Body Designs 164: “Don” Arugula

Arugula is a powerful, low-calorie, cruciferous vegetable that is sometimes called “garden rocket” or roquette in France.  A member of the Brassicaceae Family, which is “well-connected” in Italian cuisine, its aromatic qualities are appreciated and is either consumed alone as a green (cooked or raw), as part of a mixed salad or even placed atop […]

Body Designs 163: Don’t Hold On to your Dreams!

Holding on to the rails or the display panel of a treadmill while running or walking is an ineffective, dangerous and counter productive way to “exercise”. The biggest reason why I recommend people not hold on while “exercising” on a treadmill is that it makes the “exercise” easier and less intense.  That translates into 20% […]

Body Designs 162: Your Trainer is not 4-2-0 friendly and you shouldn’t be either.

According to a survey taken by The National Survey on Drug Use and Health, Marijuana is the most commonly used illicit drug in the United States.  And as most of us know, when smoked, the effects happen almost immediately and can last for hours.  Of course, when it is eaten in food, the effects take […]

Body Designs 161: “Breathe” Aware

Exercise-Induced Asthma (EIA) or Exercise-Induced Bronchoconstriction (EIB) is a medical condition that occurs when the bronchial tubes narrow and breathing becomes difficult as a result of exercise.  It most often affects children and therefore many adults who suffer from the illness precariously ignore its symptoms and either “work through it” or stop exercising entirely because […]