Branched-chain amino acids, often referred to as BCAAs within the fitness community, are three amino acids that play a big role in your body's daily function and also have a major impact on your workout performance results. The three amino acids that are classified as BCAAs are leucine, isoleucine, and valine
From the time we are young girls, we are taught that our looks determine our worth. If you are lucky, you learn early on that this is simply not true. Unfortunately, I have found that many of us suffer from equating our worth with our looks well into our golden years - which to me, is really, really sad.
One of my friends said the other day, “I don’t want people to know that I am in menopause. They treat you differently and secretly roll their eyes. You know the one, it just makes you feel bad about yourself.”Menopause And The StigmaThis surprised me. I look at menopause as a natural occurrence in life, just like starting your period when you begin puberty. But now that I think about it…menopause is a whole different beast.
It was the middle of July in the sweltering, unforgiving Texas heat and my football coach was making the team run 200 meter sprint repeats at the END of practice. As you can imagine, we were all thrilled and no one complained at all.
There’ve been a few times (maybe more) when I’ve been shown up by a woman in the weight room. Rather than being embarrassed by this, this inspires me to work harder because let’s face it, most men don’t like losing to a woman.More and more women of today are mixing it up with the men in the weight room and are stepping away from the cardio machines. They’re also being celebrated for their athletic achievements on and off the field and not just for the way they look.
Yo-yo dieting may increase the risk for coronary heart disease and sudden cardiac death in post-menopausal women, according to a study presented to the American Heart Association on Tuesday. Although previous research focused on the heart risks associated with obesity, study leader Dr. Somwail Rasla of Memorial Hospital of Rhode Island questioned whether women with normal weights could be putting their hearts in danger by on-and-off dieting.
The following fat burning foods I eat frequently.1. PeppersBring on the hot stuff! A compound in peppers helps increase your calorie & fat burn. I eat peppers in some form several times weekly. Chili pepper spice is great to throw in to your dishes!2. Cheese