The Vitamins and Minerals You Need

The Vitamins and Minerals You Need

Vitamins and minerals are organic compounds that are required by the body in minute amounts to support growth and health. Vitamins and minerals themselves are not used as energy or building blocks but are essential in helping the body use those nutrients that do. Most vitamins and minerals are provided in the foods that we […]

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Tips for Improved Nutrition and Performance

Tips for Improved Nutrition and Performance

Avoid the fat-free trap Remember that the total amount of calories contained in a food is more important than the amount of fat when dealing with excess energy storage. Avoid Processed foods These foods contain large amounts of refined carbohydrates, saturated fats and sodium. Spread your protein consumption over 5-6 small meals a day The […]

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More Advice on How to Stay Healthy

More Advice on How to Stay Healthy

6. Control Portions with Low Glycemic Index (GI) Foods • The GI index is used to measure how quickly the body converts certain foods into sugar to be stored in muscle tissue. • Low GI foods break down slowly providing sustained energy and prevents an extreme drop in blood sugar (hypoglycemia) that can lead to […]

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Healthy Eating

Healthy Eating

Eating clean is a constant challenge when I’m invited to people’s homes for dinner. I want to be polite and enjoy the meals they’ve prepared, but I don’t want to throw off my personal fitness goals and indulge in too much high-calorie cuisine. How can I balance my social life with my commitment to nutrition […]

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Feel-Better Soup

Feel-Better Soup

by Laleh Yaghoubi Nutrients like vitamin D and zinc help stave off the cold and flu, but what should you eat if you get sick? Brew up a bowl of this feel-better soup! It includes six immunity-boosting ingredients that help you get back to work, and the fitness gym, sooner. 1. Boil a cup of […]

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Running

Running

RUNNING FOR FUN Running doesn’t always have to be a chore.  La Jolla Health Fitness Center Gyms is located in one of the most beautiful cities in the country, take advantage of it!  Get off the road once in a while and head for the beach, running trails, parks, etc.  Mix it up a bit […]

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