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Heart Rates To Aim For On Your Treadmill

Posted on 2016-03-08

It’s easy to get on a treadmill, put in your 30 minutes at a comfortable pace, and not really think about whether your workout is intense enough to get you to your fitness goals. Here is where the value of measuring your heart rate comes into play. Using your age, desired outcome, and current physical condition, you can determine what heart rate zone is best for you. 1. Figure out your resting heart rate Your resting heart rate is determined by the number of times your heart beats every second. (read more)


Nutrition: White Vs. Brown Rice

Posted on 2016-03-03

Rice is rice, right? Wrong. Just like other foods within the food pyramid, there are a number of nutritional differences between white rice and brown rice. Nutritional Breakdown To begin to understand the differences between brown rice and white rice, it’s important to learn about the nutrition facts of both. The table below illustrates the nutritional value highlights of both brown and white rice. 1 Cup Serving Brown Rice (long-grain, cooked) White Rice (long-grain, regular, cooked) Calories 216 205 Manganese 1.8 mg 0.7 mg Selenium 19.1 mcg 11.9 mcg Magnesium 83.9 mg 19.0 mg Potassium 83.9 mg 55.3 mg Carbohydrates 45 grams 45 grams Fiber 4 grams 1 gram Protein 5 grams 4 grams A line-by-line look at this table clearly shows a significantly higher nutritional value of brown rice over white rice. (read more)


Amazing Post Workout Benefits of Chocolate Milk

Posted on 2016-03-02

You’ve just got done with your workout and you’re feeling great, but now that you’re home you notice that dreaded sweet-tooth is starting to act up again. You just had an amazing workout and you don’t want it to go to waste by eating that chocolate bar you have saved in the cupboard, so you reach dubiously for that sports drink. Believe it or not, there is a way to curve that sweet-tooth craving as well as replenish some needed nutrients and it is as simple as making up a nice cold glass of chocolate milk. (read more)


Skip the juice, eat the whole fruit

Posted on 2016-02-26

Americans are eating more fruit than ever. In 1970, American’s consumed 34.7 pounds of fresh fruit per person. In 2010, that number had jumped to 46.5 pounds per person, an increase of over 30 percent. This is proof that many of us are taking healthy eating seriously. When it comes to fresh fruit, bananas and apples are at the top of America’s most popular fresh fruit list. On average, we each consumed 10.4 pounds of bananas in 2010 and we each ate 9.5 pounds of fresh apples. (read more)


How to Track your Eating

Posted on 2016-02-25

Weight loss is a process that requires careful management of your dietary habits as well as regular exercise. While it seems simple in theory, counting calories and tracking the foods you eat with a calorie calculator is often more complicated and annoying than you might think when starting a weight loss plan. Fortunately, tools and options are available that make it easy to track your caloric intake without wasting time writing in a journal, using a calculator to tally up your total, or following a complicated and stressfully strict diet plan. (read more)


How to Read a Nutrition Label

Posted on 2016-02-18

Nutrition labels are a part of the packaging of every prepared food product purchased in the United States. These “Nutrition Facts” can be found of the sides of boxed foods, on jar labels, and on the sides of cans. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) says that over 50 percent of us read nutrition labels, at least before the first time we purchase a product. A Brief History The history of the nutrition label can be traced back to 1862 when President Lincoln appointed Charles M. (read more)