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The following training systems have been shown to be useful when attempting to help a client develop overall strength. Of course, the client must have the requisite capabilities before engaging in some of the more advanced training methods.
There really are differences between males and females as it relates to the capacity to lose body fat and overall weight. Meta-analyses of studies on weight loss after aerobic exercise have shown that weight loss is modestly greater among males.
According to statistics presented by Gold’s Gym, February 18th is considered to be a type of “fitness cliff” where many consumers give up their New Year’s resolution of pursuing improved fitness. The company examined four years’ worth of membership check-in data from locations throughout the country and noticed the distinct pattern of an attendance drop-off starting around February 12th and peaking on the 18th.
All food products have energy stored within chemical bonds that are released in the body during digestion. Scientists have been able to calculate energy values for all of the macronutrients. These values are known as the Atwater Energy Values, and are usually presented on food labels for general reference.
America’s rise in obesity, generally due to a sedentary population and poor food choices, has increased the need for a healthier lifestyle. An individual looking to lose weight and keep the pounds off should devise an effective weight loss strategy focusing on the increase of metabolism. A few of the most popular methods to manipulate your metabolism consist of increasing the thermic effect of food, excess post-exercise oxygen consumption (EPOC), or an overall increase in physical activity. Although all factors are relevant to an individual’s weight loss plan, physical activity plays a primary role in increasing a person’s calorie burning capabilities.
In light of February being denoted as American Heart Month, it may be an opportune time to review some ways by which regular cardiovascular training improves heart function and increases overall longevity.
Protein supplements can be useful for individuals who have elevated protein needs due to high-intensity weightlifting or endurance training. Protein shakes and bars can be a convenient way to get extra protein in one’s diet when a busy schedule does not allow for the preparation and cooking of natural protein sources. Elevating protein intake can also be useful for those trying to lose weight or maintain lean mass while restricting calories. Understanding the specific usefulness of different protein supplements can help you use them with maximum effectiveness, regardless of the goal.
Americans seem to pursue the shortest path to results, placing their faith in “miracle outcomes” as evidenced by the dollars spent on infomercial products and supplements. It is no different among health solutions including skin creams and powders aimed at removing fat and “cellulite”. But the latter has to pay the piper, as the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) recently won cases with major manufacturers of these types of products that now require them to drop unsubstantiated claims from all advertisements - and in some cases reimburse consumers for their false advertising.