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Calculating your Body Fat Percentage, is it Reliable?

In today’s article, you will find out what bioimpedance is, what we measure with this tool and its reliability. What is a bioimpedance study? Health professionals have long been aware of two basic facts that affect the health of the population: The first is that, despite the great social inertia it entails, weight alone is not a good indicator of health, except in extreme cases. The second fact follows from the first: it is body composition, the relative amount of body fat and lean mass, which actually conditions the health, functionality and aesthetics of the patient or client in question.… Read More »Calculating your Body Fat Percentage, is it Reliable?

Dear Cassey: Are sweaty workouts causing my breakouts?

Hey disappointed, I can hear you completely !! It’s so frustrating when you gain that nice sweaty workout glow only to turn into a breakout later. The good news is that there are a few changes you can make to help your face stay clear without slowing down your workouts! Yay! Train with a CLEAN face! It seems obvious to wash your face after training, but it is just as important to wash it BEFORE training! Any makeup, dirt, or oil that is left on your face will clog your pores as you work. If you are doing your workout… Read More »Dear Cassey: Are sweaty workouts causing my breakouts?

086: Creating a powerful and purpose-driven life with Tony Horton

Oh friends. I try not to fade the girls too much … but I have to say it’s pretty hard to do right now. TONY HORTON IS ON PODCAST! If you haven’t listened to an episode yet, take a look at this one! Also, if you are a fan of the pod, please take a second to leave a review or a rating – it would help me a lot and help me keep booking such amazing guests. Here’s a little more on Tony: Tony Horton is the hugely popular creator of America’s most successful fitness program, P90X®. He’s also… Read More »086: Creating a powerful and purpose-driven life with Tony Horton

Hulk Hogan: One of The Most Influential Wrestlers in the World, Weighing Up To 137 Kg

A muscular guy with a characteristic biker beard who has won the hearts of fans as a wrestler, musician, actor and showman. This is how you may recognize Hulk Hogan – a former wrestling star who, when in his best shape, weighed 137 kg at a height of 201 cm. These large numbers earned huge respect in many of Hogan’s opponents. In today’s article, we’ll take a look at where this bearded guy came from, what he went through, and how he can win your sympathies. His first love was baseball, followed by music Hulk Hogan, real name Terrence “Terry”… Read More »Hulk Hogan: One of The Most Influential Wrestlers in the World, Weighing Up To 137 Kg

Welcome WNBF Indonesia – World Natural Bodybuilding Federation

A very warm welcome to President Sabillah Nur Amandika (Dika), Vice President Agis Nariansyah and Councilor Hairi Soewarso. The organization was founded on April 25, 2021 in Jarkata, Indonesia. A message from the President; We are very happy to join forces with the WNBF and its incredible team of global affiliates. I have been a personal trainer for over 12 years and am a full time member of Fistz MediaStar. I have had the opportunity to participate in local and international bodybuilding and physical events, but none of them have been tested for doping. Myself, my friends and many bodybuilding… Read More »Welcome WNBF Indonesia – World Natural Bodybuilding Federation

2021 INBF Springmania Natural Championships – World Natural Bodybuilding Federation

Men’s bodybuildingOpen 1. Marc Troiano2. Lindsey Fink3. Tome Coleman Men’s bodybuildingMasters 40+ 1. Marc Troiano2. Lindsey Fink3. Rich Laskin4. Tome Coleman Men’s physicsOpen 1. Brian Loh2. Andy Zhou3. Evan Steinkirsher4. Reason Chen5. James McGovern Female Bodybuilding 1. Erica O’Neil2. Melissa Little3. Lisa Arpino4. Jessica Favreau5. Johanna Rodriguez Female BodybuildingMasters 40+ 1. Melissa Little2. Linda Mancini Open cut body 1. Gabriella Pimentel2. Erica O’Neil3. Kristen Giorgi4. Aileen Clément5. Erin Letsky6. Silva Crystal7. Lisa Arpino8. Alyssa Taranto Master-shaped body 1. Aileen Clément2. Kristen Giorgi3. Tara Patterson4. Kristine Folcik5. Tisia Ciesluk6. Linda Mancini Open figure 1. Thérèse Pierre2. Jamie Paling3. Julie Diasparra4. Gabrielle… Read More »2021 INBF Springmania Natural Championships – World Natural Bodybuilding Federation

Welcome WNBF Ireland – World Natural Bodybuilding Federation

A very warm welcome to WNBF Ireland President Finbarr Murphy and Vice President Lill Curtis. WNBF Ireland was established on May 24, 2021 in the city of Wexford, Ireland. A message from the President; I am delighted to have the opportunity to bring the WNBF to Ireland with my amazing wife Lill. We have been dedicated to the natural bodybuilding movement in Ireland for several years now and have loved seeing the sport grow around the world. Strength training has always been a passion for me as has my former boxing career, but several years ago I really refocused on… Read More »Welcome WNBF Ireland – World Natural Bodybuilding Federation

2021 INBF Natural Connecticut Championships – World Natural Bodybuilding Federation

Novice bikini 1st Nicolette Talbert2nd Ishana Caputo3rd Heather Manello Men’s bodybuildingTeens (15-19) 1st Matthieu Rohaly Men’s bodybuildingMasters Men 40+ 1st Jeffery Hanson2nd John Peterson3rd Earl Carpenter Masters Figure 40+ 1st Joséphine Fray-Oates2nd Shelia Coleman Bikini Masters 40+ 1st Heather Manello2nd Beth Bochicchio3rd Tonya N. Johnson Men’s bodybuildingGrand Masters 50+ 1st Jeffrey Hanson2nd John Peterson3rd Earl Carpenter Female BodybuildingOpen 1st Danielle Petroni2nd ebony Lewis Fit body 1st Marissa Marchetti2nd Shelia Coleman3rd ebony Lewis TIPS OF THE DAY HOW TO GET TONE AND FIT FASTER GET YOUR ABS & OBLIQUE SHREDDED FASTER Top Selling Muscle Stimulators | BEST EMS Advice of the… Read More »2021 INBF Natural Connecticut Championships – World Natural Bodybuilding Federation

2021 INBF Columbia Classic & WNBF Invitational – World Natural Bodybuilding Federation

Female BodybuildingStart 1 Maddie McConnell2 Lindsey Jaworski3 Karen Lesetmore4 Mindy Staudinger5 Victoria Feiten Female BodybuildingOpen 1 Heidi Speckmaier2 Michelle Pullar3 Heather Moore4 Anna Kay Yamada Female BodybuildingNovice 1 Lindsey Jaworski2 Karen Lesetmore Female BodybuildingMaster 40+ 1 Heidi Speckmaier2 Heather Moore3 Anna Kay Yamada4 Karen Lesetmore5 Michelle BarbierMindy StaudingerVictoria feiten Men’s bodybuildingStart 1 Zach Childers2 Chris Pietsch Men’s bodybuildingOpen 1 Fred Mortimer2 Luc Tisserand3 Joshua Zhou4 Daniel Lara5 Milad Beinabadi Men’s bodybuildingNovice 1 Chris Peitsch2 Tucker Anderson3 Joseph Alicea4 Levi Plumlee Men’s bodybuildingMaster 40+ 1 Joseph Alicea TIPS OF THE DAY HOW TO GET TONE AND FIT FASTER GET YOUR ABS… Read More »2021 INBF Columbia Classic & WNBF Invitational – World Natural Bodybuilding Federation

Cause of Stomach Cramps While Running

Running is a high impact sport, which means that not only our muscles and joints take up the load, but our organs also bounce back. It makes sense that this constant movement could lead to digestive issues for many runners. This is often spoken of in connection with runners ‘trots or less pleasantly named runners’ diarrhea. But the truth is, you don’t have to have a full bathroom situation to have pretty uncomfortable feelings. There are a number of potential causes and solutions for an upset stomach while running that apply whether you are a beginner or experienced runner. It… Read More »Cause of Stomach Cramps While Running

How to Calculate it and Why it is Important to know Ours

VO2 MAX is a measure of the performance of an athlete or sportsman. What is VO2Max? VO2 Max is a measurement factor used to quantify the performance of an athlete. Strictly defined as the amount (volume) of oxygen you consume during high-intensity sports activity. It is considered the best indicator to express cardiovascular endurance. The higher the VO2 Max, the better the performance. VO2 Max is expressed in milliliters of oxygen used in one minute per kg of body weight (mL / kg / min). How to calculate VO2 Max Considering the nature of these tests, it is recommended to… Read More »How to Calculate it and Why it is Important to know Ours

Latest Trunk Club – The Fitnessista

Sharing my last Trunk Club shipment, what I kept + what came back. This article is by no means sponsored, but you can use my referral link for $ 50 off your first trunk! Autumn is in the airrrrrrr…. Okay, not really. It’s still 100 degrees here, but we can pretend. ?? I’m a summer girl at heart, but something about September makes me a little excited for all things fall. I look forward to Halloween decorations, sweaters, jeans and all the pumpkin stuff. (I slipped a pumpkin on our doorstep as the pilot wasn’t looking and I’ll slowly start… Read More »Latest Trunk Club – The Fitnessista

Nike Vs New Balance | Finding Your Fit

When trying to find your perfect running shoe there’s always a question of which brand is right for you. Nike vs New Balance running shoes is another breakdown of proprietary technologies, fit, and feel.  Both brands have a long history, things people love and things people dislike. Nike has been dominating the elite running world for many years, so the question is do they have shoes for the rest of us? I admit to having a deep love for New Balance as I helped to create their first ever online Wear Test program back in my consulting days! And for… Read More »Nike Vs New Balance | Finding Your Fit

Get The Tea On Turmeric

Turmeric has been used in Ayurveda and other traditional medicines for many years. It is promoted for its anti-inflammatory properties and used as a spice in many popular cuisines. Current research shows that there may be an association between turmeric and its healing properties, however, some studies have conflicting results. What does this mean to you? This means that it may or may not have an effect, but is generally safe in regular amounts. We also know that it tastes great as an iced tea in hot weather. Turmeric Cinnamon Iced Tea Ingredients Oolong tea 1/4 tsp turmeric 1/8 teaspoon… Read More »Get The Tea On Turmeric

Fitness Recipe: Vegan Curry with Tofu & Chickpeas

It’s amazing to watch plant-based meat substitutes slowly being part of people’s menus. We have started adding them to our recipes for multiple benefits, such as discover new flavors. We have prepared a recipe for tofu chickpea curry in which you will not notice the absence of meat. In addition, it prides itself on balanced nutritional values. Let’s cook! These products might interest you: Instructions: Brown the onion in a deeper pan filled with oil until translucent. Add finely chopped garlic and ginger and fry a little more. Then add curry powder, turmeric, garam masala, cinnamon, sauté for a minute… Read More »Fitness Recipe: Vegan Curry with Tofu & Chickpeas

Vitamin D Levels in Basketball: Deficiency and Supplementation

How important is vitamin D to athletes and does it affect their performance? Can vitamin D deficiency lead to injury? I try to explain in the following article how an athlete, especially in a indoor sport like basketball, should take care of vitamin D levels. Be sure and take note of the recommendations on vitamin D and basketball that I give you here. Vitamin D and sport Vitamin D is an essential micronutrient which, although we can synthesize it in the skin from the sun, would not be enough to reach the necessary requirements. Where do you play basketball –… Read More »Vitamin D Levels in Basketball: Deficiency and Supplementation

Healthy Snacks For Toddlers | Safe snack ideas for ages 1-3

Need healthy snack ideas for toddlers? This list is aimed specifically at ages 1-3, with homemade and store-bought ideas for the home and on the go. Hi friends! Let’s talk about healthy snacks for toddlers. In 2015, I wrote an article titled 10 Healthy Toddler Snacks and it was very popular on Pinterest. He has some great ideas so be sure to check him out! I think a lot of the snack idea posts are aimed at kids in general, but there always seem to be a fair amount of ideas that aren’t safe for toddlers, mainly because of the… Read More »Healthy Snacks For Toddlers | Safe snack ideas for ages 1-3

085: Meal prep tips with Cassy Joy Garcia

Hi friends! I’m super excited for today’s episode because I’m chatting with Cassy Joy Garcia from Fed + Fit. I’ve been a huge fan of her blog and cookbooks for years, so I was thrilled when she said she would be on the show to talk about meal planning and healthy living tips. Here’s what we’re talking about in this episode: General information and what inspired her to launch Fed + Fit A pivotal moment when she felt she could take the blog full time, hire a team, etc. Tips and tricks for preparing meals Unmissable family recipes Tips for… Read More »085: Meal prep tips with Cassy Joy Garcia

Healthy Amazon Snacks | Individually Packaged for school

Here are over 25 healthy snacks from Amazon. Perfect if you need healthy, individually wrapped snacks for the classroom, sports teams, etc. Hi friends! Today I am sharing healthy snacks on Amazon. Back to school is here and for some of you that may mean adding the task of providing in-class snacks to your monthly reminders. I have several lists of snacks available to help you out, including: While some people prefer to buy in a store, I know that for others it may be easier to order online. So I’ve put together some healthy snack options that you can… Read More »Healthy Amazon Snacks | Individually Packaged for school

5 Steps To Food Prep

Want to learn how to food prep? These 5 Steps to Food Prep are perfect for a beginner who likes the idea of meal prep but isn’t sure where to start. With a little work, you’ll head into your food prep session with a plan of attack to help you make the most of your time. *Originally published 11/2018. Updated 9/2021* Hi friends! As a Registered Dietitian and busy mom of 3, I consider food prep to be one of my most important healthy living tools. Even just an hour per week can make a huge difference in helping you… Read More »5 Steps To Food Prep

Is the Treadmill or My Watch More Accurate?

You just tune in for an hour on the treadmill with a good run and when you are done, the distance shown on the treadmill and the distance on your running watch are displayed. Which one should you use? The treadmill. This might be the shortest article I’ve ever written, but let’s talk a little more about how to calibrate your watch and why the treadmill will always be the more accurate of the two. Do running watches work on the treadmill? Yes and not really. Every GPS fitness tracker and running watch has an indoor running mode, which would… Read More »Is the Treadmill or My Watch More Accurate?

Do You Need To Drop $200+ On A Massage Gun? 

If recovery is a big part of the recipe for better fitness and overall well-being, then deep tissue massage is an age-old secret ingredient for relieving sore muscles and sore muscles. The emergence of foam rollers has shown that there is more than one way to improve your soft tissue and relieve pain. But, is it possible that there is an even better way? The Theragun by Therabody – and it is a competitor, the HyperGlace Hypervolt – is part of a new trend in fitness products that allows you to deliver “percussion massage therapy” in the palm of your… Read More »Do You Need To Drop $200+ On A Massage Gun? 

Best Trader Joe’s Snacks | 35+ Ideas for kids & adults!

Vous cherchez les meilleures collations Trader Joe’s ? Voici plus de 35 idées de collations saines, des céréales et de la farine d’avoine au maïs soufflé et aux barres granola. Salut les amis! Nous poursuivons notre série de collations saines avec quelques idées de collations saines de Trader Joe’s. Je n’ai pas d’emplacement très près de chez moi, donc je n’y fais mes achats que 3 à 4 fois par an, mais quand j’y vais, je trouve toujours de bonnes choses. Je voulais partager certaines choses que j’ai trouvées lors de mon dernier voyage qui seraient bonnes pour l’heure du… Read More »Best Trader Joe’s Snacks | 35+ Ideas for kids & adults!

Using a Hexagonal Bar to make Deadlifts more efficient

Today we’re going to take a look at a great training tool – the Trap Bar, sometimes referred to as the Hex Bar. If you want to know what it is for and what its benefits are, stick with it until the end! I assure you that after reading the post, you will want to “move a few pounds” with the trap bar; it’s a different kind of feeling, and I’m speaking from experience. What is a trap bar? The trap bar or hex bar owes its name to its shape and has a diamond-shaped outer perimeter and two parallel… Read More »Using a Hexagonal Bar to make Deadlifts more efficient

10 High Protein Snacks Without Protein Powder

I’m sharing 10 high protein snacks that don’t use protein powder. These protein-rich, whole-food snacks will keep you satisfied on the go! While I love a good protein shake and there are some really tasty protein bars on the market, today I want to share a few tasty snack ideas that don’t use fancy protein powders. These simple ideas and recipes are made with whole food ingredients that are packed with protein, naturally! Whether you need to refuel after a workout or are just trying to switch from lunch to dinner during a long day at work, these high protein… Read More »10 High Protein Snacks Without Protein Powder

Healthy Road Trip Snacks | On the go snacks, plane snacks

Need healthy snacks for a road trip? Or just snacks on the go? Whether it’s a vacation, driving for sport, or a day of racing, here are some travel snacks you’ll love! Hey friend! A few years ago, I was asked for car snack ideas that aren’t very messy, so I wrote this article on Low Mess Car Snacks for Kids. I find that a few years later, I still rely heavily on car snacks, so I’m still thinking of new ideas. Also this summer we drove from Ohio to Minnesota with 3 kids ages 6 and under. Believe me… Read More »Healthy Road Trip Snacks | On the go snacks, plane snacks

Diuretics=Death & Destruction | DigitalMuscle.com

By Shawn Ray Diuretics are a known danger to the sport of bodybuilding in fact they have diluted the danger of this drug by commonly calling them “water pills” generally used to rid the body of temporary water retention in order to “make lose weight ”, slim skin and help bodybuilders appear“ drier ”on stage. The number one killer in bodybuilding according to the majority is heart attacks linked to the abuse of diuretics, which begs the question “Why use them in the first place?” »Diuretics are a class of drugs that promote urine production. There are several types of… Read More »Diuretics=Death & Destruction | DigitalMuscle.com

How To Get Rid of Constant Hunger and Cravings?

GET TONE AND FIT FASTER TIPS OF THE DAY We all know the uneasy feeling of hunger in the stomach, loud rumbling within the belly, reduced concentration and mood, and all thoughts turning to food. Being hungry sometimes is perfectly natural, and we certainly shouldn’t be afraid of that feeling. It’s a useful body signal that we should replenish our energy reserves. It’s just as well to have the occasional craving for your favourite chocolate. However, you should wise up if hunger or cravings appear too often and make it difficult for you to function normally. In today’s article, we… Read More »How To Get Rid of Constant Hunger and Cravings?

Birthday Ideas for Adults in Denver

GET TONE AND FIT FASTER TIPS OF THE DAY Anyone can throw a party, what I want are experiences! Memories, laughs and times with the people that matter most and a birthday is the perfect excuse to get everyone involved. While we’ve done some of the easy things like a group hike or camping, there are a number of other great ways to celebrate for those who like a little more adrenaline or just want to be pampered for a day. . These are some of my favorite things that we’ve discovered over the years that can be quick for… Read More »Birthday Ideas for Adults in Denver

Why Mental Fitness Matters – 12 Minute Athlete

GET TONE AND FIT FASTER TIPS OF THE DAY Mental fitness is a term that’s used a lot these days, especially now during the COVID pandemic. Seems like everyone is grappling with Something, and being in good mental shape is more important than ever. But what does it mean to be mentally fit? In psychology, mental form is loosely defined as creating a positive state of well-being and learning to become aware of how we think, behave, and feel. Improving mental fitness has many benefits, such as: Become more aware of your thoughts so that they don’t control you Increase… Read More »Why Mental Fitness Matters – 12 Minute Athlete

Dear Cassey: How long do my workouts need to be?

GET TONE AND FIT FASTER TIPS OF THE DAY Dear Busy Bee, Ahh that’s a great question! Not having time is by far the number one fight I hear about when it comes to exercise. Life is so busy. But if moving your body is a priority, I think anyone can make it work. And you are the perfect example of someone who makes it work! YAY! So let’s talk about short workouts versus longer workouts. Besides the obvious benefit of convenience, there are a lot of great things that come with short workouts! The key is to increase your… Read More »Dear Cassey: How long do my workouts need to be?

Fitness Recipe: Overnight Oats with Pudding & Chocolate Crust

GET TONE AND FIT FASTER TIPS OF THE DAY Are you a gourmet? We believe that food should not only be nutrient but must also taste and look Well. We offer you another recipe for a sweet and nutritious breakfast. And since you are going to prepare it the day before eat it, you can make the most of your morning. Try these oatmeal overnight with pudding and chocolate crust. Let’s prepare them together! These products might interest you: Instructions: To mix together oats with protein, Greek yogurt and milk. To pay porridge in a bowl in which you want… Read More »Fitness Recipe: Overnight Oats with Pudding & Chocolate Crust

Standing Desks – Desks for Working while Standing Up【HSN Blog】

GET TONE AND FIT FASTER TIPS OF THE DAY If you are using a standing desk, leave your experience in the comments and share it with the community. remember that the chair is a silent killer, and that any tool that helps reduce sedentary lifestyles deserves the greatest support from HSN. What is a standing desk? We all know the risks of a sedentary lifestyle, this silent killer who, precisely because he is silent, kills hundreds of thousands of people every year. Fighting it is difficult, not because of idleness or laziness (which is also the case), but because our… Read More »Standing Desks – Desks for Working while Standing Up【HSN Blog】

47 years of training, new workout packs available in the 12MA app, and karate katas

GET TONE AND FIT FASTER TIPS OF THE DAY Happy monday, I was wearing a Gold’s gym sweatshirt the other day while walking my dog, and a guy waved at me across the street with a big smile on his face. He said he and his wife have been attending Gold’s Gym, the iconic Venice Beach gym where Arnold Schwarzenegger was known to train, for 47 years. 47 YEARS !!! Now it’s dedication. It’s also a good reminder to all of us that fitness shouldn’t just be about looking great for beach season or getting six-pack abs temporarily. (In fact,… Read More »47 years of training, new workout packs available in the 12MA app, and karate katas

Fit Team Beta Testing is open!

GET TONE AND FIT FASTER TIPS OF THE DAY Have you wanted to get a taste of Fit Team and what it looks like? Now is the opportunity! Receive a workout and video tutorial delivered to your inbox for the next 4 weeks. Read below for the details! Hi friends! Happy monday! How was the weekend? Ours was good. We went to my dad’s to celebrate his birthday, Liv had a friend for s’mores and swimming, and I did virtual and in-person workouts, in addition to teaching cardio dance. It was an action packed weekend and now we’re back to… Read More »Fit Team Beta Testing is open!

Balance Trainers | Are they Worth the Money?

GET TONE AND FIT FASTER TIPS OF THE DAY Have you sent friends standing on a rocking board at their desks? Or maybe a spongy disc during a workout? What’s wrong with balance trainers and which ones are worth the cost? A balance trainer is simply a wobbly surface that requires you to engage your core and muscles in the foot, ankle, and leg to maintain balance. They’ve been around in various forms for decades, in fact you’ve probably seen that half-stability ball thing called Trainer Bosu at the gym. Do Balance Trainers Work? Yes. The Bosu ball was introduced… Read More »Balance Trainers | Are they Worth the Money?

How To Run A 5K In 30 Minutes

GET TONE AND FIT FASTER TIPS OF THE DAY Completing a 5K in and of itself is a big achievement, but I know that for many, running a 5K in 30 minutes or less is a big goal. It’s as big as this half-marathon of less than two hours… this marker that we have set ourselves as a progress marker and this moment of being a “real runner”. Now you know my position that we are a runner when we decide to run for ourselves, but I like a good goal. Find that place to be comfortable to run a… Read More »How To Run A 5K In 30 Minutes

Alexandra Bring: How Did a Fitness Model Become a Successful Mom Blogger?

GET TONE AND FIT FASTER TIPS OF THE DAY Currently, his social networks are full of lifestyle content. It’s not always the case. Did you know that Alexandra Bring was also one of the fitness models? This beautiful woman was born on March 26, 1990 in Sweden. However, she started to gain public attention no earlier than 2012 and it was as part of her transformation. A year earlier, she had decided to change her life. The skinny party girl, who normally spent weekends snacking and drinking alcohol, slowly turned into muscle fitness model, whose main passion is healthy eating… Read More »Alexandra Bring: How Did a Fitness Model Become a Successful Mom Blogger?

Healthy Snacks At Costco For The Whole Family

GET TONE AND FIT FASTER TIPS OF THE DAY Looking for healthy snacks at Costco? This list includes 50+ options that the whole family will love! Cruchy snacks, high protein snacks, granola bars and more. Hi friends! A couple of years ago I shared a list of our favorite things to buy at Costco. Recently I’ve been getting a lot of requests for snack ideas so I compiled a list of healthy Costco snacks to give you some new ideas.  I’ve tried to include some of the nutrition info that I look at when choosing snacks, including protein, fiber, sugar… Read More »Healthy Snacks At Costco For The Whole Family

Tips for staying in shape on Holiday

GET TONE AND FIT FASTER TIPS OF THE DAY We are already at the heart of summer – so what do I do with my daily life coaching routine? This is one of the questions that all sports enthusiasts ask themselves when the holidays arrive, because the goal is always to stay in shape while on vacation. On the one hand, there is the joy of disconnection routine related to work and obligations. Yet on the other hand, you are going to miss your exercise routine (and also the routine of eating well). With this article, I want to show… Read More »Tips for staying in shape on Holiday

A Month of Packed Lunch Ideas For Kids

GET TONE AND FIT FASTER TIPS OF THE DAY Need ideas for the kids’ packed lunches? I’ve got you covered in this guide with a month of packed lunch ideas for kids (with photos). I also include lunch box recommendations, a lunch packing cheat sheet, and nut-free snack ideas if needed. Hi friends! I am so excited to share my new resource with you! For years you have asked me for packed lunch ideas and I never really felt qualified because I didn’t make packed lunches every day when my kids were younger. Well now my oldest is in first… Read More »A Month of Packed Lunch Ideas For Kids

Mental Training for Runners | Beyond Mental Toughness

GET TONE AND FIT FASTER TIPS OF THE DAY What percentage of running is mental? We often see memes that say it’s 90% mental, 10% physical. Even though I think it’s a little high (you gotta get the job done!), It shows an incredible point that mental training for runners is an important part of training. What do you need to change to run that mile without walking? What needs to change for you to qualify for Boston? Facing self-doubt How to control your mind during a race? Mental strength vs sanity, know the difference. It’s more than miles. While… Read More »Mental Training for Runners | Beyond Mental Toughness

Friday Faves – The Fitnessista

GET TONE AND FIT FASTER TIPS OF THE DAY Hi friends! Hope you are having a good week and hanging on despite the heavy events in the world. A friendly reminder to unplug when you need to and do the things that help you feel good, relax and rejuvenate. We will certainly be doing a lot this weekend. Can’t wait to have dinner with friends tonight, friends to swim tomorrow and teach the bar on Sunday. Hope you have a nice weekend ahead. It rains almost every day – we usually have a monsoon season, but this year’s rain was… Read More »Friday Faves – The Fitnessista

Post Holiday Syndrome – Tips for Combatting It!【HSN Blog】

GET TONE AND FIT FASTER TIPS OF THE DAY Post-vacation syndrome is not a medical diagnosis to be treated as an illness, but its symptoms appear after the holidays, especially in summer What is post-vacation syndrome and how does it happen? After a period of total relaxation and disconnection (or attempting) from household and work tasks, returning to your daily routine is a challenge that in some cases requires the help of a therapist. Don’t come back from your vacation at the last minute. It is important do it slowlystep by step, get back to your routine, because otherwise we… Read More »Post Holiday Syndrome – Tips for Combatting It!【HSN Blog】

Working Harder Isn’t Always the Answer

GET TONE AND FIT FASTER TIPS OF THE DAY Once, I almost got the word “hustle” tattooed on me. At the time, I was still out of college and trying to figure out what to do with my life. I lived in San Francisco, surrounded by techies and startup founders – the kind of people who glorify the long hours and live on copious amounts of caffeine and very little sleep. Growing up, I never had to work very hard to get A’s straight away. School came to me quite easily, so I skated, often doing the bare minimum to… Read More »Working Harder Isn’t Always the Answer

Learn How to Exercise on a Pull-Up Bar with These 10 Exercises for Beginners and Advanced Athletes

GET TONE AND FIT FASTER TIPS OF THE DAY The pull-up bar occurs in most gyms, but you can also find it outside on the workout spot. Maybe you even have it at home, but you don’t know much about the pull-up bar workout. Many people think that it’s for men only, namely the strongest ones. After reading this article, you will for sure understand that this is not really the case. The pull-up bar can serve for so much more than just pull-ups, muscle-ups, or other acrobatic stunts. There are other easier exercises suitable for almost everyone. In the… Read More »Learn How to Exercise on a Pull-Up Bar with These 10 Exercises for Beginners and Advanced Athletes

How Can You Enjoy Cycling Safely? 7 Tips for Novice and Advanced Cyclists

GET TONE AND FIT FASTER TIPS OF THE DAY It doesn’t matter if you have an hour’s ride or a day’s cycling. Even with shorter distances, you may encounter unpleasant situations for which you need to prepare. All the more so when you go outside the city. There you certainly don’t want to deal with a popped inner tube, thirst or a sudden change in the weather. If you’re a pro, you probably already have a perfect grasp of what you need to always have with you. In case you’re just starting out with cycling, I’m sure you could use… Read More »How Can You Enjoy Cycling Safely? 7 Tips for Novice and Advanced Cyclists

25+ Dinner Salad Ideas | Healthy Salad Options

GET TONE AND FIT FASTER TIPS OF THE DAY Looking for salad ideas for dinner? If you’re sick of the same boring salads, look no further! This article has over 25 dinner salad ideas by category, so you’re sure to find inspiration for a salad you love. Hi friends! Today we are talking about salad ideas. I’ve already given you the ultimate salad toppings list and shown you what to put in a salad if you want to make your own healthy, balanced salad … but sometimes you just need to think for yourself. Don’t worry, I’ve been there. There… Read More »25+ Dinner Salad Ideas | Healthy Salad Options

Running on the Beach – Benefits, Risks and Tips from HSN

GET TONE AND FIT FASTER TIPS OF THE DAY Start the day with an extra boost of motivation, as your seaside run coincides with sunrise. If you are lucky enough to live in a neighborhood that allows you to have this experience and you are committed to a healthy lifestyle, you may not know it, but you have a great treasure … Running along the beach puts you in direct contact with nature! Is it good to run on the beach? It is a very different experience to run on the street or even through different terrain like the countryside.… Read More »Running on the Beach – Benefits, Risks and Tips from HSN

What To Put In A Salad

GET TONE AND FIT FASTER TIPS OF THE DAY Wondering what to put in a salad? Use this salad dressing list to choose a combination of veg, protein, and healthy carbs and fats and make a salad you love! Hi friends! You’ve heard over and over again eat more salad, but where’s that magic list of things to put in a salad? I have it for you! I have already shared the ultimate list of salad topping ideas. In this article, I’m going to break the toppings into categories to teach you how to make a healthy, balanced salad that… Read More »What To Put In A Salad

Heavy Legs While Running? Here’s Why and What to Do

GET TONE AND FIT FASTER TIPS OF THE DAY A mysterious disease seems to be sweeping the running community and no matter how often I Google, the legs feel heavy when there is no real diagnosis. I mean we know WebMD will always lead us down a path of painful death, when you type things like “sudden on the set” and “otherwise healthy” + aches and pains. It’s something we never see coming and yet it happens to new elite runners, fast and slow. Dead legs syndrome. Why are my legs heavy when running? A grieving runner showed up to… Read More »Heavy Legs While Running? Here’s Why and What to Do

Fitness Recipe: Protein Quinoa with Rich Taste of Chocolate & Banana

GET TONE AND FIT FASTER TIPS OF THE DAY Quinoa or Chenopodium quinoa is a gluten-free pseudo-cereal To belong to superfoods. We fell in love with this traditional South American food not only thanks to its rich content of proteins, vitamins and minerals, but also for his versatile use in the kitchen. This time we had sweet quinoa for breakfast and found that we just couldn’t keep this tasty recipe to ourselves. Try a high protein one protein chocolate quinoa recipe with banana and Greek yogurt. Our day started off perfectly, let’s start yours off on the right foot too!… Read More »Fitness Recipe: Protein Quinoa with Rich Taste of Chocolate & Banana

36 Colorado Must Do and See Experiences for the Active and Adventurous

GET TONE AND FIT FASTER TIPS OF THE DAY In a few hours the sun will rise on my 40th birthday and let’s be honest, doesn’t a birthday like this inspire a list of must-see Colorado adventures ?! For my 36th, I threw the blankets in a warm Dublin hotel room, kissed my handsome man, swallowed a slice of bread with almond butter and made my way to… RUN the Rock N Roll Dublin 10k. It was PHENOMENAL… and yet there is still so much going on here in my own Colorado backyard that we have enjoyed this year with… Read More »36 Colorado Must Do and See Experiences for the Active and Adventurous

Keep enjoying your fitness routine with these tips!

GET TONE AND FIT FASTER TIPS OF THE DAY Training on vacation? Then you are sure to be interested in the following tips! Training on vacation, yes or no? Despite a few days of vacation, the days are getting longer and my body is asking me for action, because the pace I have is the same one that makes me start the day in the best possible way, by training! My advice: don’t give up, you can have a good time, and likewise be true to your the training schedule. Everything has its place. Some of you will say, “…… Read More »Keep enjoying your fitness routine with these tips!

Sprint + Bodyweight AMRAP Workout

GET TONE AND FIT FASTER TIPS OF THE DAY Training Equipment: None Drive type: AMRAP Timer setting: countdown Complete as many rounds as possible in 12 minutes: 1 sprint 10 push-ups 10 rear slits 10 bench triceps dips 10 V inputs / outputs —————————————————— Leave your number of turns in the comments below. My laps for today’s training: 4 + 8 slots Did you do this workout? Tweet it! Sign up for Krista’s Movement + Control of the state of mind newsletter to get your FREE eBook, 5 keys to developing physical and mental fitness. You will also receive weekly… Read More »Sprint + Bodyweight AMRAP Workout

Look Up or Look Down

GET TONE AND FIT FASTER TIPS OF THE DAY Looking up This is what happens when you choose to believe that you have control over some aspect of your life. Look down this is what happens when we believe ourselves to be the victim of life and circumstances. Looking up is a way to survive and thrive in difficult times; it takes courage, optimism, conviction and responsibility. Look down is a way to “create” worse situations and turn the illusion of bad luck into reality. It feeds on negativity, excuses, doubt and disbelief. Your appearance will influence your destination. Even… Read More »Look Up or Look Down

Lower Back Pain While Running

GET TONE AND FIT FASTER TIPS OF THE DAY Running injuries are not mandatory, but they do happen for several very common reasons. One is tight muscles, the other is in poor shape and both could cause lower back pain while running. Sadly, statistics show that over 31 million Americans suffer from lower back pain, which means it’s not uncommon for runners to mention it. This often leads people to believe that running could be the cause. As a runner, we achieve lower back pain treatment by adapting our training, treatment tips and tools to deal with current issues and… Read More »Lower Back Pain While Running

Fitness Recipe: Chocolate Hummus with Fresh Fruit and Salty Pretzels

GET TONE AND FIT FASTER TIPS OF THE DAY Would you like to treat your unexpected guests To a unconventional snack, healthier and tastier who will pleasantly surprise everyone? We have a perfect tip for you! Imagine a creamy and moist chocolate hummus made of chickpeas in a unique combination with fresh fruit and salty pretzels! A perfect harmony of sweet and savory flavors not to be missed! You just need a few ingredients, a little time and a great treat or a great movie night snack is ready! Ingredients: Ingredients for the side dish: 125 g raspberries 125 g… Read More »Fitness Recipe: Chocolate Hummus with Fresh Fruit and Salty Pretzels

5 Exercises for the Beach, working out on your Holidays

GET TONE AND FIT FASTER TIPS OF THE DAY The sand and the beach usually evoke thoughts of relaxation, games with the children and the sun. Few places in the world seem so ideal for resting and have fun with the little ones during the summer. However, the Beach can also be the perfect place to train. Here are some exercises for the beach. What are the benefits of training on the beach? the Beach provides Natural resistance, which adds difficulty to the exercise routine, as well as considerably reducing the impact on the joints. The beach is also the… Read More »5 Exercises for the Beach, working out on your Holidays

Beachbody Workout Program Comparison Chart & Review

GET TONE AND FIT FASTER TIPS OF THE DAY I love watching the Beachbody Program infomercials while I’m on the treadmill. Is that really weird? Yes? No…admit it. It’s weird, but we do weird things to survive long treadmill runs. What is Beachbody? Beachbody became a household name thanks to Tony Horton and P90X, but they have quickly and continuously built on that with people like Chalene (PiYo) and Shaun T in Insanity. Now instead of owning a set of 12 DVDS, which I absolutely did, for any program you can access it all via Beachbody on Demand. You can… Read More »Beachbody Workout Program Comparison Chart & Review

Learning to trust the process, living in your zone of genius, and tuck jumps

GET TONE AND FIT FASTER TIPS OF THE DAY Happy monday, Becoming good at all that is difficult takes time. You can try to speed up the process. You can learn from the mistakes of others. You can look for hacks that will get you where you want to go in less time. But in the end, there is no substitute for learning from your own experience, and most of the shortcuts will make the process even longer. There are also no exhaust trays. Whatever your goal, trays are an integral part of the process. Progress occurs in short spurts… Read More »Learning to trust the process, living in your zone of genius, and tuck jumps

2021 Tampa Pro Report in Review

GET TONE AND FIT FASTER TIPS OF THE DAY Tampa Pro 2021 Report by John Hansen The 14th Annual Tampa Pro Championships were held on Friday August 6 and Saturday August 7, 2021 at the beautiful Grand Hyatt hotel in Tampa, Florida. The competition promoted by Tim Gardner is one of the biggest events of the year on the IFBB calendar as it features all professional divisions as well as amateur NPC Tim Gardner Extravaganza. This year’s event was the largest ever with a total of 366 professional athletes competing in 14 separate divisions, including 5 Pro Masters classes (over… Read More »2021 Tampa Pro Report in Review

HOW TO STOP LOW BLOOD SUGAR KILLING YOUR WORKOUTS

GET TONE AND FIT FASTER TIPS OF THE DAY Hypoglycemia poses problems for the diabetic bodybuilder and the fitness enthusiast. Annoyingly, it will stop a workout in its tracks by stealing power, increasing your risk of injury and messing up your routine. To get the most out of training, it is essential to recognize the symptoms of low blood sugar and know how to fight it. I want to discuss three of the main reasons people with diabetes experience hypoglycemia during exercise, and at the same time discuss practical strategies for preventing hypoglycemia. 1. You cannot reduce the blood sugar… Read More »HOW TO STOP LOW BLOOD SUGAR KILLING YOUR WORKOUTS

10 REASONS WHY YOUR BLOOD GLUCOSE IS GOING HIGH DURING EXERCISE

GET TONE AND FIT FASTER TIPS OF THE DAY High blood sugar is one of the biggest barriers to improving health, getting in shape, and performing well. In this article, I discuss 10 of the top reasons blood sugar levels tend to rise in people with diabetes during exercise. Please keep in mind that type 1 and type 2 diabetes are different and need to be managed differently. Key factors include: type of medication, physical activity levels, training volume, muscle mass, other illnesses, and susceptibility to life stress. 1. Hypoinsulinemia. You just don’t have enough insulin in your bloodstream to… Read More »10 REASONS WHY YOUR BLOOD GLUCOSE IS GOING HIGH DURING EXERCISE

DIET & TRAINING TIPS FOR BUILDING A BETTER LOOKING BODY WITH DIABETES

GET TONE AND FIT FASTER TIPS OF THE DAY Diabetic Bodybuilding 101 When it comes to building a better body, what catches your attention the most? The newest supplement? The latest diet and training plan of a professional athlete? Or, sophisticated training shoes that have been shown to increase performance by 10% (well, according to studies) The problem with fitness these days is that too many people are focusing their time, money, and effort on the wrong things. Boring stuff matters most Calorie balance, gradual heaving heavier and heavier from one session to another, good hydration, adequate rest and sleep.… Read More »DIET & TRAINING TIPS FOR BUILDING A BETTER LOOKING BODY WITH DIABETES

HOW TO STOP LOSING MUSCLE

GET TONE AND FIT FASTER TIPS OF THE DAY IS IT MORE DIFFICULT FOR PEOPLE WITH DIABETES TO BUILD MUSCLE? Direct response. YES! However, this is only true when you give diabetes both fingers and control your blood sugar. Building muscle with diabetes takes a bit longer than normal. You have to be smart about it. Really smart. You need to understand the dos and don’ts, especially when it comes to diet and lifestyle. In this video blog, I detail the complications of poorly controlled diabetes and explain why you must be obsessed with your blood sugar control if you… Read More »HOW TO STOP LOSING MUSCLE

Diabetes, Bodybuilding & Insulin | Diabetic Muscle & Fitness

GET TONE AND FIT FASTER TIPS OF THE DAY Diabetes, Bodybuilding, and Insulin: THE FACTS Insulin and weight training are often considered best friends. Bodybuilders understand the important role insulin plays in performance and recovery by transporting key nutrients into cells, as well as reducing muscle protein breakdown. Very often, the artificial form of the drug (injectable insulin) is regularly abused by competitive non-diabetic bodybuilders to increase muscle mass and performance. In this article, I want to discuss the key roles insulin plays in bodybuilding and also dispel the common myth that people with diabetes who use injectable insulin have… Read More »Diabetes, Bodybuilding & Insulin | Diabetic Muscle & Fitness

THE THREE MOST IMPORTANT FACTORS FOR SUCCESSFUL FAT LOSS WITH DIABETES

GET TONE AND FIT FASTER TIPS OF THE DAY If you want to lose body fat, do it slowly and tactfully. Whatever your goal, whether you want to shed fat for the holidays, a wedding, or planning to compete for the first time as a diabetic bodybuilder. Going too hard too soon with massive food drops, insane amounts of cardio and workout isn’t sustainable and will likely backfire – killing your attempts to get leaner. More is better, isn’t it? How many times have you heard someone start with the following intentions? “I cut out all the carbs. “ “I… Read More »THE THREE MOST IMPORTANT FACTORS FOR SUCCESSFUL FAT LOSS WITH DIABETES

HOW TO BUILD ABS? | Diabetic Muscle & Fitness

GET TONE AND FIT FASTER TIPS OF THE DAY CAN PEOPLE WITH DIABETES BUILD ABS? Stupid question! YES! People with diabetes can build a quality set of abs, 6-pack, or core (whichever term you prefer) All it takes is the consistent application of the right knowledge. I recorded a detailed video addressing a number of important issues that people with diabetes face when it comes to building ragged abs. Topics include: Calorie balance and diabetes. High blood sugar – your biggest enemy for building muscle and looking great! Medicines for diabetes and fat gain. Insulin abuse in competitive bodybuilding Why… Read More »HOW TO BUILD ABS? | Diabetic Muscle & Fitness

DOES TAKING INSULIN MAKE YOU A BETTER BODYBUILDER IF YOU HAVE DIABETES?

GET TONE AND FIT FASTER TIPS OF THE DAY Bodybuilding, Insulin and Diabetes If you enjoy bodybuilding, you know that injectable insulin is often used in conjunction with anabolic steroids to maximize muscle growth and recovery. As a Type 1 diabetic, natural bodybuilders and the general public may mistakenly assume that you have an unfair advantage in bodybuilding and muscle growth due to the fact that you administer injectable insulin after training. the same way as non-diabetic bodybuilders using insulin as an anabolic aid to facilitate the delivery of carbohydrates, amino acids, and other nutrients like creatine into muscle cells.… Read More »DOES TAKING INSULIN MAKE YOU A BETTER BODYBUILDER IF YOU HAVE DIABETES?

IFBB PRO BODYBUILDER ANTH BAILES

GET TONE AND FIT FASTER TIPS OF THE DAY I am Anthony Bailes, a professional bodybuilder living with type 1 diabetes. Date of Birth : 08-06-1977Place of birth : County Durham / United KingdomResidence : Tyne and Wear / United KingdomOccupation: Gym Owner / Manager, IFBB Pro BodybuilderHeight : 5 feet 6.5 inchesOff season weight: 240lbsContest weight: 205 – 210 lbFavorite quote – “Masakatsu Agatsu” (True victory is victory over oneself) Q. How long have you had diabetes?9 years Q. Pens or pump?Pens Q. How often do you check your blood sugar? Normally x6 times per day. It depends on… Read More »IFBB PRO BODYBUILDER ANTH BAILES

Foodie Fit Meal Prep | World Natural Bodybuilding Federation

GET TONE AND FIT FASTER TIPS OF THE DAY The WNBF is very proud to welcome Charlie and the Foodie Fit Meal Prep Company as the official meal prep company for the 2021 World Championships in Las Vegas. A little of them; Foodie Fit is an innovative meal preparation company. We allow you to choose meals from our Signature Items menu, or you can customize your meals to suit your specific macros. We are the first in this industry to offer this luxury. We do not limit the choice of our clients and do not believe in a one-size-fits-all approach.… Read More »Foodie Fit Meal Prep | World Natural Bodybuilding Federation

International Sprinter Dannish Walker-Khan | Diabetic Muscle & Fitness

GET TONE AND FIT FASTER TIPS OF THE DAY My name is Dannish Walker-Khan. I am a UK international sprinter living with type 1 diabetes. Q. Age 24 Q. How long have you had diabetes? I have been diabetic since the age of 11 (type 1). Q. Go back to your diagnosis, do you remember? What told you to go to the doctor that day? I kept falling asleep in class at school and getting in trouble because I wasn’t paying attention, then I went to the doctor because my mom thought something was wrong. It turns out I was… Read More »International Sprinter Dannish Walker-Khan | Diabetic Muscle & Fitness

100 Burpee Challenge Workout – 12 Minute Athlete

GET TONE AND FIT FASTER TIPS OF THE DAY Training equipment: No equipment Training Type: Challenge Timer setting: Stopwatch Complete 100 burpees as fast as you can. Join us for the monthly 100 Burpees Challenge! Read all about the challenge here. Rules of the Burpee challenge of August 100 Step 1: Take on the 100 burpee challenge. You have by the end of the weekend (so August 8) to complete the challenge. 2nd step: Immediately after completing the challenge, take a photo or video of yourself after the challenge. Post it on Instagram, Twitter, or Facebook with your current time… Read More »100 Burpee Challenge Workout – 12 Minute Athlete

Friday Faves (+ hi from Orlando)

GET TONE AND FIT FASTER TIPS OF THE DAY Hi friends! Good Friday and hello from one of our favorite vacation spots: Orlando! We came here this week to meet friends, visit the parks (we did Magic Kingdom, Animal Kingdom and Hollywood Studios) hang out together and eat all the delicious food. Some pictures of our trip: My favorite girls who love Disney (my shirt // sneakers // girls’ shirts) Wear our ponchos when it’s been raining all day P’s best friend around the world and her mom, who is a good friend of mine, met us for a few… Read More »Friday Faves (+ hi from Orlando)

Pro Hockey Player Alan Sothern

GET TONE AND FIT FASTER TIPS OF THE DAY I am Alan Sothern, a professional hockey player with type 1 diabetes. Q. Age 29 Q. How long have you had diabetes? 16 years old Q. Go back to your diagnosis, do you remember? What told you to go to the doctor that day? I do! I was 13 and I was in the first year of high school. We were approaching the Easter break and I remember how difficult it was getting out of bed in the morning let alone functioning in school and in extracurricular sports. My mom later… Read More »Pro Hockey Player Alan Sothern

International Fitness Model Aidan Broddell

GET TONE AND FIT FASTER TIPS OF THE DAY My name is Aidan Broddell, I have type 1 diabetes and The current British champion UKBFF Junior Men’s Physique. Q. Age 21 Q. How long have you had diabetes? I have been diabetic for 11 years in December (diagnosed at age 10) Q. Go back to your diagnosis, do you remember? What told you to go to the doctor that day? I initially went to the doctor for an emergency appointment after losing weight and noticing dehydration and excessive urination; the day before the doctor’s appointment I went to the bathroom… Read More »International Fitness Model Aidan Broddell

FAT LOSS TIPS for DIABETES

GET TONE AND FIT FASTER TIPS OF THE DAY Let’s face it, weighing the scales can be a complete mind game for any diabetic looking to build muscle and reduce fat. One minute the body weight is moving in your favor, the next takes an unexpected spike leaving you confused and ready to swing a hammer on the scales. Check Out These 5 Super Helpful Reminders To Consider Every Time You Step On The Scale. You don’t suddenly gain weight within seconds of eating something “bad”. Fat gain results from consuming more energy than you burn. Visible excess body fat… Read More »FAT LOSS TIPS for DIABETES

HOW TO STOP CHEATING ON YOUR DIET AND LOOK GREAT!

GET TONE AND FIT FASTER TIPS OF THE DAY Being consistent with your diet and training is essential for managing diabetes and building a stronger, more beautiful body. There are a lot of challenges and distractions to get in shape. The temptation of high calorie ready meals is everywhere you go and machines take your job. It’s getting easier and easier to overeat, exercise less, and become an obesity statistic. In this article, I want to highlight 5 helpful tips that will help you stay on track in your muscle building and fat loss efforts. 1. Persistence is important, but… Read More »HOW TO STOP CHEATING ON YOUR DIET AND LOOK GREAT!

BEARING HOPE FOR PEOPLE LIVING WITH DIABETES

GET TONE AND FIT FASTER TIPS OF THE DAY LIFE is made of experiences – [Here’s one for you!] They say a photo is worth a thousand words. So far 2016 has been crazy. I have met a lot of new people, learned a lot of new things, but few experiences come close. The little girl you see in the photo traveled with her mom to come hear me speak at the SFN Fitness Show in Scotland earlier this year. She had just been diagnosed with type 1 diabetes a few weeks ago and was going through a difficult time… Read More »BEARING HOPE FOR PEOPLE LIVING WITH DIABETES

2016 – THE YEAR I KICKED DIABETES’ ASS!

GET TONE AND FIT FASTER TIPS OF THE DAY You have been a mixture of emotions. From love, smiles and laughter to hate, anger, sadness and vice versa. You were downright scandalous!You have taught me more about myself than any other year.In this article, I’m going to spread my brain’s content and share key life lessons, mistakes, and random moments from 2016.I am currently typing this while flying through the air in a metal cylinder (an airplane for that matter) at a few hundred km / h, sitting between a Japanese teenager with a gaze problem and a middle aged… Read More »2016 – THE YEAR I KICKED DIABETES’ ASS!

Don’t Try To Get Better at Everything at Once

GET TONE AND FIT FASTER TIPS OF THE DAY The other day I went for a few sets of pull-ups and was disappointed to realize that I couldn’t do as much as I used to. There was a time a few years ago when I diligently worked up pull-ups several times a week and started doing ten in a row. For someone who could hardly hang of a pull-up bar as a teenager, I was pretty proud of that number. But that day, I was only able to eliminate four, maybe five at a time, before my form completely collapsed.… Read More »Don’t Try To Get Better at Everything at Once

HOW TO DEAL WITH UNEXPECTED HIGH BLOOD SUGAR BEFORE EXERCISE

GET TONE AND FIT FASTER TIPS OF THE DAY When insulin is not produced or acts inefficiently, glucose continues to circulate in the blood, resulting in a condition called hyperglycemia. Long-term hyperglycemia can cause dysfunction and failure of various organs and systems, including the eyes, kidneys, nerves, heart, and blood vessels. This is very problematic for the diabetic bodybuilder, the strength and fitness athlete. A well-structured self-management plan will focus on the following: Insulin therapy – T1D diabetics need insulin every day in order to control the levels of glucose in their blood. Blood glucose monitoring Calorie controlled diet consisting… Read More »HOW TO DEAL WITH UNEXPECTED HIGH BLOOD SUGAR BEFORE EXERCISE

DIABETES & CROSSFIT | Diabetic Muscle & Fitness

GET TONE AND FIT FASTER TIPS OF THE DAY CrossFit is a global community and fitness program that has exploded in popularity over the past decade. According to Forbes, “There are now 11,000 CrossFit gyms, or ‘boxes’ in the world, 22 times more than nine years ago. Its adherents have made CrossFit a cult whose brand generates some $ 4 billion in annual revenue. CrossFit is also enjoyed by millions of people with diabetes around the world. In this article, Michael Geale, Type 1 Diabetic and Head Coach of CrossFit Ingleburn in Sydney, Australia, provides his thoughts on CrossFit training… Read More »DIABETES & CROSSFIT | Diabetic Muscle & Fitness

How to Build Muscle with Diabetes

GET TONE AND FIT FASTER TIPS OF THE DAY In this article, I want to describe the basic process for people with diabetes to build muscle mass. This article is for anyone interested in improving the appearance of their body, from the fitness beginner to the professional bodybuilder, to the athlete looking to improve their performance. How to build muscle? Lifting weights? Eat enough protein? Are you getting enough rest? Repeat Yes, almost! Everyone has the potential to build muscle in their lifetime. Some people are happy with the level of muscle mass they have while others want more for… Read More »How to Build Muscle with Diabetes

CAN YOU EAT JUNK FOOD IF YOU HAVE DIABETES?

GET TONE AND FIT FASTER TIPS OF THE DAY Quick summary People with diabetes can eat junk food as long as they watch their calorie intake and dose their medications accurately. Junk food should never be the bulk of your diet, even if the food choices match your calorie needs. Junk food is not satiating and can make you hungry. This can be problematic for fat loss. People with diabetes need to be vigilant about managing blood sugar levels when including junk food in their diet. CAN YOU EAT JUNK FOOD IF YOU HAVE DIABETES? The simple answer is yes.… Read More »CAN YOU EAT JUNK FOOD IF YOU HAVE DIABETES?

Hollie Smith IFBB Bikini Competitor

GET TONE AND FIT FASTER TIPS OF THE DAY Hollie Smith IFBB Bikini Competitor Q. Age 22 Q. Where are you from? London Q. What do you do with your time? (Job, hobby, family life, etc.) I am a paralegal (wanting to train as a lawyer). I also participate in fitness competitions. Q. Tell us about your diagnosis? How did you know something was wrong? My younger sister was diagnosed with type 1 when she was 8 years old. When I was 17, I remember having dinner with my family. I was so thirsty! My parents joked “maybe you have… Read More »Hollie Smith IFBB Bikini Competitor

Bronwyn Le Busque – IFFB Bikini Competitor

GET TONE AND FIT FASTER TIPS OF THE DAY Age – 30 years Q. Where are you from? Melbourne, Australia Q. Tell us about yourself? I am a perioperative nurse by trade, currently responsible for day surgery in a large private hospital. Postgraduate in Perioperative Care and almost completed my Masters in Health Administration. Married and owner of one child (Frankie). Use knowledge and love to inspire and encourage others. Q. How long have you had diabetes? 15 years old Q. Pens or pump? A preference ? Probably to pump. I sometimes forget when I use pens what time I… Read More »Bronwyn Le Busque – IFFB Bikini Competitor

Siobhan Bellamy IFBB Bikini Competitor

GET TONE AND FIT FASTER TIPS OF THE DAY Âge? 32 Q. D’où venez-vous ? Perth, Australie de l’ouest. Vivant actuellement à Cheltenham au Royaume-Uni. Q. Parlez-nous de vous ? J’avais 13 ans lorsque j’ai été diagnostiqué pour la première fois. J’étais un patineur artistique de compétition à l’époque, mais finalement mon équilibre s’est tellement détérioré que mon entraîneur a suggéré à ma mère de m’emmener chez le médecin pour me faire examiner. J’ai été hospitalisé cette nuit-là pendant deux semaines. C’était ma première année au lycée et j’allais dans une école en dehors de ma région donc je n’y… Read More »Siobhan Bellamy IFBB Bikini Competitor

Josh Isserow – International Fitness Model

GET TONE AND FIT FASTER TIPS OF THE DAY Age – 23 Q: Where are you from? Johannesburg, South Africa Q: Can you tell us about yourself? I am a biomedical engineering student. I got in shape when I was 18 and got serious about dieting when I was 20. I played competitive football from the age of 6 until the age of 18 competing twice abroad. I am an extremely motivated and ambitious person, who always sets me goals to achieve. I am an animal lover. I love spending time with my friends and family and they are my… Read More »Josh Isserow – International Fitness Model

Courtney Lillich – IFBB Bikini Competitor

GET TONE AND FIT FASTER TIPS OF THE DAY Age: 34 Q. Where do you live? Camarillo, Southern California Q. Tell us about yourself? I was diagnosed with T1D at the age of 3. I am currently using a pump and still consider myself a work in progress to improve my A1C levels. I am a doctor in physiotherapy and a sports trainer for athletes. I’ve been active all my life, playing basketball in college, and training religiously since high school. I like to challenge myself regularly. I fell in love with bodybuilding and participated in the bikini division for… Read More »Courtney Lillich – IFBB Bikini Competitor

Adam Waite – IFBB National Bodybuilder

GET TONE AND FIT FASTER TIPS OF THE DAY Age – 27 years old. Q. Where do you live? Sydney, Australia. Q. Tell us about yourself? I am currently studying at university to become a high school teacher. I’m also a sales representative for an Australian supplement company called Advanced Sports Nutrition. Q. How long have you had type 1 diabetes? I was diagnosed at the age of 12. I have been living with diabetes for 15 years now. Q. Pens or pump? A preference ? I was at the pump for three years. However, I have switched to single… Read More »Adam Waite – IFBB National Bodybuilder

What is RPE in Running?

GET TONE AND FIT FASTER TIPS OF THE DAY Running is a sport that requires you to find the fine line between pushing yourself and not overdoing it. One way to do this is to avoid the gray area when training by using RPE or Perceived Stress Rate. Running is different from other sports where there are often quick sprints followed by slower moments or a more relaxed pace. Instead, we are often on the road or on the trails several days a week and can all too easily find ourselves doing each run at the same pace. Learning to… Read More »What is RPE in Running?

What to Eat and Drink for Sufficient Energy Whilst Hiking or Cycling?

GET TONE AND FIT FASTER TIPS OF THE DAY When we’re at home and get hungry, we can simply reach into the fridge for whatever we want. It’s not that simple, however, if you go on a day-long hike or cycle into the great outdoors. It can often take several hours before you meet the closest refreshment place. Likewise, it is therefore a good idea to bet on such a situation and not underestimate the preparation of food and drink. In today’s article, we will advise what to take with you for a day trip so that you have adequate… Read More »What to Eat and Drink for Sufficient Energy Whilst Hiking or Cycling?

Kevin Kellerman – Pro MMA Fighter

GET TONE AND FIT FASTER TIPS OF THE DAY Age – 22 years old Q. Where are you from? Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada Q. Tell us about yourself? I am a young athlete who manages type 1 diabetes on the way to greatness. I am looking to improve myself and learn every day. Q. How long have you had diabetes? I have had type 1 diabetes for 18 years. Q. Pens or pump? A preference ? Pump absolutely, hands down. I used insulin pens for 17 of the 18 years I had diabetes. Switching to an insulin pump and continuous… Read More »Kevin Kellerman – Pro MMA Fighter

Rodney Miller – Strongman & Powerlifter

GET TONE AND FIT FASTER TIPS OF THE DAY Q. Age – 34 Q. Where are you from? – Midland, Texas, United States Q. What do you do with your time? (Job, hobby, family life, etc.) – Petroleum Landman by trade. Like a lawyer who interprets transfers of property. I have been married for 10 years in June 2017 and have 1 daughter who is 8 years old. I have also been doing powerlifter and strongman competitions for 8 years. Q. Tell us about your diagnosis? How did you know something was wrong? I was diagnosed when I was 4,… Read More »Rodney Miller – Strongman & Powerlifter

Bodybuilder Julian Kausch | Diabetic Muscle & Fitness

GET TONE AND FIT FASTER TIPS OF THE DAY Q. Age 23 Q. Where are you from? Kiel, Germany Q. What do you do with your time? (Job, hobby, family life, etc.) Student, Bachelor of Science Physiotherapy Q. Tell us about your diagnosis? How did you know something was wrong? My dad admitted that I was a little depressed and less active during the week. I needed to go to the bathroom all the time, then he decided to check my blood sugar. Right after she was taken to hospital and diagnosed at the age of 13 with blood sugar… Read More »Bodybuilder Julian Kausch | Diabetic Muscle & Fitness

Powerlifter Chris Ruden | Diabetic Muscle & Fitness

GET TONE AND FIT FASTER TIPS OF THE DAY Q. Age 26 Q. Where are you from? South Florida, United States Q. What do you do with your time? (Job, hobby, family life, etc.) I am a competitive weightlifter, professional speaker, and online fitness and nutrition consultant for most type 1 and type 2 diabetics. I have enjoyed working out since I started self-employment there is over a year old! Q. Tell us about your diagnosis? How did you know something was wrong? I was diagnosed at 19 when I started using the bathroom over 17 times a day and… Read More »Powerlifter Chris Ruden | Diabetic Muscle & Fitness

TOP TIPS FOR MEASURING BLOOD GLUCOSE BEFORE, DURING AND AFTER EXERCISE!

GET TONE AND FIT FASTER TIPS OF THE DAY What would you be without your blood glucose meter? …All over? Testing is a way of life. If you fail to test, you lose control. It’s that simple. Since I was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes over 10 years ago, there have been massive technological developments in blood glucose meters. Modern devices are stylish, super convenient, and virtually painless to use. However, many people do not use their device properly and end up with false readings that put their diabetes management at risk. Check out these 10 helpful tips to increase… Read More »TOP TIPS FOR MEASURING BLOOD GLUCOSE BEFORE, DURING AND AFTER EXERCISE!

THE 5 MOST ANNOYING MYTHS ABOUTS DIABETES EVER TOLD

GET TONE AND FIT FASTER TIPS OF THE DAY Having lived with diabetes for over 12 years, I have seen and heard my fair share of bullshit. Surprisingly, many of these myths come from people with diabetes and, in some cases, medical professionals. Here are five very popular myths you may have heard before: 1. Type 1 and type 2 diabetes are the same. Fact: Although T1D and T2DM are both categorized with higher than normal blood sugar levels, the cause, pathology, and progression of conditions are different. Some would even say that they are completely different diseases due to… Read More »THE 5 MOST ANNOYING MYTHS ABOUTS DIABETES EVER TOLD