Health & Fitness

OnFitness January/February 2019

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.

United States
Publisher Consultant, Inc.
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6 Issues

in this issue

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.
the buddy system

If you struggle with motivation, a workout buddy may be just what you need. From watching your form to encouraging you when you feel you just can’t do another bench press, a workout buddy may just be the incentive you need to keep you in the playing field. And having a buddy keeps you accountable. Your motivation will always fluctuate, but having someone waiting for you on those days you need it the most will be very powerful incentive. THE PUSH-UP CHALLENGE Push-ups are one of the best ways to hit your chest, shoulders, arms, and core. If your push-up form is perfect you’ll build muscle, burn fat and eventually you’ll be performing more than you ever thought you could. Here’s the challenge: on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, perform four sets of the…

4 min.
fast track to a six-pack

Our culture is obsessed with a great looking set of abs. We often define sexuality with the washboard abs on men, and if you’re a lady and so lucky, then you’re instantly pegged as a diva. Getting that ripped look is often difficult and the promise of many infomercials. The truth is, no machine alone is going to simply give you those beach abs. It’s related to your genetics, age, overall health and mostly your body fat. Let’s take a quick look at the fast road to a six-pack and the simple steps you can take to get that harder look. The younger you are, the more likely you’re starting off with one foot in the cookie jar. If you’re under 20 years old, the advent of high fructose corn syrup is…

4 min.
the powers of green tea

Provided we don’t drink too much of it, teas provide a number of health benefits. They have been known to combat the flu, prevent tooth decay, lower heart disease risk, lower blood pressure, and reduce the risk of cancer. Green tea, in particular, is one of the most healthful teas due to it myriad of therapeutic properties. This little miracle of health was first discovered by a Chinese emperor in 2700 B.C. Traditionally, it was drunk as a fasting tea to give its drinker mental clarity and energy during a cleanse. While it is indeed a stimulant, the amount of caffeine in green tea is minimal. If you are worried about caffeine, the decaffeinated version is just as beneficial because it retains its tannins and other flavonoids. Flavonoids are antioxidants that have…

7 min.
the perfect balance

The acid-base balance of the body is critical to optimal health. Diet and nutrition plays a key role in this balance, and if the body is not able to compensate for an unbalanced diet, the body’s internal environment becomes compromised and eventually, cells fail to thrive, thus leading the body into a diseased condition. Some people think that cancer is a disease accelerated by an acid condition of the bodily fluids. It is true that cancer cells thrive better than normal cells do in a highly acidic environment. When the body is in an acidic state, the alkaline biochemical buffers are less able to maintain the blood’s healthy pH of 7.4. Our systems compensate for this by depositing excess acid substances into the tissues and joints. This is one reason many…

4 min.
disease and your immune system

In these times of widespread toxic chemicals, electric and magnetic fields and infection epidemics, our bodies need a strong defense. Various diseases are on the rise today. Rates of tuberculosis, influenza, shingles, mononucleosis, cytomegalovirus, malaria, HIV, AIDS and herpes are increasing worldwide. Estimates are that 80 percent of the U.S. population may be infected with Herpes Simplex 1, while some 45 million are infected with the genital variety, HS2. Growing bacterial infections include Lyme disease, pneumonia, Staphylococcus, streptococcus, salmonella, E. coli, cholera, sepsis, and others. Adding to these growing infections, superbugs such as methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus — resistant to most antibiotics — are on the rise. We are also seeing an increase in arthritis, irritable bowel syndrome, asthma, allergies, and chronic fatigue syndrome. Cancer is the second leading cause of death in the…