Globe Health Club Blog

8 Muscle-Building Fast-Food Options!

When you’re stuck with fast-food fare, don’t use “bulking” as an excuse to eat like crap. We searched your favorite spots and found muscle-building options to support your macro and micro goals! You might think any junk-food drive-thru will align with your bulking phase, but choosing low-quality fuel won’t al...

The Keto Diet: A Low-Carb Approach To Fat Loss

Along with the Atkins diet and the South Beach diet, individuals who are interested in low carbohydrate approaches to dieting will likely want to look into the Keto Diet. Popular among many who are trying to maintain blood sugar levels and lose body fat, the main premise of this diet is, ‘eat fat to lose fat’. So How Does It ...

HOW NUTRITIONAL NEEDS DIFFER BETWEEN MEN AND WOMEN

Ever sat there and wondered whether it’d be such a big deal if you had your partner’s multivitamin, just today, just because you’d run out? While in most cases it’d be perfectly safe to supplement with an opposite sex tablet for a day or two, it’s not really recommended – because men and women have varying nutritional needs. H...

FOUR EASY MEDITATION EXERCISES TO HELP YOU SLEEP

  It can happen to anyone. You work late. You hit the gym late. You get home late. Whether it’s the change of routine or the fact that you’re still pumped from your workout, getting to sleep at your normal time just isn’t going to happen. So, how can you enjoy a more restful night’s sleep and ready yourself for another big wo...

Good Carbs, Bad Carbs — How to Make the Right Choices

Carbs are highly controversial these days. The dietary guidelines suggest that we get about half of our calories from carbohydrates. On the other hand, some claim that carbs cause obesity and type 2 diabetes, and that most people should be avoiding them. There are good arguments on both sides, and it appears that carbohydrate requirem...

Can Red Wine Boost Your Testosterone?

A compound in red wine could increase levels of testosterone circulating in your body by inhibiting the way you excrete the hormone, according to new research in Nutrition Journal.   Normally, one of the ways testosterone is eliminated from your body is through urine. An enzyme called UGT2B17 attaches specific molecules to testost...

Winning the war on sneaky weight gain

Bigger is better if you’re talking about a sexy, voluminous hairstyle, a hotel room or a pay cheque. Carrying unhealthy extra we might can play a role in the development of chronic health conditions such as diabetes, cardiovascular disease, joint problems and some cancers, reports the Department of Health and Ageing. But you already kne...

9 Benefits of Human Growth Hormone, Including More Muscle & Less Fat

If you’re a sports fan, you’ve probably heard of human growth hormone — more commonly known as HGH — and associate it with cheating and steroid use. However, did you know that HGH is a natural testosterone booster that’s produced on its own and provides many important benefits? It’s true. Human growth hormone is naturally pr...

What is the Cortisol and Testosterone Relationship?

When you are training to increase muscle mass and testosterone levels, you need every hormone on your team in order to support you on your journey. Hormone release is one factor that controls many of our physiological adaptations that cause the changes in muscle mass and T levels. And a hormone that has a big effect on your T lev...

The Truth about Pre-Workout Supplements

Everyone wants to get the most out of the time they spend exercising, and “preworkout” supplements claim to help you do exactly that. It might be tempting to try one of these supplements before hitting the gym or heading out for a run, in hopes of increasing your energy levels, muscle power or endurance during your workout. Pr...