September is Almost Here (Some Motivation For You)

Here are some motivation for you!

Cover image: Army Reserve 2010 Best Warrior Competition Army Physical Fitness Test by DVIDSHUB



Motion is Life

When you’re sitting on your ass all day, you feel lethargic. When you’re on you’re couch watching TV, you feel tired. That’s because motion is life.  Contrary to the belief that moving is tiring, it actually makes you more energetic. So get moving!

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All photos are under the Creative Common License from Flickr.

Running with Music by Chris Hunkeler
Hiking, Tromso by Gunnar Hildonen
Sailors participate in a swim call after a Crossing the Line ceremony. by Official US Navy Page
Jump rope! by Joshua Rappeneker
Dance Recital by Bill & Vicki T
Kayaking by Martin Monroe
Skydiving by Joshua M

Website Feature: Paleo Actress

Hey guys,

I came across a great website on Intermittent Fasting and Paleo eating. On her blog, Amanda shares her personal experience and research on the subject.

Some of my favourite posts are:

Visit for articles on intermittent fasting and the paleo diet.
Visit for articles on intermittent fasting and the paleo diet.

Check out her website:

Cover image: Main stage of the Palais Garnier, Paris by Joe deSousa


Benefits of Broccoli

Just call me Ermintrude by Nikki Tysoe
Just call me Ermintrude by Nikki Tysoe

When I was a kid I didn’t eat that much vegetables. Aside from carrots, squash, potatoes, and cabbages, everything else had to be forced down my digestive system. Broccoli was one that I particularly didn’t like. It looked too unsavoury for me. I preferred the similar-looking but semi-appealing looking cauliflower. Now, broccoli has become my most favourite vegetable and I often pair it with three eggs as part of my first meal for the day.

Here are the nutrients broccoli has:

  • Vitamin K
  • Vitamin A
  • Vitamin C
  • Fiber
  • Potassium
  • Folate
  • Lutein

Continue reading Benefits of Broccoli

Don’t Forget the Science

Cortisol? Leptin? Branch amino acids? I didn’t know any of these before. Testosterone? All I knew was that it’s the male hormone. I didn’t know about its role in muscle growth. Science was in my grasp but I was ignorant to it.

The Internet is filled with abundant information about food, fitness, and nutrition. It’s easy to get suckered into consuming all these information as it makes us feel knowledgeable about these topics. What I learned from reading and researching is that there are some things out there that are not completely true.  Continue reading Don’t Forget the Science

Hello, Intermittent Fasting

Last week I began intermittent fasting. I’ve been hearing about it from my friends and fitness people I follow on Twitter since way back then.

One of the things that drove me away from intermittent fasting was the energy issue. How could I function properly if I didn’t have fuel in my body? My morning workout would suffer if I didn’t eat anything. Continue reading Hello, Intermittent Fasting

Journey to Fitness and Well-Being