posted on November 22nd, 2008 ·
This post is written by one of readers of this blog, Jonathan. He shared with us how he started in gym, the mistakes he made, lessons he learned and how he set his fitness goals. This article is a must read.
“Hi all, I’m Jonathan Wong. I have been involved in fitness for the past 6 years or so. I am currently a certified Les Mills instructor in Body Pump, Body Balance and RPM. Fitness is my passion as well as profession.
I actually started working out seriously as an offshoot to my interest in rock climbing. Rock climbing was the first sport that I truly enjoyed, so I was climbing indoors and out about 4 to 5 times a week. And being a little kiasu (kiasu means fear of losing in Hokkien, one of Chinese’s dialects), I was trying all sorts of ways to improve my climbing performance. So began my journey of research, experimentation and learning into the world of fitness. There are definitely no shortages of resources for one to learn from, I feel it is only understanding and choosing what is relevant and useful for the given situation that one is in. (more…)
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posted on November 19th, 2008 ·
You probably have seen weight loss product advertisements in TV or magazines. You know that it is too good to be true. You know it is not possible to shed the fat that easy. You know the claims are false. But, many are still falling into it.
Fortunately, some authorities are taking firm action now. In US, Federal Trade Commission (FTC) charges Slim Coffee for its falsely claims on its weight loss coffee. According to FTC, the company claims are not supported with reliable scientific studies. A fine of about $900K has been imposed.
The company claimed that the Slim Coffee contains Chromium, Garcinia, Green Tea extract and Hoodia Gordonii. It said that these ingredients would reduce appetite, burn fat and boost metabolism. (more…)
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posted on November 16th, 2008 ·
I have always been impressed and sometimes being amused by Japanese invention, including the huge treadmill game and bilk. Take this calorie counting beer mug for example.
This is a mug which has measurement on how much calories you will be drinking if you finish that mug of beer. Based on the picture, it indicates 300 milliliter of beer equals 150 calories.
May be people who are health conscious will appreciate this mug, but most who drink will not really care about how much calories in the beer.
OK, take it as a joke.
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posted on November 13th, 2008 ·
Good looking and sexy athletes are popular, especially sportswomen. Magazines, including Playboy, GQ, Maxim and FHM, they all know that.
One of the popular women athletes in year 2004, Jennie Finch has yielded a lot more hits on Internet than she did on the field. Unlike Amanda Bread and Ashley Harkleroad, Jennie Finch has actually turned down Playboy’s lucrative offer to appear on the magazine cover. She said that she would rather be a role model for young girls than being the cover girl.
However, Lauren Jackson who is one the best Australian basket ball players will probably disagree. (more…)
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