Archive for March, 2011

What affordable health insurence would you recommend for my uninsurenced 21 year old daughter?

Thursday, March 31st, 2011

She works full time but her employer charges an outrageous amount of money for health insurence. I know there are many many young people who don’t have health insurence, mostly because of the cost of high insurence premiums. But my daughter really needs it cause she has some health issues that will stay with her for a lifetime.

Try this site

Here you can get free quotes from different companies

How much should a fitness trainer charge and do you need any certificates?

Thursday, March 24th, 2011

I want to become a fitness trainer but I’m a bodybuilder so I focus more on heavy weights low reps. Can you become a fitness trainer just for building muscle only? I don’t do cardio at all!!! and do you need some sort of certification to become a fitness trainer becuase I’ve been bodybuilding for 3 years and know the different muscle groups and the machines. And how much should a fitness trainer charge I hear they get paid well.

Although there is no law requiring certification, you need a national certification in order to get insurance and/or work for a reputable gym. A national cert is once like ACSM, CSCS, ACE, NSPA. Generally, a nationally recognized body where you must take a proctored, closed-book exam. I say that because there are a number of certifications out there that have take home tests or no test. Generally, they are a crock. Expect to spend between $400-1000 USD to get a good personal trainer cert.

As far as practice goes, it doesn’t matter what your fitness regimine is, as long as you give clients a workout plan that is tailored to their needs. Generally, trainers charge between $40-100 per hour for their services. If you work at a gym, you will keep anywhere from 50-80% of what you take in. A full time trainer can make around $30,000 per year to start, if you are a good salesperson, and a well trained trainer. As you develop your business, and your reputation and education increases, you can expect to make more. If you reach a point where you can own your own business/training studio, you can make some decent money. But my advice is that you pursue personal training as a side job.

What’s the difference between a nutrition major and a health studies major?

Thursday, March 24th, 2011

Hi! I am currently incredibly unhappy with the university I am attending now. And I am currently majoring a nutrition at a university that has an accredited program. I really really hate this school, so I’m thinking of transferring to another school closer to home, but it doesn’t offer nutrition, only health studies. Would this be a bad move? What is the difference between nutrition and health studies?

I am sorry you are so unhappy at your current university.

To answer your question, it really depends on what you hope to do with your degree when you graduate.

A nutrition degree often emphasizes basic chemistry, and biology, as well as food science courses. A nutrition major may be well prepared for a career as a registered dietitian.

A health studies major often is geared towards those that want to go into health communications, or health management. Think: somebody who wants to work in a hospital or healthcare setting, but is not a healthcare provider (i.e. doctor, nurse), but rather an administrator or health policy designer.

So it is really up to you, but I would advise you to figure out how a change in degree might impact your career plans.


What exactly does a college level personal fitness class consist of?

Thursday, March 17th, 2011

I remember in highschool my personal fitness class was a mixture of cardio, weight training, and bookwork. Now, I have the option of scheduling either a weight training class or a personal fitness class. What exactly is a college level personal fitness class? The course description seems to beat around the bush. I just quit smoking after 8 years so if it requires a lot of running I think I may avoid it. Thankyou.

Its kinda the same as HS

What are the health benefits of cinnamon?

Thursday, March 17th, 2011

I love cinnamon gum and lollipops, cimmanon sugar and cinnamon in cooking. I always feel better and refresh after having cinnamon.

Do you know of any health redemies that cinnamon is used for and what are the benenfits for health and wellness?

Ground cinnamon is perhaps the most common baking spice. Cinnamon sticks are made from long pieces of bark that are rolled, pressed, and dried. Cinnamon has a sweet, woody fragrance in both ground and stick forms. The sweet-spicy flavor of Cinnamon enhances the taste of vegetables and fruits. Cinnamon is essential in hot cross buns and spiced wine drinks. Cinnamon and freshly grated nutmeg combine very favourably in many baked loaves and cakes.

It is useful in sore throat, cold, cough, sneezing and mild headaches. Also good for digestion.

Is it safe to take a magnesium supplement on its own without calcium?

Thursday, March 17th, 2011

I want to take a supplement that is good for muscle tension and anxiety and have heard that magnesium does this. However, I have noticed that magnesium supplements often contain calcium as well and that they tend to work together.

I don’t want to take calcium in a supplement as I already have a lot of it in my body. Is it safe to take magnesium on its own?

Yes, it is perfectly fine. Read the article in the link below. Good Luck!

What is the safest supplement that i can use to get stronger besides protein?

Friday, March 11th, 2011

I am 17 years old and am planning to play college football. I have never used any weight lifting supplements before and since the level of competition is obviously higher in college than in high school I believe that supplements will help me get stronger and better prepare me for college. I was wondering if anyone knew what the best supplement besides protein was. thank you


What is the name of the profession of identifying food nutrition and ingredients?

Friday, March 11th, 2011

I am wondering what is the name of the people (profession) who identify the nutrition and ingredients of food.
On the food packets, we see "Nutrition facts" and also " ingredients" what is the profession of people who do that?Is it the same profession or two different ones (nutrition and ingredients)

Thanks for your help.

Nutritionist, biochemist, organic chemist all could perform this work.

How will universal health care stop foreclosures and stimulate the economy?

Thursday, March 3rd, 2011

These two points were made by Obama in his argument for urgency in passing his health care proposals. Isn’t he robbing "Peter to pay Paul"? This plan would tax businesses more than they currently pay for employee health care.

Here’s something to think about: according to the census bureau, of the 47 million or so that are uninsured almost 10 million are illegal immigrants, 8 million make over 75,000 a year, another 8 million make over 50,000 a year, and 14 million qualify for medic-aid or medicare but do not apply. Hmmm. makes you think that maybe our system isn’t so bad after all. So Obama needs to quit with his fear mongering and quit lying to us. There are a lot of unemployed, but 47 million is very misleading. Give us a real number!

Also the idea is that by giving health care to everyone, businesses don’t have to pay for it, and then they can give more jobs, increase profit, and help the economy. Which sounds great, if you’re stupid. Since Universal health care is insanely expensive, guess who pays for it? raised taxes on business and on the rich, (and apparently companies that aren’t green). So it’s basically a beat-around the the bush way to distribute wealth. And ask yourself this? Is it a good idea to take from from the rich? Take money from a poor man, and he becomes poorer, take money from a rich man, and he goes to work and fires his workers. So which is worse? MAYBE GOVERNMENT JUST SHOULDN’T TAKE PEOPLES MONEY!

What is the best supplement to take after a workout?

Thursday, March 3rd, 2011

I’m 17 and looking to bulk up. Does anyone have any suggestions as to what the best supplement to take after a workout would be? I’m looking for specific brands / websites.

Stick with things you know the exact ingredients of, a lot of supplements are mostly filler and the actual absorption rate for you body is extremely low when compared to other sources. There is absolutely no regulation on supplements so I could sell you rice flour for $25 a teaspoon and tell you it’s a protein shake. Interesting huh! Anyhow, that said, I’ve heard that muscle milk is actually pretty good and as long as you are working it off add some peanut butter to it for a little extra protein and it improves the taste a bit. Generally red meats improve muscle mass due to Iron and B12 vitamins.