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Common Strength Training Misconceptions


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The term strength training refers to any exercise which involves the use of resistance (example weights, body-weight) to increase muscular strength and the size of skeletal muscle or any exercise which increases strength, shapes and tones body shape. Here are some of the myths and misconceptions I have heard about weight training:   Weightlifting causes high blood pressure For years,…

Let’s eat out!


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We all do. Eat out that is. All work is boring; we are human and yes, “YOLO” (you only live once) as your children and your own heart have surely told you more than once. There is nothing wrong with some indulgence once in a while. Let us consider what the nutritional impact is.   Two cocktails What is a…

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…

Want to lose fat?


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In response to emails and messages I have received over the last couple of weeks, here is what you need to know to put together a successful weight (fat!) loss plan. Your body is adapted to hold onto fat as a survival mechanism. We needed the capacity to store energy to survive periods of famine, and fat is a very…

Why you should not skip breakfast


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The name “breakfast” refers to breaking the fasting period of the prior night. Your body responds to not eating for hours and hours by slowing down or diminishing its metabolic rate and burning fewer calories to conserve energy. By eating breakfast, you wake your metabolism up and get your engines burning those calories you need to burn to lose weight. Eating…

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…

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…