It is well known that many women are anemic, mainly due to iron deficiency partially due to the monthly cycle. That is why it is very important to take a blood test regularly to monitor iron level in your body. It seems that many people don’t realize that they are iron deficiency or at the borderline, even among health conscious top female athletes. In general, about 25% of women are iron deficiency.
Among gym-going men, it is almost a status symbol to be able to lift the heaviest weights. Yes, it is impressive, and yes, it builds muscles, but there is more than one way to build muscles.
Although I usually do not put the review of a movie, this documentary is very apt for this site and I decided to put it. This documentary is about the obesity epidemic, especially child obesity. It clearly shows us why it is happening and what we should do.
As I mentioned in the previous article, high animal protein food could be harmful for our body. This, of course, includes protein supplements, which many exercise enthusiasts take after working out, especially after weight training.
High protein and low carbohydrate diets, such as Atkins and Paleo diets, are really popular these days since a low carbohydrate diet (hence high protein) seems to lead to weight loss and improve cardiovascular health. However, there is a catch.
I mean that you should not be sitting all day, especially if you are older than 60 years old. In one of the previous articles (Don’t Sit All Day…), I mentioned that that sitting is really bad for your body regardless of the amount of moderate exercises you do daily. This was further confirmed in a recent study.