There’s more to nuts than your daily dose of peanut butter. Unfortunately, they’re one of the most underrated snacks that can actually improve your health and well-being.
Perhaps one of the main reasons nuts are avoided so much is that people are afraid of the calories and fat in them. However, the opposite is true. Nuts are rich in HDL cholesterol (good cholesterol) which can lower LDL (bad cholesterol) levels in the blood. The calories are not scary at all because you can only have a few at a time and they’re extremely filling. [Read more…] about Are Nuts a Weight-Loss Aid?
Many people give this excuse that because they do not have the expensive equipment or a membership of a fancy gym so they cannot workout.
At this point, I think of movies like Rocky by Stallone and Shaolin Kungfu. Remember a scene in Rocky where one person works with fancy equipment in a high-tech gym and Sylvester Stallone works out in jungles with no equipment. Ultimately, he is better.
The real champions and fitness freaks really do not need fancy equipment. If you see my own fitness studio, it has mirrors on all sides and sports wooden flooring and it is bare. It is an empty hall. When people come to train with me, they are amazed. Very surprised, they nervously ask me, “You train here? Without any equipment?” And I proudly say, yes. In that fitness studio, there is nothing and there is everything. For a decade, the same studio has trained hundreds of clients and delivered results, which no other gym possibly could. There has never been any injury.
So how to train without any equipment?
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Lemon is a natural energiser, which hydrates and detoxifies the body so as to make it feel revitalised and refreshed. The major punch of benefits that it offers includes – balancing PH, keeping your skin clear and glowing, kick starting your digestive system, aiding weight loss, and helps controlling your coffee habit. The lemon detox diet, originally known as the master cleanse, has developed a cult amongst the majority of weight watchers. Let’s explore the incredible benefits that are offered by this wonder fruit:-
1. It’s good for your stomach
Lemon acts as a blood purifier and as a cleansing agent. The intake of lemon juice can cure constipation. Along with this, the rich digestive qualities of lemon helps in fighting indigestion symptoms like heartburn, bloating and belching. It is also thought to help dissolve gallstones.
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You’re counting your calories, you know how many carbs, fats and proteins you’re taking every day and you’re working out pretty much all the time. However, there’s still some weight that doesn’t seem to budge. The reason for this may be your salt intake.
You’re probably consuming too much salt.
But here’s the deal…
Your body needs sodium to function. Sodium can be obtained through salt. Your body doesn’t need too much salt though – just the right amount of it. Too little to zero may cause health complications and too much may cause water retention. Water retention can increase your weight and even negatively affect your weight loss efforts.
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Women often shy away from lifting weights including weight machines for several reasons including:
1. Being built too much like a man: This is physiologically not going to happen. Three factors are necessary to build muscle:
A. High-quality dietary protein in fairly large amounts
B. Correct resistance training
C. Testosterone and lots of it. While women typically have a testosterone level of around 80 mg/dl of blood, necessary in order to rebuild muscle tissue, a man will produce ten times that amount. That is the reason behind the larger frame and muscle mass of men, women couldn’t be built like a man even if that is their choice.
2. Not realizing the necessity of weightlifting or resistance training
3. Being unaware of how to do it correctly
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