Benefits Of Drinking Water: Tips And Tricks To Love Drinking Water

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My Weight Loss and Beachbody Story

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Tips For Better Orgasm

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Beneficial Breathing (Sex Health Guru Tip)

June 22, 2011 by  
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Baba Ramdev – Yoga To Increase Sperm Count In Men – English – Yoga Health Fitness

April 30, 2011 by  
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Watch Baba Ramdev – Yoga To Increase Sperm Count In Men – English – Yoga Health Fitness. This video is designed to help childless couples. Infertility is a problem that is on the rise and needs to be dealt with significance. Yoga techniques help you to redirect your attention to focus on yourself, your movement and your breathing. All of these elements merge to help you mitigate stress, feel more in tune with your body and facilitate to restore and balance out your body’s systems. This is exactly why many infertile couples have found yoga to be helpful for them. Click on www.rajshri.com to watch more Baba Ramdev Yoga videos and bring fitness and spirituality into your lives.

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Sports Nutrition – What to Eat After a Game or Workout

April 9, 2011 by  
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Get the answer to a commonly asked sports nutrition question – “what do I eat after my game or workout?” The answer to this exercise diet question might surprise you.

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Beneficial Breathing (Sex Health Guru Tip)

April 1, 2011 by  
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When is the Best Time to Exercise? (Diet & Fitness Guru)

March 28, 2011 by  
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Where do those “empty calories” come from?

November 3, 2010 by  
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“Empty calories” are the energy that you get when eating solid fats and added sugars. And to them applies the well-known quote “A moment in your lips, forever on your hips.”

These empty calories could well be the main cause of childhood obesity. Current estimates in the US reveal that almost a third of American children are overweight or obese.

“The growing weight problems of our nation’s children stem from a combination of greater energy consumption (counted in calories) and less physical activity. The solution to childhood obesity will involve changes in both diet and physical activity. The best way to cut energy intake is to limit unnecessary empty calories.”

Researchers conducted a study to identify the source of these empty calories. In the framework of the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, information on the diets of over 14,000 children aged 2 to 18 years old was collected. Results showed that a whopping 40% of US children’s energy intake are from empty calories, more than double the recommended 8 to 20%. The specific food stuffs involved are listed below.

Sugar-sweetened beverages.  When it comes to giving our kids „empty calories”, nothing beats sugary drinks.  Soda and drinks that try to pass as fruit drinks account for 10% of empty calories.

Grain desserts. This covers cakes, cookies, donuts, pies, crisps, cobblers and granola bars.

Pizza. This popular take out and home delivery food has long surpassed burgers and fries as our children’s favorite.

Whole milk. Whole milk is a significant source of empty calories particular among Hispanic American children.  Mexican Americans particularly prefer drinks from whole milk whereas non-Hispanic kids go for the sugar-sweetened beverages.

Half of the empty calories come from 6 types of food stuffs, namely:

  • soda
  • fruit drink
  • dairy desserts
  • grain dessert
  • pizza
  • whole milk

So now that we know the sources of these empty calories, we know what we are fighting against. We know what to do.

Reduce intake of sources of empty calories. We cannot get rid of all these from our daily fare, or from our children’s for that matter. But now that they have been identified, we can limit our children’s consumption of these.

More physical exercise. It is not only about intake, it is also about burning those calories away. And physical exercise is the way to go. Check out some tips on how to keep our kids active.

What Is a Calorie?

May 19, 2008 by  
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Dieters often concentrate on calorie counting. That’s wise, given that the basic equation of weight loss will always remain true: more calories consumed than used – leads to weight gain. But that statement makes it sound as if a calorie is something you eat and if you ate fewer you would lose weight. That is not quite accurate.

In simplest terms, a calorie is a measure of energy. In science, the unit that measures it is the calorie, cal. But because the amount in food is typically so large, the food calorie is actually a thousand of those or kcal (kilocalories). Food calories are sometimes denoted with a capital C to make the difference clear.

But whatever name they’re given, the basic point is that a calorie represents a certain amount of energy, not a quantity of mass or weight. So, how does that make you gain or, hopefully, lose weight? The explanation revolves around what the body does with that energy.

When food is consumed it’s digested. That much is common knowledge. What happens next is not so well known sometimes.

Part of that digestion process involves breaking down foodstuffs containing, say carbohydrates, into smaller parts. The process yields energy that the body can use to power muscle movement, cell repair and a million other vital aspects of human biological function.

Note that little phrase ‘can use’, though. What happens when there is more energy available than the body needs immediately for all those functions? It doesn’t shed (all of) the rest. It stores (some of) it. Like a battery that is ready to provide energy when a tiny motor needs it, excess energy is stored in chemical bonds. When the energy is needed later those chemical bonds are broken and the energy is released.

But chemical bonds are bonds between two or more things. In this case they are primarily the bonds between molecules in fat cells, also known as adipose tissue.

Typically, glucose in the blood stream provides all the energy the body needs. When there is a deficit the liver is stimulated to provide more. But if that process continues, the body will go after that energy stored in fat cells in a process known as ketosis.

That is, in simple terms, how body fat is reduced. Create a large enough ‘energy deficit’ for long enough and the body will make available the energy stored in fat by breaking down those fat molecules. The net result is less fat stored and a lower body fat percentage overall.

That’s the goal of most dieters whether they realize it or not. The idea isn’t simply to lose weight, per se. After all, the number on the scale isn’t that important in most cases. Building up muscle, for example, actually increases weight because it is relatively more dense. What is important is the distribution of that weight – whether too much of it is in the form of stored fat, and where that body fat is stored.

If you wonder why it can be so hard to shift that balance, one simple number tells much of the story. A single pound of body fat is equivalent to 3,500 calories. That means you have to burn 3,500 calories to convert one pound of fat. That explains why a diet needs to be a long-term commitment. Burning that many more calories than you consume simply takes time.

So, reduce the number of calories taken in and the body will store less in the form of fat. Reduce them enough and it will burn the fat that is there to provide energy for life. The consequences to the dieter are a more attractive figure, ample energy for all of life’s goals and better overall health.

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