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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…

Why you should seriously consider buying Organic Foods


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What are Organic Foods? Consider two apples sitting side by side: The first is picture-perfect, almost plastic looking, while the other has a few minor blemishes and looks like it was just picked from a tree. Biting into the first apple, you experience a bland flavor and chalky texture. Biting into the second apple, sweet juice literally trickles from the…

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…

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…

What you need to know about Proteins


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Protein is one of the macronutrients in human nutrition that is essential to building muscle mass. It is commonly found in animal products such as lean meats, cheese, egg whites, though is also present in other sources, such as nuts and legumes and some plant seeds. Along with fat and carbohydrates, protein is a macronutrient, meaning that the body needs…

What you need to know about Carbohydrates


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The primary function of carbohydrates is to fuel the body’s metabolic needs. Carbohydrates are made up of fiber, starch and sugar. All carbohydrates are broken down in the body as glucose (except for fiber which is not digested at all). Fiber and starch are complex carbohydrates, while sugar is a simple carbohydrate. How much of each of these is found…

What are Macronutrients


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When we talk about weight loss, many have the misconception that skipping meals is a good way to lose weight. In fact, the exact opposite is true. Skipping meals can lead to craving for food, binge eating and as a result, weight gain. This is because you are more likely to overeat and choose high calorie, high fat foods when…