Aug 24, 2008

An Apple a Day...

According to studies, apples possess phenolic compounds which may be cancer-protective and demonstrate antioxidant activity.

Aug 23, 2008


Kiwifruit is a rich source of vitamin C, 1.5 times the DRI scale in the US. Its potassium content by weight is slightly less than that of a banana. It also contains vitamins A and E.

The skin is a good source of flavonoid antioxidants. The kiwifruit seed oil contains on average 62% alpha-linolenic acid, an omega-3 fatty acid.

Usually a medium size kiwifruit contains about 46 kilocalories, 0.3 g fats, 1 g proteins, 11 g carbohydrates, 75 mg vitamins and 2.6 g dietary fiber.


Aug 10, 2008

Is Stretching Important?

NYT has a piece about the importance (or lack thereof) of stretching before exercise, here and the study can be found here

Aug 5, 2008


The pectoralis muscle can be trained for athletic or bodybuilding purposes. The following compound exercises are often used to increase the strength and mass of the muscle:

* Bench press, with various bench angles (flat, incline, and decline)
* Press up
* Dips

Isolation exercises include:

* Flyes or Flies
* Cable Crossovers
* "Pec Deck" machines

Water Intake

Reference daily intake for water is 3.7 L/day for human males aged 19-30 years. Food contributes 0.5–1 L, and the metabolism of protein, fat, and carbohydrates produces another 0.25–0.4 L. Thus, a person needs to drink approximately 2–3 L of water per day.