benefits of foam rolling

The Benefits of Foam Rolling

Foam rolling exercises are popular for people of all fitness levels and ambitions, whether it’s the casual gym user seeking a gentle massage or a seasoned workout enthusiast looking for an intense routine. Its beauty is in its simplicity – all you need to do is lay the foam roller on the ground and exercise the targeted area. Continue reading

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Three Stretches to Help Reduce Knee Pain

Each part of our body is delicate in its own way and we need to perform regular exercises to keep everything in good shape. The majority of people experience joint pains at  some point in their life, with knee joint pain being the most common among the population. Our knee joints are more prone to injury than any other joints in our body. If you’re experiencing a knee joint pain then you’re not alone – about 50 million Americans feel exactly the same. But, don’t worry! Just like a rusty door hinge, with maintenance and care, your knees can also be free from any kind of problem. Continue reading

post workout supplements

Your Definitive Guide to Post-Workout & Muscle Recovery

Post-workout nutrition is essential for helping athletes to replenish their energy levels, repair any tissue damage caused to your muscles during your workout and grow muscle size. After a training session, our bodies’ micro level tissues become impaired. Additionally, our bodies use up a lot of their energy. In the long term, this will make us leaner & stronger however repair is needed in right after a workout. Which is why, if you are serious about your training goals, supplements can help you! Continue reading

hazelnut and coconut energy truffles

Hazelnut and Coconut Energy Truffles

DeLICIOUS ENERGY TRUFFLES MADE WITH HAZELNUTS, cacao, flaxseed and coconut – a perfect snack to boost your energy levels when you most need it

This is a very quick and easy to make recipe. The energy truffles are a great choice for picnics, as energy fuel before or after exercise and as a healthy sweet treat. They are gluten free and vegan-friendly. Continue reading

the paleo diet 101

THE PALEO DIET 101 & MY THOUGHTS

background information and facts about the paleo diet 101 by guest blogger Preston Pilgrim

Hi there! My name is Preston and if you are reading this post then you are about to see the wicked, awesome infographic I created explaining the Paleo diet.

If you are new to the Paleo diet or learning about it , this will provide you with a high-level overview of what the diet is all about and how it will benefit you.

Now, before you check out the infographic I wanted to share my thoughts on why I have started adopting the Paleo diet and why you should too… yes, I am not 100% committed to it, but I have started adopting the principles.

The Western Diet Ruined Everything

From processed foods like TV dinners, sugary cereals, packaged meats, and the whole mix, we have ruined our diets as Americans (not sure how bad it is in European countries).

With all this “food” entering the market and grocery stores, more and more people are ignoring what matters most when it comes to their health.

We are neglecting vegetables, the key source of vitamins and minerals, that are necessary for making the body function and protect us from harmful diseases. We are also replacing fresh lean protein sources like grass-fed cows and local farmed animal meats, that carry quality nutrients and protein, with processed packed meats and TV dinners that do nothing for us except fill us up with a bunch of sodium.

My question to you is, are you aware that this never used to be a problem? Are you aware that you are causing long term health issues by not eating enough vegetables and by consuming processed foods?

And if you are aware… are you doing anything about it?

This is why I am adopting the Paleo diet… because at the end of the day we all want to be healthy. So ask yourself this questions if you want to live healthier:

What would a Caveman Do?

Paleo diet infographic

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

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Preston has a deep passion for helping people get into the best shape of their lives and runs a fitness studio called Krush Fitness Personal training. When he isn’t helping clients, he is on the beach or training for his second passion in MMA.