November 30th, 2010

By: GRETCHEN REYNOLDS WHEN DUANE KNUDSON, a professor of kinesiology at California State University, Chico, looks around campus at athletes warming up before practice, he sees one dangerous mistake after another. “They’re stretching, touching their toes. . . . ” He sighs. “It’s discouraging.” If you’re like most of us, you were taught the importance [...]


A few reason why consumtion of alcohol can wreck havoc on your health and your fitness goals

November 29th, 2010

Alcohol suppresses fat metabolism. Whether calories from alcohol replace dietary calories or are added to normal caloric intake, alcohol suppresses fat metabolism by up to 30%.1 Another study showed a decline in fat metabolism by 73%.2 Alcohol occupies the liver so estrogen (produced in the body to balance testosterone production) cannot be processed so the [...]