As a dietitian, I have a hard time dealing with all the nutrition clutter out there being delivered to people. It’s rather frustrating because it’s not always explained properly and of course, the media over hypes everything. I’ve had close family and friends come to me and ask me several questions on why a specific food p [...]
When you’re pregnant, you’ve got all sorts of hormones going haywire and all sorts of cravings creeping up. It’s important to understand that the two are correlated. During pregnancy, your dietary habits are especially important because maternal glucose is the main energy substrate for intrauterine growth. As a dietitian [...]
For as long as I can remember, the rowing machine has been my most favorite cardio equipment. I’ve never loved the treadmill, elliptical or stationary bike. Since high-intensity interval training (H.I.I.T) became more popular and burpees (chest to floor explosive push-ups) were everywhere, I barely even use cardio equipment. However, [...]
With time being of the essence these days, workouts need to be efficient and effective.
Most exercise programs geared towards men, like P90X, that were launched by offering 60-minute routines have now created shorter workout routines — such as the P90X3. This is to accommodate the busy lifestyle of professional men who not only juggle their [...]
Tabata training has become extremely popular over the last three years.
Tabata is a form of high intensity interval training (HIIT). By performing exercises at a higher intensity level, you not only burn more calories during the workout, but also 24 to 48 hours after the workout. In addition, you’ll increase muscle mass if strength training [...]
Among the many decisions expectant parents make, cord blood banking has become a recent topic of discussion. According to a 2009 L.A. Times article, only 5% of expectant parents bank cord blood.
At my first doctor appointment, my OBGYN brought up the topic and initially, my husband and I thought it was a no-brainer. However, as time progress [...]