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Why should you add boxing to your routine?

Check out a class at Elevate- http://www.elevatefitnessandhealth.com/#!calendar/ebdsr Why should you add boxing to your routine? Put simply, boxers are some of the most fit people on the planet. The training involved to withstand 12 rounds in the ring is rigorous and unrelenting. What makes it so difficult are the various training regiments needed to acquire speed, power, explosion, endurance, hand eye coordination, and actual boxing skill. So what are the benefits? Here are 10. 1.Cardiovascular Health and Performance - Boxing uses almost every muscle in the body at a very intense rate increasing the participant’s ‘beats per minute’ up well above the 80 % max heart rate. When the heart musc

4 Ways to Boost Your Metabolism

What is Metabolism? Metabolism converts the fuel in the food we eat into the energy needed to power everything we do, from moving to thinking to growing. Although metabolism is a complicated chemical process, many people think of it in its simplest sense, as something that influences how easily our bodies gain or lose weight. That's where calories come in. Although not all calories are created equal, in the simplest definition a calorie is a unit that measures how much energy a particular food provides to the body. A bagel has more calories than an apple, so it provides the body with more energy — but sometimes we feed it too much than it can use. Just as a car stores gas in the gas tank un

Summer Hack- Mint Melon Salad

Mint Melon Salad Ingredients 1 cantaloupe melon 1 honeydew melon 1 small watermelon 1 bunch basil 1 bunch mint 1/2 cup Rice Wine Vinegar 2 TBSP Lemon Juice 1 TBSP Extra Virgin Olive Oil 1 TBSP Honey Directions Cube all melons into a large bowl. In a food processor combine last 6 ingredients to well blended. Pour over melon and stir well. Let sit for 1/2 hour continuing to stir every 10 minutes. Serve over spinach. 1/2 cup serving size.

Peanutbutter vs. Sunbutter vs. Almond Butter

Peanuts vs. Sunflower seeds vs. Almonds Pretty much same fat content, fiber, protein and sugars (almost none). So lets dig a little deeper… As a general rule the almond is considered to be the ultimate nut based on its high nutrient density (more than peanuts). Almonds have 3x as much vitamin E, which is essential for nerve function, prevents oxidation in the body, keeps the integrity of healthy fatty acids in the body (nicer skin and hair) and prevents clotting in the blood stream (prevents stroke & heart disease). Sunflower seeds are very nutrient dense as well and offer a very high nutrient density similar to almonds although slightly less. Acidity/Alkaline Peanuts are an acidic food with

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