Intermittent Fasting: 5 Golden Rules

Intermittent fasting (IF) is an umbrella term for various diets that cycle between a period of fasting and non-fasting. Intermittent fasting can be used along with calorie restriction for weight loss

A 2014 review described that studies done in animal models have shown fasting improves indicators of health—blood pressure, insulin sensitivity, and inflammation—likely through adaptive cellular responses to better handle stress. These findings suggest intermittent fasting has the potential to improve health and reduce the risk of chronic diseases; however this has not been reproduced in long-term human studies. The review concluded that intermittent fasting has not been studied in children, the elderly, or the underweight, and could be harmful in this population.

They also suggest that those choosing to fast for periods of time greater than 24 hours should be monitored by a physician, as changes to the gastrointestinal system or circadian rhythm can occur.

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Terry Crews’s Top Five Gym Crimes

The Expendables 3 star, former American football player and all-round MF favorite Terry Crews shares his opinions on how not to conduct yourself in the gym. Which one are you guilty of?

1. Hogging ALL the machines
2. Littering your weights EVERYWHERE
3. Leaving a trail of sweat on all the kit
4. Doing arm curls in the squat rack
5. Using your phone mid-workout

See Crews’s advice for correcting these heinous gym crimes and diet and share with a friend you know is guilty of one of the above. Lesson learned.

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