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The Science of Fasting

We’ve all heard of the latest fad diets: The no-fat, all-fat, cabbage-soup, six-small-meals, raw-veggies-no-dressing, gluten-free eating plans supposedly proven to help you lose weight fast. What if we told you that the answer to losing weight, improving body composition, and feeling better overall might not even really be about dieting, but instead just skipping meals every once in a while? For some, intermittent fasting, or going a longer period of time — usually between 14 and 36 hours — with very few to no calories, can actually be a lot

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key to success.

What we know and what we continuously find out all the time is that consistency is the key to success. No excuses, No issues, No rationalizations.  So many new gym goers give up so quickly because they are not seeing the results that they want in the time span that they think they should. So they quit and say that it wasn’t worth it or it wasn’t working. But just like anything else, exercise is a SKILL.  And skills need to be practised. Now, that being said, practice does NOT

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Is Motivation Useless?

The day was May 6th, 1954, in Oxford, England. A gentleman named Roger Bannister did the impossible: he ran a mile in 3 minutes and 59 seconds. For the nine years prior to this race, the world record had stood at 4:01, and it was widely considered that crossing that barrier was outside of human ability. In just three years after Roger set this new record, an additional THIRTEEN people completed a mile in less than four minutes. More recently, we saw the same big hullabaloo (what a great word)

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Are you too Busy to exercise?

How to Fit Exercise into Your Routine—No Matter How Busy You Are We all know by now that maintaining an active lifestyle should be one of our top priorities in life. Only by taking care of ourselves do we stand a chance of being the kind of person we strive to be on the job, at home with our loved ones, and in our communities. But that doesn’t mean it’s easy. Work, in particular, can get in the way of working out—in fact, there is a big paradox going on,

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Should I exercise when I’m sick?

Exercise when you’re sick: Should you sweat it out? Or rest and recover? Everybody gets sick. But it’s tough to know what to do about it. Should you “sweat it out” in the gym? Or get some rest instead? In this article we clear up the confusion. So that next time you come down with the flu or a cold, you’ll know what to do. Your friendly neighborhood gym. You’re warmed up and ready for a great workout. Then, all the sudden, Mr. Sneezy walks by. Coughing, sniffling, and heavy mouth-breathing.

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Health benefits of drinking lemon water

So, it turns out that my brother in-law Jason JAY  is right.  Ever since he was small, one of his favourite fruits has been lemons.  He just chomps them down, rind and all. Well, get ready, because you are going to start seeing lemons more commonly than ever. Lemons have been indicated, by the Sterling-Rice group,  as one of the “hot foods” of 2015. They get that distinction for numerous reasons. First off, they make a terrific salt substitute due to their acidity. They have the ability to create a

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