinks high in sugar add empty calories to your diet, but it also raises your blood sugar. This could lead to hyperglycemia, insulin resistance, and diabetes. It also may increase your risk of cardiovascular disease.
The 2012 Tiger-Rock Martial Arts World Championships were a huge success with many people from around the United States attending to compete, watch, and attend a variety of trainings and seminars that were available. Just as it is important to eat healthy and exercise to prepare ourselves and improve our lives, it is also important to rest properly. There are many benefits associated with getting the proper amount of sleep, among those including improved memory, longer lifespan, spur creativity, and improve athletic performance.
Before you laugh, did you know that our ancestors were always in constant motion spending their days either foraging for food or yes…even chasing the antelope? In his book Racing the Antelope: What Animals Can Teach Us about Running and Life, biologist Bernd Heinrich tells us that even though the antelope is one of the world’s fastest mammals, ancient man was able to run them to a state of exhaustion during hunts. How? The antelope is a great sprinter, but they are unable to go on and on for long distances at a time. On the other hand, Heinrich calls the human species an endurance predator. Man has a combination of slow-twitch and fast-twitch muscle fibers that give us the metabolism to sprint short distances even after going and going for miles.
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