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10 Easy Ways To Lose Weight

posted on February 15th, 2010 ·


Many people have long list of “To Do” items in their resolution before new year. One of the popular to-do things will be losing weight. However, three to four months later, most have either forgot about it or totally given up due to lack of motivation.

It is not too late to lose weight. No doubt, diet plan, workout schedule and joining a gym all are good plans. But, if they only look good on paper, they are still useless if they are so overwhelming that you lose steam after two days. I will share with you some of the easy ways which you can do daily to lose weight. (more…)

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Will You Cycle To Work?

posted on February 12th, 2010 ·


Many countries have already encouraged their people to make cycling as an option and not just relying on cars for three obvious reasons:


  1. To reduce the need for petrol which is getting more expensive for the past couple of years
  2. To get people to exercise more to prevent obesity health issues from increasing
  3. To reduce traffic congestion and air pollution caused by cars


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4 Great Tips To Help You To Breathe Better While You Jog or Run

posted on February 9th, 2010 ·


You may find that you will not be able run faster or longer than your friend even though you know both of you have been training for some time. He may be able to run effortlessly with ease while you have to struggle to gasp for air. One of the key differentiators may be the way you breathe. In fact, most seasoned runners are trained to practice breathing techniques at some point until they become second nature even without trying hard.

While I agree that we all have been breathing all our lives and our bodies will figure out the best way to get the air, but for if you are a serious runner who want to improve their performance, you may want to learn to breath better. You may wonder why breathing can be so critical. Focused breathing increase your lung capacity. When you get more oxygen through your blood stream while you are running, you will find it easier to run faster. In fact, you can run longer and further. (more…)

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Triceps Workout (4) – Triceps Pushdown

posted on February 6th, 2010 ·


Triceps Pushdown is an isolation exercise which only the triceps are the only muscle involved.


  1. Using a high-cable pulley, grasp a short straight bar with an overhand grip (palms down). You can also use an angled bar (V-bar) or a rope for this exercise. Angled bar or a rope will help to reduce any negative pressure on your wrists or elbows.
  2. Your hands should be about 6 to 10 inches apart. Position your forearms so they are parallel to the floor. Keep your elbows close to your body. (more…)

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5 Tips in Using Elliptical Machine More Effectively

posted on February 2nd, 2010 ·


I have introduced elliptical machine earlier, now let’s look at some of the tips in using it:

  1. Many use elliptical machine because they can work out their arms and legs at the same time. However, you don’t have to hold on the handles all the time. By not holding them, you work on your core muscles to stay balance while moving. Only when you go faster, then you should hold on the moving handles.  For me, if I go faster, I prefer not to hold them as I just don’t feel comfortable to “compromise” on my speed with the grip on the handles. (more…)

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Table Salt versus Sea Salt, Which Is Better?

posted on January 30th, 2010 ·


Our tears are salty. Even our blood is salty. The fluids in our bodies are like an ocean environment. Salt is essential for life and yet our bodies cannot make it. So, it must come from an outside source. Most often it comes from meat or regular table salt. Usually we seldom think about it when we eat unless we have a medical condition where a doctor will tell us to decrease the amount of salt intake. If you do grocery shopping, you will find two main types of salt – sea salt and table salt. Sea salt is generally more expensive than other seasonings.

Have you ever wonder which of these is a better choice? (more…)

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