Select Page

Author: Vincent Zito

The New Encyclopedia of Modern Bodybuilding

The New Encyclopedia of Modern Bodybuilding: The Bible of Bodybuilding, Fully Updated and Revised From elite bodybuilding competitors to gymnasts, from golfers to fitness gurus, anyone who works out with weights must own this book – a book that only Arnold Schwarzenegger could write, a book that has earned its reputation as “the bible of bodybuilding.” Inside, Arnold covers the very latest advances in both weight training and bodybuilding competition, with new sections on diet and nutrition, sports psychology, the treatment and prevention of injuries, and methods of training, each illustrated with detailed photos of some of bodybuilding’s newest...

Read More

Vitamin B6 – pyridoxine. Nutrition for Everyone.

Vitamin B6, also called pyridoxine, is a water-soluble vitamin that is found in a variety of forms. There are three different forms of vitamin B6: pyridoxine, pyridoxamine, and pyridoxal. Pyridoxal 5′-phosphate (PLP) is the most active form as a human vitamin. Vitamin B6 main functions Vitamin B6 serves as a cofactor (coenzyme) in many enzyme reactions in protein, glucose, and lipid metabolism. Vitamin B6 helps the body to: Make antibodies; Maintain normal nerve function; Make hemoglobin – Hemoglobin carries oxygen in the red blood cells to the tissues. A vitamin B6 deficiency can cause a form of anemia; Break...

Read More

Physical activity guidelines for older adults – Part 1*

*Article Content taken from for informational purposes. Guidelines for older adults aged 65 and over Older adults aged 65 or older, who are generally fit and have no health conditions that limit their mobility, should try to be active daily and should do: At least 150 minutes (2 hours and 30 minutes) of moderate-intensity aerobic activity such as cycling or fast walking every week, and muscle-strengthening activities on 2 or more days a week that work all major muscle groups (legs, hips, back, abdomen, chest, shoulders and arms).          75 minutes (1 hour and 15 minutes) of vigorous-intensity aerobic activity such as running or a game of singles tennis every week, and muscle-strengthening activities on 2 or more days...

Read More

Vitamin B2 – Riboflavin. Nutrition for Everyone.

Vitamin B2 Riboflavin (vitamin B2) is part of the vitamin B group. As all B vitamins, vitamin B2 helps the body to convert food (carbohydrates) into fuel (glucose), which is “burned” to produce energy. In addition to producing energy for the body, vitamin B2 also works as an antioxidant by fighting damaging particles in the body known as free radicals. Free radicals can damage cells and DNA, and may contribute to the aging process, as well as the development of a number of health conditions, such as heart disease and cancer. Vitamin B2 also promotes: 1. Skin, muscle, nerve, heart...

Read More

Nutrition for Everyone: Vitamin B1 (thiamine)

Vitamin B1 Vitamin B1, also known as Thiamine, is a water-soluble vitamin of the B complex. It is named B1 because it was the first B vitamin discovered. Thiamine is found in both plants and animals and plays a crucial role in certain metabolic reactions. We need this vitamin so that our body can use dietary carbohydrates and fats as energy. In fact it is essential for glucose metabolism, since it is a key player in the production of adenosine triphosphate (ATP), which every cell uses for energy. In addition to its role in energy production, vitamin B1 has...

Read More