What the Kale?

KALE: WHAT YOU'VE  BEEN MISSING? If you haven’t added KALE into your diet yet, you need to. There are  many benefits. Personally, I am most interested in the cognitive benefits. Kale is lutein rich. Lutein is a nutrient that is known for maintaining brain function and can enhance learning and memory….. I’m definitely IN on that!! Now you may be asking yourself, “OK, but do I eat it cooked or raw?” If you are, here’s the breakdown… RAW higher Vitamin C GOOD FOR: development and repair of all body tissues; other body functions:  formation of collagen, absorption of iron, wound healing, and general maintenance [of cartilage, bones, and teeth]. COOKED Higher Vitamin K GOOD FOR: regulating blood clotting, transporting calcium;...

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3 Supplements You Need to Take

Supplements are things you intake that are "supplemental" to your diet, meaning they "add to" or "build upon" what you are already taking into your body. Supplements can range from vitamins, to oils, to protein powders. You don't need it all. Check out what I suggest! BCAAs (branch chain amino acids). These bad boys are essential amino acids. What this means, is that your body does NOT organically produce these, meaning we need to intake them from other sources.  BCAAs stimulate protein synthesis, which means a faster recovery after a tough workout! Detox Tea-Yes. That's right. This is a staple in my daily routine.  These keep the bowel movements regular, and no one is mad about that. There are so...

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EXHALE: Yes, that’s right… Exhale. Every move you do, especially if it’s a categorized as an “abdominal: move, should start with an exhale. The initial exhale forces a contraction of the core, creating tension in the muscle, and forcing it to WORK.  SWITCH IT UP: Not all core work has to be a variation of a standard sit up. Doing too much of one thing slows progress. The more often the body performs an activity, the better it becomes at that activity, making the result of repeating that activity null and void. Basically, long term repetition doesn’t enhance effective gainzzz long term. You’ve got to keep your body guessing, and that includes your core!Try adding a medicine ball to your...

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