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What’s The Difference Between Aerobic And Anaerobic Exercise?

The difference between the two forms of exercise is based on whether oxygen is being used as fuel, as oxygen is used as fuel for aerobic exercises and not anaerobic exercises. Anaerobic exercises do not use oxygen as fuel because they are high intensity – think weight lifting or sprinting. This is because in high intensity workouts the body uses glucose as fuel instead, and consequentially muscles cannot sustain the effort. When oxygen is not used as fuel lactic acid buildup increases significantly, which is why the onset of discomfort is much earlier in high intensity workouts. However, anaerobic exercises are the best form of exercise for building lean muscle mass and increasing your body’s ability to burn calories efficiently. ...

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8 Ineffective Strength Training Exercises.

Not every exercise will lead to actual results. Some are just useless. Here are 8 common strength training exercises that simply waste your time. 1. Seated Thigh Machine Adductor machines are supposed to get rid of the fat on your inner/outer thighs, but this simply isn’t true. Spot reducing exercises don’t help you lose fat, and lunges will get you the results you want while toning most of your lower body. 2. Lying Leg Curl Machine While not technically a complete waste of time, this machine required that you lie down to use it, which fails to engage the core in this workout. Lying down minimizes the number of muscles stimulated in the workout, you should replace this machine with...

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Is Red Meat Really Worse For Cholesterol Than White Meat?

Apparently not. According to a study conducted by a team of dietitians and published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, eating red meat has the same affect on your cholesterol as eating white meat, although there may be other factors that could increase your risk of heart disease – further research is required to determine the affect of these other factors. Proteins from vegetables, legumes and dairy should still be the preferred sources of protein for those wanting to keep their cholesterol in check, according to the study.The dietitians used 100 healthy men and women of varying ages and split them into two groups, placing them on diets that were either high or low in saturated fat. Both groups...

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Health Benefits: Sweet Potatoes Better Than White Potatoes?

Vitamins. Sweet potatoes are a great source of Vitamins C, D, and B6. However, the sweet potato is most heavily represented by Vitamin A, with a single potato providing enough Vitamin A for the day. With a quarter of a million people dying yearly due to the illnesses associated with Vitamin A, and half a million yearly losing their eyesight for the same reason, the health benefits of sweet potatoes are undeniable. Furthermore, sweet potatoes have been found to shield the body from toxins that develop at the onset of cancer as well as lessen stress.   Source of Minerals. Sweet potatoes are high in magnesium and potassium. Much of the stress reducing effects of sweet potatoes can be attributed...

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Shorter Strength-Training Workouts May Be Just As Beneficial As Longer Sessions.

The common perception is that the more you train the more you gain. This perception is now being challenged after an American and British research term found that strength training could be adequately accomplished with just 60 minutes a week. Published in Applied Physiology, Nutrition, and Metabolism their study, titled “Neither Repetition Duration nor Number of Muscle Actions Affect Strength Increases”, followed 62 middle aged males who were split into 3 forms of lifting techniques of varying speeds for 10 weeks. The first group conducted their strength training by lifting for two seconds and lowering for four seconds, for an average of twelve reps. The second group conducted their strength training by lifting and lowering for 10 seconds each, for an average...

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