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3 Steps To Get Results with Your Weight Loss and Fitness Plan

Where To Start? The first thing to do is ask yourself why you gained all the excess weight? Most of the time, it’s one or more of these issues: Your hormones are out of balance (low testosterone, high estrogen) Poor diet Lack of physical exercise Your first step in becoming the new you will be to pay a visit to your doctor to ensure your healthy enough to perform physical activity. The next step is to have your doctor take a blood test to determine ... Read more

Healthy Eating Tips 101: Weekend/Holidays Survival Guide

Often we do so many positive things to improve our health, well-being and body composition during the week, only to see our efforts go to waste over the weekend or Holidays. There has been a good deal of research on weekend-weekday differences in dietary patterns. For example Ruopeng (2016) looked weekday and weekend consumption of US adults between 2003-2012 and unsurprisingly found that weekends were associated with an increased discretionary calorie intake, with a concurrent reduced intake of fruit and/or vegetables and ... Read more

Sleeping and how it helps your Training

The majority of our success with our health, fitness and physique goals come from eating the right nutrient dense foods to complement our intense training sessions. This is what I call the 80/20 percent split, with the majority of your results being centered around what you consume each day (food and liquids). However, there are two other extremely important factors that we frequently ignore and they are absolutely imperative. These two factors include proper sleep and hydration. The importance of sleep cannot ... Read more

Bodyweight Exercises for Fat Loss

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Why Striving for Failure with Your Workouts Will Make You Better

A lot of people go to the gym, do some cardio, lift weights, do a little stretching and then head home. That is a standard session for a lot of individuals. That routine continues each time we decide to go to the gym and it’s basically “rinse and repeat”. Then we expect our physique to dramatically change even though our training never does. If it hasn’t changed in the months or years prior, why should it now? Most people are taught to ... Read more

Healthy Banana Ice Cream Recipe

Got a bunch of overripe bananas at home that are no longer appetizing to eat on their own? Here’s a great idea: make healthy banana ice cream. It’s a cool way to save those bananas instead of throwing them out. This creamy banana ice cream recipe is perfect for hot summer days. Just make sure to freeze it long enough before you serve it. Ingredients: Procedure: In a food processor, liquefy the bananas and the lecithin granules. While processor is still running add the remaining ... Read more

Vitamins: What they do to your Body

Vitamins interact with other nutrients in processes such as metabolism, digestion and developing blood cells and some vitamins are said to slow down the ageing process, prevent cancerous cells attacking the body and strengthen the immune system. There are 13 different vitamins that can be divided into two categories: water-soluble and fat-soluble. Vitamins A, D, E and K are fat-soluble vitamins. Fat-soluble vitamins are absorbed from dietary fats in the intestine and are then stored in the liver until needed. This ... Read more

If You Exercise Intensely, Your Fitness Routine Can Be Cut Extremely Short

Are you still struggling to fit exercise into your regimen? If so, there's good news: You can exercise less if you pick up the pace. The time required is inversely associated with the intensity. The higher intensity, the less time you have to spend on it. Years of research have built a scientific consensus, as study after study reveals that exercising in shorter bursts with rest periods in between produces far greater genetic and metabolic benefits than exercising continuously for an entire ... Read more

Are You Peeing Too Much?

Your body requires water to work well. In fact, up to 60 percent of your entire body is made of water, 83 percent of your lungs is water and 73 percent of your brain and heart are composed of water. Water is very important to your ability to function, think, breathe and live. Your kidneys are responsible for filtering out toxins and waste products from your blood and excreting them from your body. Water carries those toxins out through your urine. Another ... Read more

How much Protein?

The recommended daily allowance for protein intake is about 1 gram per kg of weight per day. One kilogram is equal to 2.2 pounds, so in order to find your weight in kilograms, simply divide your current weight in pounds by 2.2. For instance, the 200 pound male weighs approximately 91 kilograms. This means that he requires about 91 grams of protein each day per the RDA. His protein intake should therefore fall somewhere between 90 and 125 grams per day. Now ... Read more
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