VIVA FITNESS - January 2011


30 Jan

I am always looking for intteresting articles that may motivate or inspire our Viva blog readers. This article is simply aimed at keeping you in the loop of health and fitness for 2011. As a business owner it is necessary for our club to keep up with these trends and ensure we are offering great […]

26 Jan

The Cost of Whole Foods There’s another bonus to eating healthy whole foods.  Although the name may now be synonymous with that fancy grocery store, whole foods are much cheaper than processed foods.  They’re also available everywhere. A bag of healthy brown rice is going to be cheaper than a fancy prepackaged rice mix! Of […]

23 Jan

So what are whole foods? These are foods that are eaten as close to their natural form as possible, with minimal processing and refinement. Examples include fruits, vegetables, nuts, legumes, unprocessed fish, lean meat, oats and other whole grains. They can be cooked, mind you, without being “processed.” Eating a meal comprised mostly of whole foods […]

19 Jan

Many studies have found that a diet high in healthy foods like fruits, vegetables, and whole grains are associated with a reduced risk of diseases such as: cardiovascular disease many types of cancer type 2 diabetes So what’s so good about healthy whole foods? For one, they’re loaded with fiber, vitamins, and minerals.  They also […]

15 Jan

3 Hours of Vigorous Activity a Week Associated With a 61% Lower Risk of Prostate Cancer-Specific Death, Researchers Say Men diagnosed with prostate cancer may be able to reduce their risk of death not just from prostate cancer but from any cause by exercising vigorously for at least three hours per week, new research indicates. A […]

02 Jan

Why do you need them? Fat has received a lot of bad publicity in recent years, and because of this fat is often more misunderstood than carbohydrates. The low fat, high carb craze started in the 1980s, and since then most western countries adopting this eating philosophy have been getting fatter and recording increasingly higher […]

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