Fitness on a Budget

Evidence-based fitness advice to save you money

Month: February 2015

Review: Canadian Protein Mint Chocolate Chip Whey Isolate

Today I thought it would be nice to write the first product review here on Fitness on a Budget. As we are all well aware, the marketplace is filled with junk supplements which are often nothing more than snake oil but the basics of protein, fish oil, and possibly a multivitiman are pretty solid choices. One of the main issues when it comes to these items however is just how many options exist out there. In this little write up I am going to take one of those (lesser known) choices, put it through a battery of tests and decide if it is worth the cost or if looking elsewhere for a choice of whey protein isolate would be a better decision. I will provide a rating for each of the following criteria: macronutrient values, taste, mixability, texture and cost as well as an average of all combined scores as the overall score.

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How to Calculate BMI and What it Means

One of the most confusing things when first learning about physical fitness can be all of the equations, formulas and indexes that are commonly used. Some of these are of great use while others hang on only to remind us of the true lack of evidence based health education on a global level. In this, the first of what will be a series of articles covering the common methods of data gathering for health and fitness I will cover the most used and often misunderstood metric: Body Mass Index (BMI).

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