Stress and Exercise to better health

29th September 2016

Stress and stressors Stress is the feeling of being under too much mental or emotional pressure. Stress causes a surge of hormones in your body. When your body detects stress, a small region in the base of the brain called the hypothalamus reacts by stimulating the body to produce hormones that include adrenaline and cortisol. Adrenaline increases your heart rate, raises your blood pressure and provides extra energy. Cortisol, known…

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Exercise machines to avoid in the gym and alternatives

Train Better: Exercise Machines to Avoid Exercise machines aren’t always effective or even safe. Avoid these machines the next time you hit the gym. I have alternatives to help you train better     SEATED LEG EXTENSION MACHINE What it’s supposed to do: Train the quadriceps. What it actually does: It strengthens a motion your legs aren’t actually designed to do, and can put undue strain on the ligaments and tendons surrounding…

13th September 2016
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Benefits and dangers of children lifting weights

13th September 2016

  Some experts warn that weight training at a young age can damage a child’s growth plates. And that concern has merit. “The dangers to growth plates—found at the end of long bones—are real,” says Michael Meija, C.S.C.S., Men’s Health fitness adviser and owner of B.A.S.E. Sports Conditioning, an organization that specializes in youth athletic training. However, Mejia is quick to point out that these injuries are almost always the result of using too…

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Benefits of maintaining fitness and working out with a cold

13th September 2016

Working out with a cold If you’re feeling under the weather, exercise may be the last thing you feel like doing—and it’s true that when your body’s already under a lot of stress, making it do more work isn’t always a good idea. But in some cases, light to moderate activity may actually help you feel better. Listen to your body, and consider the following best (and worst) workout options….

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MAKE YOUR OWN ISOTONIC SPORTS DRINK

4th September 2016

The best type of drink to combine re-hydration with energy available for athletes is the isotonic sports drink. WHICH WILL ENHANCE PERFORMANCE? ·         4g sugar per 100ml which is 4% carbohydrates ·         This sugar should be in simple form ·         Th e fastest absorbed is glucose or sucrose with maltodestrin ·         A small amount of salt 50-70mg per 100ml will enhance absorption  this will help to compensate for sodium loss…

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Your fats and Cholesterol

4th September 2016

Fat is an essential nutrient in a balanced diet and provides a number of important functions, though most of us consume too much which is associated with a number of chronic diseases including coronary. Some people become obsessed with eliminating fat entirely from the diet and will therefore suffer deficiencies as this essential nutrients will be lacking . Recommendations for fats   1g of fat contains 9kcal energy Around 20-30%…

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