Wednesday, August 25, 2010

James vs. Popeye

James and Wendy love their Vege Greens

Don't even think of taking Michele's!

I think James could take Popeye hands down! Popeye only had spinach and James has Vege Greens, which contains spinach as well as a PLETHORA of other goodness. Let James himself tell you how great they are.

James likes to sprinkle his Vege Greens on top of his cottage cheese or in a shake.

Or try this recipe:
1 scoop vanilla protein powder
1 scoop Vege Greens
1 scoop instant coffee
Blend until smooth! Yummm.....

Vege Greens is now available at Body Dynamics for $34.99. Vege Greens contains no artificial flavours, colours, or sweeteners, and no hidden ingredients.

The power of Vege Greens is due not only to the numerous individual nutrients that each blend contains, but also to the synergy between these blends. The collective action of all the nutritionally complex ingredients in Vege Greens creates a much more potent effect than the sum of its individual components:

(barley greens, alfalfa, buckwheat, spinach, wheat grass, aloe vera, parsley)
These minerals assist in the absorption of calcium, regulate the transfer of minerals through the cell membrane, aid in the formation of bone.

(spirulina, kelp, chlorella, dulse, green algae)
This blend is an excellent source of iodine, which normalizes thyroid function and balances our metabolic rate.

(fermented soy, brown rice powder, carrot, beet root, olive leaf, celery)
Naturally rich in vitamins, minerals, fibre, phytoestrogens and antioxidants.
(broccoli, cauliflower, brussels sprouts, kale, watercress)
Stimulates the natural detoxifying enzymes in our bodies.

(lecithin, flax seed oil, borage oil, pumpkin seed oil, evening primrose oil, CLA)
Every living cell in our bodies requires essential fatty acids. They cannot be produced or synthesized internally, so their availability is completely dependent on the foods and supplements that we consume.

(acerola, quercetin, blueberry fruit powder, green tea extract, grape seed extract, bilberry, resveratrol, lycopene, lutein)
This blend was designed specifically to reduce the free radical damage associated with a contemporary lifestyle.

(astragalus, cranberry, milk thistle, Siberian ginseng, ginkgo biloba, hawthorn, dandelion, nettle leaf)

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Will Toning Shoes Really Give You A Better Body?

We have clients ask us all the time about toning shoes and if they really work. As with most gimics on the market, the answer is always to stop looking for quick fixes and put in the work; exercise and eat right to get results. Thank god for A.C.E. (American Council on Exercise) who recently did a proper study to validate our claims. Here's a brief summary if you don't want to read the full article:

"Across the board, none of the toning shoes showed statistically significant increases in either exercise response or muscle activation during any of the treadmill trials. There is simply no evidence to support the claims that these shoes will help wearers exercise more intensely, burn more calories or improve muscle strength and tone. Toning shoes definitely don’t do more than the regular running shoe."

“Do you feel different when you’re wearing these shoes? Of course you do because you’re walking on probably an inch worth of cushioning. They feel different, and that’s why when people first wear them they’re probably going to be sore because you’re using different muscles. But if you wear any sort of abnormal shoes that you’re not used to wearing, your muscles are going to get sore. Is that going to translate into toning your butt, hamstrings and calves? Nope. Your body is just going to get used to it.”

So basically you can strap on a pair of 5 inch stilletos and go for a 30 minute walk and ya, you might get sore, but that doesn't mean you should do it! And frankly you'd look as silly in the heels as you would in the Reebok Easytones. Throw in the Shake Weight while you walk and call it a day!