How many of you know someone who will go on a diet because they are getting married, planning a tropical vacation where they’ll have to dawn the dreaded swimsuit, or the common “it’s almost summertime” diet? Perhaps you know someone who does this, or maybe this IS you! While it may seem harmless to diet when we feel like losing a few pounds, what we may not know are the negative effects of weight cycling.
One of KORR’s customers, XFitLab, has utilized VO2 Max testing to become one of the integral parts of the “biomarker boom.” This term encompasses the concept that measurements go way beyond weight on the scale, and is driving workout programming in interesting, innovative ways. These biomarker tracking points include learning one’s percentage of body fat, skeletal muscle mass, V02 Max, basal metabolic rate, and anaerobic threshold. See how VO2 Max has made its mark by being one of the key points to modern day fitness programming.
We know that sleep is important, but it seems that the further we get into adulthood, the less sleep we get! Whether it’s stress from work, family demands, an overbooked schedule (or all the above), other things seem to take priority over a good night’s rest. What we may not realize is the affect that our bad sleep habits are having on our metabolism.
When it comes to making positive lifestyle changes, what we eat can be one of the most difficult habits to change-and stick with. A lot of approaches these days involve an overhaul of current habits, and can easily overwhelm you with feeling like you don’t know where to start. Here are 5 of our favorite small choices that can allow you to start feeling the benefits of healthy foods, while still being easily implementable.