Health & Fitness

OnFitness November/December 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.

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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.
leg day!

For a greater release of the muscle-building hormones testosterone and growth hormone, multijoint exercises — also known as compound exercises — recruit more muscle mass into each movement. And the amount of muscle called into play is critical on leg day because so many large muscle groups are involved: the three muscles of your glutes, the four of your quads, the three of your hamstrings, and the two muscles of your calves. Always start your leg day with the most challenging exercises that allow you to push the maximum weight. By choosing the right exercises, loading them correctly, and doing enough sets to maximize stimulus, you’ll be burning for days. Training your legs The desire for bulging biceps, a huge chest, and rippling abs has many guys focusing only on those classic…

17 min.

Oxygen is the ultimate fuel for exercise. Being faster, going longer and getting leaner all depend on how well your body takes in and uses oxygen. It’s easy to take a simplistic view of oxygen and only consider the heart and lungs as the chief players. But the real magic and power of oxygen ultimately reside at the cell. Understanding how this works is key for athletes, personal trainers, and fitness enthusiasts. What you likely know Most people understand that when you breathe in air, the lungs will “pull out” oxygen and deliver it to the blood. The hemoglobin molecule in red blood cells can carry both oxygen and CO2. When hemoglobin is in an oxygen-rich environment, like the lungs, it “grabs hold” of oxygen. The pressure created by the pumping heart and…

8 min.
how to eat for energy & strength

The idea of “dieting” serves nobody since it usually implies that there is an end in sight. Ask yourself, “Do I see myself eating this way a year from now?” And if the answer is “no,” then it’s time to go back to the drawing board and sketch a way of eating that can be maintained as a lifestyle, while also jumpstarting the path to optimal health. Eating for energy A low-carbohydrate diet may produce an initial excitement in dieters who experience a quick five to ten-pound weight loss during the first week. However, any regular exerciser who has followed a diet like this knows that energy levels dwindle with the corresponding weight. The first two to four weeks of a low-carb diet are plagued with low energy levels, cravings for sweets…

4 min.

Due to today’s environmental contaminants and artificial foods, unhealthy fats and sugars, our bodies are in serious need of regular cleansing to reduce damage to our immune systems and metabolism. Detoxification techniques maximize your body’s energy and prevent chronic illness. Detox techniques are also a time-honored way to keep digestive elimination regular, circulation under control and stress to a minimum. Incorporate the following detoxifying techniques into your life, add regular exercise and sustain a nutrient-rich organic diet to enjoy optimal health and well-being. Breathing India’s Ayurvedic system of health utilizes breathing techniques, or pranayama, to settle, balance and detoxify your body. Certain breathing techniques enhance your body’s ability to eliminate toxins because detoxification is directly related to the delivery of oxygen to cells and the removal of carbon dioxide. Try a technique called…

4 min.

Oats, wheat, and barley make for some of our favorite foods. Before these grains go to shaft and seed in the field, however, the nutrient level of their tiny thin grass strands climax into perfection. This renders a family of nutrient-dense foods we call cereal grasses. The most popular of these are wheatgrass, Kamut grass, and barley grass. Oat grass and other grains are also worth considering, although they are not as commercially available. For many years, nutritionists have realized that the tender grass family provides potent nutrients not realized in many other foods. For maximum nutrient benefit, the grass is harvested within just a few weeks from sprouting. The tender grass leaf is cut and juiced or dehydrated. While dehydrated cereal grasses are nutrient-rich, the juice retains more water-soluble nutrients,…