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Natural Alternatives for Staying Healthy

Natural Alternatives for Staying Healthy | Bodybuilding & Fitness | Scoop.it
Summer is a busy time for most people. You’re traveling for family vacations, hauling the kids back and forth to summer camp, and staying outdoors as much as possible.

Via Amy Melendez
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Good resource here, thanks Amy!

 

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Believe it or not, modern innovation has paved the way for a whole new way of checking produce items off the food pyramid.

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Kirk Fontaine's curator insight, July 13, 2013 2:05 PM

No excuses for not eating healthy , Choices Choices 

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Resources for advanced and experienced bodybuilding athletes. Fitness information for anyone interested in health related topics.
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Strength Based Leadership at Work, Home, or at the Gym!

Strength Based Leadership at Work, Home, or at the Gym! | Bodybuilding & Fitness | Scoop.it
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This week on the Fitness Minute:


Every week on #HealthyLeadership,  I will connect leadership to fitness in 60 seconds or less on the Fitness Minute.  


This week, I showcased the following 3 step process that anyone can use to apply strengths at the gym. In the show I share an example of how many of my heavy set friends start this process by doing leg exercises. 


Typically, those of us who cary a lot of weight over the years develop very strong legs.  Starting their gym experience by focusing on their legs is a great way to show them they are strong.

 

This builds confidence and motivation!


Check it out at: http://bit.ly/1iHdZ3y

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Bodybuilding.com - Fat Loss Fouls: 4 Cardio Mistakes You Might Be Making

Bodybuilding.com - Fat Loss Fouls: 4 Cardio Mistakes You Might Be Making | Bodybuilding & Fitness | Scoop.it
You may dislike cardio, but don’t treat it as an afterthought! Make a good plan of attack and win the war on fat.
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Great article here by Shannon Clark on common mistakes we make with cardio.


Here is a great tip:


A tip: If you "have to" do an hour or more of cardio per day just to burn off the extra calories you consumed, the answer is to look at your diet. You can spend all day on the treadmill and never outrun your bad choices.

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How To Lose Weight And How To Gain Weight With The Right Diet Plan!

How To Lose Weight And How To Gain Weight With The Right Diet Plan! | Bodybuilding & Fitness | Scoop.it
In America now we cannot walk, drive, watch TV, surf the web, or flip through a magazine without seeing a new weight loss or muscle gain ad. New fad diets, explosive muscle supplements, and diet pills pop up everyday like weeds. The worst part about them? Trying to find out what, if any...
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Excellent source for beginners and a great reminders for the more experienced fitness fanatics.  


From the article:


THE IMPORTANCE OF MACROS:

  • Carbohydrates: The brain, kidneys, muscles and heart all need carbohydrates to function properly. Carbohydrates aid in the synthesis of certain amino acids. Fats can only be properly metabolized when carbs are present. All of our tissues have the ability to use the simple carbohydrate glucose as energy. When the body uses carbohydrates for energy, it can use other macronutrients (like protein) for muscle growth and strength.
  • Protein: Enzymes, used for digestion and your immune system, are made of protein. Some essential hormones require protein to be produced. Proteins may be used as a source of energy when carbohydrates are not available. It  is the major constituent of most cells, making up more than 50% of the dry weight of your body. It is  used to produce new tissues for growth and tissue repair.
  • Lipids (Fats): Lipids provide  cushioning for organs and insulation for your body. They control maintenance of cellular membranes. Fats are also used as a high density energy source.
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Kirk Fontaine's curator insight, June 25, 5:46 AM

thanks for posting All the informercial and promotions it is mind boggling  Lets get back to the basics and simplification 

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Overcoming Fear and Creating the Leader You Want to Be!

Overcoming Fear and Creating the Leader You Want to Be! | Bodybuilding & Fitness | Scoop.it
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Rita Catolino, fitness expert, motivational speaker and entrepreneur, shares her inspirational story of transformation by using fitness to develop confidence, overcome her fears and become the leader she is today!


We also cover the concept of looking fear in the face and telling it, I DONT CARE!  


Check out this week's The Fitness Minute, connecting the dots of fitness and leadership in 60 seconds. More or less...  8-)

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6 Astounding Facts About Saturated Fat

6 Astounding Facts About Saturated Fat | Bodybuilding & Fitness | Scoop.it
A new book makes that case that the low-fat obsession has made us less healthy

 

It's nutrition dogma: saturated fat is bad for you. However, in 2013, a prominent cardiologist argued in BMJ that the long-held advice to reduce saturated fats has actually increased the risk of obesity and heart disease.

 

Nonetheless, it will take more than a few studies to sway the court of public-health opinion, but for now. Here are 6 astounding facts about saturated fat:

 

1. The war against fat was started by one man
2. Reducing fat has caused us to eat more carbs, which is not good
3. That’s true even of supposedly “healthy” unrefined carbs
4. Women have been particularly hurt by the demonization of fat
5. We shouldn’t be so quick to ban trans fats
6. We’ve been eating saturated fat for thousands of years

Read more about the 6 facts here:
http://time.com/96626/6-facts-about-saturated-fat-that-will-astound-you/


Read the BMJ article here:
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmedhealth/behindtheheadlines/news/2013-10-23-saturated-fat-link-with-heart-disease-questioned/

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Great resource with lots of nutritional facts!

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8 cosas que puedes hacer con el Café

8 cosas que puedes hacer con el Café | Bodybuilding & Fitness | Scoop.it
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Translation: mix used coffee grinds and coconut oil, rub it on the skin in a circular motion and see what happens.

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5 Common Food Habits You Must Change to Lose Weight

5 Common Food Habits You Must Change to Lose Weight | Bodybuilding & Fitness | Scoop.it
Read to know which very common food habits you need to change in order to aid quick weight loss.
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Good information here that many of us forget about.  Sometimes it is not about learning something new, it is about remembering what we forget...


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#4. Eating quickly

Many people believe that if they finish their meals quickly, they might end up eating less. The complete opposite is in fact true! If you try to finish your plate quickly, you tend to get tempted to fill it up again, thus, eating much more.


Instead, take your time to chew each morsel well, and take your time to finish your meals. Not only will you eat lesser, but this also aides in better digestion.

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How To Use Bodyweight Exercises To Accelerate Fat Loss

How To Use Bodyweight Exercises To Accelerate Fat Loss | Bodybuilding & Fitness | Scoop.it

Via Alexander Babich
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Wow, Shawna Kaminski is over 50 and, yes,  she’s got some strength!


Good article and very helpful video!  Check it out at:


http://ashotofadrenaline.net/bodyweight-exercises-fat-loss/

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Tips Getting Rid Of Cellulite Fast and Naturally | Celeble.net

Tips Getting Rid Of Cellulite Fast and Naturally | Celeble.net | Bodybuilding & Fitness | Scoop.it
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Good resource here.  From the article:



Like coffee?


Give your skin with coffee to and scrub the coffee powder to your cellulite skin.  Skin message with juniver and olive oils will give your skin with vitamin that your skin needs to make it smoother.


Drinks water much and combine with consuming lemon juice cocktail and cayenne pepper three times daily can lose your fat fast.

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Rising Star: Fitness Model Stephanie Davis Talks With Simplyshredded.com | SimplyShredded.com

Rising Star: Fitness Model Stephanie Davis Talks With Simplyshredded.com | SimplyShredded.com | Bodybuilding & Fitness | Scoop.it

Quick Stats: Age: 22 Location: Carinthia/Austria Height: 5’4” - 163cm Weight: 110 lbs. - 50 kg 

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For the more advanced, male or female, here is a very good workout split.

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Eating Healthy On A Budget

Eating Healthy On A Budget | Bodybuilding & Fitness | Scoop.it

image credit: http://elitegreatness.com

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Excellent post from Bryan Martinez.  This is helpful for students and parents, BTW.  


From the post:


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The healthiest thing around campus was Subway so as much as her and I wanted Subway, what were we going to buy with $4?


Nothing.


So we would end up going across street from campus to Mcdonald’s to buy two mcchickens and a large soda with no ice. It was my friend’s idea to get a soda with no ice because if there’s no ice there’s more room in the cup for soda and who doesn’t want more soda? haha...



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Read the rest of the article for affordable, yet healthy foods that can assist any budget.   


http://elitegreatness.com/blog/2014/02/03/eating-healthy-on-a-budget/



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Katherine Hartley's curator insight, April 16, 11:15 AM

Even on a budget, health food can still be an option!

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Bodybuilding & Fitness | Pinterest

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Pin by Al Gonzalez on Bodybuilding & Fitness | Pinterest

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Why dehydration is making you fat and sick | See more about drink water, drinking water and water.
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Infographics are amazing,  here is one.

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Lynne Ann's curator insight, May 10, 4:12 PM

More H2O...is the answer.  Ask yourself how much water you are drinking in a 24 hour period.  I will bet it is not even 16 oz.

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Bodybuilding.com - Ask The Protein Powder Chef: Do You Have A Recipe For Chocolate Fudge Protein Brownies?

Bodybuilding.com - Ask The Protein Powder Chef: Do You Have A Recipe For Chocolate Fudge Protein Brownies? | Bodybuilding & Fitness | Scoop.it
Craving something sweet? Sink your teeth into this gooey, protein-packed, dark chocolate fudge brownie.
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Hummmm, I wonder how these taste....


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HowStuffWorks "10 Ways to Cook a Sweet Potato"

HowStuffWorks "10 Ways to Cook a Sweet Potato" | Bodybuilding & Fitness | Scoop.it
Are you looking for some delicious ways to cook a sweet potato? Check out this article and get 10 ways to cook a sweet potato.
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OK, so the sweet potato rules as slow digesting carb, low on the GI Scale.  


Here are some good ways to cook it.  Skip the fried however...  

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On Fitness, Leadership and Helping Others with Kat Cannella

On Fitness, Leadership and Helping Others with Kat Cannella | Bodybuilding & Fitness | Scoop.it
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SMART Goals can help us define and measure success, both at the gym AND at the office. Check out my interview with BeachBody Coach Kat Cannella!
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AlGonzalezinfo's curator insight, June 22, 6:38 PM
Today’s show is all about connecting the dots between fitness and leadership in the context of helping others.  Leaders are people who help create other leaders and our guest is a leader that helps her clients develop the courage to identify their goals and pursue them. 

As you will learn, she helps clients do this at at the gym and at the office!

Beach Body coach and leadership development professional, Kat Cannella, joined us to talk about the strong connections between being healthy, working out and developing her clients ability to achieve their professional goals.   

Check out the blog and podcast at:  http://bit.ly/1pZo4lx
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On Resilience, Fitness and Leadership with Tosca Reno

On Resilience, Fitness and Leadership with Tosca Reno | Bodybuilding & Fitness | Scoop.it
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"It's not whether you get knocked down, it's whether you get up."

Vince Lombardi


After losing a son, a spouse and a successful business, most people would give up on life, but not Tosca Reno.  


Today’s show is all about using fitness and leadership to build our sense of self and overcome the most difficult challenges that life throws our way.  


Nutritional expert, motivational speaker and entrepreneur, Tosca Reno joins us to share her incredible story of resilience and leadership through some of the most difficult challenges anyone can ever experience.  


Check out the blog post at: http://bit.ly/1kQNfUZ

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Everything I Know About Leadership I Learned at the Gym

Everything I Know About Leadership I Learned at the Gym | Bodybuilding & Fitness | Scoop.it
This is a blog from more than a year ago but the principles hold true for me today! Everything I know about leadership, I learned at the gym. Okay, maybe not everything, but I've learned an awful l...
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@elanvitals rocks!!!   #HealthyLedership  

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AlGonzalezinfo's curator insight, June 11, 3:50 PM

Wonderful post here via @elanvitals on so many similarities between fitness and leadership.  


I especially like the following:


  • You must show up every day with a meaningful vision, start with a strategic plan, and have a goal.
  • Be Innovative-Nothing changes if nothing changes! To create a new you, you must recreate you. Be creative with your thinking, think bigger!
  •  You must be PASSIONATE about it!-Put your whole heart into it!
  • Excuses, excuses, excuses….You can’t train a head that’s not in the game. Get in the game.
donhornsby's curator insight, June 12, 5:59 AM

(From the article): Conditioned leaders know hard work, accountability, and sacrifice. Just as in the gym, true leaders look for results! They understand the value of the journey!

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BEST PRE WORKOUT SUPPLEMENT GUIDE | Best Pre Workout Supplement Guide is your complete online resource for pre workout supplements for women and men.

BEST PRE WORKOUT SUPPLEMENT GUIDE | Best Pre Workout Supplement Guide is your complete online resource for pre workout supplements for women and men. | Bodybuilding & Fitness | Scoop.it
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Expert Tips to Lose Weight and Stay Fit

Expert Tips to Lose Weight and Stay Fit | Bodybuilding & Fitness | Scoop.it
Expert weight loss tips to stay slim and fit. Here is Meenu Bahuguna in candid conversation with Thomas, fitness trainer and owner of Cardiorhythm gym in Delhi.
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Always a good question.  This article is full of basic but relevant information:



“How can I Lose Weight”- Your answer for this most googled question?


One should have a balanced diet and do regular workout. In the weight loss process, 60% is your diet and 40% is your workout. Weight loss is a pretty simple maths. Calories consumed – calories burned = weight gain/loss/maintenance.
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Muffin Top-Less ~ Great resource to create the person you want to be!

Muffin Top-Less ~ Great resource to create the person you want to be! | Bodybuilding & Fitness | Scoop.it
I sat up out of bed one morning, the rolls of my beer gut smushing together. With my head pounding...
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Savannah Rose Neveux is an inspiration!   Read the inspiring story about how she changed her ways from the college party scene, to a life of wellness, fitness, AND helping others.  


This is what she says in tumbler:


"I sat up out of bed one morning, the rolls of my beer gut smushing together. With my head pounding against my skull and my skin tingling from dehydration, I realized.. I can't do this anymore. So I decided to ditch the booze and the crazy, college, party-girl lifestyle and get fit! I hope to use my journey and my knowledge to educate and motivate all you girls out there who are looking to do the same! "


Check out http://muffintop-less.tumblr.com  !!!

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Bodybuilding.com - We 'Mirin Special Edition: 15 Optimum Bodies

Bodybuilding.com - We 'Mirin Special Edition: 15 Optimum Bodies | Bodybuilding & Fitness | Scoop.it
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Great resource for starters and experienced fitness fans.  

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Post-Baby: How to Achieve YOUR perfect post-baby body

Post-Baby: How to Achieve YOUR perfect post-baby body | Bodybuilding & Fitness | Scoop.it
4 months Post-Partum: According to statisticbrain.com, 38% of American's new years resolutions involves losing weight. I must admit that I was part of the statistic this year, as I vowed to finally...
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Great site!  What a fantastic role model!


My favorite quote from her post:


Only when you stop comparing yourself to others can you become the most beautiful version of yourself.

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Don’t Beat Yourself Up After A Binge: 3 Ways To Stay Strong After Emotional Overeating & Binging — Lean It UP Fitness

Don’t Beat Yourself Up After A Binge: 3 Ways To Stay Strong After Emotional Overeating & Binging — Lean It UP Fitness | Bodybuilding & Fitness | Scoop.it
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Excellent article!  I am so glad someone took the time and effort to properly define "binge". 


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The binger often consumes between 5,000 and 15,000 calories in a few hours. Bingers often describe themselves as being completely lost in the feeling of food. Essentially, they lose themselves and their emotions in whatever they’re eating.

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Hundreds of foods in US contain 'ADA' plastics chemical, report finds

Hundreds of foods in US contain 'ADA' plastics chemical, report finds | Bodybuilding & Fitness | Scoop.it
Nearly 500 foods found on grocery store shelves in the United States, including many foods labeled as healthy, contain a potentially hazardous industrial plastics chemical, according to a report issued Thursday by a health research and advocacy group.
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Unreal!


The World Health Organization states that epidemiological studies in humans and other reports have produced "abundant evidence that azodicarbonamide can induce asthma, other respiratory symptoms, and skin sensitization" to people working with the chemical.

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