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05 Jul

Your heart is the hardest working muscle in your body. It beats approximately 100,000 times per day, pumping almost 2,000 gallons of blood.

03 Jul

Did you know?

The average person walks about 7,500 steps a day. If you stick to that average step count and live to be 80 years old, you’ll walk about 110,000 miles in your lifetime.

02 Jul

Scientists from the University of Gothenburg, Sweden, have found a new method of reducing human body weight and fat mass using weighted vests.

The control group wore only light vests weighing 1 kg, while the treatment group wore heavy vests weighing some 11 kg. When the three weeks had passed, the experimental subjects who wore the heavier vests had lost 1.6 kg in weight, while those wearing the light vests had lost 0.3 kg. What’s interesting is that both group’s muscle mass stayed intact during this time.

01 Jul

Studies have shown that having a mattress that’s too firm may offer more back support but it also puts pressure on your shoulder and hip joints. Whereas having a mattress that’s too soft doesn’t allow for proper movement and won’t offer the full support your back needs. A medium-firm may be the best compromise!

29 Jun

Both exercises are a great way to help build upper body strength.

Pull ups activate your latissimus dorsi (back) muscles more and doesn’t focus as much on the biceps whereas the chin up focuses more on the bicep strength.

These exercises are however, quite challenging if you haven’t performed them before. So to help develop the strength in the muscles required, start by performing NEGATIVE repetitions.

28 Jun

Just 8 hours!

A 2010 study published in the journal Environmental Health Perspectives found that not getting enough sleep, or maintaining an abnormal sleep schedule, is considered an independent risk factor for weight gain. This contributes to a cycle in which poor sleep practices lead to weight gain, which increases the likelihood of sleep apnea or other sleep disturbances, which, in turn, contributes to more weight gain.

27 Jun

Over 30?

Over 30 and still feel like you’re in your prime? Your muscles may beg to differ. One 2013 study published in Muscles, Ligaments, and Tendons Journal found that after 30, participants saw a muscle decrease between 16.6 and 40 percent. And that muscular degeneration increased even more rapidly after 40.

25 Jun

Hidden sugars

Though it is recommended by the American Heart Association that women eat no more than six tablespoons of sugar and men eat no more than eight per day, a 2010 article in the Journal of the American Medical Association found that Americans take in an average of 46 hidden teaspoons of sugar per day. These hidden sugars lurk everywhere from drinks to tomato sauce, to dried fruits.

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