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Biceps Workout (5) – Alternate Hammer Curl

posted on July 18th, 2010 ·

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Most of us are not too adventurous when it comes to working our biceps. Many stick with basic curl. Nothing wrong with that, but a slight tweak in hand position transforms an ordinary curl into a Alternate Hammer Curl. And with this small change comes big rewards. Hammer curls revamp your biceps training by hitting your muscles in a different way, and by involving your often neglected forearm muscles. (more…)

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How To Get Preschool-Age Children To Eat Healthily?

posted on July 15th, 2010 ·

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It is good to see my niece growing up. My brother and sister-in-law have been feeding her well. However, they admitted that she is a picky eater, unwilling to east unfamiliar food. Through experience and ideas exchange with other parents, nowadays, they have little problem getting her to eat many food, including vegetables. Following are some of the tips they would like to share: (more…)

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If You Want To Stay Hydrated During Your Workout, This Post Is For You

posted on July 11th, 2010 ·

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So, you sweat a lot after 30 minutes of run on the treadmill. You have finished a bottle of water but you are not sure whether you have drank enough.  You know about the importance of drinking enough. Prehydration (drink before working out) and rehydration (after working out) are important to maintain cardiovascular health, proper body temperature and muscle function. Inadequate water consumption can be physically harmful. Loss of as little as 2% of one’s body weight due to sweating, can lead to a drop in blood volume. When this occurs, the heart has to work harder in order to move blood through the bloodstream. (more…)

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How Zac Efron Build His Body

posted on July 7th, 2010 ·

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Zac Efron is a popular celebrities among young audiences after his roles in the movie High School Musical, Summerland, 17 Again and Hairspray.

When he started his career, for some people, he looked scrawny even he already had lean muscles with 6 pack abs.  Now, with months of good workout and diet, he started to look better with muscles on his arms.  Rumor said that he has been using steroids to gain the muscle mass. (more…)

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

posted on July 3rd, 2010 ·

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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 ·

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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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