Blog

03
Aug
2013

By Eric Buratty | Published August 3, 2013   Everyone likes to burn calories when they work out, but not enough people know how to use the first 5-10 minutes of exercise most effectively. More specifically, the warm-up needs to enhance mind and body functionality, which further facilitates a dynamic metabolic environment that most of us […]

Read more

A Weird but Healthy (AND Tasty) Way to Start Your Day

Posted by: Eric  /   Category: Nutrition & Diet   /   No Comments
14
Jul
2013

By Eric Buratty | Published July 14, 2013 You would never think of chocolate as a healthy food for “breaking the fast,” but it’s an excellent source of antioxidants that activates your fat-burning, “lipolytic” genes.  When combined with a few other nutrient-dense ingredients, you can create a tasty meal that offers a whole spectrum of health […]

Read more

02
Jul
2013

By Eric Buratty | Published July 2, 2013 You don’t always have to follow the rules when it comes to having what are commonly referred to as “healthy eating patterns.”  In fact, almost everyone who makes fitness a regular part of their lifestyle has undoubtedly heard about the positive benefits of both higher and lower types […]

Read more

3 Times of Day to Enjoy Carbs Without Getting Fat

Posted by: Eric  /   Category: Nutrition & Diet   /   No Comments
12
Jun
2013

By Eric Buratty | Published June 12, 2013 When body composition becomes a concern, the amount and type of carbohydrates you eat ultimately need to be changed.  This may require having greater discipline toward your dietary habits, but it doesn’t mean you have to deprive yourself all together.  An overlooked trick to help you “get away […]

Read more

Feeling Stressed? Choose this – NOT that!

Posted by: Eric  /   Category: Nutrition & Diet   /   No Comments
05
Jun
2013

By Eric Buratty | Published June 5, 2013 The body simply needs nutrients—NOT calories.  This is because nutrients allow you to overcome the stress associated with building lean muscle, burning fat and just maintaining overall wellness.  The key to realizing these popular fitness goals is by incorporating food choices with greater nutrient density—minus the empty calories.  We’re […]

Read more

6 Ways to Lower the Inflammation Response from Your Workouts TODAY

Posted by: Eric  /   Category: Exercise   /   No Comments
03
Jun
2013

By Eric Buratty | Published June 3, 2013   For the most part, the stress we receive from exercise is positive.  Our ability to sustain our fitness levels in the long run is still greatly influenced by our workout habits in the short run, though.  In order to avoid a whole spectrum of inflammation-related setbacks, here […]

Read more

15
May
2013

By Eric Buratty | Published May 15, 2013 No matter what experience level you have, the key to continued progress is in finding appropriate exercises that share both motivational and challenging characteristics.  These two characteristics are best realized when you focus on just a couple, basic exercises at a time that get some of the larger muscles […]

Read more

20
Apr
2013

By Eric Buratty | Published April 20, 2013 Forget what you’ve heard for a moment about using low-fat or low-carb diets to achieve your fitness goals, and realize how your predominant (macro) energy source helps the body function.  More specifically, carbohydrates play a healthful role in providing energy to exercise and live.  The more active you are, […]

Read more

The New Black of Portable Fat-Burning Snacks

Posted by: Eric  /   Category: Nutrition & Diet   /   No Comments
02
Apr
2013

                By Eric Buratty | Published April 2, 2013 You could be leaving a ton of opportunities for fat loss on the table if your “healthy” snacks lack two essential nutrients.  More specifically, essential amino acids and essential fatty acids allow you to mobilize fat more readily while at rest.  […]

Read more

Eat A Cup Of Broccoli A Day So You Don’t Waste Your Life Away

Posted by: Eric  /   Category: Nutrition & Diet   /   No Comments
05
Nov
2012

By Eric Buratty | Published November 5, 2012  I’m assuming most people have heard the cliché about eating apples every day. In case you haven’t, apparently eating an apple a day keeps the doctor away. While an apple a day may help, there are many other nutritional variables and personal health factors that play a role in […]

Read more