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Author: Vincent Zito

The Benefits of Physical Activity

The Benefits of Physical Activity * Article is taken from for informative purpose. Regular physical activity is one of the most important things you can do for your health. If you’re not sure about becoming active or boosting your level of physical activity because you’re afraid of getting hurt, the good news is that moderate-intensity aerobic activity, like brisk walking, is generally safe for most people. Start slowly. Cardiac events, such as a heart attack, are rare during physical activity. But the risk does go up when you suddenly become much more active than usual. For example, you...

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Vitamin B3 (Niacin): Nutrition for Everyone

Vitamin B3 (Niacin) B3 is one of 8 B vitamins. It is also known as niacin (nicotinic acid). All B vitamins help the body to convert food (carbohydrates) into fuel (glucose), which is used to produce energy. Two unique forms of vitamin B3 (called nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide, or NAD, and nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide phosphate, or NADP) are essential for the conversion of dietary proteins, fats, and carbohydrates into usable energy. Niacin also helps our body produce various sex and stress-related hormones, improve circulation and antioxidant protection. Niacin has been used since the 1950s to try to lower elevated LDL...

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Best sources of Protein

Best Sources of Protein Protein is an essential nutrient, responsible for multiple functions in your body, including building tissue, cells, and muscle. Proteins are composed of amino acids are used to construct a protein. There are 20 different amino acids most commonly used to construct proteins. Different types of proteins require different combinations of amino acids because they have different roles to play in the body. Everyone needs protein in their diet and any excess protein is turned into energy by the body. A deficiency in protein leads to muscle atrophy and impaired functioning of the human body in...

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About Fitness: Core Strength Training

Core Strength Training What experts refer to as the “core” actually consists of many different muscles that stabilise the spine and pelvis, and run the entire length of the torso. The Core Training is a kind of training designed to prepare the body to carry out more effectively the various physical activities through exercises that integrate the development of strength, muscular endurance and body response to external stimuli using tools that solicit the simultaneous response of the muscles and nervous and sensory system. What The area of the body, which is commonly referred to as the core, is our...

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Nutrition for Everyone: Vitamin B5 (pantothenic acid)

 Vitamin B5 (pantothenic acid) Pantothenic acid is a vitamin, also known as vitamin B5. It is widely found in both plants and animals including meat, vegetables, cereal grains, legumes, eggs, and milk. Pantothenic acid is an essential nutrient because we require pantothenic acid to synthesize coenzyme-A (CoA), which occupies a central place in energy metabolism, acting to allow carbohydrates, fats, and proteins to be burned as fuel sources. In addition to playing a role in the breakdown of fats and carbohydrates for energy, vitamin B5 is critical to the manufacture of red blood cells, as well as sex and...

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