Vitamin

vitaminVitamins are carbon-comprised organic chemical compounds the body needs to consume for growth, repair, metabolism and overall health. Exceptions are vitamins D, K, choline and biotin, which technically the body can self-produce.

 

Vitamins FAQ

faqWe all know that we need vitamins to live, but few people truly understand what vitamins are or what they do inside our bodies. In this section, we will try to answer some of the frequently asked questions about vitamins.

 

The 1200 Calorie Indian Meal Plan for a Healthy Weight Loss

cal1When it comes to weight loss, most of us are trapped in the vicious cycle of failed diet plans where we start dieting and exercising with great enthusiasm. Suddenly somewhere at the middle of the road we lose interest and determination and give up to the tempting call of butter paneer, biryani, daal makhani and rasmalai. And the few of us who do succeed to lose some weight by surviving a restrictive diet, will not have any clue on how to maintain it so that they don’t return to their previous size. One such example is Indian GM Diet Plan, where you to tend to lose weight in the first week and gain automatically when not followed with a strict diet plan.

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Stretching & Flexibility

stret1Stretching is a powerful part of any exercise program. Most aerobic and strength training programs inherently cause your muscles to contract and tighten.

Stretching after you exercise may help improve the range of motion about your joints and boost circulation.

As a general rule, stretch your major muscle groups after you exercise. In some studies, pre-athletic event stretching has been shown to decrease athletic performance.

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Fat Loss – Master the Basics

fat1It seems most everyone is looking to lose some weight (namely fat), but with all the conflicting information out there it just gets more and more confusing for the average person to know what to do? Let’s back it up a little and start from the basic understanding of how fat loss happens in a simple and easy manner. Once you can master the basics, which is probably 90% of where all your results will come from!

Release the Hounds…! I Mean Stored Fat 

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Strength training: Get stronger, leaner, healthier

strengthStrength training is an important part of an overall fitness program. Here's what strength training can do for you — and how to get started. 

Want to reduce body fat, increase lean muscle mass and burn calories more efficiently? Strength training to the rescue! Despite its reputation as a "guy" or "jock" thing, strength training is a key component of overall health and fitness for everyone.

Use it or lose it

Muscle mass naturally diminishes with age.

If you don't do anything to replace the lean muscle you lose, you'll increase the percentage of fat in your body. But strength training can help you preserve and enhance your muscle mass at any age."

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What is the Best Cardiovascular Exercise?

cardiovascular

Hoping to get the most from their workouts, people often want to know what the best cardiovascular (CV) activity is.

The answer is simple: there really is no "best" CV exercise. All types have benefits, and no one exercise is a magic pill that will produce greater results than the others.

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Why Women Need to Weight Train

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For many years, aerobic exercise was considered the optimal method for women attempting to lose weight.

Using equipment such as stair climbers, treadmills, stationary bikes, etc. was thought to be the "ideal" way to lose weight.

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Benefits of Exercise

benefits

Most of us know regular exercise is good for our bodies. But did you know it's also good for your mind?

And that it can help you to sleep better and even quit smoking? It's true; exercise provides many valuable rewards.

Below are some of the wide-ranging benefits of regular exercise. Whether you need encouragement to begin exercising or incentives to keep up with your regimen, there's something in this list for everyone.

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Low Back Pain

low-backWhat is low back pain?

Low back pain is pain and stiffness in the lower back. It is one of the most common reasons people miss work.

How does it occur?
Low back pain is usually caused when a ligament or muscle holding a vertebra in its proper position is strained. Vertebrae are bones that make up the spinal column through which the spinal cord passes. When these muscles or ligaments become weak, the spine loses its stability, resulting in pain. Because nerves reach all parts of the body from the spinal cord, back problems can lead to pain or weakness in almost any part of the body.

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Starting an Exercise Program

startingExercise is very important for good health. Your health care provider may tell you that you need to get more exercise. To do this, you will need to get into the habit of exercising so that it becomes part of your normal daily or weekly routine. The best exercise for you is one that you enjoy and that you will do on a regular basis. If you start a jogging program, but hate to jog, you are not likely to keep it up. Find an activity you enjoy, perhaps basketball, soccer, dance, or hiking. Try to involve family members or friends. Join a team or an exercise class and make it fun.

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Nutrition

CARBOHYDRATES

nutritionCarbohydrates are a primary source of energy (4 calories per gram), found in most foods, especially in the form of sugar in today's junk food carbohydrate diet.

Carbohydrates are converted by the body into glucose, which is then stored in your muscles and liver. The glucose is converted to glycogen for storage within the specific muscle, which will lock the glycogen within the muscle. Muscle fatigue takes place when the glycogen within the specific muscles becomes depleted, its important to know that the glycogen stored within an individual muscle cannot be used for another muscle.

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How Exercise Works

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When you exercise or compete in sports, you notice several things about your body. You breathe heavier and faster, your heart beats faster, your muscles hurt and you sweat. These are all normal responses to exercise whether you work out regularly or only once in a while or whether you are a "weekend warrior" or a trained athlete. When you watch world-class athletes compete, you see the same responses, only magnified.

The body has an incredibly complex set of processes to meet the demands of working muscles. Every system in the body is involved. In this article, we will look at how your body responds to strenuous exercise -- how muscles, blood circulation, breathing and body heat are affected. You will also see how these responses can be enhanced by training.

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Exercises During Pregnancy

pregnancy-exerEach of the following exercises is designed to develop the muscles around your trunk and pelvis, as well as the muscles of your arms and legs. Exercise helps strengthen the muscles needed for labor and delivery. It also helps reduce backaches, swelling, and constipation. Strengthening your arm muscles will help you lift and hold your baby for long periods of time after he or she is born. These exercises may be done throughout your entire pregnancy but should be avoided if you begin to experience any pain. Report any unusual or unexpected symptoms to your physician.

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