How 2 Lose Weight ?

*information obtained from African American Healthy by Richard Walker Jr, M.D Excess weight creates a vicious circle that perpetuates type 2 diabetes. Being overweight causes insulin resistance in your muscles/fat tissues, which in turn forces your system to secret more insulin. When you have increased insulin in your blood, it makes you more overweight because … Continue reading How 2 Lose Weight ?

When You Exercise?

*information obtained from African American Healthy by Richard Walker Jr, M.D Every time you exercise, your body requires extra energy, which it takes in the form of glucose in your blood. Glucose sources: grapes, blueberries, mangoes, raspberries, apples, blackberries, papaya, cherries, peaches, dates, pears and plums. Glucose is the basic source of energy for all … Continue reading When You Exercise?

Do I Have Health?

*information obtained from Eight Weeks To Optimum Health by Andrew Weil, M.D Health is Wholeness & Balance, an inner resilience that allows you to meet the demands of living without being overwhelmed. If you have that kind of resilience, you can experience the inevitable interactions with germs and not get infections, you can be in … Continue reading Do I Have Health?

Food Tips Before Workout

There are numerous things you can consume before going to the gym. However, everything doesn't supply you with energy like carbs and Vitamin B1 does. If you're looking for FASTER FULFILLING ENERGY, I recommend consuming carbohydrates with Vitamin B1. Carbohydrates: 1st source converted to energy Vitamin B1: helps convert carbs into energy Carbohydrates + Vitamin … Continue reading Food Tips Before Workout

6 Secrets to FLEXIBILITY

The most FLEXIBLE people are gymnasts, dancers and martial artists. You might have tried numerous things, tricks and tips to help you increase your flexibility. Everyone is flexible, however some are more flexible because of the way they train. The key strategies they use that we don't are: Loaded Stretching Ballistic Stretching Target tissue work … Continue reading 6 Secrets to FLEXIBILITY

Glycemic Index v. Glycemic Load

Glycemic refers to glucose or sugar in the blood. High glycemic foods cause the blood sugar to rise tremendously compared to lower glycemic foods. Glycemic Index: How quickly blood sugar levels in the blood rise after eating food Per Serving: High Glycemic Index: 70 or more Medium Glycemic Index: 56 - 69 Low Glycemic Index: … Continue reading Glycemic Index v. Glycemic Load