-Diet Soda is the Devil. A lot of people have asked me if I heard "the news" about the dangers of diet soda that was released this past week. I saw it first on an evening news program, then read an article on-line. For years there have been questions about the safety of artificial sweeteners and now diet soda is linked to stroke and other vascular conditions.
I'll be honest, I enjoy a Diet Coke every now and then, but do I think that will be detrimental to my health? Of course not. Too much of anything artificial is not good. Actually too much of almost anything can cause some sort of problem.
People shouldn't read to much into this study if you occasionally have a diet soda. However, if you are constantly chugging the stuff, that might create some health issues.
If people are concerned about their hydration levels and achieving good health water should be the #1 beverage of choice. Unsweetened Organic Green Tea should be second (not the Lipton or Snapple flavored crap). If it came down to a regular or diet soda, I would choose diet because the caloric factor (shallow, I know).
-Saturated Fat. On the same news program that informed me that Diet Soda was gonna lead me to an early death, I was also told to have only have ONE egg a day because of the saturated fat content. I thought this myth was put to bed, but unfortunately the media likes to stick to its guns and keeps informing us of information that doesn't hold up to current research.
I happen to love saturated fat! Not the saturated fat from Hooters Wings or Outback's Bloomin' Onion. I'm talking about the saturated fat that was here hundreds of years ago- organic eggs, grass fed beef, and coconut oil (actually everything was pretty much organic back then). Those 3 foods have many other nutrients the body needs and provides a good source of protein from the eggs and beef, and MCT's from the coconut oil. Like I said above, too much of anything isn't good- but the right amounts of quality nutrients can do wonders for your health and physique.
-Giving Advice (and being ignored). So, I was finishing up a squat workout on Monday and the kid next to me, probably around 21, was getting starting with his calf raises- cough cough I mean squats. Let's just say that he was not reaching proper squat depth. I tried to inform him that to effectively activate his glutes and hamstrings he need to drop a little lower, and sink his hips toward the ground. I got the common response, "I can't because
I don't know why but I went into a little detail explaining and quoting stuff from anybody and everybody who has tremendous knowledge about the squat and functional anatomy. The kid didn't look interested, so I left it alone.
|Not the best source for training advice....|
Well that's all folks. Have a great weekend and STAY STRONG!