The recommendation to drink six to eight glasses of water daily to prevent dehydration is a “thoroughly debunked nonsense”, says an expert.
There is currently no clear evidence of benefit from drinking increased amounts of water, according to Margaret McCartney, medical expert with the National Health Service (NHS), yet the “we-don’t-drink-enough-water” myth has endless advocates.
The NHS Choices website states: “Try to drink about six to eight … full story
Healthy Eating and Nutrition Tips : Vegetable and Fruit Weight Loss Diets
When eating a diet that is based on fruits and vegetables, a person doesn't have to worry too much about counting calories. Discover why its important to eat raw fruits and vegetables with help from a certified health counselor and nutrition consultant in this free video on healthy eating. full story
Is an easy workout a bad thing?
I found myself asking the same question to David Jack as I prepared to return to the gym after my hiatus. After all, I’m used to the muscle-aching workouts created by masterminds like Alwyn Cosgrove, Todd Durkin, and Martin Rooney, or the insane “new cardio” that is Cardio Strength Training (thanks Dos). I enjoy days at the gym that feel like a workout, but I also like moving and functioning in my every day life. … full story
Cardiovascular training or cardio as we know it, is an aerobic solution that allows for more oxygen to be pumped through your body and hence burn more energy, muscle or fat. Latest research suggests that if you want six pack abdominals and a physique like a 100 meter sprinter, then less is actually more. So whats the best cardio for a six pack.
H.I.T.T. - High Intensity Interval Training.
What is it? Well it basically makes you work slightly harder … full story
As a personal trainer, I get asked this question at least once a day, "Which the best exercises to get firm, flat and toned abdominals?" It's not an easy question to address, since there are hundreds of abdominal exercises.
Let's face it. Our eyes gravitate towards a flat and well toned abdominal region. We all want that elusive flat, firm and enviable look of 'washboard abs'. The muscles of your abdominal region, and indeed the midsection aren't … full story
Why does the title of this article mention Housewives and Athletes? Brace yourself for the answer: Because the training protocols for both are exactly the same!
"How can that be?" you ask. "Is the author of this article on drugs?" "How can an athlete and a housewife train the same way?"
Here is your answer: Because each of them works diligently towards their respective goals using the same time-proven training techniques that you are about to learn. … full story
Physical fitness is the state of the human body when it is in perfect health. Being fit is very important to stay alert both physically and mentally and also to ward off certain diseases that attack as the body ages. Fitness programs are schedules that allow a person to incorporate exercise into their daily routine. There may be many reasons for taking up a fitness program: to gain strength, to lose weight, to lose body fat, to fight certain disabilities, … full story
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