Browsing All Posts filed under »General Fitness and Exercise«

How to Stay Fit even at 90!

November 30, 2011

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As we age, our capacity to carry out everyday tasks diminishes due to the thinning of bone tissue and the loss of bone density otherwise known as osteoporosis.  It need not be the case, however, if we take the necessary … Read More

New Drug might prevent the loss of muscle function in the elderly!

September 15, 2011

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The most terrifying thing for those of use who are getting up in age is the loss of muscle function that threatens to leave us bedridden for our remaining years on earth.  According to the results of a new study … Read More

Tips on Post Workout Nutrition!

September 7, 2011

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The type of food that you choose to eat after the gym can help or hurt your effort to build muscle.  This is probably the most critical stage in maximizing muscle growth, as it is the time when your muscles … Read More

Why You Should Never Hold Your Breath During a Workout!

August 16, 2011

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Breathing is a normal everyday activity done by the body to provide your lungs with oxygen and expel waste material.  It is an involuntary process  essential to everyday life and your survival.  Proper breathing, however, is even more important during … Read More

Low Fat Chocolate Milk is the best post workout recovery drink!

June 26, 2011

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Drinking low fat chocolate milk after a vigorous workout results in increased performance, more muscle and less fat storage.  Another amazing benefit of low fat chocolate milk is that it increases your ability to use oxygen when compared to other … Read More

Dangers of Overtraining!

June 5, 2011

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It is best not to train for more than one hour (this excludes warm up before or cooling down time after an exercise session) to avoid the risk of accumulating lactic acid in your muscles.  After one hour the chances … Read More

Why Warming Up Before and Cooling Down After A Workout Is So Important!

May 26, 2011

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Your body is like a machine.  It needs time to warm up before any intense exercise as well as time to cool down afterwards.  If you do not, you put your body at risk of injury.   Always remember to warm … Read More

Importance of Varying your Workout

November 7, 2010

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It is said that variety is the spice of life.  It is no different when it comes to your workouts.  If you constantly feel unmotivated, and you find it really difficult to stick to your exercise regime, then it is … Read More

Calculate Your Body Mass Index!

January 9, 2010

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Body Mass Index (BMI) is used to determine whether an adult (20 years and over) is of the desired weight for their height. For children and teens, BMI calculations take into considerations such as their gender and age. BMI has … Read More

Easy Way to Calculate your Body Fat Percentage!

January 5, 2010

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Body Fat Percentage is said to be the best measure of a person’s health. It is even claimed to be more effective than Body Mass Index (BMI).  Women, you need to know your waist, hip, forearm, and wrist measurements along … Read More