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Strength training and its benefits


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Muscles: There are three types of muscle tissue: Visceral, cardiac, and skeletal. Visceral muscle is found inside of organs like the stomach, intestines, and blood vessels and they makes organ contract to move substances through the organ. Found only in the heart, cardiac muscle is responsible for pumping blood throughout the body. Skeletal muscle is the only voluntary muscle tissue in…

Aerobic Exercises, Anaerobic Exercises and HIIT


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  Aerobic Exercises Aerobic means “with oxygen”. Any activity that stimulates your heart rate and breathing to increase but not so much that you can’t sustain the activity for more than a few minutes is an aerobic activity. Riding your bike, swimming, jogging are examples of aerobic activities. Anything you can do for more than 3 minutes without a break is…

Gym Essentials


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When you work out, you need to wear clothing that can handle both the movement of your body and the sweat pouring out of you. This means appropriate sneakers and attire should be worn. An outfit that includes a shirt that can handle sweat, a pair of shorts that hit above your knee, and sneakers that can handle all your…

Bodybuilding supplements to consider


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Good bodybuilding supplements can help you support your body’s health while optimizing workout results. Muscle building supplements can potentially help you build muscle when used in conjunction with a healthy diet and a solid training program. Some of the benefits of bodybuilding supplements are: More muscle growth Improved athletic performance Improved muscle pump Better endurance Increased energy Reduced recovery time…

Common Exercise Mistakes


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Walk into any gym, and you will find people doing something cringe worthy—from exhibiting crappy exercise form to doing useless routines that don’t really accomplish anything. Here are a few of the common mistakes I have noticed in the numerous gyms I have worked out in. Doing your cardio too slow or too fast: Often I see people seated on…

So, what is your excuse?


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I have heard a lot of excuses from people for not making it to the gym. We all have the same 24 hours to work with everyday. Set priorities and spend your time wisely rather than make excuses and kid yourself about why you are not reaching your fitness goals. Until you take responsibility or ownership of your actions or…

Why you should stop eating fast food


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  Fast Food is a major public health hazard. Because it is so convenient and cheap, it is sometimes hard to resist. Many people crave the taste of their favorite fast food burgers or fries, which makes it even harder to pass up. Unfortunately, fast food can be one of the unhealthiest options out there when it comes to your…

Common Nutrition Mistakes


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Everyone has been there and done that – made common nutrition mistakes, that is. Unfortunately these mistakes cost us the success we feel like we’re working SO hard for. Here are a few of the mistakes we all make; these are the pitfalls to avoid: 1. Trying to out run your fork Proper diet and nutrition is key; weight-loss goals…

Why You Should Get a Flat Belly


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Measuring waist circumference helps screen for possible health risks that come with overweight and obesity. This risk goes up with a waist size that is greater than 35 inches for women or greater than 40 inches for men. Your body has two types of fat: visceral and subcutaneous. Subcutaneous fat is found just under your skin, and is the type…

How many calories do you need in a day?


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The Basal Metabolic Rate (BMR) is an estimate of the number of calories your body burns over a 24-hour period performing all vital bodily functions while in a state of rest. In other words, it represents the amount of calories per day your body burns, regardless of exercise. This number is dependent upon four factors namely age, gender, height and…

Are you overweight?


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Before you start on a weight (fat) loss program you need to set a realistic goal taking into account where you are and how much progress you need to make. Body Mass Index is a measure that takes into account a person’s weight and height to gauge total body fat in adults. The higher the Body Mass Index, the greater…

What you need to know about Fat


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The name — fat — may make it sound like something you shouldn’t eat. But fat is an important part of a healthy diet. Fat is one of the macronutrients in human nutrition. Aside from providing energy, it also has other key functions such as aiding the absorption of fat soluble vitamins and producing hormones. One of the biggest misconceptions…