How to Get Perfect Abs

Best-Worst Abs Exercises

Researchers found that exercises that require constant abdominal stabilization, as well as body rotation, generated the most muscle activity in the obliques.Topping the list of the most effective exercises was the bicycle maneuver, followed closely by the second ranked, captain's chair. As for home exercise equipment, crunches on an exercise ball ranked highest - coming in third overall... read more

Six-Pack Effect

A common fallacy that many people cling to is that by working the ab muscles alone, the fat layers will magically disappear. However, spot reduction never works. Galati explains: “When we gain weight, we gain weight over the entire body. Everybody has areas on their bodies where we store more or less fat. Hence, when we lose weight, we lose it in similar proportions. The idea that you can target specific areas for weight loss, such as the torso or buttocks, simply doesn’t work.” ... read more

Weight Loss Tools 

To lose weight you need to burn more calories then you consume through exercise and physical activity, or you need to reduce the amount of calories that you consume. One pound equals 3,500 calories, so in order to lose one pound you must burn 3,500 more calories than you are consuming. By reducing your daily caloric intake by 500 calories a day, or by burning more than 500 extra calories a day, you can definitely reach your weight loss goal.

The Lose a Pound Calculator can help you determine how long it will take you to lose your desired amount of weight. Simply enter how many pounds you want to lose and your goal date....go to Calculator

Aging and Exercise

Regular Exercise Decreases Memory Loss

Researchers have long touted the relationship between brain power and exercise; however, firsthand evidence of this benefit has not previously been witnessed in live subjects. Scientists have only noted positive neurological effects after conducting postmortem exams on animals.

Now, with the use of MRI technology, study authors have tracked cerebral blood volume and neuron growth (neurogenesis) in the area of the brain responsible for memory and cognitive aging. This first ever study of live subject neurogenesis lends significant support to the argument that those who participate in regular exercise can enhance the brain's ability to fortify itself against age releated memory loss. (Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 2007) 

Lift Weights - Why You Should Lift Weight if You're a Woman

 Over the last decade, researchers have made extremely compelling arguments for the benefits of weight training for women and those over the age of fifty. Still, the number of women who take this recommendation to heart is still quite low. Most women who exercise are spending most of their gym time on cardiovascular exercise. Whatever your reasons for avoiding the weights, if you are a woman, here are ten reasons why you need to take strength training seriously ... read more


Six Nutritional Supplements to Improve your Health 

Confused about which vitamins and supplements you should be taking? Naturopath Dr. Natasha Turner advises six essentials to add to your diet
1. Omega-3 fish oil 2. Coenzyme Q10 3. Turmeric
4. CLA 5. Acidophilis 6. Resveratrol ... read more

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