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Health and Fitness Articles by Lee Coyne, Amy Parker and Gary Matthews

A healthy lifestyle is more than just diets and losing weight. It includes exercise and fitness, healthy food choices and portion sizes, emotions and goal setting and eating the right snacks.

  • Afternoon Snacks - Many kids need to refuel at four - to keep their energy up until dinnertime.
  • Aspartame - NutraSweet, Equal, Spoonful - safe to drink? By Dr. L. Lee Coyne
     
  • Baby Nutrition - Every new mom wants the best for her baby and knowing what nutrients your baby needs is an important part of parenthood.
  • Best Food - Optimal health, Weight management and Optimal Sports performance are all dependant on optimal food choices. By L. Lee Coyne Ph.D
  • Body Tips - Transforming your body so you look your best and feel your best. By Dr. L. Lee Coyne
  • Breakfast of Champions - Mom was right; breakfast is the most important meal of the day. By Amy Parker, RD
     
  • Carbohydrates - Friend or foe? By Dr. L. Lee Coyne
  • Carbohydrate Dieting - The popularity, promotion and discussion of “low” carbohydrate dieting may be missing the point. By Dr. L. Lee Coyne
  • Carbohydrate Eating - Chronic criticism and reluctant acceptance of reduced carbohydrate eating plans prompted this column. By Dr. L. Lee Coyne
  • Carbohydrates Ruining Your Health? - The low carbohydrate craze ebbs and flows as many fad diets do, but the attention brought to limiting carbohydrate consumption hasn’t been all bad.
  • Children's Diet - What should my child eat? Most parents could easily make a list of what not to eat. By L. Lee Coyne, Ph. D.
  • Cholesterol Facts - Cholesterol is not a deadly poison, but a substance vital to the cells of all mammals. By Dr. L. Lee Coyne
  • Cholesterol Free - Reduce the cholesterol in your diet. Reduce the fat in your diet. By L. Lee Coyne.
     
  • Detoxification - Accumulated toxins can be responsible for many abnormal or subnormal cellular functions leading to illnesses of varying kinds. By Dr. L. Lee Coyne
     
  • Eating at Festivals and Fairs - Celebrations, special events, festivals are all times when we indulge in our favorite comfort foods. By Gary Matthews
  • Eating Too Much Protein - Many people put their health at risk by eating too much protein.
  • Eating Out - Fast foods and restaurants can be an obstacle to maintaining a healthy weight. Dining out poses many challenges to a healthy lifestyle. By Amy Parker, RD
  • Extreme nutrition - To become an exceptional achiever you must try, do and practice exceptional things. Average, standard, typical, and “normal” practices produce average, standard, typical, and “normal” results. By L. Lee Coyne, Ph.D.
     
  • Fad Dieting - Uncover The Pros and Cons Of Fad Dieting.  By Gary Matthews.
  • Fad Diets - Fad Diets or Popular Eating Plans? This is a brief review of several popular diet plans. By L. Lee Coyne, Ph.D.
  • Fats - The number of fat cells is estimated to be around 50 billion for the average person. It can be up to 100 billion for the obese person. By Gary Matthews.
     
  • Giving Up Diets - Winning Tactics For Giving Up The Diet. By Gary Matthews.
  • Glycemic Index - Low Glycemic Index foods are ideal for losing weight due to the slow absorption from the stomach. By Gary Matthews
     
  • Halloween Food Hazards - Gone are the days when the “Treat” part of “Trick or Treat” was an apple, home-made baking or bag of popcorn. By Dr. L. Lee Coyne
  • Healthy Eating - What’s on Your Plate? - In our society a portion sizes have increased to the point where our dinner plates look more like platters. By Amy Parker, RD
  • Healthy Eating - Eat healthy at restaurants and fast food franchises by Dr. L. Lee Coyne
  • Holiday Food To avoid the January panic of trying to lose those unpleasant kilograms before the winter holiday bikini season in warmer places, try to spend December eating with grace. By L. Lee Coyne, Ph.D.
  • Hydration / dehydration - Water for health and performance. By L. Lee Coyne, Ph.D.
     
  • Low Carbohydrates - What You must know. Carbohydrates supply energy for our body, they provide fibre for the prevention of disease and taste and texture to food. By Gary Matthews.
  • Lunchbox Ideas - Are you running low on creative lunch box ideas for your child?
  • Lunch Nutrition - Packing a nutritious lunch not only ensures our kids refuel for an afternoon of learning, it is also a good way to help establish healthy eating habits.
     
  • Meal Replacement Bars - Not all bars are created equal. By L. Lee Coyne, Ph.D.
  • Munchies? - Don’t feel guilty about snacking between meals; it is actually a proven strategy for successful weight loss. By Amy Parker, RD
     
  • Nutritional Secrets - We can all prevent disease and fight infection utilizing a powerful medicine ‘Food’. By Gary Matthews.
     
  • Protein Requirements - Human dietary protein requirements have long been a point of controversy among nutrition experts. By Dr. L. Lee Coyne
     
  • Sports Drinks - Consumer guidelines for selecting a “traditional” sport drink, based on research, suggest that one look for an 8% Carbohydrate solution (approximately 26 gm per 250 ml of water). By L. Lee Coyne, Ph. D.
  • Sports Eating - When it comes to nutritional advice for sport and exercise there is always some new "magic bullet" product or plan designed to help you become the next super athlete. By L. Lee Coyne.
  • Story on Fat - Low fat, high fat, good fats, bad fats … we are overloaded everyday with information about fat. Fat is an essential element to our diet, we require certain amounts to keep us healthy. By Amy Parker, RD.
  • Substitute Fats - Lets face it there are a lot of non-fat and low fat food substitutions you can use in your everyday diet whether it is at work, home, or dining out. By Gary Matthews.
  • Supplements - To supplement or not to supplement – that is the question on more bodybuilder’s lips than ever before. Are they safe? By Gary Matthews.
  • Sugar- The consumption of “added caloric sweeteners” (usually referred to as sugar) over the last thirty years has risen to an estimated seventy-one kilograms per person per year. By L. Lee Coyne, Ph.D.
     
  • Triple Threat - October is the “triple threat” month where responsible eating can be challenged on at least 3 occasions. By Dr. L. Lee Coyne
     
  • Vegetarian Teens - The “peer-group” promoting the morality of meatless nutrition and ethical treatment of animals, there is the ever pressing quest to avoid fat, to be fashionably thin and the concern of parents for the health of their children. By L. Lee Coyne, Ph.D.
  • Childhood Obesity - Incidence of adult obesity is a depressing matter and even more depressing when we look at the numbers for children. By L. Lee Coyne Ph.D
     
  • Diabetes Epidemic - with over 60,000 new case identified in Canada alone. By Dr. L. Lee Coyne
     
  • Emotional Eating - If you find yourself at the fridge when you are mad, glad, stressed or sad, you are not eating for energy. By Amy Parker, RD
     
  • Healthy Bones - More women will die from complications of osteoporosis than from breast cancer, cervical cancer, and heart disease combined. By Dr. L. Lee Coyne
  • Healthy Immunity - Without an immune system, we die. By L. Lee Coyne Ph.D
  • Hyponatremia - a growing number of athletes requiring emergency medical tent attention following endurance events have been diagnosed with over hydration (also known as ‘water intoxication’ or the medical term ‘hyponatremia’). By L. Lee Coyne, Ph. D.
     
  • Immune System - In a perfect world all the nutrients required for optimum immune defenses would come from food. By L. Lee Coyne Ph.D
  • Immune System & H1N1 - The Swine Flu (H1N1) virus and its potential consequences have dominated the media over the past 8 months and this prompted me to provide a review of how our immune systems really works. By L. Lee Coyne, Ph.D.
  • Insulin Riddle - Fundamentally, the standard Canadian diet can be summarized as Carbohydrate Hell creating Insulin Disasters. By L. Lee Coyne Ph.D
     
  • Obesity - The Oldest Metabolic Disorder. Obesity has reached epidemic proportions worldwide. Recent estimates, by the World Health Organization and by the Center for Disease Control in Atlanta, indicate that the incidence of obesity is doubling every five years. By Dr. L. Lee Coyne
  • Obesity Priorities - Exercise must become part of the accepted normal daily behavior. Nutritional choices are the other major lifestyle element influenced by both parents and institutions. By Dr. L. Lee Coyne
  • Obesity Solutions – More than Exercise and Calories. Talking about obesity has many similarities to talking about the weather. “Everybody talks about it – nobody does anything about” is how the old saying goes. By Dr. L. Lee Coyne
     
  • Prevention - Canadian Diabetes Association data shows 60,000 new cases of Diabetes reported each year in Canada, one every 8 minutes. By Dr. L. Lee Coyne
     
  • Risk Of Contracting Diabetes - People at risk of getting the disease drop by a staggering 60 percent if they manage to lose just 10 pounds by following a healthy diet and engage in regular exercise such as walking, according to a report published in the New England Journal of Medicine. (May 3, 2001). By Gary Matthews.
  • Cardio-Boxing - Ever wondered why most sports scientists agree that cardio-boxing is one of the best forms of exercise? By Gary Matthews.
     
  • Exercises - How do you know that the exercises you are performing are safe? By Gary Matthews
  • Exercise Tips for Success - Doctors have told us for years that exercise can help us lose weight, look better, feel better, and even sleep better.
     
  • Fat Burning - There is a concept of a “fat burning zone”. By Dr. L. Lee Coyne
  • Four-legged Attitude - Exercise made him happy and this really was a highlight of the day. By Amy Parker, RD
     
  • Goal Setting - With a New Year comes New Year’s Resolutions. By Amy Parker, RD
  • Guide To Muscle Gain - Have you ever imagined how visualization can play an important part in gaining weight and maintaining a healthy lifestyle? By Gary Matthews
     
  • Health and Fitness - 8 Ways To General Health And Fitness. By Gary Matthews
  • Hiking - A favourite fat burning summer activity, suitable for all age. By L. Lee Coyne Ph.D 
     
  • Improving Your Fitness - The best and the only exercise program for you is the one you will do! By Gary Matthews
     
  • Physical Activity - excessive time devoted to television viewing, video games, and web surfing is making are kid fat. By Dr. L. Lee Coyne
     
  • Tips on Health - What if I told you that our health is the most important asset we have. Would you believe me? Then why is it today that everybody seems to be plagued with bad health. By Gary Matthews.
     
  • Why Strength Training - Lets face it everybody knows that strength training builds muscle but did you know that it does more much more for you in the health stakes.
  • About Muscle - structural and functional nature of muscle. The “micro-anatomy” and the physiology of muscle is a fascinating study. By Dr. L. Lee Coyne
     
  • Bodybuilding Myths - The Truth About Bodybuilding Myths. By Gary Matthews.
  • Bigger Muscle - While you are on any weight gain program you have to be careful, you have to stop any intense cardio work ... By Gary Matthews.
     
  • Carbohydrate Loading - Carbohydrate loading or Glycogen loading is a concept derived from research published in Sweden By L. Lee Coyne Ph.D
     
  • Getting Big Fast - follow these action ideas below and you will start making big gains fast without spending all your time in the Gym. By Gary Matthews.
  • Gym Too Much - Are You Frequenting the Gym Too Much? By Gary Matthews
     
  • How Many Sets - you only have a short period of time to complete your strength training, so exercise selection is crucial for proper results By Gary Matthews
     
  • Isometric Contraction - Catapult Your Muscle Gains With Partial Reps and Isometric Contraction By Gary Matthews
     
  • Muscle Gain - 6 Simple Steps To Catapult Your Muscle Gains. By Gary Matthews.
  • Muscle Recovery - Research over the last 10 years has demonstrated the benefits of becoming “active” in post-exercise nutritional choices to optimize muscle recovery. By Dr. L. Lee Coyne
     
  • No Gym - Want To Workout Without a Gym. By Gary Matthews.
     
  • Over Training - The cold hard facts are that over 80% of the regular trainees in your gym are overtraining. By Gary Matthews.
     
  • Right # of Reps - By performing and cycling your repetitions correctly you will be one step ahead of the pack in attaining your exercise and strength training goals.
     
  • Stop Gym Rage - Rage many of us go through this at our local gym or fitness centre on a regular basis. By Gary Matthews.
  • Strength Training - Well here we discuss the strength training strategies that will gain the maximum amount of muscle in the shortest time possible and have stood up to the test of time. By Gary Matthews.
  • Stretching - By the time you finish reading this article I’m sure you will find time to stretch every day. By Gary Matthews.
  • Body Mass Index - BMI is a simple calculation that measures your weight relative to your height. By Amy Parker, RD
     
  • Calories - Using Calories For Weight Loss. By Gary Matthews.
  • Carbohydrates - To “carb” or not to “carb” – is that the question?
     
  • Guide to Weight Loss - visualize your body as lean as you would like, and your mind will work on that image. By Gary Matthews.
     
  • Improve Weight Loss - Totally sick of dieting because every time you stop the weight comes flooding back on? By Gary Matthews.
  • Instant Weight loss - Instant Weight Loss Strategies That Anyone Can Use. By Gary Matthews.
     
  • Lack of Exercise - The eating plan is the most significant piece of the puzzle that will create a fat burning metabolism. By Dr. L. Lee Coyne
  • Lose Weight in Ten Simple Steps - Nobody here is suggesting that losing weight is an overnight thing that doesn’t entail any hard work. by Linda Moore
     
  • Must Know of Fat Loss - Toss the scales, they tell you none of the things you need to know about your body and everything you don't. By Gary Matthews.
     
  • Postpartum Weight Loss - 45% of postpartum women weighed in at 10 pounds heavier than pre pregnancy weights one year after delivery. By L. Lee Coyne Ph.D
     
  • Secret Weapon - Are you sick and tired of being fat and unable to lose weight? Find out the Secret Weapon Of Successful Weight Loss. By Gary Matthews.
  • Special Occasions - So you must lose at least ten or more pounds quickly. By Gary Matthews.
     
  • Three Simple Steps - Three Simple Steps To Fat Loss, more than 70% of US adults are overweight and that figure is rapidly increasing. Do Something! By Gary Matthews.
     
  • Weight Loss - So, Why Am I Not Losing Weight? By L. Lee Coyne Ph.D.
  • Weight Loss Supplements - In this article you will find the pick of today’s latest supplements on the market. By Gary Matthews.
  • Weight Management 101 - Weight management is the gentle term indicating a desire to achieve and maintain a healthy (desirable) body weight. By Dr. L. Lee Coyne

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