Tips of the Week

Fitness Tip of the Week:  A lot of people think that the more time you spend in the gym, the greater the gains and size you will receive.  In fact, workouts longer than an hour can actually hinder your body’s ability to recover and produce gains.  Keep your workouts between 45-60 minutes. The higher intensity is great for your heart and the gains that you will receive will be great for your ego : )

(Physiologically – your body starts to produce a stress hormone called cortisol, which acts a defensive-line against testosterone, after the 60-minute threshold.  Basically cortisol produces a muscle-wasting effect typically after 60 minutes.

Nutrition Tip of the Week:  Looking for ways to spice up your life? Well here’s a sure way to start a fire under your metabolism!

There’s more to red-hot chili peppers than a rock back dancing around in their whitey tighties.  Chilis have been found to aid in the thinning of our blood, they release endorphins (along with a good sweat), and have even been known to stimulate our metabolism.

In addition to adding a little punch to your next meal, chilis are loaded in beta-carotene, which converts to vitamin A in the blood which helps fight infections.  Also included in the luxury model of chili peppers is a compound called capsaicin – a neuropeptide inhibitor that helps prevent inflammation.

So give it away give it away give it away now! And give red chili peppers a chance!

Things We Don’t Do Anymore Tips:  The next time you need to write to a friend, family member, or foe – logout of your e-mail, unplug the computer, and bust out a pen and a piece of paper.  Cursive handwriting is a lost art and unfortunately so is any form of intimate communication these days.

Go ahead and try it out. You will be amazed how great it feels to receive and send a hand written note, letter, or document that doesn’t include the following statement “please pay the following amount by XY date or we will hunt you down with sharks.”  So take ownership and pride in knowing that you took the time out to make something just that much more personal.  

– Corey


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