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12 March 2022
Christine Varano, CPT, Balanced Body Pilates Instructor, CSUtest.com contributor

Recent research has shown spacing protein intake throughout the day can help maximize muscle protein synthesis and reduce oxidation or conversion of excess protein to waste products. The body can only utilize so much protein at one time. Aim for 15 to no more than 25 grams for any meal or snack.

If you want to lose weight, maintain weight or just keep your body fueled with nutritious foods, it’s smart to keep healthy food options at home. This eases the decision making process and encourages you to make healthy choices.

Eating well doesn’t have to break the bank. There are plenty of nutritious, budget-friendly foods in the supermarket, but with so many options and prices to compare, finding them can be a bit of a challenge. Eating seasonally, utilizing healthy frozen options and using the stores weekly sales ads can all help you save money and make healthy choices.

Consistency can make challenging routines almost mindless. That can be a good thing but it can also commit you to a routine you’ve outgrown. Enjoy the comfort of a routine but keep an eye on your results so you know when you need to make changes.

Isolation exercises like bicep curls and leg extensions serve their purpose but compound exercises (push-ups, deadlifts) train your body like the interconnective system that it is . Not only should they form the foundation of your exercise program, but you should do them consistently for maximum strength and performance benefits.

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