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Youth and Steroids: Social Media is a huge influence on how young people should look

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Is there such thing as a ‘perfect body’? From referencing Barbie Dolls for the females; to looking like Batman or Wolverine for the males, the epidemic of mankind obsessing over body image, arguing over what is most ideal in this lifetime, has taken an unrealistic shift in today’s society – and Malaysians are not spared from it.… Continue Reading...

18 Health Benefits of Fish Oil, According to Science

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by Jen Miller

Many people speak highly of the benefits of fish oil supplementation. Fish oil contains a high concentration of omega-3 fatty acids – the good fats that are necessary to help your body function properly.

Omega-3 fatty acid deficiency has ranked among the top ten leading causes of death in the United States.… Continue Reading...

Do people who weigh more require more protein?

 

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The response of muscle protein synthesis following whole-body resistance exercise is greater following 40 g than 20 g of ingested whey protein.

Weight training causes muscle damage, and protein is needed to stimulate the growth and repair process. Although protein consumption alone can activate muscle protein synthesis (MPS) to a certain extent, protein in combination with resistance exercise is superior.… Continue Reading...

Better breakfast, better grades

Just as mothers have been telling their kids for generations, new research shows that eating breakfast helps kids to learn

A new study from the University of Iowa reinforces the connection between good nutrition and good grades, finding that free school breakfasts help students from low-income families perform better academically.

The study finds students who attend schools that participate in the U.S.

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Tips for Fueling Your Workout without Over Doing It

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By Christine Rosenbloom, PhD, RDN, CSSD

Heading to the gym after work for a quick workout? Out for a morning walk with the dogs? Working out is good for our physical and mental health. Although many individuals workout for weight loss or maintenance, exercising burns fewer calories than you might think.

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Life is Rich for natural bodybuilder who says no to steroids

With the right diet and training regime you could have a naturally sculpted body like Richard Robinson.

The ripped 37-year-old Portrush man, known as Rich, is a natural bodybuilder.

This means no steroids, no drugs – just good eating, cardio and weights.

The British champion is on a mission to bring his healthy way of bodybuilding to the masses in Northern Ireland after taking up the competitive sport just four years ago.… Continue Reading...

Sports nutrition: Fueling the student athlete

Making smart food choices can be challenging for any of us, but student-athletes face a particularly unique set of challenges. They’re balancing the demands of classes, study time, after-school (and sometimes before-school) practice, as well as friends and family, all the while trying to maximize their energy, performance, and recovery.

Here’s a rundown of five top sports nutrition strategies that work, including the scoop on tried-and-true insider tips from fellow sports dietitians Jamie Meeks and Tavis Piattoly on what works best for their student athletes at LSU and Tulane University.… Continue Reading...

Science Compared Every Diet, and the Winner Is Real Food

Flailing in the swell of bestselling diet books, infomercials for cleanses, and secret tips in glossy magazines, is the credibility of nutrition science. Watching thoroughly-credentialed medical experts tout the addition or subtraction of one nutrient as deliverance—only to change the channel and hear someone equally-thoroughly-credentialed touting the opposite—it can be tempting to write off nutrition advice altogether.… Continue Reading...

Athletic fuel: What you should eat

A lot of athletes are fixated on trying to develop and eat the perfect sports diet (no sugar, white flour, red meat, processed foods, etc.).

These are the same athletes who scold themselves for “cheating” when they eat a cookie or “being bad” if they sneak a French fry. But the truth is, you don’t have to have a perfect diet to have a very good diet.… Continue Reading...

The Importance of Breakfast

by:  Alexandra Black – MPH, RD, LD/N

“Breakfast is the most important meal of the day”. Everyone’s heard it at least once, if not 100 times. It is the mantra of parents, teachers, and Frost Mini Wheats ads alike. But it’s true, and research continues to show that eating breakfast is beneficial to your health both in the short and long-term.… Continue Reading...