Most of us have heard of gluten, a protein found in wheat that can cause widespread inflammation in the body. Americans have spent billions of dollars on gluten-free diets in an effort to protect our health, but what if we’ve been missing the root of the problem? Gluten is just one variety of a common — and highly toxic — plant-based protein called lectins.
We’re upping the ante with this month’s workout, so we hope you’re ready to step up (and row, dip, and mountain climb)! Start with cardio, perform 3-5 rounds of these four basic gym moves on the versatile Freemotion Step machine, and finish off with another round of cardio for a full body workout that will hit every major muscle group.
By Maria Ferreira, Member at Renaissance ClubSport Walnut Creek
I never thought I would end up overweight. I had spent most of my life as a very fit and competitive runner, so I exercised a lot. But at 53 years old, as a mother of two with a very stressful job that required lots of travel and commuting, I found myself with 20 pounds too many. Unable to lose the weight on my own, I knew I had to do something different.
There are plenty of ways to lose weight, whether it's by tracking every calorie you put in your body, jumping on the trendiest workout, or enlisting the help of the baddest personal trainer around. And now, thanks to smartphones and tablets, it's easier than ever to get in shape whenever wherever.
If you've ever lost weight, you know it typically starts with looking at yourself in the mirror, seeing the few extra pounds that have gathered around your waist, and wanting a change. In my case, no mirror was needed — my body was telling me I needed a change.
By Lane Dailey, Nutritionist at ClubSport Pleasanton
You roll out of bed, reach for your coffee, and try to wake up enough to start your day. Suddenly it’s three hours later and you still haven’t eaten. You’re probably feeling a bit anxious, maybe a little hungry, but mainly lost in what would be best for you to eat. Sound all too familiar?