on Ask Coach to read Cris LaBossiere's
replies to readers fitness questions.
training involves the "core" musculature, improves
stability, and helps you move better both for sport and general
physical funtion. - Or it can make you worse at moving
fat bans, smoking bans, listing calories on menus: Is a nanny
state chipping away our right to choose?
of cancers and Canada's number one killer; heart disease,
can be prevented through lifestyle changes
food cheaper than junk food: Potato chips versus healthy snack
- see which one wins
11 winter cycling event Feb. 1 2009 The Forks Winnipeg
was a great success! RESULTS
Chocolate muffins, antioxidant salad, 25% of your vitamin
from a jam sandwich
hey man.. want to get faster? Supplements; Should you use
Myths Busted! Eating at night causes weight gain, more heat
loss through head
miscalibration: It's the reason you make poor food choices
for chocolate cravings?
bones start to healthy living
you get the protein you need without eating meat?
% per week rule for running does not prevent injury. Non
evidence based exercise axioms are a dime a dozen, and most
are believed and promoted as gospel. A new study shows the
common 10% running rule does not prevent repetitive strain
obesity expert claims, "no cure for obesity"
gum leads to diarrhea and excessive water loss
story in the British Medical Journal describes how two patients
had chronic diarrhea and excesive weight loss from chewing
too much gum full
years resolutions - Meaningless? full
Kinetic Road Machine indoor bicycle trainer review I beat
the hell out of this trainer for a year. It still works as
well as it did on day one. full
restaurants serve 1500 to 2000 calorie meals CBC Marketplace
story investigates calorie values of entrees like chicken
fajitas - 1484 calories, a veggie burger with nearly twice
the calories as a Quarter Pounder full
dropping your weights in the gym could lead to injury
out why gyms need to reassess common, "Don't drop the
Supplements increase cancer risk by 30%
review of 14 studies with over 170,000 people was done to
investigate whether supplements affected gastrointestinal
cancers. No protective effect was found. Supplements with
beta carotene and vitamin A together increased cancer risk
by 30% (Full
ate 77 kg of vegetables per person in 2003 - is that a lot?
Canada releases its 2003 food consumption report: We eat less
veggies and more fat. (Full
is something missing from "health food" stores:
to find apples in a health food store though and you'll come
up empty... Interesting that "health food" stores
are wall-to-wall pill shops. (Full
in Canada and the US launch efforts to reduce childhood obesity.
Obese Children as young as 7 years have hardened arteries.
the pro-smoking argument that smokers "human rights"
are damaged by laws that prohibit smoking in public places
hold water? No
smoking bylaws - who do they harm, who do they protect? (Full
or ADVERTISEMENT? Are
typical "Health and Fitness Feature" sections in
many newspapers genuine opinion and hard news pieces or are
they merely advertising sections?
Fitness uses the Lactate Pro Blood Lactate analyzer, read
rate formulas, do they work?" article
to find out more.
Item: "Big Mac" healthy eating? French authors think
so, read article for a critical review.
and other low carb fad diets are capitalizing on obesity like
maggots on a wound, yet despite these diets popularity, our
population continues to get fatter every year.
exercise: Are you doing too much? (full
ten things you need to know to be successful with exercise
1) True Rewards - Exercise and healthy foods,
and the resulting vibrant healthy body and mind are your rewards.
Enjoy these things that improve your life, keep you lean,
provide energy, increase self-confidence, and reduce risk
of disease. (Full
Daily Caloric Requirements
Includes fat loss and exercise info
Quick estimate: Body weight in pounds X 10
= minimum calories per day required for zero activity. Add
500 calories for minimal daily activity (not exercise). Add
another 300 calories for 1 hour of easy to moderate exercise.
Athletes and intensive exercisers need more.
Includes sample graphs
of one year plan and weekly aerobic training.
Periodization is a system of planning that
uses sequential "periods" or phases of physical
exercise or training, each phase serving as logical
preparation for the next. (Full
Planet Does it Right (product
juice and fruit smoothies with no additives.
based heart rate formulas; Do they work?
You see the heart rate charts posted on the
walls of gyms, on the console face of cardio equipment, and
frequently referenced in fitness articles. These charts don't
really mean anything, find out why, and discover how to find
the right exercise intensity for you. (Full
These articles are not intended to provide specific advice
to any one individual, they are intended to offer general
facts and opinions on the topic of fitness and nutrition.
Persons who require specific exercise or nutrition advice
should consult a physician, fitness expert, or dietitian for
more general information on physical activity visit the Health
Canada website. Rhino Fitness has no affiliation with
Health Canada, but does recommend Health Canada as a resource
for health information.