Health & Fitness Articles

Thanks for visiting my health and fitness articles page. These articles cover a variety of topics such as workout routines, general health, fitness, nutrition, chronic disease and anti-aging strategies. These articles are published in 5 local newspapers in Georgia and are uploaded here the following Monday after each print publication.
I wish you the best in health and fitness~
Wade Yoder, Master Trainer & Fitness Nutrition Specialist
Health and Fitness Tips 2016 (Part 2)

Functional training for real life function: exercising your muscles in the manner you use them in real life will strengthen and empower movement. This trains you like an athlete instead of a bodybuilder, "ever notice how stiff bodybuilders move?
April...cancer control month?: when did the language change from "The search for a cure" to "Cancer Control?" The nearest cure we will probably ever find is prevention through lifestyle. It would be stupid for business if the cancer industry to come up with a cure, "they like residual income too!"
Homeostasis vs. Cancer: homeostasis is simply a state of normal that our body tries to return to no matter if we get dehydrated, cold, hot, sick, infections or even get emotionally upset. This list of things the body is continually trying to keep balanced is a long one and like many say..."the struggle is real!" So what am I doing that is assisting or undermining the balance my body is trying to maintain or return to?

Diagnosed to death: In July of 2013 the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) published an article from researchers at the National Institute of Cancer that caused quite a stir, "Over diagnosis and Over treatment in Cancer: An Opportunity for Improvement." This should be a concern to all of us that get sucked into this loop since;  carcinogens cause cancer and chemotherapy is carcinogenic, surgery and biopsies open cancer pockets in a barbaric (and potentially cancer spreading) manner, and radiation can actually cause cancer by messing up cellular DNA in an area.
Burning fat by controlling blood sugar: Lowering blood sugar is one of the simplest strategies to trigger the fat burning process. Lowering our blood sugar simply helps our body recognize the need for another source of fuel, thus triggering the release of energy substance from our fat cells.
Burning fat with apple cider vinegar: excess blood glucose is stored as fat and research has shown that consuming 1 tablespoon of apple cider vinegar in 8 oz. of water prior to mealtime, reduced fasting blood glucose concentrations in healthy adults at risk for type 2 diabetes. 
The fat burning effect of food: surround yourself with foods that take longer to digest (such as raw vegetables, nuts and other unprocessed foods). These foods trigger what is known as "the thermic effect of food" and will burn more calories throughout digestion vs. fast absorbing foods. Fat burning tool chest for your kitchen: oatmeal, eggs, apples, grapefruit, strawberries, eggs, nuts, berries, broccoli, cauliflower, celery, tomato, beans, quinoa, tuna (grilled fish), grilled chicken.
Burning fat through brain power: our body is one of the most powerful producers of personal designer drugs that we can ever hope for, and with the power our brain has, with its signaling system of hormones and nerves throughout the body, "I have no doubt it has the capability to increase metabolism, burn more fat and increase muscle gains, when we get a more vivid picture in our mind of what it is we are trying to do, while we're doing it."
The fat burning effect of compound exercises: if you want to increase the cardio and fat burning potential of your workout, "do a lot of compound movements in the beginning of your routine and keep any of your individual muscle exercises at the end of your routine. This includes things such as biceps curl, triceps push downs, calf exercises, leg extensions. 
Pumping up the flab: fat with muscle pumped up under it actually can give a person a very healthy look and is one of the best short cuts for getting shaped up quickly! Rapid weight loss in the final weeks and days prior to an event will leave you looking saggy and unhealthy.  
Sun Fitness: EVERYTHING on this planet would die without the sun. Getting too much exercise can be unhealthy, "it's the same with the sun." Just like muscle, our skin conditions itself gradually to exposure.

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