Your Tummy Fat Could Be Killing You!

Exercise And Fitness 49

Tummy fat. Some of us have it, others don’t. Is there anything special about a big belly compared to a large bottom? Well, surprisingly, not all body fat is created equal! According to a study carried out by researchers from MacMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario it seems that gauging your heart attack risk depends on where your fat is, rather that how much fat you have. These types of findings are not unique to MacMasters. Dr David Heber, Ph.D., from UCLA’s Centre for Human Nutrition reports that distribution of body fat is a more important predictor of heart attack risk than…

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Your Three-Step Fat Attack – Part One of Three

Exercise And Fitness 48

Today you are reading Part One. This is a Three-Part article. With so many varying recommendations on how to approach losing your body fat, many crucial details tend to slip into through one ear, yet right out of the other, quick, fast, and in a hurry. Yes, it’s true that you hear so many conflicting ideas about health, diet, fitness, and weight management. Why does so much instructional or informational variation exist? Which parts are factual? What are the concepts, ideas, or truths that can really help you? Likely, the GREATEST fact you can benefit from right away is the…

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Your Metabolism And Fat Loss

Exercise And Fitness 47

If you know someone that has been trying to lose weight and get into shape, you have probably heard words such as, “I just eat one meal a day to lose weight” or “I’m afraid if I eat, I’ll gain weight” but sadly, this misnomer is why so many people are in the “battle of the bulge”. People all over the world still believe that eating breakfast, or even three meals a day will cause them to gain weight. In truth, as long as they are eating the right types of foods and exercising, then three normal meals or six…

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You Won’t Get Fat When Stop Smoking, If You Don’t Overeat.

Exercise And Fitness 45

Another frequently-repeated rationalization for the cigarette habit is: “I’d like to stop smoking, but every time I do I gain weight. And it’s worse to be overweight than it is to smoke.” The good news is, not all smokers who stop smoking gain weight. Even if weight gain was inevitable, the average gain is only between 6 and 8 pounds. Not too much of a big deal now, isn’t it? It isn’t the fact that a person has stopped smoking that may cause him to gain weight. It’s the fact that he substitutes the habit of overeating for the habit…

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You Are Not Doomed To Be Fat Forever

Exercise And Fitness 41

I know, you’re probably thinking you have to diet to lose weight. But nothing could be further from the truth. With rare exceptions, most people were born into normal weight bodies. But then we learned to diet. Dieting causes the body to go into survival mode. Dieting itself sparks the intense biological urge to consume large quantities of high calorie foods. It causes the body’s instinctual drives to override all intellectual controls. It primes the body to maximize food intake and minimize energy burned. Diets have set us up to fight against our own physical survival, the body’s most basic…

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Xenical cuts fat by a third

Exercise And Fitness 40

Don’t blame the mirror as it shows what is in front of it. If you don’t like the size of your image you need to do something about it. Being over weight makes life ‘heavy’. Do you want to carry this extra burden for the rest of your life? If not then we will tell you a way to get rid of it. Xenical (Orlistat) is a FDA approved drug that blocks the absorption of some of the fat that you intake as a part of the meal. This medication is used in obesity management including weight loss and weight…

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Winning The Fight Against Fat

Exercise And Fitness 33

Life now, unlike those of our grandparents, is in for a fast ride. No room nor time for dilly-dallying. Delays do not have space in the agenda. Nowadays, unlike those they reminiscently call “the good ol’ days,” people make it a point to savor every passing minute as if that would be their last. Advances science and technology, quite curiously, have not seemed to make life any easier. Time, so it seems, has even become a more precious and rare commodity. Another interesting outcome of 21st century life is the sheer abundance of food of all shapes, sizes, tastes, and…

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Why are there so many fat kids?

Exercise And Fitness 22

I can remember when there was only one “chubby” kid per class. Now one in three, by my informal survey and the government’s official tally, would be eligible for this form of verbal abuse. Actually, one child in ten is considered morbidly obese and the other two in ten just obese or overweight. It’s not just the couch potato, chip-munching, remote controlled kids with the problem. I see plenty of active, fat kids at the baseball games, soccer tournaments and swim races. Many have normal weight parents who are active themselves in sports. So what are the causes? You’re probably…

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Why and How to Measure Your Body Fat Percentage

Exercise And Fitness 21

Your body fat percentage is one of the best indicators of your fitness and nutrition program. Many people weigh themselves and judge their results on the bathroom scale. However there is one major problem with using the scale to determine your progress. The best way to illustrate this is by using an example. Let’s say you have been working out for a month now. You initially weighed 160 pounds. You weigh yourself this morning and you are 157 pounds. Your cannot believe that you’ve only lost three pounds! You become frustrated and want to give up. The scale shows that…

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What Is an Essential Fat?

Exercise And Fitness 14

You may have heard that essential fats are an important aspect to maintaining the health of your body. But what exactly are they? Basically, there are two truly essential fatty acids, Linoleic and Linolenic. You may have heard of these referred to as Omega-6 and Omega-3 fatty acids. So, why are they called essential? The term essential in the life sciences refers to the fact that a nutrient cannot be synthesized by the body. Thus, you must have a dietary or supplemental source to supply your need for these acids. You probably heard of the 8 essential amino acids. It’s…

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