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Why are we so fat? Face the real cause of obesity!

About one in three American adults is obese. That is more than 78 million people with a body mass index (BMI) of at least 30—the official definition for obesity used by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Add those who are overweight to that figure (those

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What Happens to Muscles During Exercise?

Adopting a regular exercise routine is one of the best things that you can do for your long-term health. With each passing year, researchers learn more about the benefits of frequent movement. Exercise benefits all tissues in your body, including your heart, blood vessels, muscles, bones, ligaments,

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Study shows modest physical activity could improve disease markers

Report suggests insulin resistance could be reduced with modest physical activity. New study suggests modest physical activity can reduce risk of developing insulin resistance which leads to type 2 diabetes. Researchers at Boston University School of Medicine, or BUSM, studied the relationship of physical activity, inactivity to

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Ironman Legend Dave Scott Shares His Nutrition Tips; and yes, they are ketogenic!

The six-time Kona champ adheres to a ketogenic diet, which is high in healthy fats, and low in simple carbohydrates. Scott breaks it down like this: About 60 percent of what he eats consists of omega-rich, good fats (seeds, nuts, olives, coconut oil, cold-water fish), 20–25 percent

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Lifting weights could make you more intelligent, study suggests

Regularly lifting weights could make you more intelligent, a new study of people with the early signs of dementia suggests. A group of people aged 55 to 86 with ‘mild cognitive impairment’ – a precursor of Alzheimer’s disease – were asked to carry out a mix of

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The Key to Thermogenesis

Why is thermogenesis important for weight loss?   Thermogenesis plays an important role in regulating body weight.   Our weight depends on two key factors: food taken in, and energy put out. In the energy side of that equation, thermogenesis is one of the three main components,

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What Is The Thyroid Gland?

The Thyroid Gland   Our endocrine system is a group of glands in our body that secrete hormones internally -using the bloodstream- that regulate bodily functions such as metabolism, growth and reproduction. Every cell in the body depends upon thyroid hormones for regulation of their metabolism. The thyroid

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Physical Energy

Physical Energy   We burn a certain portion of our daily calorie provisions for supporting our routine external functions such as work, play and exercise. If a person is active, his/her energy needs are obviously greater than someone who leads a sedentary lifestyle. Fighting invading organisms that

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Basal Metabolic Rate

Basal Metabolism   Do you think that you need to run a marathon just to burn off breakfast, lunch and dinner? Think again. The human body needs a minimum amount of energy (i.e. calories) just to perform its basal metabolic functions properly. The release of sufficient energy during resting state only

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