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OnFitness May - June 2018

OnFitness® magazine is for men and women who are passionate about achieving optimal health and fitness. Our editions are packed full of valuable information from authorities on fitness, health and nutrition.

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Publisher Consultant, Inc.
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3 min.
swat fuel is on a mission

SWAT Fuel is a science-based supplement line to support occupational athletes. The combat physiology behind creator Dr. Dan Olesnicky, M.D.’s, products, is fighting the biological time cells in our bodies (telomeres). This comprehensive line of popular sports nutrition supplements; originally developed to provide energy and endurance to military, law enforcement, and shift workers, efficiently provides the nutrients that our bodies need for optimal performance, while using and maintaining energy. The occupational athlete is an individual required to physically perform at the level of an athlete during their job. Physically demanding occupations, such as the police force, military, fire fighters, nursing, can often place the body under extreme stress. Obviously, this ongoing stress can accelerate the deterioration of the body internally, along with the visible signs of aging we see externally, thus…

10 min.
get on the ball!

One of the primary benefits of an exercise ball is its use of multiple muscle groups. You can perform a variety of exercises such as crunches to build and strengthen your abs or side lifts to work on your obliques. Chest presses and biceps and triceps lifts can be done with free weights while sitting on a ball. In addition to muscle toning, you’ll engage a variety of core and glutes muscles trying to keep your balance. Exercise balls also are ideal for back stretching, and they challenge every muscle of your body to maintain good posture and balance. Exercise balls are a great tool for your entire workout routine. By moving your feet closer together, you increase the intensity and stress on your core, and the effort to remain balanced…

2 min.
the med ball

A medicine ball is a weighted ball that can be used for a wide range of exercises to improve fitness, strength and coordination as well as help recovery from injuries. The balls come in different weights ranging from 2 lb. to 25 lb. The standard is 14 inches in diameter. Med balls are commonly used by athletes to improve core strength including chest, arms, legs and abs. Med ball slams are simple exercises that have persevered for centuries. Lift the ball high above your head, throw it at the ground, pick it up, do it again. It might look like child’s play, but med ball slams build better athletic performance. A few key reasons why they work are as follow: (1) They’re hard to screw up, which means benefits can be reaped even…

2 min.
natural flavors?

Have you ever wondered what the heck this means, beyond the obvious? The answer isn’t as clear as what you might think. Although natural flavors sounds better than chemical-laden artificial flavors, it turns out they’re not really all that different. Of over 80,000 foods scored by an environmental group, “natural flavor” was the fourth most common ingredient listed on labels, outranked only by salt, water and sugar. Natural and artificial flavors play an interesting role in food. They’re essentially providing the taste and appeal, and/or an attempt at replacing something that got lost through processing, storage or pasteurizing. One place you'll often find artificial flavor is in orange juice; manufacturers often add fake flavors to ensure uniformity so that you have the exact same tasting foods anywhere you go and at any time of…

5 min.
sea vegetables

Plants from oceans, lakes and ponds can provide an incredible source of nourishment. Most edible sea vegetables are either cultivated in ponds or wild-crafted (harvested wild) from open waters. Sea vegetables are not as sensitive to overharvesting and the by-catch issues that fish and shellfish have, however. And because ocean plants rely upon photosynthesis rather than filtering for their growth — as fish and shellfish do — they are not likely to contain much in the way of environmental toxins such as mercury and DDT. There are about 70,000 known sea vegetables, but they boil down to 3 general types: green algae, brown algae, and red algae. These range from single-celled microalgae to giant, broad-leafed kelps. Sea vegetables trump all other food sources for protein production. While an acre of beef…

1 min.
what is a calorie?

A calorie is a unit of energy. We tend to associate calories with food, but they apply to anything containing energy. For example, a gallon (about 4 liters) of gasoline contains about 31,000,000 calories. A calorie is the amount of energy or heat it takes to raise the temperature of 1 kilogram of water 1 degree Celsius (1.8 degrees Fahrenheit). One calorie, including a food calorie, is equal to 4.184 joules, a common unit of energy used in the physical sciences. The calories on a food package are actually kilocalories; 1,000 calories equal 1 kilocalorie. A can of soda containing 200 food calories contains 200,000 regular calories, or 200 kilocalories. A gallon of gasoline contains 31,000 kilocalories. The same applies to exercise; when a fitness chart says you burn about 100 calories for…