Tea it up! Coffee is our friend – particularly on mornings when booze was our friend the night before! Besides the nice buzz or lift, caffeine also helps free and mobilize fat cells to be used for energy. Here is the message: green tea does the same thing, only better! On top of its flab,…Details
Many people ask themselves: how many times a week should I eat salmon to get adequate amounts of essential fatty acids? I will answer this question using a two-pronged approach. Firstly, what type of salmon should you be eating and secondly, how often should you eat it. Not every breed of salmon is created equally. The…Details
Bodies by Design Fitness Tips Dumbbell Bicep Curl on Stability Ball Muscles Worked: Brachioradialis, Brachialis, Biceps Brachii Step 1 Sit on the stability ball with your knees bent and legs at a 90-degree angle, feet flat on the floor and shoulder width apart. Keep you’re back straight, core tight and arms at side. In each…Details
Bodies By Design president Kris Simpson highlights the importance of training the muscles of your core, and demonstrates the woodchop exercise using machines and resistance bands.
Bodies By Design president Kris Simpson explains the importance of working your stabilizer muscles while training your legs. He says you need to focus on exercises that build the small connective tissues around your ankles and knees to help prevent injury, or while rehabbing.
How should I eat to have a good PH balance in my body? When individuals engage in unhealthy living and eating habits, acidification of the body becomes a threat to the root causes of many bodily illnesses, such as excess weight obesity, fatigue, prematurely aging of the skin, joint and muscle pain, osteoporosis, nasal congestion and…Details
Are there safe prescription weight loss drugs on the market? Well there may be one soon. Arena Pharmaceuticals is hoping to be the first to provide a safe weight loss pill for those who are allergic to exercise. The product is called lorcaserin and has been shown to provide weight loss, reduce cholesterol and increase sex drive. …Details
Since fat burning is a slow process, a man can lose 1-2 pounds per week safely and effectively, which means keeping it off for the long term without any rebounding. Women unfortunately do not have the fat burning capacity that men do and therefore can only lose 0.5-1 pound per week. Of course there are…Details
Bodies by Design Fitness Tips Melissa walks you through three important stretches for your lower body muscles – the hip flexors, hamstrings and glutes. Stretching is an important part of fitness that is often neglected. Deep stretches should always be performed AFTER your workout to reduce injury, reduce muscle soreness and restore length to your…Details
I believe a combination of protein is your best bet. Although supplemental whey protein yields the highest biological value, a combination will give you the full spectrum of amino acids (the breakdown of protein), different minerals and vitamins and therefore provide more health benefits. My favourite protein for toning/building muscle and reducing body fat is…Details