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Fueling up after your last rep is arguably the most important part of your day. Here’s why.

I wasn’t always into working out. As a kid, I was actually very heavy. But the more I learned about it, the more fascinated I became with the process. That is, until one day when it finally kicked […]

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The Truth About Fat

On September 5, 2014 By

When you eat more food (calories) than you immediately need, your body stores the balance as fat.

Each pound of stored fat contains 3,500 easily accessible, energy-packed calories. Calories that, when deployed, provide life supporting power to many of your tissues … especially your heart and skeletal muscles.

Fat also plays a vital role in; […]

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It’s not about food or losing weight.   You are going to like it.   It actually works.   Doing Muscle-Building Exercise (Correctly) is the Answer

Everything that you do uses calories. From thinking a thought to blinking your eye. Some things use a large amount of calories; other things use only a few.

If […]

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Why Are We So Fat?

On June 12, 2014 By

Eating food is not the problem

If you are fat … don’t blame food. For most of us, the difference between fat and trim is an extraordinarily slight caloric intake/use imbalance … not a dietary crisis!

Here’s the math: if you gained 20 pounds of fat in the past ten years, you gained (on average) […]

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Men and women who do not perform regular resistance exercise experience progressive muscle atrophy.

Research indicates that inactive adults lose about one-half pound of muscle per year during their 30s and 40s.(5,8)   The rate of muscle loss may double to one pound per year in people over fifty years of age. (13)  Unfortunately, the higher […]

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Resistance exercise has various benefits for older adults including reduced risk of cardiovascular disease, diabetes and fall prevention.

Follow these guidelines for success.

Men and women who do not perform regular resistance exercise experience progressive muscle atrophy throughout the aging process. Research indicates that inactive adults lose about half a pound of muscle per […]

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Most adults know that the average American adds about 1 pound of body weight every year on the bathroom scale.

Most adults periodically address this problem by following calorie-restricted diets. Many also try various forms of endurance exercise (walking, jogging, cycling, dancing, stepping, ski machines, etc.) to help reduce their weight by burning additional calories. […]

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Most older adults don’t understand that body weight represents 2 components, namely fat weight and lean weight.

Together, the fat weight and lean weight (muscle and bone) define body composition as well as body weight.  People generally don’t realize that their body composition is much more important than their body weight, and they have little […]

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As May is National High Blood Pressure Education Month, now is a good time to get your blood pressure checked, know your numbers and take action to prevent or control high blood pressure, also known as hypertension.

The following healthy lifestyle habits can help you reduce high blood pressure or prevent the condition from […]

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30 Minutes A Day

On October 3, 2011 By

It only takes 30 minutes a day.  Being physically active for 30 minutes will lower your chances of having a stroke or a heart problem, lower high blood pressure and even help prevent or manage diabetes.

Thirty minutes a day of “moderate intensity” activity is a great way to saty healthy and have more […]

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