Sep 30, 2007
The following exercises target and work "the pecs:"
- Bench press, with various bench angles (flat, incline, and decline)
- Press up
Isolation exercises include:
- Flyes or Flies
- Cable Crossovers
- "Pec Deck" machines
Sep 29, 2007
Vitamin E supplements are classified as:
- Fully synthetic vitamin E, "d, l-alpha-tocopherol", the most inexpensive, most commonly sold supplement form usually as the acetate ester;
- Semi-synthetic "natural source" vitamin E esters, the "natural source" forms used in tablets and multiple vitamins; highly fractionated natural d-alpha tocopherol
- Less fractionated "natural mixed tocopherols" and high gamma-tocopherol fraction supplements
Sep 28, 2007
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Sep 24, 2007
Regular exercise is a good therapy for major depressions, according to a study done by doctors at Duke University Medical Center.
The study found out that group-based exercise therapy is just as good in relieving symptoms of depression as taking antidepressant. The study used Zoloft in comparison.
Sep 22, 2007
Drink at least half a liter of water before exercise to ensure your fluid levels are up to start and then continue taking in as much as you can during exercise. Also, always try to drink more fluids than you need. Smaller quantities at frequent intervals helps optimize hydration.
Sep 20, 2007
Sep 18, 2007
The recall covers all packages of Dole's Hearts Delight salad mix with a "best if used by" date of Sept. 19, 2007, and a production code of "A24924A" or "A24924B." They were sold in Ontario, Quebec and the Maritime provinces in Canada, and in Illinois, Indiana, Maine, Michigan, Mississippi, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Tennessee starting around Sept. 8, said Dole spokesman Marty Ordman.
Sep 17, 2007
Water is the most abundant, yet possibly the most overlooked, substance in the body, as it represents 45 to 60% of an adult's total body weight. It plays a vital role in all bodily processes by providing a universal medium for chemical reactions, lubrication, nutrient delivery, waste disposal, heat dispersion and temperature regulation.
In order to maintain the fluid balance within the body water gain needs to equal water loss. Exercise significantly increases fluid loss which can reach levels of up to 4 liters per hour during heavy work-outs. A loss of body mass through dehydration of as little as 2% significantly impairs performance which emphasizes the importance of the maintenance of hydration, especially during exercise.
Sep 16, 2007
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Sep 13, 2007
Pollution may affect people who exercise outside, according to a study done in the US. Most likely to be affected are people who suffer from heart diseases - so the scientists are cautioning people who exercise in areas with high levels of diesel exhaust and microscopic soot.
Sep 12, 2007
Sep 11, 2007
It would take an extra 3,500 excess calories to produce one pound of fat. So if you consume an extra 500 calories per day over what you burn, by the end of the week you've added a pound of lard in your body. Think about it.
Sep 10, 2007
Other sources of the two carotenoids include kale, turnip greens, romain lettuce, broccoli, corn, Brussels sprouts and garden peas.
Sep 8, 2007
A BMI of less than 15 is classified as starvation, underweight from 15 to 18.5. Normal body weight has BMI of 18.5 - 25, while overweight persons usually have BMI of 25-30. A BMI of 30-40 is considered obesity.