Thursday, January 13, 2011

My Circuit Training Class at the Elite Sports Clubs

Hey Everyone,

Here is a short video of the circuit training class I teach at the Elite Sports Clubs. We meet every Thursday at 9:15 AM.

Elite Sports Clubs
5750 N. Glen Park Rd.
Glendale, WI 53209

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Nutrition for Women of Childbearing Age

Did you know nutritional considerations for pregnant women should actually begin before conception? One important supplement for women of childbearing age is folic acid. A 400-microgram folic acid supplement should be taken for at least 4 months prior to conception and throughout pregnancy. Folic acid helps prevent neural tube defects in the developing child.

Another important nutrient for women of childbearing age is iron. Iron is critical for pregnant women because the amount of blood in your body increases during pregnancy to almost 50 percent more than usual. Iron-deficiency anemia during pregnancy is associated with premature birth, low birth weight, and infant mortality. Iron rich foods include red meat, beans, and dark green vegetables. Consuming fruits and other foods rich in vitamin C will help iron absorption.

By Gage Livingston
ACE Certified Personal Trainer
Milwaukee, WI

ACE Lifestyle and Weight Managment Consultant Manual

Sunday, January 9, 2011

Iron's Importantce

Consuming enough iron is very important especially for active people. Iron is the part of the red blood cell that carries oxygen from you lungs to your muscles. If you are anemic (have low iron in your blood), you will feel tired and fatigue easily during exercise. Eating fiber enriched cereal is a great way to boost your iron intake especially if you eat very little red meat. Iron is not easily absorbed by your body. However, vitamin C will helps your body absorb iron. So, try drinking a glass of orange juice or fruit containing an ample amount of vitamin C (oranges, grapefruit, cantaloupe, and strawberries) with iron rich foods to boost absorption.

By Gage Livingston

Source: Sports Nutrition Guide Book by Nancy Clark