Why “walking it off” doesn’t work
Semi-serious question for you: How often do you think about your muscles? (I mean, besides how they look. ;-) )
I am asking you this because we expect our muscles to be able to perform for us at a second’s notice. But what do we do to actually take care of them so that they can perform when we need them?
So many of us play the “walk it off” game – either pushing through little “tweaks” or ignoring them – that we can start to think that our muscles don’t even NEED care.
But they do … especially if you want them to move with ease and perform at a high level! And who doesn’t want that?
Here’s the truth: Taking care of your muscles will have big payoffs now and into the future … and it will benefit your entire body. Plus, it feels GREAT!
I’m going to outline just a few steps you can take starting today to make your muscles...
I read a study the other day that I just had to share with you, because it personally made me even morecommitted to eating a diet based on real, whole foods.
It’s all about how ultra-processed foods make us want to eat more.
Here are the basics of what they found: people who eat a diet of “ultra-processed” food take in more calories and gain more weight than people who eat less-processed food – even when they are given meals containing the same calories and macronutrients (fat, protein, and carbs).
The study was conducted by the National Institutes for Health and published in the journal Cell Metabolism.
Scientists had 10 men and 10 women check into a clinic for a month, and fed them a controlled diet. For two weeks they were given meals consisting of ultra-processed foods, and then for another two weeks they ate a diet of minimally processed foods. They could eat as much of their meals as they wanted.
As an example,...