Strength: Resistance training. In resistance exercise you challenge a certain muscle group with a near maximum load so you can only do between 15 to 30 repetitions. (This is the optimal range, but for certain exercises you may go up to 40. Using large weight with small number of repetitions requires extra caution to avoid injury and is
Comparison of aerobic and resistance exercise. Anabolic hormone boost. One of the amazing effects of resistance exercise is a spike of anabolic hormones immediately following exercise. Anabolic means “able to stimulate growth”. These chemicals are really the “elixir of youth”. They all decrease in the amount as you age, and the only natural way to slow down this decrease is
A homemade pullup bar for under $20. You can make a very strong pullup bar from hardware parts under $20 or even less if you already have a piece of an old pipe, fence post, or a shovel handle you do not need. I guarantee it is going to be better and way stronger than anything you can buy. Here is a brief parts list and then I go into more detail on how to assemble it:
Effects of physical activity. The diagram below is a graphical summary of effects of three types of physical activity on the human body:
Diet versus exercise : what is more effective for weight loss and health? Many people think that it is possible to effectively manage body weight with low calorie diet only and absolutely no exercise or little physical activity. They believe that by simply switching from coke to diet coke or from red meat to chicken breast or eating some kind of “omega-3” supplement they can lose weight and be healthy. This is one of the most common myths about weight loss. The market is full of products that help you “burn fat”.
Energy Balance For Weight Loss, Diet, and Exercise. Energy balance like any balance is made of input, or intake, and output, or expenditures. Energy input is food that you eat. All macronutrients can be used to produce energy. Carbohydrate (glucose) is the default energy source, then fat, then protein. When energy input changes, human body will attempts to balance out by doing the following in this order:
A five step program to fix metabolism, lose fat, and build muscle. Messed-up, unhealthy metabolism is the cause. Improperly functioning metabolism, in turn, has its own underlying cause: unhealthy lifestyle. This whole website is about careful analysis and finding solutions to adjust human lifestyle in developed countries, with U.S. being the extreme. There is a solid scientific proof to suggest four major problems with lifestyle:
How diet and lifestyle affect health: evidence in maps. Sometimes picture is better than a thousand words. What if we just look at the US statistical maps for obesity and heart disease and see how they relate to lifestyle and nutrition? The full maps are shown at the bottom of the page, and if you examine them, you will see that: