Monday, 13 February 2012

15 Foods To Help You Lose Weight

Want To Curb Your Appetite And Stop Sugar Cravings? Then Put These On Your Grocery List.

Thirty billion a year -- that's about how much Americans spend on slim-down products, many of which don't even work. A better way to get real weight-loss results? Go groceries shopping. New research points to more than a dozen foods, from beans to beef, that can help you fight hunger, kick your candy addiction, boost your metabolism-and ultimately shed pounds. And some of these super foods deliver health bonuses too.

1. Eggs - Skip the bagel this morning. Eggs, which are full of protein, will help you feel fuller longer-a lot longer. A multicenter study of 30 overweight or obese women found that those who ate two scrambled eggs (with two slices of toast and a reduced-calorie fruit spread) consumed less for the next 36 hours than women who had a bagel breakfast of equal calories. Other research has shown that protein may also prevent spikes in blood sugar, which can lead to food cravings.

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Wednesday, 8 February 2012

The 300 Workout

With the great success that the movie 300 enjoyed, it is little wonder many now want a physique like many of the actors. Of course to get this requires A LOT of hard work and the correct diet, whilst maintaining the dedication throughout.

Mens Health ran an article that details this workout and how you can work towards your Spartan body.

The "Original" workout includes the following:

  • Pullups - 25 reps
  • Barbell Deadlift with 135 lbs. - 50 reps
  • Pushups - 50 reps
  • 24-inch Box Jumps - 50 reps
  • Floor Wipers - 50 reps
  • Single-Arm Clean-and-Press with 36 lbs Kettlebell - 50 reps
  • Pullups - 25 reps

For full instructions on how to complete these head over to the article at Mens Health via the link below.

Wednesday, 1 February 2012

Carbohydrate Benefits: Top 4

Carbohydrates are one of the three main macronutrients that your body requires to function effectively. Despite what you may think about them, carbohydrates can give your body numerous health benefits. In this article I am going to be discussing four of the top carbohydrate health benefits.

1) They provide your body with energy - The main role of carbohydrates is to give your body the energy it needs. When you eat carbohydrates your body breaks them down into glucose. This glucose is then transported to the cells that require energy via your bloodstream. Although your body can use fats and proteins for energy this process is very inefficient. Therefore, one benefit of eating carbohydrates is that they provide your body with an efficient, easy access energy source.

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Three Health Benefits of Kettlebell Exercises

Kettlebells can provide an athlete with a great workout, and can be very beneficial to his or her health. Kettlebells basically look like a ball with a triangular handle, and is very common in different lifts or presses. An athlete can choose to swing the kettlebell for a pretty effective workout, and there are many positive aspects to this exercise routine.
Here are three of the best health benefits that kettlebell exercises offer an athlete, which can help him or her maintain a healthy lifestyle.

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