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February 27, 2017
Weightlifting belts are a go to for most weightlifters, let’s explore some key benefits of wearing a weightlifting belt. Key Benefits of Wearing a Weightlifting Belt Stabilize & Reduce Stress on Your Spine: Wearing a weight belt stabilizes the spine and reduces the stress it receives when lifting heavy weights. This is how lifting belts can help to protect against back injuries during lifting. Creates Better Body Mechanics: A weightlifting belt forces you to lift more with your legs than your back, which is precisely the biomechanical position you want to use when lifting something from the ground and squatting with […]
February 27, 2017
Getting stronger is always a major benefit, but did you know about these other weight training benefits? Reduce body fat: When you lift weights your body builds type II muscle fibers. These muscle fibers improve metabolism and as a result, reduce body fat. Fights osteoporosis: As we age, we lose muscle and bone mass. When weight lifting your muscles adapt by becoming bigger and stronger. The same thing happens to your bones – they adapt and become stronger. Reduce your risk of diabetes: Studies have found that men who lifted weights for 150 minutes each week — about five 30-minute sessions […]
February 7, 2017
There has been a lot of talk in the media about sweeteners of all kinds. The consensus among health professionals is that sugar is not good for you; however, most of us cannot avoid sugar in its entirety. Here are the basics of what you need to know about table sugar, honey and agave nectar. Our next segment will explore common artificial sweeteners. Sucrose AKA: Table sugar Calories: 16 per teaspoon Found: Naturally in fruit; added to baked goods, jams, marinades, salad dressings The Deal: For most people sucrose consumption through fruit is fine, because the fiber and vitamins in the fruit help your body properly […]
February 5, 2017
Salmon is often described as a superfood, but why? Here are 5 health benefits of salmon. Full of “Good Fat”: Salmon is rich in long-chain omega-3 fatty acids, which have been shown to reduce inflammation, lower blood pressure and decrease risk factors for disease. Great Source of Protein: Salmon provides 22–25 grams of protein per 3.5-ounce serving. Protein helps your body heal, protects your bones and prevents muscle loss. Helps You Lose Weight & Keep it off: Consuming salmon may help you control your weight by reducing appetite, boosting metabolic rate, increasing insulin sensitivity and decreasing belly fat. May Improve Brain Health: Frequent salmon consumption […]
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