posted on July 24th, 2012 ·
I have been encouraging people to do incorporate weight training in their exercise and watch their diet to lose weight. You may think that I am nagging, but for weight control, they are highly recommended. In this post, I am going to tell you why.
First, in order to lose body weight, your body must be in a state of negative calories. You can achieve this goal in one of two ways:
- Eat below you current calorie base (amount of calories needed to sustain your current body weight);
- Increase the amount of activity you do that burns up more calories.
In order to get the best results, a combination of both is recommended. By increasing the amount of activity you do, you will not have to reduce all that much calories from your diet. (more…)
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posted on July 20th, 2012 ·
Trapezius muscle, or commonly known as traps, is the muscle between your neck and shoulders. Traps are important for boxers and baseball players, where throwing motion is required.
- Grab a pair of dumbbells. Palms facing each other. Let the dumbbells hang at your sides. Your arms are fully extended. Your legs should be closed so that your thighs do not block the weights from moving. (more…)
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posted on July 15th, 2012 ·
If you enjoy outdoor running and yet you stay in a busy city, you may find it challenging to do running. Yes, running in the city requires more planning and attention. If you are new to urban running, here are the tips. (more…)
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posted on July 12th, 2012 ·
One of my friends likes drinking sparkling water instead of having plain water. In fact, he told me that he has been drinking sparkling water for years.
If you drink sparkling water too, have you wondered whether sparkling water giving any negative effect to your body?
Before we find out the answer, let’s know what exactly is sparkling water. (more…)
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posted on July 7th, 2012 ·
“Being an actor is so hard. Being in shape is so hard, too, and being paid to get into shape is even harder.” Jake Gyllenhaal, 2010.
I started to know Jake Gyllenhaal from the movie The Day After Tomorrow
in 2004, but I believe it was the movie Brokeback Mountain
that really made him popular. He is a good actor. Most of us know him as a tall and lanky figure with good acting talent, not an action hero. Recently, I was amazed by his transformation when I watched Prince of Persia: Sands of Time
. Impressive muscles on shoulders, chest and arms. He even graced the May 2010 cover of GQ Magazine
and got a place in the top ten “Men’s Health 2010 Best Summer Bodies”. (more…)
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posted on July 3rd, 2012 ·
Here are few tips to help you to boost your metabolism by eating. Yes, you read it correct. Eat to boost metabolism so that you can burn more calories. Read on to find out more.
- You actually need more calories to digest protein than it takes to digest carbohydrates or fats. Good protein sources include fish, skinless chicken breast, eggs, and tofu. However, do not switch to excessively high protein food. Too much protein and not enough other nutrients may harm your body. When you shop for your carbohydrates food, go for complex carbohydrates. (more…)
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