Adopt These 10 Habits to Get the Summer Body of Your Dreams

National Diagnostic Solutions www.natdiagnostic.com Let’s face it: summer is coming. With warmer temperatures, swimsuits on sale and vacations looming, here are this Hollywood trainer’s time-tested tips for putting the “wow!” factor back in your bod for summer 2017. Use technology to your benefit. Instead of simply using Instagram and Facebook to post photos of the…

The 9 Best Foods for Athletes

National Diagnostic Solutions www.natdiagnostic.com Quinoa Although it's really a sprouted seed, quinoa is usually considered a whole grain—and a super one, at that. It's got nearly twice as much protein (8 grams per cup) as other grains, and it's one of the only foods to contain all nine essential amino acids our bodies need to…

5 Nutrition Tips for New Athletes

National Diagnostic Solutions www.natdiagnostic.com Don't Exercise on an Empty Stomach Put some gas in your tank before starting your workout. Carbohydrate is the preferred fuel for exercise, so 30 to 60 minutes before exercise eat something that is easily digested and carbohydrate-rich. Great pre-workout snacks are: Low-fat fruit yogurt A banana A slice of 100…

10 Diet Tips from Olympic Nutritionists

National Diagnostic Solutions www.natdiagnostic.com Don't Skip Breakfast! "One of the biggest mistakes athletes make is heading out for a run in the morning without eating anything first," says Dan Benardot, PhD, RD, director of the Laboratory for Elite Athlete Performance at Georgia State University in Atlanta, who works with Olympic distance runners (10,000m and up)…

20 Foods an Athlete Would Never Eat

National Diagnostic Solutions www.natdiagnostic.com 1. Diet Soda Athletes see each meal as an opportunity to refuel: How much protein can I fit into this meal? How can I add more good fats? It’s what drives performance. Nutritionally void foods like artificial sweeteners have no place in their diet. Not only do they offer no health benefits, but…

TOP 5 ‘BAD’ FOODS THAT ARE ACTUALLY GOOD FOR YOU

National Diagnostic Solutions www.natdiagnostic.com Granted, they are not foods that you can scoff and guzzle to your heart's content — but as a part of a healthy and balanced diet, the following five foods aren't actually as bad for you as you may think. 1 Peanut butter Peanut butter is generally left on the shelf…

Heart-healthy diet: 8 steps to prevent heart disease

National Diagnostic Solutions www.natdiagnostic.com Although you might know that eating certain foods can increase your heart disease risk, it's often tough to change your eating habits. Whether you have years of unhealthy eating under your belt or you simply want to fine-tune your diet, here are eight heart-healthy diet tips. Once you know which foods…

10 All-Natural Ways to Stay Young

National Diagnostic Solutions www.natdiagnostic.com Stress Less Getting older — without being doomed to wrinkle-dom and jiggly thighs — does not require a high-priced trainer and a bucket o' Botox. We swear it. We know it. We asked top researchers to share their stay-young secrets for winding back time naturally. Their advice will help you stay…

Geniuses aren’t born, they’re made — and 3 of their daily habits can make you smarter

National Diagnostic Solutions www.natdiagnostic.com The word "genius" is one of the most misused terms in history. While it's often referenced accurately, the connotation that we commonly associate with it diverges away from the truth. We correctly label intellectual brilliance and creative power as genius — and we should — but it's about time we stopped assuming that those things…

7 Habits That Make You Smarter Day By Day

National Diagnostic Solutions www.natdiagnostic.com You can make the most of each day by: 1. Asking questions and following up on them As kids, we harbor a natural curiosity about the world around us. We probably drove our parents nuts asking so many questions, but it was because we genuinely had to know why the sky is blue, or why…