To all those feeling guilty after a Christmas calorie blowout, just remember, a couple of days of binging will not hurt your progress.
First off, Merry Christmas and Healthy New Year to you readers of this and other weekly columns that appear in the Stabroek News.
Already suffering from the seasonal sniffles? With the arrival of cold and flu season, you may be tempted to turn to immune-boosting supplements like Emergen-C to save you from a sore throat, runny nose, body aches, and the other energy-sapping side effects of the year-end bug.
You probably know that vitamin D plays a role in the health of your bones and your immune system, along with reducing the risk of heart disease, cancer, diabetes, and multiple sclerosis.
Get rid of the alarm clock. It’s perhaps the single most effective thing you can do to sleep better and feel better.
In my last column, I touched on tips for a better night’s rest.
Whether in the gym or in public, I get asked a lot about tips for a good night’s rest.
Whether your aim is to improve overall health, get fit, or just stay a few steps ahead of the aging process, turning to the wealth of resources available online is one of the first things most people do.
If you’re lifting heavy, it’s going to take a toll on your muscles.
Eating healthy doesn’t necessarily translate to weight loss A common complaint I hear: “But I’ve been eating healthier these past few weeks, all organic, natural foods and I can’t seem to lose weight.
The ‘bad boy’ hormone also known as ‘test’ representing male muscles and sex drive has been proven to profoundly influence health and disease as well as predict behaviour in both sexes.
Coffee and caffeine are controversial subjects in nutrition, even more so in different gym circles.
Last week, I spoke about fats and advised readers to go about choosing the best healthy fat sources for consumption.
There is absolutely no need to avoid or fear certain types of foods.
This week, I want to address flexible dieting and protein shakes. One of the worst things about an extremely restricted diet is the inevitable binge or cheat day.
If I had $5,000 for every time I was asked if someone can burn fat and build muscle simultaneously, I would probably be a rich guy.
Last week alcohol and bodybuilding was discussed. This week is somewhat of a continuation.
The Caribbean Premier League (CPL), dubbed the biggest party in sport, just concluded in Guyana and some of the biggest alcoholic beverage companies in the Caribbean partnered with the Amazon Warriors.
In this week’s column, we will discuss the benefits of green tea and tips to get rid of love handles.
Have you ever weighed yourself before and then after a workout? Depending on how hard you trained, you could have lost anywhere from half to a couple of pounds during your workout.
This week we will continue to look at nutrition, exploring some foods which will fuel your workouts and along with the exercises, aid in your fitness efforts.
Last week’s column debunked the myth of spot reduction in problem areas. This week, I will continue to address some of the most common myths to help educate and improve your nutrition choices and practices.
As part of my July-August series, let me challenge a myth that always sees the light of day at this time of the year: spot reduction.
Exercising is important in life for health of mind and body, but there are also other things that are just as equally if not even more important.
‘Summer’ or the July/August holidays, as we know it, is here. It’s that time of year where there are more pool, creek and beach parties.
There might be times in your fitness journey when you get to a stage where the only thing moving is you.
As we discussed food last week, let us stay on topic. What is an athlete’s best on-the-go food that he/she can drink, which optimizes protein intake?
We all know that a glass or two of red wine may lead to an interesting evening, but what other foods can we incorporate into our lives if we wish to increase our mood and libido?
If you have been around fitness circles for any length of time, you are probably no stranger to the infamous ‘summer cut’.
In last week’s column, I dealt with how a lack of sleep can affect one’s fitness goals.
According to gym lore, you should train at least three times a week if you want to gain muscle or build strength.
Using the same weights or machines can become monotonous and boring and nothing kills an exercise regime like monotony.
Are you looking to lose a few extra pounds and start the day with energy?
Whether your bodybuilding and fitness goals involve losing fat or gaining muscle, it is my opinion that your chances of success will increase greatly if you include L-carnitine in your arsenal.
I have been experiencing bouts of insomnia for the past couple of nights perhaps stemming from the fact that I am preparing to compete again in a few days in Suriname.
Have you heard about the ‘afterburner effect’? Do you know what it is and how to use it?
Have you ever been drinking a beverage and noticed that it says it contains zero calories?
Resistance training for women has been undergoing a massive re-birth in fitness culture over the last few years.
The sacrifices you’ve made for a slimmer body! So where’s the slimmer body, already?
Don’t drink your calories Here is why eating your calories is better than drinking them.
Often we come across all sorts of dieting protocols and countless testimonials about how these approaches work; each one of these diets seems to be better than the next.
While most people continue to focus on spot-reduction techniques for problem areas (which don’t work), real progress is made in the kitchen.
Why would anyone want a smaller waist? For starters, the circumference of your waist correlates with your risk of metabolic disease, type 2 diabetes and obesity.
‘Mash’, Trinidad Carnival or that special event that you have to attend is right around the corner.
I hope you were able to put last week’s tips on how to sleep better and make your night’s rest dreamier to the test with good results.
I have been receiving a lot of emails lately from readers asking about remedies for sleeping better, since a good night’s sleep has been hard to come by.
We have all been there at some stage; our first month in the gym is usually filled with excitement, enthusiasm and learning correct form.
There is no denying that improving your health can take a bit of effort, organization, planning and dedication.
Last week, we looked at the fact that you made the decision to pursue and achieve fitness goals in 2017.
Some of you reading this have already decided that you are going to wait for some time in 2017 to start taking control of your health and fitness by eating right and incorporating exercises into your regimen.