Are You Addicted To Sugar?

Please watch this video regarding our addiction to sugar. I think People seem to blindly eat and drink loads of sugar each day (Americans consume a whopping 1/3 lb of sugar per DAY on average) without thinking about how this internally affects your body and your biochemistry.
The bottom line is that food manufacturers want you to be addicted to sugar and continue to buy all of their junk foods and sugary drinks which destroy your health. But it’s time to take control of your health for yourself and not support these giant businesses who only care about their corporate profit and not about how they are destroying your health. To watch a recent 60 minutes interview with some experts regarding this subject please go HERE.

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This post was written by Mark Tolle on August 5, 2012

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Weight Loss For Golfers

Weight loss is a topic that I don’t usually write about, but I think it is an important issue with a lot of golfers. We all know the health consequences of carrying excessive weight. And for those who would like to lose some, have you ever thought what it would do for your golf game. Improve your game? You bet it can! Dropping just a few pounds can improve your posture, flexibility and your overall golf swing. Here are few tips for weight loss.

  • To lose weight you must incorporate nutrition, cardiovascular exercise, strength training and most importantly be accountable for your actions
  • Seek out a nutrionist to help with food selection and meal planning
  • Start a cardiovascular program. Always try to walk the golf course when you can. That alone will make a big difference.
  • Your cardiovascular program should be something you enjoy and do on a regular basis, so select something you will stick with.
  • If you currently do some form of cardio program on a regular basis then try an interval program.
  • Interval training is exercising at a high intensity for 1-2 minutes and then rest or slow down for a few minutes. For example ride the bicycle real hard for 1 minute then go slow for 2-3 minutes. And repeat that sequence 4-5 times. It is a great workout and it revs up your metabolism causing you to burn more calories for a longer period of time.
  • Make sure you are doing some form of resistance training.
  • Integrate resistance training with your cardio program. For example, do a circuit of 2-3 total body dumbbell exercises with only 2-3 minutes of rest in between each exercise.
  • In actuality interval cardiovascular and interval strength training matches the physiological demands on the golf course. So if you are a golfer that competes at a high level, don’t waste your time on 30-40 minutes of cardio, instead do 20 minutes of interval training. That way you leave more time to practice your game.
  • Seek out a fitness professional to help guide you on your weight loss program

    I plan to discuss weight loss in more detail in the future but for now these are a good start to helping you reach your golf fitness goals. So remember if you change your thinking, and focus on positive outcomes you can go a long way in improving your golf game. Good Luck!

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This post was written by Mark Tolle on November 19, 2008

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