Muscles

What’s the Deal with Whey Protein?

If you’ve been working out or trying to eat healthy, you’ve probably come across whey protein. In fact, whey protein is something we often get asked about during nutritional counseling. If you’ve been thinking about supplementing with whey protein, or if you have any questions about it, we’re here to help. Here’s the skinny on whey protein and how it relates to a healthy body. What is whey protein? Whey protein is the protein...

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Dealing With Athletic Injuries to Muscles and Joints

For many of us, muscle injury is something we’ve dealt with at one point or another. No matter what your level of fitness or your activity, muscle injury can occur at any time. However, there are some things that you can do to prevent things like pulled muscles, strained backs, or bum knees, like: Drinking enough water Making sure to do a warm up before exercise Doing a cool down after exercise Staying properly nourished by eating a...

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What To Do About Stress: Meditate!

Stress. Everyone experiences it at one time or another and some experience it all the time. Stress can be a terrible feeling but it can also be affecting your health. Chronic stress can affect your blood pressure and mental health, not to mention diet and sleeping habits. Several studies have been conducted showing the benefits of meditation in regards to lowering blood pressure and improving mental health. With meditation, you can help relieve...

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Exercise: The Fountain of Youth?

In a recent piece by New York Times health writer Gretchen Reynolds, she mentioned a very startling discovery that may get many people exercising. According to her report, Dr. Mark Tarnopolsky, a professor of pediatrics at McMaster University, discovered in an experiment that exercise kept a strain of mice from becoming gray prematurely. However, that wasn’t the miraculous part. These mice were actually genetically programmed to grow old at an...

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