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Why You Aren’t Building Muscle

No matter how you’re naturally built, building muscle mass is not always easy. It takes hard work, the right exercises, a healthy diet and commitment. You may think you’re doing everything right, but why aren’t you seeing results? The issue lays in the details. Take some time to evaluate your routine, and listen to our helpful tips about what may be stalling your muscle gain. You’re Not Getting Enough Protein Protein is the fundamental unit of muscles. If you are strength training but not eating enough protein, then you cannot expect to gain on your muscles. Exercising causes wear and tear of the muscles which are repaired by the protein intake. Therefore, your body needs sufficient protein to maintain good...

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Fiber and Healthy Living

How Fiber Can Aid in Weight Loss and Long-Term Health Many of us are trying to shed a few pounds, but how do you do it safely and effectively? When it comes to weight loss, knowing the science behind what you eat can be much more helpful than all other things like the diet books, calorie counting and portion measuring put together. Recently, new scientific information has heavily hinted at a correlation between fiber and weight loss.  Eating more fiber can aid in your weight loss efforts without the dangerous side effects of crash dieting and over-restriction. Recently, a study from the University of Massachusetts found out that without any other changes, people who added more of fiber content to...

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What is the Ketogenic Diet: Should You Try it?

Keto isn’t just another fad diet. Studies have shown that it will help you lose weight in a healthy way. The Ketogenic diet is low in carbs and high in healthy fat and it provides results within a short amount of time. While the Ketogenic diet might seem similar to Atkins diet and other low carb diets, it replaces carbohydrate intake with healthy fats. When you significantly reduce your carbohydrate intake it allows your body to go into a metabolic state known as ketosis. In this state, the body burns fat at a rapid pace to produce energy. This diet is excellent for many things: weight loss, the reversal of type 2 diabetes, less acne, improved mental focus, fewer migraines, increased physical endurance and...

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All about Protein!!

All about Protein!!  Proteins are the important nutrient required for the body and one of the elementary units of body tissue. Also, they can sometimes work as fuel for the body by providing as much energy density as carbohydrates. In a study conducted on some young and healthy men who were weight training, it was found that taking a protein supplement increased the muscle mass and strength twice as much as the placebo.  Proteins in the Body  Proteins are one of the macronutrient. They not only provide your body sufficient energy but also perform many more functions that you might not know. Your body is filled with many numbers of different proteins, each with a unique function. Nitrogen-containing molecules called amino acids are the building blocks of protein.   Some...

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As We Age Testosterone in Men and Estrogen In Women Decline. How Does This Affect Our Quality Of Life?

As We Age Testosterone in Men and Estrogen In Women Decline. How Does This Affect Our Quality Of Life?  We can’t arrest the process of aging but what we can do is slow the rate of aging by controlling the levels of certain hormones in our body. As we age the levels of testosterone in men and estrogen in women decline drastically and this increases the rate of aging. Testosterone and estrogen are the primary sex hormones and it keeps declining at a rate of 1% each year after you have reached your mid-thirties.   1 out of every 10 men experiences ADAM or androgen deficiency of the aging male by the time they attain the age of 70. Now, low levels of...

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