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Apr
08

7 Wise Moves To Increase Your Metabolism

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There are no diets that can stop you from gaining weight. Most are only fads, and instead of giving you the results you hoped and worked for, they leave you frustrated and sometimes feeling hopeless. Well, worry no more. Here are 7 effective actions towards a healthier, sexier you!

Sleep Well, Live Well: according to research, people who sleep just 4 hours at night have a slower metabolic rate than those who sleep 8 hours. Also, the former resort to overeating since they feel like eating will cover up the lack of sleep. You must have enough sleep for you to feel revived when the alarm rings.

Sweaty Evenings: recent studies tell us that our metabolism tends to slow down late in the afternoon or at the end of the day. In order for you to burn more calories, it’s wise to do a walk in the evening after dinner, or other exercises that allow you to sweat it out and burn calories. Don’t work out within three hours of sleeping, or you won’t.

Don’t Be A Drag: move more. As you move more, you burn more calories. Instead of taking a drive to someplace close by, riding your bike or walking is a better choice. You must gradually make minor lifestyle changes. These are just so minor that you will not have a hard time. Some additional ways to move more are taking the stairs instead of the elevator, gardening instead of TV watching, or walking the dog instead of playing a computer game.

Eat More Proteins: studies show that protein intake stabilizes the amount of insulin in the bloodstream. Have a handful of nuts instead of a candy bar on your morning break, or some hummus on whole grain crackers. It is highly-beneficial for you.

Skipping Meals Is Skipping Life: when you suddenly stop eating regularly, it throws your metabolism into starvation mode. That means your body thinks it’s going to die, and it holds onto any energy source it can, even fat, to stay alive. You won’t be able to hide that you are living an unhealthy lifestyle. The key is to be in balance in all things, so eat small meals 4-6 times a day.

Get Sweaty, Part 2: cardio exercise does not directly result in a better metabolism (except temporarily), but it leads to better and deeper sleep. Good sleep increases metabolism.

Grow Muscles: strength training grows muscles. Learn how to lift weights properly and let your metabolism speed up effortlessly.

Seven moves toward your goal of having a better life and being healthier and sexier!

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Apr
01

Benefits of Resistance Training

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[ad#mseoptinpagewpic]Do you want to have a stronger muscles and more sculpted body? Then the best thing to do is get on your feet and start doing resistance training.

What Is Resistance Training?

Resistance training involves activities that use weights, machines and even body weight to work out the muscles. It is also known as strength training or weight training. This will be very helpful in achieving a healthier body.

This kind of training is usually associated with body builders who have to build up their muscles competitions. Most people would think that when resistance training is done, their muscles will resemble a body builder, but that’s not true. Resistance training is simply about increasing the strength of the body, not its size.

Actually, this can be practiced by anyone. It also tones the muscles, tendons and ligaments to give the body a better look. This training program is even advisable for seniors.

How Does Resistance Training Work?

A resistance training program will include the use of various exercise equipment or machines like the bench press, dumbbell or barbell. When equipment is used, the muscles of the body will be pitted against the weight. The cells of the body will then adapt to the extra weight, especially the bones and muscles.

Before doing any resistance training, it is best to first consult with your doctor. This goes especially for people who have medical conditions or are overweight.

Resistance training can also be done without resorting to weight machines or other resistance training equipment. Doing push-ups is one good example. You can do push-ups just about anywhere there is enough space for you to move. This time it is your own body weight that will be pitted against the muscles. So those who are financially constrained can still do resistance training sessions.

What Are the Benefits of Resistance Training?

1. Increase Bone Mineral Density: Bones are constantly rebuilding, meaning the tissues break down at the same time they build up. The peak of growth takes place during puberty. However, as a person ages, there may be problems with the bone mineral density, especially with post-menopausal women. To address the difficulty of maintaining bone mineral density, physical activity is the next best option. Resistance training is one physical activity that can address this.

2. Increase Strength: Strong bones and strong muscles will be developed as you progress with the resistance training program.

3. Increase the Range of Activities: When your body is strong enough to carry heavier weights, then you may also be capable of doing more strenuous activities. You are less likely to be a couch potato and you can live a more active lifestyle.

4. Reduce the Body Fat: Pitting the weights against your muscles will definitely give the body the exercise it needs and help get rid of undesirable fat. Expect the tone of the body to improve and for you to look and feel leaner.

5. Improved Health of Senior Citizens: For seniors, undergoing a resistance training program will help improve their health and decrease the risk of osteoporosis and hip fractures. They can be more independent, without needing to rely on others to do simple things.

6. Improve Heart Condition: Regularly doing resistance training can result in a lowered heart rate and lowered blood pressure, especially after exercise. The risk of heart diseases is reduced by a considerable amount.

This kind of training must be done properly. It requires commitment and consistency. It will have to be done on a regular basis, following a schedule that the doctor or the physical trainer would recommend.

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Mar
25

Wrong Thoughts = Wrong Metabolism!

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[ad#mseoptinpagewpic]Would you like to experience temporary or permanent weight loss? I’m sure the answer for everyone would be “permanent”. Most people are comfortable with a certain amount of stability and security in their lives. Except when trying to lose weight – then they give in to short term solutions. These ‘solutions’, such as skipping meals and working out to excess, are unhealthy and unsustainable for good, long-term health.

What are the most common metabolism malpractices?

Only Focus On One Factor Affecting Metabolism: There are different areas to consider that speed up or slow your metabolic rate like age, gender, sleeping habits, amount of muscle mass and more. Your metabolic rate is a complex activity, so to just focus on muscle building to the exclusion of a good night sleep is a problem. This mentality will eventually cause health problems.

Exercises For “Fat Zones”: The truth is that even if you try to work out one muscle area at a time, it brings many more muscles into play. You need to work out your entire body to lose weight, get healthy, or improve your level of fitness.

Extreme Calorie Restrictions: When your food intake falls below a certain amount of calories, you metabolism also slows down to save energy for your basic body functions. There is also the strong possibility that you lose weight, but only from the wrong areas of your body, like your muscles or organs. If you build your muscle mass, you will not only be stronger and healthier, but you will burn more calories even when you aren’t working out. Of course, if you aren’t eating anything but cakes, cookies, ice cream and donuts, you will need to cut down on your calorie intake of garbage food and start eating good nutritious foods.

Using Diet Pills: Your metabolism can be permanently damaged by taking weight loss pills. This is, at best, a temporary and short-term solution. You are looking for the long term health benefits of being thin and healthy. The pills do not meet your health criteria.

You must remember that your long term health is always the most important goal. Don’t be blinded by the fake glitter of these metabolism mal-practices.

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