Health and Fitness News

New Research shows clean labels are now more important than ever!

Chula Vista, CA March 29th, 2016 Nutritional Supplement Manufacturers (NSM), a formulator of dietary supplements continues to set the standard for nutritional manufacturing by producing quality supplements without flow agents.

In today’s health-conscious world, consumers are now more aware than ever before of the negative effects of preservatives and chemicals.

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.

The summer is here, and it’s time to get up, get out and play! In honor of National Physical Fitness and Sports Month, I encourage you to assess your health and fitness lifestyle. Evaluate your daily activities. Is there room for growth? If your day-to-day routine feels stale, ramp it up with fitness classes and sports you enjoy! This is the perfect time to include your friends and family in a newer and enriched healthy lifestyle. After all, life is a beautiful ride..

Sports and athletics play a huge role in American life. Interestingly, states vary greatly on how much emphasis they place on sports and personal fitness. At Retale, we were curious about how much game each state's got – from how often individuals work out or play team sports, to the number of Olympic medals each state can lay claim to as their own. We've collected data that calculates how “sporty” each state might be. So which U.S. state is the sportiest? Here is the breakdown of our results and rankings.

The Newest in Wearable Tech Changes the Game by Providing Access to Convenient Personal Training for Everyone

Timed with its’ official product launch, SMARTFit Bands announced today, signed partnership with Celebrity Trainer Shawnee Harkins.

SMARTFit Bands, the latest in the Bluetooth wearable wristbands were developed by HQE Systems, Inc. in partnership with Harkins, to assist fitness minded consumers with achieving their specific physical goals. Harkins has developed personal training programs that are easily communicated through the band helping consumers stay on track, while easily chronicling their own physical activities, daily caloric intake and sleep cycle.

I get frequently asked about high cholesterol and the foods associated: eggs, shrimp, steak, butter and the list goes on. Let’s start with a quick recap of what cholesterol does and why we should start loving and appreciating all of its wonders. Cholesterol is needed for the synthesis of bile acids, which aid in many absorption roles.


Yes. That’s right. The weight loss industry wants you to be afraid of ketosis so you will stay heavy and need to buy more crap to try to get lean! Oh yeah. And grain producers & food companies want this too, because then you will be a “heavy user”. – YES. That’s what people who consume high amounts of their food products are called! This was first revealed in 2004’s Super Size Me.

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.

In a recent post I discussed the Real Danger in Diet (part 1) was SUGAR.

Today, I will briefly touch on the other Real Danger in Diet (part 2) which is: GRAINS.

The bottom line is that grains contain highly addictive compounds and most are milled (i.e. ground into very fine powders) & pressed into shapes, etc… all of which causes them to become very highly refined carbohydrates.

Are you so busy with the holiday season that you can’t find time to eat right and exercise?

Don’t worry!

You can always use a protein shake such as Rx Meal to supply a healthy on-the-run meal replacement. Consuming a high-protein, moderate-carb, and low-fat meal about every three to four hours will aid in producing optimum fat-burning results and help you keep a stable weight. Rx Meal mixes easily and conveniently with water or milk and contains a wide array of vitamins and minerals as well as added fiber.

Recently the Obesity Society released results about intake patterns in the US and the following article was written about that.

It’s nice that it’s finally being acknowledged that the increase in sugar consumption has happened over the last 30 years!! Actually, it’s been increasing for much longer than that.

Our clocks were turned back and with that, a large number of people began to feel more down now that this shift has occurred. Often, we refer to this feeling as the “winter blues”. Some people will feel down for the duration of the shorter winter days, and then brighten again in the longer summer days, while others are much more negatively affected by the time change.

Protein is hot. Now officially the next wonder ingredient to be oversold and marketed by corporate food giants that focus on making ordinary products for the maddening crowd. You can even find these products at the local grocery store next to the Honey Bunches and Fruity Pebbles.

If you have been into fitness/nutrition any time during the last 30-years, you know the belief that protein intake is fundamental to good health isn’t new. In my view those of us who’ve been committed to fitness are responsible for creating the demand for products with more protein.

Being the first day of October, fall is in the air and pumpkins are everywhere! Everyone is buzzing about costume shopping and party prepping, and it’s only a matter of days before caramel apples, pumpkin bread, and buckets of Halloween candy start showing up in your life. Here’s some tips to protect yourself against the weight gain.

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