Frank Plasso

Whey protein can help with muscle building, toning, weight loss, osteoporosis, bone density, lowering blood sugar and boosting metabolism. Many studies have shown that whey protein can possibly help increase strength, gain muscle, and lose significant amounts of body fat. Proteins are the building blocks of the fibers in the muscles.

"It’s my metabolism." We all use that one. Now that I have personally long passed the magical 40 milestone, it feels like my metabolism has slowed to a snail’s pace. I get the biggest laugh when people have told me that they can eat whatever they want and never gain weight. Now that they are older, many of them are out of shape and overweight.

June is Men’s Health Month, honored nationwide as a time to bring awareness to preventable health problems and encourage early lifestyle changes to impact long-term overall health.

The Men's Health Network (MHN) reports men have a higher rate of death for most of the leading causes of death like heart disease, cancer, accidents, chronic lower respiratory disease, cerebrovascular disease, diabetes, pneumonia and influenza.

Amino acids are the building blocks of protein. The best three branched chain amino acids (also known as BCAAs) are Leucine, Isoleucine and Valine. When we talk about a nutrition supplement, BCAAs are the most valuable of the whole bunch. They help our bodies recover from workouts by reducing protein breakdown within the muscles; and they naturally increase testosterone and growth hormone, the body’s most important fat-fighting and muscle-building hormones. They work very efficiently when you are dieting in order to lose weight.

1. Exercise

The more time spent exercising and the more vigorous the exercise, the more calories you burn. During the window after exercising, the body’s metabolic rate is increased for a time period. There is a residual benefit of a higher metabolic rate directly resulting from exercise.

If you just can’t seem to lose those last 10-15 pounds or you have hit a plateau in your weight loss goals, it may be time to clean things up.

When our bodies absorb toxins, they coat them in fat to prevent them from causing harm to our system. As a self-defense mechanism, the body will not allow the fat that protects itself from the toxin to be removed. For if the fat is removed, the toxins are allowed to freely cause harm or illness to our body. How to fix this? Remove the toxins.

Recent studies by the National Institutes of Health show that people who eat four to five small meals a day weigh less, and have better overall health than those who eat only two to three times a day. However, proper portion control and the nutrient density of the foods consumed is, at least, equally important as the hours between eating.

Love is in the air in February and it’s time to show a little love for your heart! After all, February is American Heart Month. Did you know that cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death in the United States? One in every three deaths is from heart disease and stroke, that’s equal to 2,200 deaths per day. Obviously eating the right foods and exercising daily is significant, but let’s examine the most important supplements for your heart health.

Our bodies have been created with a beautiful synergy of movement. We can bend and flex in all sorts of ways and push ourselves to new levels. The fitness journey is full of all sorts of turns, angles, and speed bumps along the way. As you exercise and work the tissue, some breakdown can naturally occur. This can lead to inflammation, stiffness, soreness, and in some cases can restrict the freedom of movement we once enjoyed. In addition, as our bodies age, the production of cartilage can decrease, causing that once cushy joint to have less cartilage leaving us with pain in places we aren’t used to. By adding some simple supplements to your routine, you can avoid these common ailments.

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