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The importance of WEIGHT TRAINING by Amanda Abdelrahman

"High intensity resistance training (above 60% of the 1 repetition maximum) causes large increases in strength in the elderly, and resistance training significantly increases muscle size. Resistance training also significantly increases energy requirements and insulin action of the elderly.

Forget About Calories

Recently a spin instructor told me how a couple mentioned to her that they burn the most calories during her class compared to the other instructors.

7 Steps to Stay on Track During Family and Holiday Functions

1.PLAN AHEAD by setting limits and preparing your mind for portion control and choices 2.EAT BREAKFAST and have a satisfying snack to keep your hunger in check and minimize temptations 3.DRINK WATER to keep you feeling fuller 4.PRACTICE PORTION control and stop eating when you feel full 5.BRING A DISH that is healthy to insure you have something to eat of your choice 6.MOVE AROUND and do not sit at the table to keep you tempted to munch on food.

Top 10 Foods for Optimal Heart and Body Health

1.Salmon-contain omega-3 fatty acids which have an anti-clotting effect to keep your blood flowing. 2. Green #Vegetables- such as Broccoli, Spinach and Kale have a powerful boost in fighting free radicals to help free your body of potentially harmful compounds. They're also high in fiber, vitamins and minerals. 3. #Avocado-is high #antioxidants and potassium. This fruit will provide your #body and #heart with healthy fats that can lower risk of #heartdisease and acts as an #antiinflammatory 4. Flax and #Chia Seeds-high in fiber and omega-3 fatty acids 5.

3 Ways to Improve Your Bench Press

The bench press is perhaps the most popular exercise in the weight room. It’s a test of brute strength, will, and power, and it is very often the barometer by which athletes, gymgoers and casual lifters measure their upper body strength. 

Why there is No Such Thing as Targeted Fat Loss

Growth, Pillar to Success

The need to grow is a human instinct. I do not mean just physically, I mean mentally and spiritually as well. As long as there is breath in our bodies, we all feel the need to accomplish more or improve upon something. Some of us even feel the need to chase a dream. That is how we keep evolving. I would like to use my own life as a reference point in this passage.  

How to Change Your Workout Without Changing The Exercises

Changing up your workout occasionally is great for keeping things fresh and preventing you from hitting a plateau. However, some of us have limited equipment or a limited knowledge of different exercises. Here is a list of ways you can change it up without having to figure out a new routine. 

Best Exercise Options To Compliment Regular Yoga

Yoga is known to effectively improve your flexibility while calming your mind and relieving stress.  However, if you’re aiming to lose weight and have an overall healthy body, yoga alone is not enough.  In fact, in one study, participants doing yoga for half an hour burned only about 120 calories while other exercises burned more, such as aerobics, which consumed at least 165 calories.