What Underpins shoulder strength?

When I was making great progress with my fitness regime, a full workout would consist of bench press with 66lb (30kg) dumbbells, wide push-ups, overhead press with weights, and squats with resistance bands. There was a time when instead of the usual satisfying muscle soreness, I was experiencing shoulder pain, and restricted mobility in both…

Motivation

The foundation of motivation

Above Image by Andy Dean Photography/Shutterstock.com Early on in my quest to find the answers to good health, I had little motivation. I transformed my eating habits after a diabetes scare. Although I exercised, it was intermittent and without consistency. I now realise that my poor diet had left me devoid of strength. Motivation is…

Healthy Eating – Part 3

The last article I wrote was about the non-digestible sugars found in fiber, so today let’s discuss what happens to the digestible sugars.  There has been a lot of talk in the mainstream media lately about public enemy #1 – added sugars. As I discussed last time, sugars come in many forms including long branched…

Healthy Eating – Part 2

Let’s continue our discussion about healthy eating by allowing me to introduce another critical component of our diet – fiber.  As I talked about in the previous article, this is arguably the best time of year to start eating better.  Local fruits and vegetables are in season, and farmers markets are filled with growers, chefs…