so, i drink a lot of redbull, but usually only when i'm cycling. since i'm working most of the energy off, would i be counteracting the weight gain that energy drinks known for? I do around 12 kilometres everyday, at minimum and usually have one bottle of redbull.
A 250-ml can of regular Red Bull has 110 calories, which is about the same amount of calories in 1-2 slices of bread (depending on the bread). 1-2 slices of bread don’t cause weight gain, a can of Red Bull won’t cause weight gain, and a can of soda won’t cause weight gain. The caffeine in Red Bull elevates one’s metabolic rate, and the energy it gives drinkers will probably help them to burn more overall calories by allowing them to get off their butts. By the way, a 150-lb individual will burn 100-120 calories from walking a mile. Energy expenditure from cycling is a bit less (despite cycling having a higher rating of perceived exertion, which is fancy talk for level of difficulty, you’re mainly only moving your legs while cycling), but 12 kilometers’ worth of cycling will still burn more than the caloric worth of your Red Bull.
Are there 'sleeping techniques' known to fall asleep much faster at night? I find myself laying in bed for hours, wide awake with my eyelids closed the entire time.
I once read in a magazine that a man who can’t fall asleep will accept the fact that he can’t, and then fall asleep. I have a couple suggestions; see if they help. If your thoughts are racing, write them down in a notebook and tend to them the next day. If you have an anxiety disorder such as OCD, however, and think of a flurry of questions and problems you want to address before you sleep, you may want to consider consulting a professional.
Eating a carb-heavy meal releases more serotonin, which has a relaxing effect on the body and can explain why people feel drowsy afterward. Lastly, I’ve heard that jasmine and lavender-scented candles help restless people fall asleep. Never tried it, but it’s worth a shot.
Ironically, since I've been eating healthier, exercising and going to bed earlier to wake up earlier I have noticed that my mentality is weakening and I forget everything!! I forgot I made a cup of green tea and found it cold on the counter, forgot I was boiling a pot of water and it boiled dry! Any advice to perk up my memory and scattered mind?! :(
really? that’s rather odd for that to be happening, as exercise is actually supposed to promote brain activity and counter memory loss… i wonder if something else is affecting your memory.
you could try taking gingko biloba supplements— i know of many people who swear by the stuff.
in fact, though you may appear to be eating healthier, are you sure that you’re getting all the nutrition that your body needs? you could potentially be nutrient-deprived.
you’re gonna wanna up your intake of antioxidants as well as the quality of the fat in your foods (say what? did i just say that you should be taking in fat? well, yes! if you’ve been skipping out on fat in general, this could very well be the problem. your body does need fat, just the right kind.)
i’d like you to read this, as it suggests many foods that’ll promote your memory retention.
continue exercising and doing the right things— you may just need to make a few small adjustments. good luck!
I found some of your workouts through pinterest and i absolutely love them!! When I'm strapped for time, I'll just do one but when I'm not I'll do a few of them. Sooooooo great, thank you so much for your blog and please keep making more!
wow, i didn’t even know about pinterest! that’s awesome. :)
thanks so much for letting me know about that and for the nice feedback. i’ll definitely try to keep them coming!
Hi! The center of disease control's website cites a study conducted by the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey that claims that over 2/3 of Americans over the age of 20 are overweight or obese. Overweight persons have a BMI calculated to above 25 but lower than 30. As a 19 y old male who is approx. 180 pounds and around 5'10'', I am overweight. I just wonder what the significance of that is for my health. I eat relatively healthy and exercise regularly. Do you think these results ar
misleading when there are healthy people such as myself being classified as overweight? It just seems that if their overweight status poses no threat to their health, then it shouldn’t matter, or be studied in conjunction with obesity statistics. I just wonder what your take on this subject is. Thanks!
hi there! just had to include the other message, for those who’d like to know what i’m addressing. :)
now, to answer your question, i think that these statistics are very misleading. i won’t deny that the number of overweight and obese people are increasing— this is apparent in our everyday lives. however, personally, even though i fall under the BMI’s “healthy weight” range, i have never used the BMI as an indicator of obesity, simply because of the very faultiness that you describe.
you seem to be considered overweight but a quick look at your beard90x (haha nice beard!) photos reflects otherwise. based on the size of your waist and the fact that you take care of yourself (eat relatively healthy and exercise regularly), you’re nowhere near overweight!
the problem with the BMI is that it’s physiologically wrong. it doesn’t take bone density or muscle proportion into consideration, which is why many athletes and the majority of big-time body builders are considered overweight or obese when they’re clearly not.
as keith devlin of NPR states in his debunking of the body mass index, “bone is denser than muscle and twice as dense as fat, so a person with strong bones, good muscle tone, and low fat will have a high BMI.”
furthermore, a lot of people who would be considered “skinny” based on the BMI may actually be at a higher risk for obesity-related issues than the BMI’s “overweight” or “obese.” i can’t seem to find the article that i was reading just a few days ago… it described a girl who appeared to be skinny but, due to a lack of exercise, was truly unhealthy on the inside and ending up going to the hospital. i’m sure the BMI would have considered her healthy, or even underweight, simply based on her height and weight though.
this problem of “skinny-fat” people also furthers the argument against the BMI-based statistics. not only are many “overweight” or “obese” people actually healthy, but many “healthy” and “underweight” people are actually suffering from many of the health issues that are prevalent among truly obese people.
soo to sum it all up, i totally agree with you! therefore i’d say to take all BMI-related statistics with a grain of salt. for government use, it works as best as it can. if only they were able to measure waist size, which is a true indicator of obesity, then the statistics would be more accurate.
hope i helped. good job with the p90x— keep it up!