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How To Gain Weight With Toned Body Shape in Healthy Way

posted on September 22nd, 2012 ·

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When many people, especially girls are trying to shed pounds to lose weight, some are actually trying to put on weight.  It is common to forget people who struggle to gain weight.  So, you may think, “Gaining weight is easy.  What is the big deal about it?”  You may be surprised that for hard gainers, gaining weight, I mean, in a healthy way, is as much as of a challenge too.

Most skinny people have high metabolism and they tend to burn calories faster than others. Others are thin because they do not have the appetite to eat.  Some elderly people are underweight because of the gradual loss of taste and smell causing them to lose appetite. (more…)

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Body Mass Index (BMI) 101

posted on September 18th, 2012 ·

Body Mass Index (BMI) (some call it Quetelet Index) is a statical measure of the weight of a person scaled according to height. BMI is used by many physicians and researchers studying obesity. It is the common benchmark of healthy weight for adults.

BMI is calculated with the formula using a person’s weight and height:

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BMI = weight (in kg) divided by height (in m)2

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Chest Workout (12) – Chest Dips

posted on September 14th, 2012 ·

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Chest dip is a good workout for chest muscles.  I used to think that it is meant for triceps, until I found the real trick behind how dips can be used for chest muscles too.

Steps:

  1. Hold the parallel bar dip.  Now, the trick is on the way you hold the bar.  Forget about your glove.  Hold the bar with your bare hand.  Put your thumbs around the bars and squeeze them hard.  The more force you apply to the bars, the stronger support you have.
  2. Rule of thumb is that, the wider the bar, the more emphasis you have on your chest muscles.  Narrower grip targets more on the triceps.  Having said that, these parallel bars should not be much wider than shoulder width.  If they are too wide, your may risk hurting your shoulder joints. (more…)

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Ginger Tea – Why Drink and How To Prepare?

posted on September 7th, 2012 ·

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Ginger team characteristic flavor and odor is caused by a mixture of volatile oils.  Chinese like to have gingers in some of the dishes.  If you do not like its odor, then tea is the most gentle form of consuming ginger.

6 Main Benefits of Ginger Tea:
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10 Tips to Improve Your Digestion

posted on September 1st, 2012 ·

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Most people pay much attention to what they eat.  They go for non-fat food and pay for expensive organic food.  Don’t get me wrong.  We all should have well balanced healthy diet, but what is equally important is that we must also ensure the nutrients we eat are well absorbed.  What I mean is that we must have good digestion too.  Digestive organs, including stomach, are the hub of the body – they are the engines to absorb the nutrients, transfer wastes into bowels from blood stream and eliminates the body of toxins.  Chinese believe that if you have treated digestive issues, many other secondary illness will go away, as healing takes place from within out.
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Jet Li – The Wushu Champion

posted on August 28th, 2012 ·


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Jet Li started competing in wushu when he was only eight years old.  At this peak of his wushu sport career, he won fifteen gold medals and one silver medal in Chinese wushu championship.  He retired from wushu at the age of 17 and moved into another chapter of his life – acting.  His debut Shalin Temple in year 1982 made him a star and Once Upon A Time in 1991 are two of his best movies.
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