Growing up, I can remember my mother saying the following: “Sit up straight boy, stop slouching, do not bend over like that because you will end up with terrible posture.” As a young boy, I had no idea of what she meant. In hindsight, my mother was right (and a great educator too)! In today’s day and age of technology, less activity and overall laziness, the importance of good posture is at all time high.
Preworkout nutrition is all about carbohydrates for exercise performance. The key word is energy. Post workout nutrition has three main purposes: replenish glycogen, increase protein synthesis and decrease protein breakdown. In one word: recovery. Recommendations would be would be nuts and seeds, dried fruits, and whole grains and vegetables.
For pre-workout fuel, consider fruit, cereal, whole wheat toast with nut butters or eggs, or fruit based smoothies. As a beverage, chocolate milk is a good recovery choice.
We have had a rather snowy and cold winter in New England, but we can see the beginnings of spring. I actually felt happy the other day as the snow melted and I could see the mud underneath. This also means that the cold and snowy walks my dog and I have been taking will slowly be morphing into longer, less bundled, strolls in the woods. I would like to share today my recipe for granola. This is not a low calorie, low fat snack. This is something lightweight, needing no refrigeration, and packed with protein and fiber.
As some of you may already know, this month is Nutrition Awareness Month. The name itself says that we should create more awareness towards nutrition. That could go along the lines of just saying mindful eating.In short, you need to be aware of food. You need to start with the basics and that means you need to know food is just energy. Seriously. Food is nothing more than fuel.
Updated Nutrition Guide. Calculate how many calories you should be eating, info on portion sizes, reading a nutrition label, dining out tips and I tackle some nutrition myths. Download your copy at the link below http://blog.ideafit.com/files/user_upload/1176988.pdf
Sofia was inducted into the "National Honor Society " on Tuesday with a GPA of 3.8! She is not only smart but she is also one of the "good guys"! She is a very caring and beautiful persons I know! She is also a wonderful client and always gives it her all! Congratulations Sofia! #Thetrainer #insideoutfitness #kidsfunctionalfitnessprogram #personaltrainer #functionaltraining http://www.rickinsideoutfitness.vpweb.com
Things are coming together! Getting excited about what I can do with this 51 year old body! #Thetrainer #insideoutfitness #hoodriver #personaltrainer #functionaltraining #fitness #CanadianDeathRace2015 #fatfighters6