Fat get fatter

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A new report from a 10 year study by Cancer Research UK has shown that those who were thin, have stayed thin and those who were overweight or obese have dramatically increased their weight. Almost 12,000 men and women had their weight and waist measurements taken in 1993/4. Researchers then compared these statistics with weight...

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Muscle cramps

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A muscle cramp is a spasm in the muscle that can be slightly uncomfortable to excruciating. Lasting from just a few seconds to up to fifteen minutes a muscle cramp can wake you up at night or drop you on the spot in the middle of your game. Researches still do not know the exact...

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Tips that will help you stay fit & healthy!

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Eat A Healthy Diet A healthy diet is one that is balanced in the correct amounts of proteins, carbohydrates, fats, vitamins, minerals and fibre. Stay of junk food, which is high in fat and contributes to obesity and heart disease, consider it only as treat and not part of your normal diet. Watch your salt...

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Triglycerides – can course heart problems

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TG’s are measured by a blood test but years ago when your doctor measured your cholesterol levels, triglycerides (TG’s) were barely mentioned. However we now know that levels higher than a 150mg/dl can considerably increase your chances of a heart attack. TG’s is just another name for calorie packed fat and though they are a...

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Muscle myths & fat facts

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How many friends and family have said to you “What are you going to do when all that muscle you’ve built turns in to fat when you stop training?” Beginners starting fitness programmes often ask the question “How long will it take and how much training must I do to turn or my loose body...

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Losing weight

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No one doubts that being overweight affects health. Ask your insurance company. They have statistics on weight and mortality going back over more than a century. These show that if you are 20% heavier than your ideal weight for your height and sex you have more chance of developing high blood pressure, diabetes and tripling...

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Cola bad for bone density

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When you are young the last thing on your mind is the strength of your bones and to even consider drinking cola, possibly the most popular ‘pop’ drink, could cause you to suffer osteoporosis in later life seems be entering the realms of fantasy. However it appears that researches as Tufts University USA, have found...

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Exercise boosts prostate health

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(HealthDay News) — Regular vigorous exercise may slow progression of prostate cancer and reduce the risk of death from the disease, according to a new study from the Harvard School of Public Health. “Men 65 years or older engaging in at least three hours of vigorous physical activity weekly had a markedly lower risk (almost...

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Fruit and vegetable benefits

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There are so many reasons to eat fruits and vegetables everyday. Fruits and vegetables are sources of many vitamins, minerals and other natural substances that may help protect you from chronic diseases. Some of these nutrients may also be found in other foods. Eating a balanced diet and making other lifestyle changes are key to...

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Think colour in the produce aisle

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Of course we all grew up with the words of our mother “eat your vegetables!” ringing in our ears. For some of us that advice stuck and for some of us it didn’t, but everyone agrees that vegetables are good for you. So how do you know what vegetables are best. Remember the cardinal rule...

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