Health & Fitness

OnFitness Clean Nutrition Guide

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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8 min.
vascular disease simplified: you are what you eat

6 smart eating strategies to get healthy, lean and fit, by leading nutritional experts During the Dark Ages of medicine, dying from heart disease meant the heart died. “He died from a broken heart” was a popular saying. Those days are gone, yet the mystery of heart disease has continued for many. Actually, most heart disease is vascular disease — also described as cardiovascular disease. Most problems attributed to a weak and/or diseased heart are caused by damaged blood vessels. Like any part of the body, when the heart is deprived of nutrition — and oxygen rich blood — it becomes weaker. Decreased blood flow to the heart over a period of time can thus weaken the heart. And shutting off blood flow to the heart due to an occlusion (clogging) results in ischemia…

4 min.
quality protein for cardiovascular health

Ahard workout will create tiny muscle tears in muscle fibers. These tears will be repaired by the immune system using additional motor proteins assembled by RNA from amino acids. Our body needs a good supply of these aminos to form proteins. Most people think the body absorbs and utilizes protein from foods. Not true. The body utilizes amino acids and short chains of aminos, and assembles its own protein complexes as needed for our tissues. The reason we each have slightly different genes is because we each assemble slightly different arrangements of aminos. Aminos are called peptides and the simple amino chains are called polypeptides. The process of complex protein assembly is orchestrated by RNA, and driven by special enzymes — which also happen to be proteins. Each one of the body’s countless unique…

4 min.
what’s the big deal about antioxidants?

Is the word antioxidant just another health industry marketing phrase? Because we hear it so much, is it just another cool trend to even use it in a sentence and drink the juices that contain antioxidants? All over now in ads on TV, radio and in our neighborhood supermarkets, we see that word. What exactly are antioxidants other than the content of some foods and drinks in hip designed packaging? Are they really that good for us? Absolutely. On a daily basis and no matter where we live, our bodies are exposed to all sorts of intruders that aim to only make us sick and damage our bodies. These intruders are called free radicals: unstable oxygen molecules. Free radicals damage cells and cause harm to the immune system. Also, they can speed…

4 min.
be mindful when you eat

Mindfulness in relation to eating is necessary now more than ever. We live in a time when we are constantly plugged in and over-stimulated. This affects every aspect of our life – especially our relation to food. We see this in the widespread epidemic of eating disorders and obesity. The “super-sized” nation is at the opposite end of the spectrum in relation to mindful eating. Being mindful means deliberately paying attention to our experiences, both internal and external. It is awareness without judgment or criticism. This is a tall order given the state of our food system. It can be done, of course. One just needs to wander off the beaten path. Are you hungry? Before you sit down to eat a meal, ask yourself if you’re truly hungry. Take inventory. Maybe drink a…

4 min.
effects of fitness on the immune system

The human body is a complex machine, an intricate balance of organic systems and structures. As exercise professionals and enthusiasts, we readily embrace the notion that a fit body is a healthy body. Taking this idea to a deeper level, an emerging field known as sports immunology has been gaining popularity among scientists and athletes. We already accept the idea that regular exercise can keep our bodies fit; now scientists are questioning whether exercise can also keep our immune systems in good shape. In order to fully explore this premise, it is necessary to have a basic understanding of the immune system and its functions. Put simply, the immune system is what enables the body to protect and defend itself from what it considers to be “foreign invaders” — germs, bacteria, diseases,…

3 min.
guys, watch that prostate!

Nutritional strategies are essential for lifelong prostate health. Nutrition and exercise are valuable tools in the prevention and management of prostate disorders. Prostate cancer is the most common form of cancer in men. About 240,000 U.S. men are diagnosed with prostate cancer each year. Predisposing genetic factors exist in prostate health, but dietary choices lower or raise your risk of acquiring life altering prostate conditions. The prostate is a walnut sized gland with two lobes enclosed by an outer covering. Part of the male reproductive system, the prostate functions to produce a fluid that protects and enriches sperm. The prostate is located in front of the rectum and directly below the bladder. The urethra, a tube from the bladder to the penis, travels through the prostate gland. Enlargement of the prostate compresses the…