Getting Older – Fun with Niacin
Fun with Niacin As we age we begin to find more and more “things”. One of mine is high cholesterol. To lower my cholesterol, my doctor first tried statin drugs (Lipitor, Crestor, etc). Not long after I began taking Lipitor, I began experiencing muscle and joint aches and had problems remembering things I needed to do. They switched me to another statin, and no change. We tried diet and exercise, and that had some positive effects, but didn’t bring it low enough. The next option was to try Niacin or vitamin B3.
Combine Resistance Training and Cardio for Maximum Results
What Type of Excercise Should I Do?
Should I do a cardio routine, or should I do a resistance routine to get fit? My answer is YES!
Shakeology Ingredients – Super Protein Blend
In my previous post Shakeology Ingredients I discussed, in summary, all the healthy things that go into Shakeology to make it the Healthiest Meal of the Day. Let’s go a little deeper and look at each group of ingredients. In this installment let’s look at Shakeology Ingredients – Super Protein Blend. Just in case you didn’t remember, the Super Protein blend consisted of these ingredients:
Whey, Sacha Inchi, Chia, Flax, Quinoa, Amaranth, Brown Rice, Peas.
The main purpose of this Super Protein Blend is that it helps build lean muscle, improves skin and hair, supports mental clarity, and reduces cravings. Where do these proteins come from and how are they processed in the best possible manner to ensure that they are the most bio-available, or how well the body can use them.
My Fitness Journey
In fitness, as in life, we gain more, not from having reached the destination, but from the journey to get there. If you’ve read the “About Me” Section of this blog, you’ve read about parts of my journey. I let myself go over the years, but it wasn’t just laziness on my part, it was also a lack of understanding of my own body. To give you a little history of my weight problem, lets back up to the days before P90X and Beachbody. I used to workout regularly, but my nutrition sucked, so that soon after I would experience some progress in getting back in shape, I would soon hit a plateau and then get discouraged, and soon quit trying. The weight would go back up and with some extra pounds. The weight slowly over time creeped higher and higher, I would come home from work in the afternoons and just sit on the couch from doing no physical activity. I would catch myself dozing off at traffic lights, it was really getting bad.