Posts in Health and Wellness

Gelatin For Muscle Growth

Now wouldn’t it be awesome if we could just eat one particular food, and BOOM, muscle growth? I mean, we all know that protein is the food source that assist with muscle growth. It provides us with the amino acids that we need, for muscle building. This is why it is recommended, that athletes consume a high protein diet.

But, did you know that jiggle snack that you eat, contains a protein that is very good for muscle building? Not only that, but it’s really good for those who have lost a significant amount of muscle mass through illness or disease. It’s not just for athletes, but for the average joe, who needs it due to health reasons, to add on some extra muscle mass; to assist in mobility and overall strength.

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The Metabolism Series – Metabolism Throughout The Day

A few days ago, I decided to start writing about metabolism, and build on it from its’ definition, to how it affects us throughout our lives; from dieting, to overall health.

As a quick recap, metabolism is basically defined as the use of food for energy. This energy, is used to continue organ and system function, in our bodies. It is what we need, to live.

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The Metabolism Series – What is metabolism?

This is a series of articles pertaining to metabolism; what it is, how it affects weight loss and its’ implications in overall health. The wealth of information, in regards to metabolism and how it affects us, is too much to contain into just one article. Hence, needing a series.

The best way to start off this series, is to obviously start with defining what metabolism is, so one can understand a little bit on how important it is to our every day living.

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Benefits of Peppermint Essential Oil

During the months I spent studying for the USMLE Step 1 exam (United States Medical License Examination), I eventually developed a literal pain in the neck; aside from the pain in the neck that I received from studying all those months for one of the hardest exams, I have ever taken.

See, I decided that it would be neat, to purchase a side table that I could use as a desk and after studying was over, use it as a side piece in my bedroom. Yeah, that was a pretty bad idea. The height of that side table, wasn’t adequate enough and appropriate enough, to prevent me from finishing off those months, with chronic neck pain.

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Everything About Creatine Monohydrate

A while ago, someone asked me what my take was, on creatine. They also provided an assumption that once you supplement on creatine, your body ceases to produce it, hence the puffy look over the bulky look. I don’t know where this individual got this information from, but it seems a lot of people are highly unaware of what creatine does, where it comes from and the main usage for it, for athletes.

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Give A Thought To Doing Yoga

I am going to go out on a limb here and say that most people who get into weight lifting, don’t even bother to look at doing yoga. Unless you’re following a P90x routine or some other packaged “get ripped in “X” amount of days”, program that has included yoga training into one of its’ scheduled training days. Am I right, or am I right?

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Stretch Marks

Those unsightly little red marks or lines, that are seen in certain aspects of your body that have you scrambling to find solutions to get rid of it.

Those little suckers actually come with the territory of bodybuilding and weight training. Now, the thing is, you may say “Oh, I already knew that”. But, the thing you may not have known is that certain areas you thought you’ll never experience stretch marks because you’ve experienced stretch marks before, are going to be new playing grounds for them.

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Juices Count

It’s sometimes a fighting battle when it comes to this competition we call fat loss. Through the basics, we shed some body fat while building or retaining muscles, depending on where in the training hierarchy you fall. But one of the best ways to lose weight, is to count your calories. Knowing exactly how much calories one is consuming, helps to keep their weight loss program on track.

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The Meal Timing Myth

So, in this post, I want to focus on the idea of “meal timing”. A lot of newbies to the fitness community, ask me a lot of questions on when to eat what, and if this should be eaten before or after training, or if they should eat carbohydrates after 6 pm, etc. All of those aforementioned things, will be focused on individually in time, but the important thing is that this list of questions in regards to this whole concept of “meal timing”, can be never ending. Aside from that, the question is warranted because a lot of supplement companies or even supplement store clerks, will advise their customers to consume their product a certain amount of minutes after their workout. The way it’s also brought across, it makes the newcomer to the fitness community a little anxious if they do not consume this meal or supplement, within the time it recommends on the product.

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How To Treat Wrist Tendonitis

Tendinitis of any kind, can really hinder your training and can be a depressing injury to acquire but I am just going to be honest here and straight forward, that if you are serious about weight lifting or any type of physical activity, you will experience some form of tendinitis.

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