Which Alcoholic Drink is Best When You’re Dieting?

QUESTION: Dear Tom: If you are going to go out and have a drink or two with friends, which drink is the best when you’re on a fat loss program like BFFM? Would it be wine or a vodka mixed with soda? Is champagne better or worse than the other two? ANSWER: The first thing […]

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Can Beet Juice Lower Blood Pressure?

Can Beet Juice Lower Blood Pressure?

Studies have shown that drinking two cups of beet juice per day can lower blood pressure. Other studies have shown that eating a diet high in fruits and vegetables can lower blood pressure due to the high amounts of antioxidants and potassium found in fruits and vegetables.  But this research from Barts and The London […]

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Exercise Can Protect us From Colds

Exercise Can Protect us From Colds Occurrences of getting a cold can be greatly reduced by exercising moderately (like walking) for 45 minutes a day. David C. Nieman, Dr PH, an expert from the American College of Sports Medicine stated that numerous studies have shown a 25 to 50 percent decrease in sick time for […]

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The Risks of Working-Out in a Gym

Most people have no idea the level of risk they are taking while working out in a gym. I’ve been in the fitness industry for over 25 years and have seen way too many injuries and accidents due to inappropriate training.  What many gym members don’t understand is that there is a risk-reward ratio for […]

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Am I Eating Enough Potassium?

If you’re eating a healthy diet every day with multiple servings of fruits, vegetables and legumes you’re most likely getting enough potassium. But in my 20 years of experience as a personal trainer I have only seen about 10% of my new clients eating enough potassium. Only a small portion of the American population is […]

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