CategoryFitness/Wellness

Top Less Obvious Activities for Staying Slim, Fit and Strong

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People who want to get into great shape will often join a gym and take up a training routine involving lifting weights and doing cardio on a regular basis in order to accomplish their aims. This is an admirable effort but unfortunately it’s one that is often doomed to failure. Partly that’s because working out several hours each week is time consuming, but at the same time it’s...

Metabolism-Boosting Foods to Include in Diet After a “Cleanse”

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Cutting calories—that’s the first thing most weight-loss hopefuls put on top of their list when trying to reach their ideal goal. While it’s completely understandable—for years dietitians and nutritionists have said cutting 500 calories a day would result in losing at least one pound by the week’s end—a new study (1) suggests that this pioneering guideline is completely false...

How Your Diet and Lifestyle Affects Your Genes

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You probably have a decent idea of what your genes are. Most of us understand that they make up DNA and that DNA strands are the helix-shaped chemicals that live in our cells and define our physical characteristics. We also know that our genes are passed on from our parents. Many of us blame our genetics for a wide range of things, whether it’s our inability to lose weight, or our inability to...

The Benefits of Lotus Seeds

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Lotus seeds are produced by the lotus flower and can be consumed raw or cooked. They have long been valued in Chinese medicine for a range of medicinal properties and as is so often the case, many of their purported benefits have since been backed up by research. Nutritional Value and Anti-Aging Lotus seeds contain protein, magnesium, potassium and phosphorous. This combination of proteins and...

What Is Aspartame?

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Aspartame is a type of artificial sweetener made from aspartic acid, found commonly in a number of low-calorie foods. Initially branded as NutraSweet, the patent has since expired enabling it to find its way into many more products. If you’ve heard of aspartame though, then there’s a good chance that it wasn’t in a positive light. This substance has come under fire due to a number of...

The Spicy Benefits of Capsaicin

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Capsaicin is the ingredient found in chili peppers that gives them their spiciness. Likely, you will have heard by now that it can also provide a number of health benefits, especially relating to weight loss. But if you dig a little deeper, you’ll likely find that the benefits go beyond merely increasing the metabolism and can perform a range of wonders for the body. Let’s take a closer look…...

Stop Doing These Things That Waste Time in the Gym!

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One of the biggest excuses we make for missing gym sessions is that we don’t have enough time. This is true about 5% of the time. If you really didn’t have time, then you probably wouldn’t have managed to watch that entire boxset of Breaking Bad for the second time this year. And if you were really in that much of a rush in the gym, you wouldn’t spend so much time spinning your wheels! (Literally...

Stevia VS Splenda

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In general, people tend to be somewhat down on sweetener, seeing it as an alternative to sugar that really isn’t that much better. Sweeteners can often trigger the same insulin response and hunger pangs as sugar for instance and don’t do much to combat a sweet tooth. And this is not to mention the (inaccurate) health scares surrounding the likes of Aspartame… But it seems there are some sugar...

Why Everyone Should Take Creatine

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Creatine is a supplement that is used by many athletes and has been shown to be effective in increasing endurance, muscle mass and strength in countless studies (1). But while creatine has been shown to be useful for enhancing physical performance, it might not just be athletes and bodybuilders who can benefit from it. More and more, studies have been showing that creatine can benefit everyone...

Is a Calorie Always a Calorie? What Else Matters for Losing Weight

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Look around the web for information on dieting and nutrition and you’re likely to come across a lot of conflicting advice and even conflicting studies. In fact you’ll probably stumble onto a fair few vicious debates as well, where strangers angrily defend their points of view with long lists of references and a few choice words. It’s a battleground out there! One of the biggest...

Adam Sinicki

Adam Sinicki

Adam Sinicki is a full time writer who spends most of his time in the coffee shops of London. Adam has a BSc in psychology and is an amateur bodybuilder with a couple of competition wins to his name. His other interests are self improvement, general health, transhumanism and brain training. As well as writing for websites and magazines, he also runs his own sites and has published several books and apps on these topics.

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