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Is Sparkling Water Really Bad For Health?

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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Jake Gyllenhaal’s Workout For The Prince Of Persia

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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5 Foods You Should Eat To Boost Your Metabolism

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.

  1. 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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14 Tips To Jog With Your Dog

posted on June 29th, 2012 ·


Jogging is a good cardiovascular exercise to maintain good health.  According to 2 studies, people who walk or jog with dogs have better result:

  1. The first one found that dog owners exercise 3.9 hours a week compared to 3.5 hours a week for those without dogs, about 10 percent more.
  2. Another study found that dog walkers walked 28 percent faster than they did alone while those walking with humans only had a 4 percent increase in speed. The same study also confirmed that dogs tend to keep up with the routine and they start whine non-stop when it is time for their walk. Whether it is sunny or rainy days, they are always eager and never complain. Their love to run and for the master is unconditional. (more…)

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How To Prevent and Minimize Ugly Varicose Veins on Your Legs

posted on June 25th, 2012 ·


Our parents probably have those blue purple veins on the legs.  They are varicose veins.

Before I talk about how not to have them, let’s find out what exactly are them.

Whare Are Varicose Veins and What Causes Them?
We have veins and arteries which are tubes carrying blood in our body, from brain to toes.  Our hearts are the engines pumping the blood.  When our hearts beat, they pumps blood and moves it through all those little tubes.  Arteries carry the blood from heart out to body whereas veins carry blood from body back to heart. (more…)

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Back Workout (10) – Lying T-Bar Row

posted on June 21st, 2012 ·


Lying T Bar Row helps develop back in terms of width and thickness.


  1. Adjust the leg height or the pad height so that your upper chest should be on the top of the pad.  For certain machines, you have to stand on the appropriate step to do it.
  2. Grab the handles with the widest grip.
  3. (more…)

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