Monthly Archives: December 2009

Can Alternate Day Fasting Help You Lose Holiday Weight?

It happens to the best of us: a few extra gingerbread cookies and glasses of eggnog over the holiday season changes us from fit to flabby. Unfortunately, the first thing most people do to get back on track is to shave off calories like a Gillette razor. Bad idea. Continue reading

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Does The Acai Berry Diet Work? Are There Any Side Effects?

If there’s ever been more hype surrounding a fruit the size of a dime, I’ve yet to see it. Doing research on acai berry using Google is pretty much useless. The moment you hit “search”, you’re bombarded with bogus advertisements for anything and everything acai berry related. Continue reading

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Get Healthy and Go Organic With These 8 Foods

Once just a fringe fad carried out by hippy types, organic foods are now a mainstay in the main aisles of most of the grocery stores and markets in the country. Everyone seems to want to eat organic foods. So what exactly are organic foods? Continue reading

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5 Foods Guaranteed To Pack On Healthy Weight

Like weight loss, packing on healthy weight takes effort and planning. Anyone can visit McDonald’s three times a day and become a fatty, but packing on lean muscle takes dedication in the gym and feeding your body the right types of food. Here’s a list of the best foods that will help you pack on lean mass without getting fat. Continue reading

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Making Your 2010 New Year’s Goal Stick Like Super Glue

With 2010 right around the corner, most people are give some serious thought about their new year’s resolutions and goals. It’s not a huge surprise that the number one resolution for 2010 is to lose weight. Continue reading

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Kick Your Fat Away: How Soccer Beats Running For Fat Loss

If you’re anything like me, you can’t stand running on a monotonous treadmill or elliptical for more than a few minutes at a time…it’s just so boring! Well fellow treadmill haters there’s good news for you and I because a recent study published n the British Journal of Sports Medicine found that games such as recreational soccer was far more effective at burning fat and building muscle that running. Continue reading

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They’re Grrreat! Cereal As A Cutting Edge Recovery Tool

A new study completed at the University of Texas at Austin shows that a good old fashioned bowl of whole grain cereal and milk is as effective for recovering from workouts as expensive sports drinks. In many cases the milk and cereal combo was actually more effective. The results of the study were reported at a meeting at the American College of Sports Medicine in New Orleans. Continue reading

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Get Fit While You Travel For The Holidays

Even if you’re traveling for the holidays you can still get fit away from home. Here are some great tips on how to stay in shape during holiday travel. Continue reading

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Build Tree Trunk Legs…Even If You’re Busy For The Holidays

The holidays can be a tough time of year to stay in shape. Usually people eat poorly and there’s not a lot of time to work out due to Christmas parties and spending copious amounts of time with family and friends. Continue reading

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Importance of Rest and Recovery for Muscle Growth

Have you reached a plateau in your workouts? Have you stopped gaining muscle and all of a sudden your body isn’t responding? If so it very well could be that you haven’t been getting enough sleep. Sleep isn’t just something … Continue reading

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