Recipe: Chicken Tender Lazone (Keto)

This recipe, perfect for a ketogenic diet plan, is simple to make. Even a novice chef can probably pull this off in 30 minutes. The chicken packs a flavorful spice punch that is carried well by the cream sauce. The zucchini noodles are an awesome part of the dish and can be cooked right in… Continue reading Recipe: Chicken Tender Lazone (Keto)

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10 Reasons Why You Just Gotta Deadlift!

Nobody is lukewarm on deadlifts. You either love them or hate them. In fact, a lot of people love them and hate them while many others love to hate them. Let’s face it, they challenge you in ways that no other exercise can. Deadlifts don’t care what college you went to (or whether you did,)… Continue reading 10 Reasons Why You Just Gotta Deadlift!

Podcast: 5 1/2 Ways to Make Your Family Healthier

Life moves faster and faster by the minute, or so it seems. Our families rarely get the kind of quality time we’d like to get and all too often our family’s health takes a back seat to, well, just about everything. But you can change that, and you don’t have to sell everything, move “off… Continue reading Podcast: 5 1/2 Ways to Make Your Family Healthier

Physical Activity Has a Positive Effect on Depression: Study

While many studies have found associations between greater levels of physical activity and lower rates of depression, a key question has remained — does physical activity actually reduce the risk of depression or does depression lead to reduced physical activity? Now a team led by Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) investigators has used a novel research… Continue reading Physical Activity Has a Positive Effect on Depression: Study

This is Cardio That Actually Works! (Video)

This. Is. Cardio! Well, it’s actually metabolic conditioning, which is what the majority of your clients and athletes really need. MetCon conditions the body to use energy better, remain stronger longer and look way better than ‘cardio’ ever could. Strength and power based activities performed intensely for short bouts. Repeat over time with minimal rest… Continue reading This is Cardio That Actually Works! (Video)

Why We Crave Fatty Foods When Dieting: Study

Have you ever wondered why we crave the very foods that we try to avoid when dieting? Or wish there was a way to turn off the craving? Researchers from The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston have identified new brain circuits that may act as a brake on binge eating and junk food… Continue reading Why We Crave Fatty Foods When Dieting: Study

Recipes: Cilantro Lime Shrimp made Keto and Paleo

A new feature here on the website! Delicious, healthy recipes in multiple versions or diet plan options! Up today – Cilantro Lime Shrimp! First, the Whole30 and Paleo compliant version: This dish has been described as having “punch in the face flavor!” This Whole30 compliant recipe starts with shrimp covered in spices, baked to perfection… Continue reading Recipes: Cilantro Lime Shrimp made Keto and Paleo

Podcast: Research Round-up, Vol. 1

Welcome to a brand new feature on the Four Pillar Fitness podcast! Each week on Research Round-up, I’ll share my take on several research studies relating to one area of health, fitness, wellness or performance. This week our studies include research on: > How eating whole eggs may help you avoid Type 2 Diabetes! >… Continue reading Podcast: Research Round-up, Vol. 1

Get Fitter by Taking the Stairs: Study

It just got harder to avoid exercise. A few minutes of stair climbing, at short intervals throughout the day, can improve cardiovascular health, according to new research from kinesiologists at McMaster University and UBC Okanagan. The findings, published in the journal Applied Physiology, Nutrition and Metabolism, suggest that virtually anyone can improve their fitness, anywhere,… Continue reading Get Fitter by Taking the Stairs: Study

Athletes, Stress Fractures and Ground Force Reaction: Study

It starts as a persistent and irritating pain in the foot or lower leg, then it gets more intense, maybe with swelling, and soon a runner knows she’s being sidelined by one of the most common running injuries: a stress fracture. These tiny cracks in the bone can halt training for months or even end… Continue reading Athletes, Stress Fractures and Ground Force Reaction: Study