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Nutrition - Oil: Coconut vs Olive

Posted on 2016-03-22

If you’re cooking for health (and who isn’t these days?), you’ve probably read a great deal about extra-virgin olive oil for cooking healthy over the years. More recently, though, you may have heard of coconut oil for adding nutritional value to food and cooking light and healthy. But, how do the two really compare when cooking for full flavor and for health? Nutritional Breakdowns of Coconut Oil and Extra Virgin Olive Oil Before moving forward, it’s a good idea to breakdown the basic nutritional components of each oil. (read more)

Injury Prevention for Runners

Posted on 2016-03-18

Injury prevention for runners is a key to keep on pace with training and for general exercise purposes. One injury can take you out of the game for a long time and destroy the endurance and strength you’ve worked so hard to build. To help prevent running-related injuries, we interviewed several top running bloggers to get their perspectives and experiences on minimizing risk through cadence, footwear, and foot-strike mechanics. (read more)

Using Your Treadmill to Train for Your Next Race

Posted on 2016-03-14

Whether it’s training for the 10th 100-mile ultramarathon or getting ready for a first half marathon, distance runners know that regular endurance training is the key to maintaining strength and stamina. They also know that variety is important for maximum benefit, and a fantastic treadmill workout can offer that diversity. These exercises should be regularly intermixed with the rest of your training regimen to help you take advantage of what treadmills can offer serious runners. (read more)

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. (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)