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Entries from May 2008

Bar Method – Combination of Yoga, Pilates and Ballet

May 29th, 2008 · 10 Comments

If you find free weights intimidating or the typical class is too boring, you may want to try Bar Method. When I read about Bar Method, on the first glance, I saw similarities between Bar Method and Yoga or Pilates and even ballet because of its focus in stretching and strengthening of the core muscles. […]

Tags: Fitness Classes

How Much Salt Should You Eat and How To Reduce Salt Intake?

May 27th, 2008 · 5 Comments

Do you like eating salty food, especially crispy potato chips? If you are, read on. The UK government recommends a maximum of: 6 gram of salt for adults 5 gram a day for children aged 7 to 10 3 gram for children aged 4 to 6 daily. However, we have taken more than enough salt […]

Tags: Health

Please Help China Earthquake Victims in Sichuan

May 25th, 2008 · 2 Comments

Today, I put my draft post of fitness/health aside. On 12 May 2008, an earthquake occurred in Sichuan province of China. As of this post is prepared: About 5 million people are homeless. Close to 300,000 are injured. Over 60,000 are confirmed dead. Approximately 14,000 are still buried. Estimate of 160 earthquake relief workers were […]

Tags: Other Fitness/Sports Articles

Little Known Ways to Do Weight Training with Tempo

May 23rd, 2008 · 7 Comments

One great way to add variety to your weight training is to use the concept of tempo. Tempo is used to control the movement when you are lifting the weight.

Tags: Weight Training

Nancy Makin Lost 530 Pounds Over 3 Years By Making Friends Online

May 21st, 2008 · 7 Comments

One of the most amazing success weight loss story I ever read – Nancy Makin lost about 530 pounds (about 240 kilogram) over 3 years and she is currently 173 pounds (78 kilogram). Looking at the figures, assuming she lost weight consistently for that 3 years, she lost an average of 3.4 pounds (about 1.5 […]

Tags: Motivation · Weight Loss

If You Ever Want a Non-Fat and Sugarfree Coffee, Starbucks Has Something For You

May 18th, 2008 · 5 Comments

In January 2008, Starbucks has introduced “Skinny” platform, a non-fat Latte drink made with sugar-free syrup and non-fat milk. According to Starbucks, this new coffee has at least 50 percent or less calories than one made with regular syrup. This new 12-ounce Caffe Latte has 90 calories whereas the normal 12-ounce white chocolate mocha latte […]

Tags: Nutrition