Top 10 reads on health and fitness – 5/14/2010

By Sensei Serge Sognonvi and Carmen Sognonvi
Originally published at

Here’s a round-up of the 10 best tips and articles we found this week on fitness, health, nutrition, martial arts, child safety, and childhood obesity prevention.

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Healthy Eating: The Importance of Protein at Breakfast
Research shows protein at breakfast helps control hunger.

How to use your whole body to improve technique
Whether you’re throwing a punch, applying a joint lock, batting a baseball or throwing a football, there are three things you can do to help integrate your entire body.

Which Burns More Calories: Cardio vs. Strength Training
New study suggests weight training may offer more bang for your buck in the calorie-burning department than cardio.

5 Ways to Lighten Up Your Cooking
Tips on cooking light by making low-calorie substitutions and literally trimming the fat.

Presidential panel says: choose organics!
Presidential panel recommends buying organic, as chemicals could cause cancer.

20 Ways to Stick to Your Workout
Article outlines the favorite motivational strategies of the top personal trainers in the country.

Doubt Is Cast on Many Reports of Food Allergies
About 30% of people think they have food allergies, but studies show only 5 to 8% actually do.

Usain Bolt v.s. George St. Pierre Part One
Why speed is essential to developing an effective takedown in MMA.

Go For The Good Foods Without The Guilt, Says Dietician
How you can enjoy your meals out without having to skip the menu items that are really making your mouth water.

Trouble in MMA Town (Cheap Shots, Brawls, and Taunting)
MMA has experienced some serious growing pains and suffers routinely from “demons” that stand in stark contrast to the true nature of martial arts.