Archive for July, 2010

What are the physical fitness standards to be a Marine?

Saturday, July 31st, 2010

I’m interested in doing personal fitness. I figure I’d set my bar at the best of the best. I’ve looked at the Marine recruitment site and they offer not even a hint of what sort of fitness you’d need to be in.

Thanks for commenting.
By all means, share whatever fitness standards you know. Anything is better than not knowing anything.

just to let you know if you are looking to set your physical fitness at the best of the best you arent going to find that in your average marine there are parts that have way harder physical fitness standards so you might want to look into those pt standards

Navy Seals
Army Special Forces
Delta Force
Army Rangers

people liek that

What are the health benefits and risks of becoming a ballerina?

Saturday, July 31st, 2010

I hear a bunch of rumours like ballerinas stop having a menstruation cycle because they are so skinny. So I was wondering what are some good physical health benefits from being a ballerina and some bad physical health risks from being a ballerina?

Ballerinas face the same health risks as young female athletes when they don’t eat enough to offset the energy they spend, and stop menstruating as a consequence, says a new study.

The study, led by sports medicine researcher Anne Ho ch, D.O., at The Medical College of Wisconsin in Milwaukee, has been presented at the American College of Sports Medicine meeting in Seattle.

"These two components of the female athlete tetras put them at higher risk for the other two; the cardiovascular and bone density deficits of much older, postmenopausal women," according to Dr. Ho ch, associate professor of orthopedic surgery and director of the Froedtert and the Medical College Women’s Sports Medicine Center.

The researchers studied 22 professional ballerinas, all members of the Milwaukee Ballet Company, to determine the prevalence of disordered eating, amenorrhea (lack of menstruation), abnormal vascular function and low bone density.

The dancers completed questionnaires on their menstrual patterns and eating habits, and underwent a blood test for hormonal levels. Thirty-six percent of the group had disordered eating habits and 77 percent were in a calorie deficit. Twenty-seven percent were currently amenorrheic, 23 percent had low bone mass density and nine percent were taking birth control.rterial ultrasound measurements revealed that 64 percent had abnormal artery dilation in response to blood flow.

"It was unknown if professional dancers without menstrual periods have evidence of vascular dysfunction, yet some characteristics of the tetrad were common in this group," says Dr. Hoch.

"Eighty-six percent had one or more components, and fourteen percent had all four," the expert added.

What is the best vitamin supplement for women?

Saturday, July 31st, 2010

I am working out six days a week and eating healthy, but I am looking for the right supplement to aid to my weight loss.

I like New Chapter. They are food based and their processing preserves much of the nutrients. They also don’t pack a ton of cellulose in there, which makes it difficult for your body to digest and absorb the nutrients.

My second most favorite vitamin is made by Rainbow Light.

As far as weight loss goes, here are some tips, but you may already be doing these.
- Eat 3 hours or more before going to bed
- Don’t push your workouts too hard. Over training the body can lead to an increase in cortisol, which can result in fat accumulation in the mid section.
- Eat plenty of vegetables. When you are hungry for a snack reach for a veggie!
- Get at least 8 hours of sleep. This is also related to cortisol.
- Eat ample protein, but not in excess. A general rule is your body weight in kg (lbs/2.2=kg) x 0.08= # grams of protein to eat daily.
- Be sure to weight train and hit the cardio.

Of course, if any of this goes against what a doctor has told you then you should listen to your doctor first.

Hope this helps! And good luck on your way to sexy!

In regards to vitamins not helping you lose weight:
Many vitamins participate as co-enzymes in body and help to metabolize fat. For example, if you wish to burn fat you absolutely need niacin and riboflavin to be able to do this. Vitamins E and C act as antioxidants and fight free radicals. When we exercise we create free radicals, so these are also important. It is also recommended that women take 400mcg of folate every day and take in extra calcium because we don’t necessarily get everything we need from our food. Ideally, if you eat a perfect diet you would get all your nutrients, but you’d also need to have ideal absorption as well. Of course, you can not take vitamins alone and expect to lose weight, but they will help you in attaining optimal health if they are part of an overall healthy lifestyle (diet and exercise).

PS- You and Jesus do rock!

How difficult was it to transition yourself from learning nutrition in college to applying it to your career?

Saturday, July 31st, 2010

I am halfway through my college career and majoring in Nutrition. I don’t always feel confident that I am in the right field. Please tell me about your experiences! Did you feel prepared for your career after college?


I didnt study nutrition at college, but I understand how u feel in a way. I’ve been studying to be an (adult) general nurse for almost 3 years, & will complete my training in less than 6 months- & i dont feel nearly as ready as I feel I should be. I’ve been told that the real learning takes place when I go into 1st job, & there have been times when Ive felt I’ve not made the right choice in career- but I’ve stuck at it & will see how I get on when i get a job. I’m sure you’ll be fine though- you’ve come this far & you probably will have doubts at times, but your halfway there,

Good luck


Is HGH precursors safe to take for teenagers?

Saturday, July 31st, 2010

I was just wondering if HGH precursors were safe to take for frequently working out teenage boys. Around 16-18. I understand a precursor will just stimulate the pituitary gland to produce HGH so these supplements could not possibly cause the body to have too much HGH, right? Also, is it even necessary for someone at that age to be taking these precursors. What affects could they expect from taking it?

To maximized natural HGH production, control your insulin levels. HGH won’t be produced (with or without a precursor – which I’d have to do a LOT of research before taking) if you have high insulin levels.

Simple carbohydrates (sugar, flour, bread, cereal, pasta, potatoes, rice) triggers insulin. As long as you remain <9 grams of carbs per hour, you will maintain insulin control. High insulin levels unbalance other hormones. Controlling your insulin level will balance out other hormones & allow the sex hormones (testosterone in males) and human growth hormone (HGH) to be produced.

How do I improve my cardio vascular fitness/endurance level? Any supplement can help?

Wednesday, July 21st, 2010

I know that exercise can improve cardio vascular fitness level but is there any supplement / medication that can raise it?

any supplement/medication that raises your cardio rate is BAD BAD BAD.

it would stress your system unnaturally.

Stick to the sweat and huff method. Run,jog, etc.

What individual health insurance is good but cheap in Forida?

Wednesday, July 21st, 2010

Hey. Please somebody help me. I am employed but don’t get any health insurance. I am 27 and single and need a good health insurance but cheap. I live in Florida. Can somebody can help me with that?

Try this site

Here you can compare quotes from different companies

What is a good vitamin/supplement I can take before I workout for more energy?

Wednesday, July 21st, 2010

We all have "off" days when working out. I exercise regularly about 4-5 times a week. However, the problem I have is finding the energy. I have really good days when I can run for 30 plus minutes and then I have days when I can’t run for no more than 10 minutes. I want a vitamin/supplement that will help me with endurance and energy level.
I would like something natural or organic.

Try using emergen-C. Its a natural supplement that’s has 1000mg’s of vitamin C. If that doesn;t work try eating fruit bananas,apples or oranges. If that doesn’t work you may need to change up your diet to include more carbs.

I want to study Nutrition. What colleges near Dayton,OH would have a major for nutrition?

Wednesday, July 21st, 2010

I have been looking into Wright State University, Sinclair Community College, and University of Dayton. But i have had trouble finding a major that nutrition would fall under. Thanks for your help!

Actually, U.Dayton offers a degree in dietetics. If that does not work for you, try OSU, Ball State, or U. Cincinnati.

I know the side effects and the difference between hgh steroids and stuff like creatine?

Wednesday, July 21st, 2010

I know the side effects and the difference between hgh steroids and stuff like creatine is but i wanna know what our society has made people think and then i will give you an answer not only as a person but someone that has researched and watch people do them.

What the hell are you talking about???!!!!! What do you want?