Pizza, cookies, cakes, and pasta all contain one common ingredient— gluten. Meaning “glue” in Latin. Gluten is a protein found in wheat, barley and rye.
Exercise may be the closest thing to the fountain of youth. Not only does regular activity strengthen your muscles and improve heart and lung function, but it can also reduce your risk of major diseases, stimulate the growth of new brain cells, and even add years to your life.
Fall is my favorite season. I love the colder temperatures, the beautiful foliage and of course, FOOTBALL! With this change, we often can fall culprit to excess calories, expanding waistlines and feelings of guilt. Here is my first AKFC approved football menu.
Winter season is for colds and flus and can often leave people feeling down and out and off track nutritionally and physically. Here are my top tips that you can start now to help minimize your risk of catching colds and flu.
Are you a mom who has felt as though you have lost your flat stomach? Do you struggle to zip up your jeans? Do you wish you could just get rid of your muffin top or “pooch”? Have you heard that if your “shelf” isn’t gone after 12 months, you’re stuck with it? Do you struggle to shrink your midsection even while eating great and working out?
I totally understand that being a mom takes exhaustion to a whole new level. Then there are just a few things that you may need to overcome…lack of sleep, blowouts, random feedings, hot flashes, hormonal changes, a house that never seems to stay clean and a continuous worry that somewhere along the way you are doing it all wrong. However, getting back into your jeans and feeling fit, strong and confident again doesn’t just happen
These are the top 5 questions I am asked when a woman finds out she's pregnant. There are so many rumors out there when it comes to working out, running and strength training while pregnant. When I searched “Google” I literally felt as though I should wrap myself in bubble wrap and stay away from everyone and everything, but I didn’t. Here are the facts to the answers to the top 5 questions I get asked from pregnant moms.
We tend to hold a tremendous amount of stress in our neck, shoulders, back and, believe it or not, hips. As you hold these stretches, not only are you helping to relieve physical tension, it is emotionally opening as well. I also performed these stretches during my pregnancy and it helped keep me open and flexible.
Ashley shows her a few tips from her Fit Mom Core Program to activate, strengthen and protect your core after having a baby. You'll learn how to active your core through daily activities, perform a core pull to flatten your stomach, engage your glutes in a bridge as well as how to get up from bed properly and pick up a car seat.
Christina Vargas is an IFBB Pro Bikini Athlete who has been competing since 2007 and graced the Olympia stage two times and the Arnold Classic stage once. Christina is also an online coach/personal trainer, and is working on publishing her first cookbook later this year.
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