Having too much or too little of the following five minerals can cause thyroid dysfunction, which can have a direct effect on your metabolism and your body’s ability to be in an anabolic (muscle-building) or catabolic (muscle-wasting) state. Keep reading to find out if these minerals are part of your nutrition plan.
If you are looking for a way to make your holiday season less stressful and eliminate the cortisol cascade, your best bet is probably to just cancel all your family plans and relax on the beach in Hawaii for the week. But if you’re like most everyone else and that just isn’t an option, it’s time you attack the holidays head on with a Holiday Survival Cocktail to make sure cortisol stays low, energy stays high, and you make it through this time of year LEANER than when you started.
Every night, as I lay my head to sleep, my thoughts fill with melatonin… well, not really. Actually, melatonin does fill my brain, heart, muscles and nearly every organ and gland as the lights go down.
The supplement industry is bursting with fat-loss supplements. At least you, as a FitnessRx reader, realize that hard work in the gym is a crucial component of getting lean. You know that burning fat is going to require some dietary modifications (i.e., calorie restriction, reduced carbohydrates, nutrient timing). You can appreciate the concept that “sweat is fat crying.”
One of America’s most persistent causes of health problems, too little fiber, is highlighted in a federal agency report just released. One alarming statistic shows how bad the situation is: 97 percent of men and 91 percent of women don’t eat enough fiber, which can be a factor in some forms of heart disease, digestive disorders, and a host of other diseases and disorders, says the USDA Committee on Dietary Guidelines— which is released once every five years.
It’s no secret women tend to hold on to their stress more than men, and magnesium is a key supplement that can help deal with the onset of stress symptoms. Magnesium has been shown to help calm nerves, reduce anxiety, fatigue, allow for better sleep and can even help reduce belly fat!
For optimal health and to help me reach my goals, here are the supplements I can’t live without.
You know you need protein, but do you really know how much? Protein is an essential need when it comes to building muscle, maintaining muscle and building strength, but if your diet is falling short on protein, you could be left weak and flat with little muscle gains. Read these four signs that your diet is falling short on protein.
With an abundance of research suggesting the importance of adequate protein intake for both overall health and your physique— especially for women— we’re here to show you why whey protein is one of your best options.
Not sure if supplements should be part of your nutrition regime? Women who are serious about their fitness results can benefit greatly from not only the right nutrition program, but also from adding a few supplements to their routine. Despite the many benefits related to your muscle building, there are many myths surrounding their use. Keep reading to discover the truth behind these common myths.