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How To Swim Faster By Training Your Legs in Water?

posted on March 6th, 2011 ·


In order to swim faster, we need to have a great stroke with your arms. Equally important is our leg movements in the water. Recently, I have found a way to train my legs. Instead of swimming normally, I did a lap just by kicking. In other words, I put my hands in front of me and propel my body through the water by using only my legs. Of course, you can keep your arms at your sides if you are more comfortable doing so.  As for the leg movement, it is just what normally you will do in front crawl style – scissor kicking up and down. (more…)

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Back Workout (9) – Lying Lower Back Stretch

posted on March 2nd, 2011 ·


  1. Lie on your back. Keep your head on the floor.
  2. Gently pull both thighs close to your chest, and secure them there by wrapping your arms around knees. You can also wrap the arms at the back of your knees to reduce unnecessary tension on the knees. (more…)

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How To Burn Fat To Turn On The Light While Exercising

posted on February 24th, 2011 ·


Many times when I was working out on elliptical trainer, I was wondering whether it is possible to transform the kinetic energy I created into electricity.  Though the idea may be new, the science behind generating electricity from gym equipment is not new.  I remember when I was young, I was amazed when I first saw dynamos power up the bike front and rear lamps. Generating power in a gym setting is based on the same theory.  I also read that one shoe manufacturer actually invented shoes which can do “energy harvesting” when dancers dance on a special dance floor.  The dancer’s vibration movements help generate about 6 watts which is sufficient to power up a mobile phone. (more…)

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Abs Workout (10) – One Leg Plank On The Floor

posted on February 19th, 2011 ·


One Leg Plank On The Floor is a variation of plank.  Just like plank, it works your abdominal muscle, lower back and glutes.  This workout is also known as Elbow Plank With Leg Raise or Prone Plank with Leg Raise.  This workout is an advanced abs exercise.  When you balance one leg, those muscles I mentioned earlier work much harder to stabilize your body. (more…)

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The Truth Behind The E-mail of “Johns Hopkins Cancer Update”

posted on February 15th, 2011 ·


I have the same e-mail with the subject of “Johns Hopkins Cancer News” or “Johns Hopkins Cancer Update”, as many as 5 copies within a week. I deleted the first four, but eventually curiosity won and I had a read on the lengthy e-mail. On the first read, I am quite impressed with it. It talked about what to do to minimize the risk of getting cancer cells. Moreover, Johns Hopkins Hospital is widely regarded as one of the world’s greatest hospitals. The Johns Hopkins University is a private university which is particularly esteemed for its medical, scientific, and international studies programs.

However, I was not convinced by few of the points mentioned in the e-mail and decided to go to check it out in the net. To my surprise, the e-mail apparent is a hoax. It was not issued by Johns Hopkins university of hospital nor the university. In fact, both the hospital and university have issued official statements to deny its involvement in the creation of the mail. However, they did not elaborate further on the contents of the e-mail, point by point. (more…)

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Is It True That Eating Slower Can Help in Weight Control?

posted on February 11th, 2011 ·


I tend to eat very fast.  I typically finished eating my meal within 5 minutes.  I remembered what I was small, my mum always nagged me to finish my meal faster when I was taking my own sweet time.  I was told to it was always better to eat faster while the dishes were still warm.  Without realizing, I grew up eating faster and faster, partly because of the culture, partly because of the hectic schedule, and partly because my guys friends are eating fast too!

I have read several articles advising people to slow down their eating because when you eat slower, you feel full sooner and end up eating less.  Some studies say that our brains take about 20 minutes to receive the signal that we have had enough to eat. (more…)

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