Fitness St Louis shares tips each week.
Thursday, March 7, 2013
Saturday, January 26, 2013
Studies show the benefits of adding apples, tomatoes and cranberry juice to your diet.
How is your produce intake? The Dietary Guidelines for Americans recommend that at least one half of your plate should contain fruits and vegetables but for many Americans this desirable balance is still a goal and not a reality. Three recent studies might push you to achieve the goal a bit sooner. The first study appeared in the journal Neurology and it looked at the lycopene content of tomatoes related to reduction of stroke risk in men. Lycopene is an antioxidant that works in the body to counter act free radicals which contribute to aging and disease risk. Lycopene is found in reddish colored fruits and vegetables like watermelon, grapefruit and guava but the content in tomatoes, especially cooked tomatoes, is higher. The study of more…
Monday, January 2, 2012
Patch takes a cold, hard look at the data on obesity and what it can mean for your health. Plus, we provide tips for boosting your fitness factor.
Every year, people make a New Year's resolution to lose weight. It's no wonder, considering statistics show that more than half of all Americans are considered overweight or obese. Data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) shows Missourians are collectively getting fatter each year. The facts The voice of experience St. Louis County resident Sandy York said she lost 50 pounds over two years, going from 198 to 146. “I know it sounds trite, but I just exercised and watched what I ate,” York said. “I found out after the fact that stairs are not only good cardio, but will also help stabilize your core, leading to a flatter stomach.” York said she occasionally does push-ups and sit-ups on a stability ball, and she tries to…