Archive | May, 2012

The ‘Exercise Paradox’: It’s the “Free Radicals” man! Part 1/2

You’ve no doubt heard the phrases used many times. But what exactly are “free radicals,” “oxidative stress” and “antioxidants”. These are the buzzwords of the new vitamin supplement marketers designed to capture your attention. And while you may be (and should be) skeptical about the validity of the information you read from most supplement manufacturers, […]

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Food Facts That can Affect Your Workouts and Your Health, part 2/2

In part one I wrote about why are foods–like meats, eggs, yams, beans and strawberries—good for you and what exactly do they contribute to your health? I wrote specifically about the health benefits of selenium and yams. In this post, let’s take a closer look at strawberries. More Strawberries please. Homocysteine is an amino acid […]

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Food Facts That can Affect Your Workouts and Your Health, part 1/2

You train hard and for the most part you try to eat a healthy balanced diet, but other than “knowing” that certain foods are healthy because that’s what you’ve always been told, why are foods–like meats, eggs, yams, beans and strawberries—good for you and what exactly do they contribute to your health? Super Selenium Okay, […]

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Fitness Tip of the Week: Reward Yourself

People tend to be hard on themselves when they fail to accomplish a goal, but also when they DO accomplish a goal. When was the last time you took a moment to reward yourself? Whenever you reach a milestone, have something special in mind, like a massage, new shoes or clothes, or a great day […]

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Argue For Your Limitations And They Are Yours To Keep

I was having a conversation with, yes, you guessed it, another client today and she was explaining why she went to visit family for a week and didn’t exercise. After asking her a series of questions she kept saying that she chose not to exercise in order to support her family members. Wait a minute; […]

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Your Summer Body, part 2/2

I’m spending all this time writing about your midsection because I know once the realization of summer being upon us hits you, the first thing most of you will start doing is crunches. But I’ve got news for you. Crunches alone won’t do. As I often share with my clients, abs are made in the […]

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Your Summer Body, part 1/2

It’s that time of the year again. Yes, summer is right around the corner. That means, whether you like it or not, very soon you’re going to have to unveil that body you’ve been hiding under that extra layer of winter clothing. Well, you have two choices. You can either show up as you are […]

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Only 6-Weeks Until Summer!

I’ve been reminding you all year that summer is right around the corner. Guess what, it’s almost here! Are you ready to look your best this summer? It’s never too late to get started, so let’s go. Download a copy of my FREE ebook, Dr. Del’s Rapid Fatloss Jumpstart Guide. I’ve included a complete two […]

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The Paradox of Our Age

I’m sure by now most of you have read the passage written by His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama titled, The Paradox of Our Age. Nelson Mandela quoted it and so did the late George Carlin, one of my favorite comedians. Incidentally, I have it posted above my desk. I’m writing about it now because […]

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Fitness Tip of the Week: Got Thirst?

Fitness Tip of the Week: Got Thirst?

You can lose up to 3 percent of your body weight before you feel thirsty. As a result, some people go through the summer in a continuous state of dehydration. They believe they’ve lost weight, when in reality, their fluid levels are low. Thirst is a poor guide to how much water you need. Drink […]

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