Pineapples

b> Pineapples: The Healing Fruit of the Tropics (includes a recipe for Pina-Banana Orange Smoothie) By Monique N. Gilbert, B.Sc. http:/ /www.MoniqueNGilbert.com For a natural and tasty way to improve your health and boost your healing capacity, add fresh pineapple and pineapple juice to your diet. Pineapples are nutritionally packed members of the bromeliad family. This delightful tropical fruit is high in the enzyme bromelain and the antioxidant vitamin C, both of which plays a major role in ...
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Golf Injury Prevention

A golf injury is one of the most common issues with all amateur golfers. But having adequate strength and flexibility of muscles and joints and participating in effective training technique, can also prevent a golf injury. Well-conditioned limbs and joints that are under control when the stresses of the swing are encountered will greatly reduce risk of a golf injury. If your body motion is out of control when you execute the swing, the muscles and tendons have little room for error. The result ...
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Savvy Nutrition

Be Nutrition Savvy: Seven Simple Ways to Eat Healthy (includes Strawberry Orange Sorbet recipe) By Monique N. Gilbert, B.Sc. http:/ /www.MoniqueNGilbert.com The key to better health is learning the difference between healthy and unhealthy nutrients. The choices we make greatly affect our health. Making a few simple healthy and nutritious changes in our dietary choices can have a profound and positive impact on our health, well-being, energy levels and life span. For instance . . . ...
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Understanding the Glycemic Index

Things get so confusing when it comes to understanding what foods are high on the glycemic index scale and what effects your blood sugar production. I have focused a lot of my diet around eating lower glycemic index foods, but more importantly understanding that even when you eat high glycemic foods you can help reduce the blood sugar impact, by eating a combination of both high and low glycemic index foods together, that overall helps slow down the insulin production in your body. What I mean ...
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Change Your Attitude About Exercise

Although exercise is one of the most powerful tools available for improving health and managing weight, even the word •exercise” can conjure up negative thoughts and feelings. If you are not very active or not exercising regularly, perhaps you have some negative thoughts of your own. Isn’t it time to start thinking in more positive ways? •I know I should exercise but I hate it so I just can’t seem to make myself do it.” Many people have negative feelings about exercise, ...
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Heavy Breathing - Ill Effects of Environment

As I write this, I am less than two weeks away from my highly anticipated family vacation. We will be going with two other families, so the usual abundant memories should be double. However, being the fitness enthusiast that I am, there is a bit of anxiety about visiting the •Happiest Place On Earth”. This is due to the fact that the Los Angeles metropolitan area has placed #1 on the list for most ozone pollution for the fifth consecutive year. As well, it has a detrimental amount ...
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One out of two golfers will have a golf swing related injury.

I have a friend who blew out his ACL in his left knee while playing old man basketball. Old man being relative. A bunch of guys playing rec ball in their 30’s. We all get out there and play hard, sometimes harder than we should. The mind says yes, the body says no way! Mike’s ACL zigged when it should have zagged. Shortly after the surgery, he was visiting with his doctor on a routine check up when he asked the doctor if he’d be able to dunk the basketball after he completes his rehab. ...
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Water

Water: Pure and Simple Thirsty? Before you reach for that soda, beer or sports drink, how about reaching for something that has been around since the beginning of time—water. Water is one of the most pure, most essential nutrients on the face of the earth. We drink it, wash with it, swim in it and spend nine months developing in it. Every living thing consists of water: plants, animals and humans; each one of us is made up of approximately 70% water. Water is an important and precious ...
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Can A Golfer Do Without Golf Fitness And Exercise

Just how important is golf fitness and exercise to a golfer today in the modern game? Can a good amateur or even professional golfer do without it and still maximize their potential? Will they still be able to enjoy their game and see constant improvements or at least consistency in their quality of play? Those golfers who ask these sorts of questions about golf fitness and exercise sometimes nostalgically cast their minds back to the so called good old days of the golf game when the game was ...
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Drink Your Milk and LOSE Weight!

Drink Your Milk and LOSE Weight! by Cheryl Winter, M.S., R.D., R.N. We all know how important getting adequate calcium is for building strong bones and teeth, and for preventing osteoporosis, a condition of gradually weakening brittle bones. But did you know that recent research has discovered that adding calcium to your diet can also promote increased weight loss? Isn’t that great news for millions of Americans who are struggling with their weight? Of course, calcium needs a little help in ...
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