We've all seen the flashy cans of energy drinks crowding the shelves at gas stations and grocery stores. From students to sports stars, it seems like everyone has used an energy supplement to up their game at some point. But what exactly puts the... Read more
You're sitting at work, and you feel yourself drifting off. Your head is bobbing, and you're minutes away from zonking out completely. Sure, you plan to hit the hay early tonight to make up for it, but you need help NOW. (Snoring or drooling... Read more
Everyone knows that athletes must plan and time their meals and snacks very carefully to reach their performance goals. But what about the rest of us? You try to squeeze in 30-60 minutes of exercise most days of the week. Do you have to be careful ab... Read more
For college and high school students, fall brings a lot of activity. Between fun stuff (like football games, parties, dances) and much harder things (like midterms and research papers), it may seem like there is not much time left to exercise and eat... Read more
The scene seems right. An up-tempo song blasts through the speakers around the room. All around you, people race on the treadmill and grunt as they lift weights. An upbeat personal trainer stands nearby, ready to assist at a moment’s notice. So... Read more
I drink generally up to a quart with breakfast, then the same with dinner (if I'm eating at home), and probably 40oz of herbal tea a day at work. I generally don't have a problem but I know there are folks that do.... Read more
How often should I drink a protein shake? I just bought whey protein ,almond milk, and oikos triple zero Greek yogurt. I did three scoops of yogurt ,1 cup of almond milk ,and 1 scoop of protein. How often should I drink this concoction ?... Read more
Here are a few Health and Wellness Tips from YMCA Buffalo Niagara!
Utilize your time more efficiently....
Try some calf raises while brushing your teeth, try some squats while blow drying your hair, while cooking dinner work on balancing o... Read more
I don't count it because I drink caffeinated coffee (decaf is a waste of good coffee, IMO) and caffeine is a diuretic (saps water out of your body, aka makes you pee a lot). Some count it for half the amount (ie, if you drink 16oz coffee, count 8oz).... Read more
Keep the body cool & at proper temperature.Orally re-hydrate your body, it is an all natural isotonic beverage.Carry nutrients & oxygen to cells.Naturally replenish your body’s fluids after exercising.Raise your metabolism.Promote weight loss.Boost... Read more
Recently my teenage son and I found ourselves killing time at the grocery store while waiting for the pharmacy to fill a prescription. Surrounded by an array of protein supplements and energy drinks, my typical "tell mom only what is absol... Read more
(Photo credit: Flickr)The break room was set up with my presentation displayed on the large white wall, handouts neatly stacked on a corner table. The alarm sounded and 100 assembly line workers hustled into the room. They each grabbed a... Read more
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