Thursday, 17 August 2017

Low Vitamin D Linked to Arterial Stiffness


Blood vessel stiffening is an issue that we all face with age. However, there are ways we can help ourselves fight back against this. Research shows vitamin D aids blood vessel health.

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Wednesday, 16 August 2017

Protein Recommendations are Changing


The recommended daily allowance for protein is currently 0.8 grams per kilogram of bodyweight per day. New research suggests this should increase to 1.5 to 2.2 grams per kilogram a day.

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Tuesday, 15 August 2017

Sunshine Feels Good, but Is It Good for You?


Most of us have known for a while that too much sun exposure is not good for you. Sun exposure does have some benefits, so it’s more of a matter of drawing the line on too much of a good thing.

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Monday, 14 August 2017

Take Care of Your Blood Vessels


Blood vessels typically stiffen as we age, especially in middle-aged men and women. Lifting heavy weights can cause systolic blood pressure to rise, which can lead to serious injuries.

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Sunday, 13 August 2017

Your Thirst Should Guide You


For years, people have said that proper hydration requires a strict 8 glasses, 8 ounces each, of water every day. However, many do not need to follow the 8-times-8 rule every single day.

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Saturday, 12 August 2017

What’s Best for Long-Term Weight Management?


Should you be more concerned about dieting or exercising for long-term weight control? Experts say that exercise is king when it comes to managing your weight, even if it makes you hungry.

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Friday, 11 August 2017

“Biggest Loser” Contestants Retain Low Resting Metabolism


Even though contestants on “The Biggest Loser” have lost more than 130 pounds on average, many have regained around 90 pounds after six years. Their resting metabolic rates remain low.

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Thursday, 10 August 2017

Hold Back Hunger with Keto


Typically, diets which are low in calories end up increasing a person’s appetite. The ketones produced with the ketogenic diet help suppress hunger, but it may also be hard on the liver.

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Wednesday, 9 August 2017

Bitter Melon Extract High in CLA


Bitter melon extract is high in conjugated linoleic acid, which is known to fight fat with an impressive arsenal of cell shrinkage and metabolism boosting. But is it actually safe to use?

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Tuesday, 8 August 2017

What Should You Do for Long-Term Weight Control?


Most people who lose a large amount of weight sadly end up gaining most of it back – if not more – after a year. Despite this, it is possible to lose weight and keep it off. But what’s the secret?

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Monday, 7 August 2017

Cold Exposure is Exciting for Brown Fat


An hour of cold exposure every day for six weeks caused small increases in brown fat levels and calorie burning ability in Swedes. People in cold climates also have more brown fat activity.

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Sunday, 6 August 2017

Should You Train to Failure or Load?


Training to failure is a tried and true method for many athletes, especially in the offseason. But does load make any difference? Research suggests that no, it works regardless of load.

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Saturday, 5 August 2017

Can One Minute of Exercise Help?


150 minutes of moderate-intensity exercise is recommended every week (or 75 minutes of intense exercise) for most people. But what if you could stay healthy with just 3 minutes a week?

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Friday, 4 August 2017

Hexagonal Barbell Deadlifts Superior for Non-Competition Powerlifting


The hex bar has been put to the test against the straight bar, and the results are in: The straight bar doesn’t hold a candle to the safety and power output you can experience with the hex bar.

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Thursday, 3 August 2017

Rest Longer to Optimize Anabolic Hormones


Longer rest intervals help to maximize gains (three minutes instead of one minute) while performing the bench press and other lifts by optimizing levels of total and free testosterone.

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Wednesday, 2 August 2017

Breakdown and Failure Training are Equally Effective


Breakdown training is essentially an extended version of failure training, but it doesn’t appear to give any additional benefits. But, if it makes you feel good, it’s still okay to do it.

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Tuesday, 1 August 2017

Do You Burn More Calories with Single or Multiple Sets?


Weight training isn’t really a big calorie burner, but training with multiple sets will burn more calories than singles. It will also increase your carb usage and get your heart rate up.

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