These articles explain specifics about treadmills, technology, nutrition and working out in general.
If you want to get fit and healthy, lose unwanted fat, increase strength and stamina, physical activity is important, but it is also only a part of a big picture.
Home treadmills under $1000 are popular medium to high level home treadmills. They have much more features than treadmills under $500, especially those in range of $950 - $999, often found on sale. Such treadmills accept heavier users, come with stronger and more durable motors with faster maximum running speed, have motorized incline, more workout programs etc.
Most of them have practically everything what a good home treadmill must have, but they are not as good as medium to high level models of commercial treadmills found at commercial gyms.
But, if you are regular home walker/jogger/runner and want to keep your aerobic capacity high and burn extra calories at the privacy of your home, treadmills in this price range are probably the best option.
Updated: March 26, 2020.
Healthy shakes and smoothies are easy and quick meals to make. Their consistency vary from liquids to purees (drink it or eat with a spoon with all variations in between), depending on their content and the amount of liquids (water, milk, juice, yogurt etc.) we used during preparation.
Published: February 28, 2020.
Home treadmills under $300 are popular entry level home treadmills. They are suitable for lighter runners and walkers who don't require maximum running speed more than 9-10 mph. Also, incline change is almost always manual, and the workout programs are often very limited: manual + up to 10 workout programs, with no user profiles.
Walking treadmills under $300 can have higher maximum user weight, but they are often manual (no electric motor) with one or two flywheels to smooth the ride.
Updated: January 18, 2020.
Grass fed whey protein supplements cost more than 'regular' whey supplements, but they also have many benefits, very important in many situations. They are generally made using cold microfiltration, using milk from grass-fed (hence the name) cows.
Commonly, they have zero artificial additives, colors, fillers, sweeteners, hormones etc and most popular products are GMO free, growth hormone free, soy free, gluten free, rBST/rBGH free etc.
Published: January 17, 2020.
Home treadmills under $500 are popular entry to medium level home treadmills. They have more features than treadmills under $300, can accommodate slightly heavier users, have better warranty terms and allow the trainees to have more serious running workouts more often.
However, they lack certain features commonly found on more expensive home treadmills.
Updated: January 4, 2020.
Casein protein is derived from milk protein, which is mix of whey and casein protein, in 20% : 80% ratio. When consumed, casein is slowly digested and it feeds the body for 6-8 hours with almost constant stream of amino acids. This is very important during the night, especially during periods of diet and hard workouts. There are many casein protein supplements on the market, we have chosen 5 the best according to our opinion, but we have mentioned few more, too.
Updated: December 13, 2019.
In many cultures and societies flat six pack abs were and still are symbol of physical power, strength and stamina both for women and men. Men wants flat and ripped abs and women mostly 'just' toned abs with two vertical lines emphasizing mid section curves. And jet, when you go to the beach, how many such individuals with ripped abs can you see? And more important question - are you one of them?
Human body is not like the good wine - the older it is, the better it is. We can't expect our bodies to be the same when we are 20 or 40 or even 60 years old. If we never exercised, never cared about our bodies, than yes, we can look and perform better with 40 than we did when we were 20...
There is never ending discussion regarding eating egg whites vs. whole eggs. Problem is rather simple: 10 egg whites have around 35g of protein, 5g of carbohydrates and no fats or fiber and that is 160 kcal for eating 35g of protein. On the other hand, 100g of eggs has 12g of protein, 1g of carbohydrates and 10g of fats - note that 2 medium sized eggs have around 120g.
In order to consume 36g of protein, one has to eat 5 medium sized eggs and that is 36g of protein, 3g of carbohydrates and 30g of fats; that is around 420 kcal for 36g of protein. And that is huge difference.
Choosing best treadmill for home use can be daunting task, but it shouldn't be. When deciding which treadmill is the best, one has to balance several things like number and individual preferences and habits of future trainees, available space, physical location, budget and similar.
For every person wanting to become and stay fit, it is of vital importance to know how much calories she/he burns per day and during various activities. Daily burned calories can be calculated using various formulas, while calories burned during various activities can be found using charts and tables.
Quality of foods and supplements, as complete protein sources, is often measured by their amino acid profile - more essential amino acids food or supplement has, it is considered better protein source.
Some of our trainees are vegetarians. Their food ranges from vegetable sources including dairy products and non-fertilized organic eggs (lacto-ovo vegetarians) to trainees exclusively eating only vegetable food (vegans).
Trainees who eat vegetable food with dairy products and non-fertilized organic eggs (lacto-ovo vegetarians) can organize their nutrition with ease - much easier than vegans.
Protein sources and food in general for trainees who eat only vegetable sources is somewhat limited. There are many things that one should think when organizing nutrition for vegetarians, especially physically active vegans.
'Problematic' macro and micro nutrients are (but not limited to): protein, calcium, vitamin D, vitamin B12, vitamin E, omega-3 and healthy fats in general.
Pre, During and Post Workout Nutrition is very important aspect of nutrition of every athlete or anybody wanting to eat healthy, lose fat, build muscle, become and stay fit. On the other hand, people tend to give too much attention to PWM (post workout meal) shakes, instead of trying to see 'big picture'. We will try to explain few things about this topic and we know from start - there will always be people that will disagree with us ...
Motivational quotes for both men and women are important parts to get one going and be disciplined in achieving desired goals. One of my favorite quotes for motivating female colleagues is "Skinny girls 'may' look good in clothes. Fit girls always look - great!"
When we calculate our Basal Metabolic Rate (BMR) or very similar Resting Metabolic Rate (RMR), we calculate the amount of energy expended while at rest, per day.
It must be noted that this is calculated for resting in neutrally temperate environment while digestive system is inactive (at least 12 hours after eating food).
There are several ways for comparing quality of proteins in food. Most often, Protein Biological Value (Protein BV) and Protein Digestibility Corrected Amino Acid Score (PDCAAS) are used to compare various protein sources.
Pre, during and post workout shakes are very important nutrition aspects of every athlete and of every person wanting to become and stay fit. Unfortunately, too much attention is given to shakes and too little to real food ...