Your Questions About Health And Fitness Articles

Charles asks…

How do I relocate an article I saw earlier in the week on Yahoo News?

I saw an interesting article on Yahoo News concerning natural foods that are good fat burners, such as green tea, cinnamon and some others that I can't remember. I would like to find it again but so far I've had no luck.

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Richard asks…

What is a good fitness magazine without politics?

I want a great fitness magazine. I want something natural (not into a ton of anabolic ads) with alot of info on workout ideas as well as tips to avoid injury and get better results. I am super sick of political articles in my fitness mags about causes I do not support. I just want fitness. Diet and beauty are ok, but I don't care if they are there or not. I do cardio (running, calisthenics) and strength training. I mainly want the magazine for tips, ideas and motivation(most important).

dknol answers:

Women's Health is a good magazine. I read it all the time when I was working. Oxygen and Self are also very good and pretty popular fitness magazines for women.

Paul asks…

What are some recommended daily vitamins to take?

I am 18, and am starting to get into eating healthier and getting more into fitness. The last time I checked, my BMI is 27 and I have no energy so yeah. I have Flaxseed oil, calcium pills, and guarana seed ( a vitamin I read a Victoria Secret model takes, but not too sure how accurate that is) . I also heard fish oil is good… Is there a limit on how many I should take a day? What should I actually take?

dknol answers:

I personally take a multivitamin/multimineral supplement and a vitamin D supplement every day. Many people are deficient in vitamin D, and it can cause several health problems. I'm also thinking about starting to take a fish oil supplement, since fish oil has a lot of health benefits.

Here's a good article on vitamin D that you might want to check out: http://www.functional-fitness-facts.com/what-does-vitamin-d-do.html

Here's a good article on fish oil that you might want to check out: http://www.functional-fitness-facts.com/fish-oil-health-benefits.html

Maria asks…

Is it true that endurance training for men lowers testosterone?

I read articles online that very recently they found out that endurance training for months and years lower testosterone in men. Unknown why this is so but is even better for the men's heart, etc. Any doctors here? I would love to hear your opinion about this “myth” Thanks.

dknol answers:

I'm not a doctor, but I have read several articles in several publications (Mens Health, Muscle & Fitness, etc.) that say that exact thing. The articles I have read also indicate that endurance training is NOT better for a man's heart. They say strength training is every bit as good as (if not better than) cardio for heart health.

Want to read more? The articles I've read also indicate low-protein/high-carb diets are the worst possible thing for a man's testosterone level. Apparently the optimum is a perfect 3-way balance between protein, carbs, and fat for most men. Men who are trying to build muscle need more complex carbs, and men who are trying to lose weight need less carbs and more protein and fat.

Is any of this true? I don't know, but put it this way — I don't look at marathon runners as the picture of manliness…they look more like malnutrition poster-children.

Lisa asks…

How much whey protein should I take after working out?

I'm 18, 6ft1 and weigh about 80kg (176lbs). I've started a plan to lose some weight and increase my fitness level by doing about 2 hours of cardio workouts every Wednesday (afternoon), Friday (evening) and Saturday (afternoon). But I also want to increase my muscle mass so I'm starting to lift weights some nights now too. I have some whey protein powder that I hope to take after my weightlifting workouts also.
My questions are:
• what nights should I lift weights?
• how much whey protein powder should I take after these workouts?

My goal is basically to lose fat, increase fitness and build muscle.
Any other advice is appreciated! Thanks!

dknol answers:

You should take none. It's take a constellation of nutrients to build muscle not just protein. So jacking up the protein and neglecting the other nutrients makes no sense and only throws your macro nutrient ratio out of whack.

Here's why you should not use protein supplements.

• You don't need them.
Our species has survived for 150,000 generations without supplements. You grew from an infant to what you are today by eating food. There is absolutely no reason to take protein supplements if you have a normal diet. And, If you don't, fix the diet. If you take more protein than you body needs, the rest will be either excreted in urine, burned (metabolized), or used to synthesize fat.

• They are a poor source of nutrition
Protein supplements contain mostly protein and little else of value. Protein-bearing food contains a constellation of nutrients…vitamins, enzymes, minerals, and many more things your body can use to maintain itself. So, just adding one thing out of many to your diet is a bad nutritional deal for you. Food is the best nutritional bargain there is.

• Protein does not make muscles grow.
Exercise creates the stimulus for muscle growth. To turn that stimulation into growth, your body requires a host of nutrients including carbs, enzymes, amino acids, and more. Supplementing your diet with one thing but not others makes no sense at all and only proves that you are getting all you need from your food anyway.

• Protein is a diet killer and has the same calories as sugar.
Protein has the same caloric value as carbs or pure sugar (4 calories per gram). Protein can be as big a diet killer as sugary junk foods. There is no advantage to getting more protein than you need and here's how much you need –> http://www.cdc.gov/nutrition/everyone/basics/protein.html#How%20much%20protein according to the best minds in nutrition on the planet, the US CDC.

• Every US federal Health Agency warns against using supplements
The CDC and NIH and many other health agencies warn that no one should take protein supplements without the recommendation of a health care professional. Here's why –> http://nccam.nih.gov/health/supplements/wiseuse.htm#points and http://nccam.nih.gov/health/supplements/wiseuse.htm#sources .

• Protein Supplements may be contaminated
Many tests of protein supplements have revealed contaminants such as heavy metals (cadmium, lead, arsenic, mercury), salmonella bacteria, and byproducts of pesticides, fertilizers, etc. In the US, there is no statutory requirement (law) that requires protein supplement makers to test their products. Watch this video from CBS news –> http://www.cbsnews.com/2100-500202_162-6537686.html and note that Muscle Milk was one of the products found to be contaminated.

• The world's top athletes don't use protein supplements. Why should you?
Most Olympians do not use protein supplements and they train much harder than bodybuilders. Train like an Olympian. –> http://www.nd.edu/~ndsmcgym/assets/images/stronggymnast.jpg . Eat like an Olympian –> http://www.livestrong.com/article/329993-what-do-gymnasts-need-to-eat/ .

Read my answer about protein supplements here –> http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index;_ylt=AtGdwn5cqfesP6O1LkavjSjty6IX;_ylv=3?qid=20110821092640AA3hq12

Read my answer about how much protein you need –> http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index;_ylt=AocOxl_9XssWhHrAUe8xbxrty6IX;_ylv=3?qid=20111220215008AA0RjXM

Read my answer about supplements here –> http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index;_ylt=AmA35VDViBrL0y9rSkKcLknty6IX;_ylv=3?qid=20111001134224AANB0OV

Read my answer about supplement scamming here –> http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index;_ylt=Aii1OzUVjBo7o550CXhmvVbty6IX;_ylv=3?qid=20111014151252AAak0J4

Good luck and good health!!

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