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How Much Protein Do I Really Need?
The U.S. Recommended Daily Allowance (RDA) for protein is 0.8 gram per kilogram (2.2 pounds) of body weight. For example, if you weigh 150 pounds, the RDA would be about 67 grams of protein. However, protein requirements vary according to factors such as lifestyle, physical condition, overall health, age, gender, carbohydrate intake, training level, and the type, dration and intensity of exercise. In general, the RDA is sufficient for a sedentary lifestyle, but intense exercise increases the need for protein. Recreational cyclists may need Read More
Instant Weight Loss With Yoga - Lose 5 Pounds in 1 Minute
Yoga brings a number of health benefits, but one benefit stands out above the rest. You can visually lose 5 pounds in one minute with yoga by simply correcting your posture. Have you ever looked closely at those weight loss 'before' and 'after' photos of people? While the person in the photograph probably did lose some weight, posture correction is the technique used to emphasize the weight loss and this technique really works! Follow these four simple steps to correcting your posture and looking and looking instantly slimmer and then we'll look at Read More
Anytime, Anywhere Exercises
If you know you should be getting more exercise, but can't find half an hour for a workout, here are a few exercises that you can do anytime, anywhere.
Crunches: One of the most popular exercises for building a toned, sexy core. But good form is important. Begin by lying on your back, face up on the floor, with your knees bent. The crunch movement involves curling your shoulders forward towards the hips, while your hands are placed behind or beside the neck, or crossed over the chest. Remember, the focus is on your abdominal muscles. Breath in at the start of the movement. Then exhale as you slowly curl from your shoulders forward toward performed by curling one shoulder at a time. Twisting crunches are a better workout for the muscle on your side of your waist (obliques). Read More
Nutrition Labels: More Confusing than Informative?
Eating a healthy diet and keeping fit seems to be getting harder every day. Our 24-hour news culture presents us with an endless stream of often conflicting news about what we should be eating or not eating, doing or not doing to maintain our good health Too much saturated fat is bad for your heart? Or is fish oil or olive oil a good choice for a healthier heart? While the FDA's food-labeling requirements are meant to help consumers make better-informed choices based upon standardized nutritional facts, many food labels can still be potentially confusing and sometimes even misleading, especially when all you really want is to satisfy that hunger or thirst Bottled water may be touted as "naturally" low in calories, although pure water has no calories at all! Most premium ice cream is sold in 16 ounce, one-pint containers, which is supposed to provide you with 4 servings. Your favorite ice cream brand has a label tells you the fat and calories in a single serving (sometimes 25% or more of the recommended daily amount), but how many of us really have the self-control to stop eating ice cream after one serving? Or the time to figure out how many spoonfuls are in one serving? Nearly every food product sold in the United States must list certain nutrition facts about the product. The label will include information about the ingredients, which by law must be listed with the largest percentage ingredient first. In some food products, the largest percentage ingredient is corn syrup, a form of sugar that provides Read More