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Have You Heard Of Very Low Calorie Diet (VLC)?

posted on July 3rd, 2010 ·


Have you heard of Very Low Calorie Diet (VLC or VLCD)?

VLC diet is a medically supervised diet plan which restricts patient for about 800 calories intake a day. Yes, only 800 calories a day! To eat merely 800 calories is like asking me to eat only 30% of my daily consumption and I can’t imagine how hungry and weak I will be.

Therefore, VLC is not for everyone. Supposedly, it has to be “prescribed” by doctors. It is designed to help obese patients, whose Body Mass Index (BMI) close to 30, to lose weight between 3 and 6 months. A person with the height of 5′ 3″ (1.6 meter ) and weight of 169 pounds (76.8 kilogram) has BMI of 30. (more…)

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Should Fast Food Companies Be Blamed in Causing Obesity?

posted on June 30th, 2010 ·


With obesity becoming a health issue among kids, government from different countries are taking steps to discourage them from eating fast food. In June 2007, Malaysia Government has banned fast food companies from sponsoring television shows for children or advertising during children’s programs. The Healthy Ministry believed that the television advertisements has a higher influence on children aged 12 and below compared with other media such as newspaper and radio. (more…)

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5 Reasons Why Fitness Models Always Look Better

posted on June 27th, 2010 ·

Between a catwalk model (runway model) or fitness model, whose body will inspire you more?

Catwalk model is normally serving the fashion industry whereas fitness models are engaged by company in health, fitness and wellness industry.

Seldom we will see one model will do well in both lines. One tend to focus only in either of them. (more…)

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When Is The Best Time To Do Crunches?

posted on June 24th, 2010 ·


You may have come this question bothering you for some time – Should I do crunches before or after your cardiovascular exercise? How about on the day you are doing weight lifting?

For me, if I were to only cardiovascular exercise on that day, I will work out my abs before or after I do my cardio. Cardiovascular exercises on elliptical trainer, stationary bike or treadmill do not really use much abdominal muscles, therefore, I never have much issue in doing it before or after, but seldom will I do crunches twice, both before and after cardio. (more…)

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Commonly Used Gym Jargon – Know Them Before You Go To Gym For The First Time

posted on June 21st, 2010 ·


If you are a newbie to the gym, you may have heard some strange (or weird) jargon. I have compiled some of the common terms and hope that you will find them helpful:

  • Aerobic exercise: Steady paced training which requires plenty of oxygen. It increases your heart rate and strengthens the heart and lungs. Aerobic trainings include running, swimming, cycling, or using indoor machines such as rowers, steppers, cross trainers etc. It is also known as cardiovascular training or cardio. (more…)

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How To Carry More Water While You Run For Marathon? Introducing Nathan Speedbelt.

posted on June 18th, 2010 ·


If you always cycle or run long distance outdoor, you know that it is hard to stay hydrated. Carrying a large bottle can be annoying when you secure it at your waist level or you carry a bag with water bottle in it. The bottle may bounce and I am sure you will find it uncomfortable.

Now, a company has come out with special belt called Nathan Speedbelt – one with two holders (Speedbelt 2) and one with four holders (Speedbelt 4). (more…)

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