Mediterranean Diet comes from the towns of Southern Italy, Greece, and elsewhere. It is a moderate to high fish diet, amongst other things.
Diet & Nutrition

Is the Mediterranean Diet Good for Longevity?

If you are searching for a nutrient-dense diet that may make you feel invigorated and help you live a long, healthy life, consider the Mediterranean Diet. Studies show compelling evidence that this diet can increase lifespan. But first, let’s review what the Mediterranean Diet is. What is the Mediterranean Diet? Many people have heard of the Mediterranean Diet. Like its name suggests, the premise bases meals on the types of foods traditionally found and eaten in sixteen Mediterranean countries. Picture the growing climate of areas like Spain, Greece and Italy, and you will have a general idea of what may comprise typical diets. The Mediterranean region features rich in plants and olive oil. Carbohydrate sources are whole grains, fruits and [Read more …]

The best women's olympic barbell will have a 25 mm shaft diameter - so it's easy to grip for those with smaller hands. It will weight 15 kilograms or 33 pounds. It can be used for Olympic Weightlifting or strength building power lifts.
Exercise Equipment

Best Women’s Olympic Barbell

Let’s look at some options for the best women’s Olympic barbell for CrossFit. First of all – do women need a special barbell for weightlifting? Short answer – they don’t. But, women’s barbells have a shaft diameter of only 25 mm. Compare this to the 28 or 29 mm diameter of a men’s bar. It is 10% less diameter. And that means it’s easier to grip for those with smaller hands. The better grip will be an important factor on the Olympic lifts such as the snatch, and clean and jerk. Women’s barbells are also not as long as a men’s bar. You give up about 3″ of loadable sleeve length – which means fewer bumper plates will fit on [Read more …]

Salmon with Riced Cauliflower and Vegetable Salad at table with hot Tea and castelvetrano olives. This meal is both Whole30 diet and Paleo approved.
Diet & Nutrition

Whole30 Diet – Elimination Diet for Improved Health

The Whole30 Diet is an elimination diet – you eliminate categories of food that are known to be problematic to health for many individuals. This allows you to find out which of these food categories don’t work for you. Let’s talk more about the Whole30 diet – and let’s contrast with the Paleo diet. The two share a lot of similarities. What is the Whole30 Diet? The Whole30 diet is a challenging elimination diet that is meant to make us rethink food, discover our intolerances and allergies, and to develop better eating habits that remain once the program completes. It promotes and works around whole foods from multiple food groups, except grains. It is not a fad diet or a [Read more …]

The Mediterranean diet is a diet inspired by the eating habits of people living in the Mediterranean - which includes Greece, Southern Italy, and Spain The principal aspects of this diet include high consumption of olive oil, legumes, unrefined cereals, fruits, and vegetables, high consumption of fish, moderate consumption of dairy (mostly as cheese and yogurt), moderate wine consumption, and low consumption of non-fish meat products, such as beef.
Diet & Nutrition

Mediterranean Diet Has Longevity Benefits For the Elderly

A new study published in the British Journal of Nutrition recently shows that the Mediterranean Diet can improve longevity and health even when adopted late in life.[1] The Mediterranean Diet is a diet inspired by the eating habits of people living in the Mediterranean – which includes Greece, Southern Italy, and Spain. The principal aspects of this diet include high consumption of olive oil, legumes, unrefined cereals, fruits, and vegetables, high consumption of fish, moderate consumption of dairy (mostly as cheese and yogurt), moderate wine consumption, and low consumption of non-fish meat products, such as beef. The study shows that: “… closer adherence to the Mediterranean Diet was associated with prolonged survival in elderly individuals, suggesting the appropriateness for older [Read more …]

The 5.11 Tactical RUSH12 backpack is a 24L capacity backpack with MOLLE and 24L capacity.
Rucking

GORUCK Rucksack Alternatives

Need to buy an affordable rucksack? If you need a rucksack for ruck training, we believe the GORUCK GR1 is the best blend of durability, style, and functionality for fitness or Every Day Carry. But, GORUCK recently increased their prices dramatically. Is the GORUCK GR1 too expensive? That’s for you to decide. And while we still think the GORUCK GR1 or the GORUCK Rucker 2.0 are the best option for rucking and general use, we also understand that this price increase may have put these bags out of reach for many. Therefore, we will compare and contrast some GORUCK GR1 alternatives from 5.11 Tactical, Mystery Ranch, and London Bridge Trading (LBT). Why do we love the GORUCK products? There’s a [Read more …]

GORUCK's Rucker 2.0 - a purpose built rucksack - no laptop compartment, more padding in the straps , and compatible with GORUCK Expert ruck plates.
Rucking

Rucking Accessories and Gear

Now that you’ve picked out your ideal rucking backpack you should look at some rucking gear that helps you get the best packing and storage efficiency out of your backpack. We’re going to review several rucksack accessories. These choices have been vetted by rucking enthusiasts – so consider them the “best of the best”. MOLLE We’re going to mention “MOLLE” a lot in this article. MOLLE, or Modular Lightweight Load-carrying Equipment, is the military’s solution for versatile equipment loading and accessories. The most important feature of MOLLE is the rows of heavy-duty nylon (also called PALS) stitched into equipment that let you customize and configure as your needs dictate. Rucksacks like the GORUCK GR1 contain both internal and external MOLLE [Read more …]