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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...

Does Stress Make You Sick?
Does Stress Make You Sick?

Australian researchers said they had scientifically proven a long-suspected link between emotional stress and illnesses ranging from the common cold to cancer. The group from Sydney's Garvan Institute found that a hormone released into the body during times of stress, neuropeptide Y (NPY), undermined the body&#039...

Don’t Gauge Your Results on Physique
Don’t Gauge Your Results on Physique

The answer is absolutely not. And I have, not 3, not 5, not 10, but 20 reasons why not. I fall into the category described above and I do not feel like all my hard work and dedication have gone to waste, not for one second. Why is this? Because you cannot gauge your results on the refection of a mirror, period. Inst...

Smashing Through your Road Blocks
Smashing Through your Road Blocks

When you are sleeping your body releases anabolic hormones, these are the hormones that help you to rest and repair. Some of these include melatonin, testosterone, DHEA, growth hormone, estrogen and more. It is only when you are well rested that your body will produce enough of these hormones to begin turning you...

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