The Benefits of Niacin

Posted by on Sep 11, 2013 in Featured Articles | 0 comments

Niacin (also known as vitamin B3 or nicotinic acid), is one of the water-soluble B-complex vitamins that provides a range of health benefits, including reducing your level of “bad” LDL cholesterol while raising your level of “good” HDL cholesterol. The body uses niacin, as it does the other B vitamins, to convert food into energy and maintain a healthy nervous system. Niacin also plays a key role in the metabolism of fats, including the synthesis of such fat-based hormones as androgens, estrogens, progestins and stress-related...

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Dietary Fiber for Weight Loss

Posted by on Jan 15, 2013 in Fitness Tips And Advice, Weight Loss Tips | 0 comments

Fiber is important in your diet for a number of reasons, the main ones being that it improves digestion and lowers your risk of contracting diabetes, cancer and heart disease. It is recommended that adults get from 25 to 30 grams of fiber in their diet every day. There are two types of dietary fiber, as follows: Soluble Fiber. Soluble fiber dissolves in water (and digestive juices), forming a gel-like substance that helps to lower cholesterol levels and reduce high blood sugar. Insoluble Fiber. An indigestible bulking agent that keeps things...

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Boost Your Weight Loss Efforts – Calculate and Interpret Your BMI

Posted by on Jan 11, 2013 in Fitness Tips And Advice, Weight Loss Tips | 0 comments

There are many ways to boost your weight loss efforts, one effective way is knowing your BMI. Understand what is BMI and learn how to calculate and interpret BMI in this article. What’s Your BMI? The Body Mass Index (BMI) is one of a series of measures to determine the level of excess fat in the body. Although other measures such as hydrodensitometry (underwater weighing), skinfold measurements (using calipers) and magnetic resonance imaging can provide more accurate determinations of body fat, BMI can be useful in most cases. How to...

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What Is A Balance Ball And What Do I Do With It?

Posted by on Feb 3, 2012 in Fitness Tips And Advice | 0 comments

If you’ve seen balance balls lying around your gym and have never used one, you may be wondering what they’re for and how they work. They may look like a simple piece of equipment but the possibilities are endless when it comes to different the exercises you can perform with them. Uses Most commonly balance balls are seen in gyms being used for stretching and muscle strengthening. Because they offer such a variety of exercises they can be used whether you want to tone a certain muscle group or strengthen muscles to prevent injury. Low...

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Summertime Exercise: How To Stay Healthy And Fit In Hot Weather

Posted by on Jan 19, 2012 in Fitness Tips And Advice | 0 comments

Once summer comes around you may find it difficult to continue your normal exercise routine. It gets hot and muggy and you may either lose the drive to workout or find yourself physically unable to because of the heat. Well this year your routine doesn’t have to be interrupted. Keeping a few important reminders in mind will allow you to stay fit and healthy even when a heat wave strikes. Hydration and Nutrition Whether your outside under the hot sun or indoors in a muggy room, be sure to drink plenty of water. You’ll be raising your...

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Fitness And Exercise Equipment: From Small To Big

Posted by on Oct 20, 2011 in Featured Articles, Fitness Tips And Advice | 0 comments

Fitness And Exercise Equipment: From Small To Big

Whether you’re starting a new fitness program at your local rec center or purchasing equipment for your home gym, understanding the different types of equipment out there is valuable knowledge for anyone with an interest in physical fitness. Your custom routine will determine the equipment you’ll be most familiar with but knowing what’s available can give you the opportunity to expand your workout to something new and exciting. Cardio Machines Many weight loss fitness programs will incorporate cardio machines to get your heart rate up...

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Is Water Aerobics Right For You?

Posted by on Sep 1, 2011 in Fitness Tips And Advice | 0 comments

Getting started in a water aerobics class could be the right thing for you any number of reasons. There are so many different types of fitness programs and work out plans but water aerobics has always remained pretty unique. Water aerobics can not only be an amazing workout, it’s safe, and it’s tons of fun! A Good Start If you’re new to exercising, think you’re out of shape, and don’t know what to try then water aerobics is a great place to start. This is an activity that lets you go at your own pace and increase your exertion...

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