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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 on the opposite wrist, about 1/2 inch on the inside of the joint, in line with the index finger. Feel for a pulse. When you find a...

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 million Americans are following a low-carb diet. Advocates contend that the high amount of carbohydrates in our diet has led to increasing problems with obesity, diabetes, and other health...

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

Don't feel that just because you don't have any weights at home, that you can't get a GREAT workout! Try using these items for the corresponding exercises. Change them around to increase or decrease the resistance to make it the perfect workout for YOU!

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's immune system and literally made you sick. "Until now there has mostly been circumstantial evidence of a link between the brain and the immune system, but now we have that connection," said the institute's...

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

So you have been working out for the past four years and you are not seeing the results that you would like. You have lost 10, 20, 50 or more pounds. You have tried all the health diets from Dr. John Berardi's Lean Eating to Adam's Diet, to the Velocity Diet and you still cannot hit single digits in body fat percentage. Your diet has been spot on thanks to using fit day and eating clean. You have gone from...

Smashing Through your Road Blocks
Smashing Through your Road Blocks

Many people make the mistake of thinking that you build muscle and burn fat while you are training, the truth is that this only happens when you are resting and sleep is your best form of rest.