Why Are They Called Healthy Habits?

Some proposed resolutions for the New Year

Chronic ailments such as heart disease, diabetes and cancer are the world’s top killers, causing 35 million deaths a year and 60 percent of all deaths worldwide. There are 1 billion people who are overweight or obese in the world today, according to the World Health Organization.  WHO is now focusing attention on reducing non-communicable […]

TurboCharged and Athletic Training

hispanic man running and jumping from a wall

We often get questions from amateur athletes about training while TurboCharging.  These are usually people in the fit-fat category and they want to know if they can start or continue training and how it will affect their progress.  If you have been wondering the same thing, here are some pointers that can help you stay […]

The Ideal Body Simplified

1+1=2 Ardoise blackboard

It may seem too good to be true but achieving your ideal body and optimal health is really very simple.  Today we are going to strip things down to the very basics.  Fasten your seat belt because this is going to go very quickly. 1) Focus on improvement in body composition not reductions in scale weight. […]

Calories Really Are The Key To Weight Loss

Healthy Choice

People often wonder is there is a combination of macro-nutrients that makes weight loss easier, faster or more effective.  It is often called a “metabolic advantage”.  You have probably heard different versions of the theory before that go something like, “if you will just restrict your carbohydrate intake, you can eat all the protein and […]

Is Alcohol Healthy?

Health-Wine & Alcohol

There are plenty of news stories citing the benefits of the consumption of moderate amounts of alcohol.  Most often it is associated with the heart healthy benefits of consuming of 1-2 glasses of red wine per day.  Wine lovers, including us, like to hear and believe this is true but, is it really? According to […]

The TurboCharged 5

TurboCharged 5

We read an article from The Globe and Mail by Dave McGinn titled Forget the scale: the 5 numbers that really impact your health.  We agree with the concept but have come up with our own TurboCharged 5: 1. Body Composition:  The ratio of lean body mass to fat is what everyone should be focusing […]

Is There a Body Composition Set Point?

Fat Loss

We recently read an article in the Sunday New York Times Magazine titled, The Fat Trap by Tara Parker-Pope.   The article examined the idea that our bodies have a set point for fat and when we go on a diet to lose weight, we upset that set point which causes our bodies to strive to […]

Are You Stressed?

people at work

Back in early 2012, The Washington Post ran an article by Dan Zak titled Why all this stress data will be the death of us.  The article focused on stress created in life by money, work and relationships. One of the more thought provoking, at least for us, was the following paragraph: “In the 1930s, […]