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How Long Should You Brush Your Teeth?

posted on December 28th, 2009 ·

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According to a research done by Newcastle University that teeth not necessary is cleaner if you brush your teeth longer and harder. If you use brute force, you can damage the protective layer on the teeth and hurting your gums. The researchers recommend people to brush their teeth for about 2 minutes and apply pressure equivalent to the weight of an orange at 150 grams. Go find an orange with that weight and put it on your teeth, feel it, then use that force to brush your teeth. (more…)

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Do You Know When To Fire Your Personal Trainer?

posted on December 24th, 2009 ·

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In one of my earlier articles – Why Do You Need A Personal Trainer, I talked about the top 7 reasons you should consider hiring a personal trainer. No doubt, an experienced and good trainer not only will help you figure out a good workout program, but he will also ensure you exercise with good forms. However, not every personal trainer give you what you want. You may come to a point which you have to make a tough decision to fire your personal trainer and get a replacement.

Here are the Top 8 Reasons You Should Fire Your Personal Trainer (more…)

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Why You Should Not Over Exercise and Top 5 Tips To Avoid It

posted on December 21st, 2009 ·

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I have a friend who goes to the gym twice a day, an hour each session. The first session is either running on treadmill or cycling on stationary bike. The second session on his late day will be spent joining fitness dance classes. Instead of being impressed by her exuberant enthusiasm for exercising, I think it may be too much for his body. In this post, we will find out:

  • The effect of over exercising on health
  • The reason people doing that
  • Tips to avoid overtraining (more…)

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Abs Workout (6) – Reverse Crunch For Lower Abs

posted on December 18th, 2009 ·

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Reverse crunch is another workout which strongly challenges your lower abdominal.  It can be tougher than you see, but I recommend you to give it a try.

Steps:

  1. Lie on your back on an exercise mat on the floor. Place your hands on the floor beside you or behind your head for balance.  Otherwise, you can place your hands underneath your lower back for support.
  2. Lift your knees.  Bring the knees in towards the chest with your feet together.
  3. Contract your abdominal muscle to slowly curl the hips off the floor and into your chest.  Focus your mind in your abs. (more…)

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How To Buy A Good Running Shoes According To Your Feet Arch?

posted on December 15th, 2009 ·

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Our feet support our body weight. They do that with arch formed by the bones and joint structure at the foot. In layman term, arch is the raised curve on the bottom of your foot. Knowing the arch shape of your feet may help you to get the right pair of running shoes.  But, many are confused about these arches and pronation concept. So, hopefully, this post will shed a light in this matter.  In fact, using wrong pair of shoes for sports, especially running, can be harmful as I mentioned in my earlier post – New Runner or Jogger More Vulnerable To Legs Injury and 7 Tips To Prevent It.

Your foot has three arches as shown in the diagram: (more…)

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The Easy Way To Control Weight By Eating Healthy Snack

posted on December 12th, 2009 ·

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One of the better ways for weight control is to eat 5 to 6 smaller meals a day instead of only 2 or 3 big meals. In between breakfast and lunch as well as dinner, it is a good idea to eat snack as these smaller meals will keep your energy level high and mind alert.

Example:
Breakfast — snack — Lunch — snack — Dinner (more…)

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