Tackling abdominal obesity with exercise and nutrition

Taking On Abdominal Obesity

Lifestyle programs focused on high-intensity interval training combined with nutritional counseling on the Mediterranean diet have shown dramatic results for improving the heart health of people with abdominal obesity, finds a study released at the Canadian Cardiovascular Congress. “Each of these lifestyle interventions alone is known to have an impact, but no one has studied…

So you can't squat? Do this instead « How to Build Muscle | Strength Training Workouts | Mass Gain Diet

So you can’t squat? Try this instead

The squat has been hailed as “the king” of all strength training exercises – and rightfully so; it’s a compound exercise that activates a ton of muscle mass and improves lower body strength and athleticism arguably better than any other exercise.  The only problem? A lot of people have horrendous squat patterns. Seriously, some people…


High-Intensity Exercise for People With Heart Disease

Sep. 20, 2013 — High-intensity exercise is shown to be protective against coronary heart disease (CHD) and is well known as a popular and time-saving approach to getting fit. But what about people who already have heart disease? Previously, these patients were told to exercise, but only at a moderate intensity to protect their hearts.…


Snack Foods for Low-Residue, Low-Fiber Diets

A low-residue, low-fiber diet restricts your intake of any food that may increase the bulk of your stool and cause you to have more frequent bowel movements. You may be placed on this diet if you have had surgery on your digestive tract, certain types of cancer treatments or suffer from a digestive disorder like…


What to Eat on the Zone for Breakfast

Contrary to what I hear all the time, the Zone Diet is NOT a low carb diet. It’s very balanced and very healthy, I’ve never felt better than when I’m on the Zone Diet. If you eat the right foods in the right proportions, you’ll be healthier and lose weight, says the Zone diet developer,…

Gatekeeper hormone can make or break health and weight - Here's how to balance the odds

Important Hormone will Decide your Weight – Here’s How to Control It.

(NaturalNews) Ever heard of leptin? It just happens to be a master hormone that influences weight, energy and cardiovascular health. When this hormone is imbalanced, a cascade of health issues are provoked – creating a path of general ill health. If you feel fatigued, fat or unwell, proper leptin metabolism might be the answer. Unclear about the function of leptin? It’s called the “gatekeeper of fat metabolism” for good reason. Mark’s Daily Apple offers a brief introduction to the hormone: “Leptin is secreted by fat cells and is received by receptors in the hypothalamus. If leptin is absent, feeding […]


Get 25 grams of Fiber Daily it’s Easy

Consuming soluble fiber, which helps remove cholesterol from the body, may help reduce your risk of cardiovascular disease. It also helps prevent Type 2 diabetes, and it’s even a weight-loss tool because it helps make you feel full so you eat less. However, getting enough soluble fiber is a challenge. You won’t be able to consume 10 to 25 grams of soluble fiber daily unless you plan your diet to include the best sources. Recommendations The National Cholesterol Education Program recommends consuming at least 5 to 10 grams of soluble fiber daily as part of a cholesterol-lowering diet. It […]


Protein or Carbs to Gain Muscle?

Protein and carbohydrates both play a pivotal role in building muscle, and it isn’t a case of either or. However, each macronutrient has its own different part to play, and it may be that you’re consuming the wrong amounts of one or the other. Many athletes, bodybuilders and recreational gym-goers put much more emphasis on one, which can be a mistake. Protein Proteins are made up of amino acids — the materials required for building new cells. This makes protein essential for repair and recovery following weight training and ultimately for building muscle. The International Society of Sports Nutrition […]