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Dieting and Metabolism
Dieting and Metabolism

When we're bombarded with images of gorgeous celebrities who seem to lose weight in the time it takes us to eat a Danish pastry, it's no wonder we're often tempted to cut our already low calorie intakes in an effort to shift an extra pound or two each week. But surprisingly, rather than helping us...

Jelly Belly
Jelly Belly

Ask anybody. There's nothing quite like a sensational six pack. Coors, Heineken, and Michelob aside, there's nothing more ful-filling than a dazzling rack of abdominal muscles cemented firmly in your midsection, especially when the warm weather is still clutching on by the waist side. Imagine the chisel...

Traditional Treatments for Back Pain... Which Ones Work and Which Ones Don’t?
Traditional Treatments for Back Pain... Which Ones Work and Which Ones Don’t?

Orthopedic Care One of the first places many people go when they experience back pain is the orthopedic specialist (surgeon) and a visit usually last 5-10 minutes. They will typically look at the problem/symptomatic area and often fail to look at the body as a whole. If you've been to an orthopedic specialist...

What to Know About Heart Rates
What to Know About Heart Rates

The most common places to measure heart rate using the palpation method is at the wrist (radial artery) and the neck (carotid artery). Other places sometimes used are the elbow (brachial artery) and the groin (femoral artery). To take your resting heart rate at the wrist, place your index and middle fingers together...

The Truth About Low Carb Diets
The Truth About Low Carb Diets

With all of the conflicting studies and fuzzy interpretation of information, it's no wonder that confusion reigns when it comes to the value and safety of low-carb diets. It seems like heated debates are raging everywhere! Whether it's Atkins, the South Beach or some other low-carb plan, as many as 30...

No weights? No gym? NO PROBLEM!!
No weights? No gym? NO PROBLEM!!

Backpack Swing- Take a backpack and fill it with books. (this is nice because you can add or take out books based on your needs). Stand holding bag in front of you with straight arms. Let the bag swing down between your legs and behind you a bit. Bend the knees naturally. Swing the bag forward and up, keeping arms stra...

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