Working out is not enough for building a perfect body. If you want results, you have to do more than just lifting 10-pound dumbbells and hitting the treadmill. The volume and intensity of your workouts make all the difference. A challenging workout can boost your metabolism, ignite muscle growth, and accelerate fat loss. Over time, it will enhance your strength and endurance, turning you into a better athlete.
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Have You Stopped Losing Weight?
Do You Stick To Your Diet, But Have No Results?
This Means You’ve Hit a Weight Loss Plateau.
Can morning cardio help you lose weight faster?
Could this be the key to a fit body?
On the surface, it seems to make sense. When you work out before breakfast, your body uses stored fat for fuel. Unfortunately, things are a little bit more complicated than that. Fasted cardio can actually do more harm than good.
Debunking the Myth of Fasted Cardio
How many times have you been told that fasted cardio is the secret to fat loss? Go to any gym and you’ll probably hear the same thing. Most trainers still claim that morning cardio is a must for any dieter. According to health experts, this is just a myth. While it’s true that fasted cardio burns slightly more calories, its effects are negligible. » Read more
Anytime the topic of discussion in my blogs, articles or newsletters has turned to my own personal grocery shopping list, there has always been a spike in interest.
It seems that many people are not only curious about what foods a natural bodybuilder eats to maintain single digit body fat, but they also want to be taken by the hand and told exactly what foods to eat themselves while on fat-burning or muscle building programs.
That’s why I decided to put together four separate “top 10” lists of healthy foods that burn fat and build muscle.
Stress is an increasing problem that not only makes us uncomfortable, but is unhealthy as well. Understanding that, and then learning how to minimise stress and de-stress, is a good step in the direction of better and longer-lasting health.
What Is Meant By The Term De-stress?
Stress is the way your body responds to demands. Stress can be caused by good experiences just as easily as by bad. When you are stressed by something that is happening around you, your body releases chemicals into your blood.
These chemicals cause you to have more strength and energy, which is a good thing if your stress is brought on by physical danger. » Read more
There’s lot’s of talk about superfoods these days, are the claims too good to be true?
Most of us know the basics when it comes to eating healthy; we all know that fruit and vegetables will help with a healthier lifestyle.
There’s also plenty of talk about the 5 A DAY which should be a variety of 5 different fruits and vegetables.
There are many benefits from eating the 5 a day:
- Fruit and vegetables are packed with vitamins and minerals
- They are an excellent source of fibre and antioxidants
- They can help maintain a healthy weight.
- They may also help reduce heart disease, stroke and some cancers
5 A Day is great but if you want to add even healthier foods to your diet consider some of the following superfoods, these may help you reach even higher levels of health and fitness.
With all of the headlines that come out each day, it can be difficult to decide which ones are legitimate and which are going to be tomorrow’s old news.
For example, green tea has gone back and forth in the news – some stories proclaiming the wonders of it, while other stories say that it’s not quite the wonder drink that it’s made out to be. To make the best decision for you, perhaps you need the facts about green tea.
What is green tea?
What you may not realize is that green tea is actually black tea that hasn’t been processed in the same way. Green tea is minimally oxidized so that it retains the original green of the leaves as well as a milder taste. Black tea, on the other hand, is heavily oxidized, which is why it had a more biting taste. » Read more
Antioxidants are chemical compounds that help to get rid of free radicals in the body. Free radicals travel throughout the body and damage healthy living cells. Free radicals come from a wide variety of sources and are almost impossible to avoid.
Antioxidants bind the free radicals in your body preventing them from doing further damage.
Antioxidants are very helpful in preventing diseases such as cancer, and heart disease. They have also been found to be beneficial in reducing cholesterol levels and increasing energy and stamina.
Antioxidants help to reduce the signs of aging and prevent early aging markers. Antioxidants are also believed to repair and help prevent oxidative stress which damages cells and causes disease. » Read more
We’re all looking for more and better ways of burning fat. Even if your weight is relatively stable, it’s a good idea to learn techniques for burning fat so that you can counteract the natural loss of muscle tone and slowing of the metabolism that comes with aging.
Take a look at these tips for burning fat.
1. Eat Regular Meals and Weight Loss Snacks
There are two things that get our metabolic rate moving in higher gear. One is exercise, the other is eating. We burn calories when we digest food, so eating regularly keeps our metabolism moving.
Studies have shown that people who graze throughout the day burn more calories than those who eat three big meals – even if the two people take in the same total number of calories. » Read more
For beginners, getting into fitness can be intimidating and confusing. But it doesn’t have to be that way. In fact, getting fit is one of the most straightforward tasks you’ll attempt in the New Year.
Fortunately, reaching your fitness goals requires only two things; discipline (that’s up to you) and a set of simple guidelines (which I am happy to provide).
1 and 2 ) Full Physical Examination and Fitness Assessment
First, you should arrange for a full physical examination from your physician. This is mandatory for people that have high cholesterol, high blood pressure, diabetes, or are obese. Once you have your doctor’s approval to begin a fitness program, you should schedule a fitness assessment with a health professional at your gym. » Read more