Monday, 30 January 2017

Vinpocetine Taken Off Shelves by FDA

You might not be familiar with this yet but just to let you know, the plant extract called vinpocetine is getting a lot of attention lately because of its memory-boosting capacity.

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Sunday, 29 January 2017

Too Many Antioxidants Interfere with Gains

When it's about fitness gains, did you ever wonder if it's possible to have too much of a good thing? Get this: it may be possible to have too many antioxidants.

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Saturday, 28 January 2017

Muscle Mass Increases with Protein Plus Carbohydrate Supplementation

We’re going to cover the use of proteins as well as carbs during intense training sessions. This is for the purpose of increasing muscular mass. Did you ever think about how important it is to plan what you put in your body after a workout?

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Friday, 27 January 2017

Leucine Important for Bodybuilders

Our topic for today talks about leucine, the essential amino acid that is found in whey protein. This provides us with calories. Take a look why this is an important component!

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Thursday, 26 January 2017

Caffeine Enhances Performance

There have been lots of instances that coffee's been considered as a good antioxidant for the body and a great workout booster. Well, there are a lot of benefits when you drink coffee alone.

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Wednesday, 25 January 2017

Blood Sugar Regulation Through Vitamin D

People get enough vitamin D from exposure to sunlight but what happens if we're going to take more? Find out about the results of a study conducted in Waseda University in Japan.

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Tuesday, 24 January 2017

Low-Calorie, High-Protein Diets Don’t Harm Kidney Function

This one might turn out to be everyone's favourite: high-protein diets. There were rumours that claimed it can be harmful to the kidneys but thanks to a new research, this was already debunked.

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Monday, 23 January 2017

The Effect of Beetroot on Recovery

The benefits of beetroot: new study spearheaded by Northumbria University in the UK took note of more advantages of this performance-enhancing food. Take a quick look at its effects

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Sunday, 22 January 2017

Improve Endurance with Carbohydrate Mouth Rinse

When you're fond of doing intense exercises, your carb stores tend to get low. How do you remedy this? A carbohydrate mouth rinse fights off fatigue during a prolonged exercise.

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Saturday, 21 January 2017

Eat Nuts to Reduce Inflammation

We’re going to cover inflammation and how to manage it. Inflammation is not something that we should take lightly. It is definitely not food for our bodies.

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Friday, 20 January 2017

Blood Sugar Regulation Gets Sweet Results with Cinnamon

Using cinnamon in your diet can regulate blood sugar and it can give you a whole new range of benefits. Find out about its uses and the right dosage for your body.

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Thursday, 19 January 2017

Guys: Lose Weight for Better Sex

This might get a bit steamy. Did you ever think about weight and its role in the bedroom? If you're a guy and you're reading this right now, take heed.

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Wednesday, 18 January 2017

Gluten Free: Who Needs It?

Gluten is a natural-occurring combination of proteins that you can find in wheat and other whole grains. It is a good source of dietary fiber but it's such a wonder why a lot of people avoid it.

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Tuesday, 17 January 2017

Core Training for Low Back Pain

We’ll be tackling an exercise that can help alleviate back pain. If you, your family and friends experience this all the time, well, worry no more. We've got your covered.

Monday, 16 January 2017

Regular Moderate Exercise is Optimal

There are times that we can't really say how many minutes we should spend at the gym. That’s why we’ve got another tip for you about the optimal amount of exercise needed for an effective workout.

Sunday, 15 January 2017

Arterial Stiffness Decreased with Omega-3s and Statins

Omega-3s: We all love this one since they're totally good for heart health. You might already be aware that this is truly the good stuff from fatty fish.

Friday, 13 January 2017

Chronic Disease Risk Reduced with Resistance Training

Let’s take a closer look at resistance training and its effects. It’s no longer just about the muscles and looking good. Did you know that those who practice this have lower rates of chronic disease?

Thursday, 12 January 2017

White Fat “Beiging” Occurs with Caloric Restriction

Here’s another tip about helpful fats, specifically, “beige fat”. We’ll learn more about these and how we can use them to be healthier.

Wednesday, 11 January 2017

Regular Exercise Important in Preventing Type 2 Diabetes

You’ve probably heard people talking about exercise and the fact that it is the best way to prevent disease. That’s especially true if we’re talking about type 2 diabetes.

Tuesday, 10 January 2017

Mirabegron Activates Brown Fat

Let’s tackle stuff about Mirabegron. This drug is used for patients with an overactive bladder. One of its insane side effects is losing weight.

Monday, 9 January 2017

Newly Discovered Hormone Adropin Regulates Body Fat and Blood Sugar

The hormone called adropin is produced by the liver and low levels of it are related to obesity as well as high LDL (bad) cholesterol levels. Take a look at how this affects our body:

Sunday, 8 January 2017

Can You Just Diet Your Way to Health?

We were taught before that diet and exercise go hand-in-hand in any weight loss regimen. Did you ever think about just doing one and ignoring the other? What could be the result?

Saturday, 7 January 2017

“Brite” Cells Formed with Reduced-Calorie Diets and Exercise

The human body has a small amount of calorie burning tissue called brown fat or also known as BAT (brown adipose tissue). Meanwhile, white fat is the one that stores energy. Let’s find out about their functions!

Friday, 6 January 2017

Does Your Training Program Match Your Needs?

It’s essential to prioritize the demands of your sport especially when you’re creating your own training program: more so, if you are establishing the goals of the training plan.

Thursday, 5 January 2017

Should Athletes Know Their Sports and Training History?

You may have encountered people who threw out old techniques because they’re old. But did you know that the best strategies today were formulated in the past?

Wednesday, 4 January 2017

Beta-Hydroxy-Beta-Methylbutyrate for Powerful Results

HMB, or beta-hydroxy-beta-methylbutyrate is a supplement that may prove to be promising in the future. It’s a mouthful, right? We’re not going to ask you to say it out loud again – just check this out!

Tuesday, 3 January 2017

Heavier Weights and Fewer Reps to Increase Strength

Did you know that there’s one kind of strength training that’s actually more effective? A study was conducted in the UK, and the results support heavy lifting.

Monday, 2 January 2017

Sunday, 1 January 2017

Slowed Muscle Protein Synthesis During Recovery with Restricted Blood Flow

Kaatsu training makes use of low poundage and blood flow restriction to boost strength. Previous research found that this technique is quite useful when it comes to muscle rehabilitation due to injury.