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Month: March 2013

Physical Activity Has Many Health Benefits – Part 1

Article content taken from “2008 Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans” by for informational purposes. All Americans should be regularly physically active to improve overall health and fitness and to prevent many adverse health outcomes. The benefits of physical activity occur in generally healthy people, in people at risk of developing chronic diseases, and in people with current chronic conditions or disabilities. This chapter gives an overview of research findings on physical activity and health. The box on page 8 provides a summary of these benefits. Physical activity affects many health conditions, and the specific amounts and types of...

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Losing Weight – Part 1

Article Content taken from for informational purposes. What is healthy weight loss? It’s natural for anyone trying to lose weight to want to lose it very quickly. But evidence shows that people who lose weight gradually and steadily (about 1 to 2 pounds per week) are more successful at keeping weight off. Healthy weight loss isn’t just about a “diet” or “program”. It’s about an ongoing lifestyle that includes long-term changes in daily eating and exercise habits. To lose weight, you must use up more calories than you take in. Since one pound equals 3,500 calories, you need...

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The importance of a good Pre-Workout

***** Why is Pre-Workout important? In body-building, performance is everything but you should not overlook your pre-workout routines. Many body-builders feel that they need to put emphasis on their post-workouts, particularly their post-workout anabolic windows that they forget how equally important it is to pay attention to their pre-workouts which basically dictate how their workouts will go. As every body-builder knows that you have to make every rep count if you are to achieve that great physique. But when day starts you are running on near empty, you glycogen stores will surely be depleted and the next thing your...

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