weight control

Increase your Heart Lifespan: How Daily Exercises Strengthen your Heart and Help you Lose Weight

Exercising for at least 30 minutes everyday is great for your health! You may have heard or read about this phrase more than once before and on many occasions while looking for health related help. Where you encountered these golden words of wisdom is not really the big deal, but knowing their importance is. I refer to them as words of wisdom first, because they are true and secondly because if you act on them they will change your life. We have heard or read time and time again that daily exercises when added to healthy eating can be the

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5 Reasons to Avoid High Fructose Corn Syrup

Here’s a scientific fact for you. High fructose corn syrup is a man made chemical that you should avoid at all costs if you’re striving for a healthy and attractive lifestyle. How’s this for unnatural. It is made by treating genetically modified corn with a variety of enzymes to extract the sugar glucose and then convert some of it into fructose. What this leaves you with is a mixture of fructose and glucose, which then finds its way into juices and sodas. Why do companies do this? Thre is only one reason. It’s cheaper than using good old-fashioned sugar. However,

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Do Push Ups to Build Muscle Mass and Boost Metabolism

Having spent many years doing many different workouts involving weights, cardiovascular machines, and calisthenics, I determined that the best way to build mass and boost metabolism is by doing pushups. Lots of pushups! After less than three months training, I was able to complete a one-thousand pushup routine in exactly 80 minutes. Calisthenics, like pull-ups and pushups, are commonly avoided because they can be extremely painful. Because strength training exercises are typically anaerobic, with few exceptions, the body produces a high amount of lactic acid, thus causing a burning sensation in the muscles. Coupled with physical and mental exhaustion, an

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A fast food culture – what are we actually eating?

Americans consume by far more fast food per capita than any nation on the planet.  We are also the fattest nation on the planet. I wonder if there is a correlation? But what is it we are really eating when we pile the kids in the SUV and head over to the nearest fast food burger joint? Let’s examine for a moment our fast food craze and what it is we are actually consuming. Beef factories that supply your fast food hamburger have a firm policy;  they refuse to waste one bit of the slaughtered animal.  They are masterfully efficient in their ability

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Strength Training For Weight Loss and Toning

Strength Training for weight loss is better than cardiovascular exercise or dieting alone. Why?  Because resistance training increases muscle in the body. Likewise, muscle burns more calories in your body than any other organ. Problem is, people who strength train do not lose pounds fast. For the simple reason that muscle weighs more than fat. Their bodies, however, look toned and leaner. Take a look at female weight trainers Women who weight train will not bulk up like men, unless they take steroids or have high levels of testosterone. Once a woman gains muscle from lifting weights, she tends to

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Long Term Effects Of Alcohol Abuse On The Body

An addiction to alcohol is a lasting same ailment that can damage a person’s career and their family. It can also be fatal to their health if left untreated. Long Term Effects Of Alcohol Abuse On The Body Substantial alcoholic drinks in-take on a regular basis causes chemical changes to a individual’s brain. For example, it alters the composition of the body’s gamma-aminobutyric acids, which function to inhibit impulsiveness, and glutamate, which fuels the nervous system. Unnecessary drinking also tends to drain these chemicals, which can depress the nervous system and hurt important areas of the brain. Loss of control

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Kids and Healthy Eating

As a parent I want my children to be able to eat what they love. The times, when I serve them meals which they don’t particularly like, and I watch them eat without enthusiasm, break my heart. I have to strive not to cave in and give them what they crave, but which I believe is not proper nutrition. However, I’m not so stringent, really. Once or twice a week, I give them what they love. But, what I’d really want for them is to get used to eating healthy foods and to learn to make healthy choices. I cannot

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How Vegetables can Help Balance Your Body’s pH Level

Today’s fast paced, modern lifestyle makes us miss out on our daily healthy servings of fruits and vegetables. When nutritionists tell us to take at least five servings of these hearty orange, red and greens everyday, we just don’t have the time to do it. Most often, we feast on a breakfast full of acid, fats, starch, and carbohydrates – from orange juices, toasts, omelette’s, bacons, pancakes, sausages and more. What we eat during the day might give us all that energy needed to keep us going, but we might be unaware of the damage we bring to our bodies.

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How You Can Maintain Your Life Healthy And Active?

It seems like everyone is looking to improve their lifestyle and their health. But with all the information out there this can be very confusing and overwhelming. You may not know where to start but most health experts recommend making small changes to your daily routine. While they may not seem like much making small changes to a healthier way of life can add up to a big payoff in a healthier and happier lifestyle. Here are some ways to get you started: Eliminating Stress programs Stress can be very difficult to define. Not everyone identifies nor handle stress in

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