Health & Fitness

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Creatine: What It Is, What It Does, and Its Side Effects

Creatine is a nonprotein substance that is synthesized in the body from three amino acids.  Creatine combines with phosphate to form phosphocreatine which is present in your muscles and is necessary for muscle contraction.  Standardized blood tests often check for creatine levels.  Elevated levels are found in the urine of individuals with muscular dystrophy.  Some weight lifters, […]

Cryotherapy Can Burn 800 Calories in THREE Minutes in Temperatures of MINUS 140 Degrees

Weight loss and maintaining an ideal body weight is a very big part of the modern culture. The weight loss industry is a mega money making industry with several products out there to help the consumer. Options include fad diets, hard core exercises, surgery, and now new one is coming on scene. Now, CryoFitness is […]

SHAREABLE RESOURCE: The Fit Gardener

If you have a garden, whether small or on a few acres of land, then you have plenty of opportunity to engage in a variety of exercise while tending to it. Raking and mowing (but not on a ride-on mower!) can provide good cardiovascular benefits, while pulling weeds can act as resistance training. Even walking […]

RESISTANCE TRAINING AND METABOLIC SYNDROME: Muscles Do Matter

If you have (or think you have) Metabolic Syndrome (MetS), then this is a good place to start. This article starts off by explaining the basic criteria of a diagnosis of MetS, then proceeds to outline the impact and importance of resistance training (RT) in combating and controlling MetS. After outlining the importance, the article […]

Menopause and Exercise

There are numerous health benefits to exercising and leading an active lifestyles. A great deal of research has been completed related to the effects that exercise has on menopausal symptoms. Because there are many factors at play, it is difficult to prove that physical activity alone can have a direct effect on these symptoms. Even […]

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Sports Wearables Can Revolutionize Training

Sports professionals are embracing wearable technology, and who can blame them? They work in hyper-competitive fields, where even the smallest advantage can be the difference between winning and failure.

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Six Signs That Indicate You Have a Weak Core

Your core muscles are the most important muscle group in your body. Occupying areas in your lower back, hips, glutes, trunk, and stomach, core muscles are vital to many common movements, such as lifting, twisting, reaching, and bending. Normal, every day life requires almost constant use of the core muscles. While showier muscles in other […]

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Small Steps to a Healthier Lifestyle

Getting fit and eating right are hard things to do. That is why so many well-meaning New Year’s resolutions fail. People start off with the best of intentions, but they slowly fall back into their old ways and abandon their goals.

Must Have Ingredients for Your Post Workout Supplement

Supplements are the way of the health and fitness lifestyle. Whether you are trying to lose weight, gain muscle, or improve performance, supplements provide you with that extra edge you are going to need before, during, and after your workouts. One trend you may have noticed is the domination of pre-workout supplements in health food […]

Top Ingredients That Must Be in Your Pre-Workout Supplement

Chances are, if you’re like most people, you are under the ball and chain of the daily grind. You wake up early to battle traffic, spend the day spacing out and daydreaming at work, then re-enter the battle to get back home. After your daily obligations of work and family are fulfilled, you can hear […]