Because we are all metabolically unique. Not everyone processes foods the same way. Some of us metabololize carbohydrates slowly and some quickly. Either of these tendencies, along with countless others, can result in weight gain. The key to weight management is to achieve metabolic balance and which combination of nutrients (i.e., fat, protein and carbs) needed to achieve this state is different for everyone. The key is to determine which foods and combinations of foods are ideal for your body … Read More
Which cardiovascular exercise burns the most calories?
The real issue here is how hard are you working? The method of cardiovascular exercise is not nearly as important as the intensity and duration of the exercise. Sure, the elliptical machine may feel more strenuous then the treadmill. But this is because you have not done the elliptical trainer often enough for your body to adapt to it. Once your body adapts to the motion and intensity of the elliptical trainer, it will feel no more strenuous the treadmill. … Read More
What is the best way to work my abdominal muscles?
The three rules of ab work: intensity, intensity, intensity! The best way to work your abs is to contract them as hard as you can during the entire set of exercises you happen to be doing for them. The trick is to be able to breathe from your diaphram while squeezing your abs. Also, don’t get hung up on just doing ab crunches until your bored to death. Ab crunches are only one way to work the abs and their … Read More
Should I be eating more soy for better health?
For years now, the wholistic health world has been promoting soy-based products as a good source of protein. Various health benefits, such as cancer prevention and hormonal support, have also been associated with soy. These claims have been predominately attributed to the isoflavones or phytoestrogens found in soy. In fact, the general recommendation has been to consume at least 30 grams of soy per day. We at In Good Health promoted soy protein powders, which have since become hugely popular. … Read More
Do I Really Need Supplements?
In an ideal world, we would get all the vitamins, minerals, and other nutrients we need from whole foods without having to take concentrated amounts of these substances in pill or capsule form. This was possible 100 or even 50 years ago when our foods were grown on fertile soils, were unrefined an unprocessed, and contained all the nutrients nature intended them to contain. Unfortunately, our foods are more processed and refined than they used to be, they … Read More