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The No. 1 Fitness Trend

Over the years from the 70’s that fitness started to boom, workout trends have come and gone, but HIIT- style workouts are still the mania. So why are these type of workouts still growing in popularity? Here are the particulars you need to know about it. First of all, HIIT stands for High Intensity Interval Training. It is a cardiovascular type of workout, designed in intervals of various intensities and training session lengths. Basically it is the same as any cardio workout: it elevates your…

The Benefits of Olives

Olives can be a nice addition to your choices of snacks or added to a salad while contributing to your daily nutritional goals. Olives, whether green or black contain about 115 to 145 calories per 100 grams, or approximately 59 calories for 10 olives. They consist of 75-80% water, 11-15% fat, 4-6% carbs and a small amount of protein. Olives contain antioxidants that help prevent heart disease. The fat in olives contain fat but it’s healthy monosaturated fat, good fat, which has been shown to reduce…

What is Basal Metabolic Rate?

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The basal metabolism supports your bodily functions that occur without conscious awareness.This includes the heartbeat, breathing, maintenance of body temperature and sending of nerve and hormonal messages to direct these activities. They are the basal processes that maintain life. The amount of energy required to maintain these functions is called the basal metabolic rate (BMR). The basal metabolic rate is the minimum amount of calories needed to sustain the vital functions of the body during a…

High Intensity Weight Training

People often don’t exercise due to lack of time. However, quick bursts of energy can deliver health benefits like regular cardiovascular training. This is also the case for lifting weights and building muscle. Because high intensity training works more muscles than regular training, you are able to get greater benefits and spend less time. What Is High Intensity Weight Training? The principle of high intensity weight training is to overload the muscle, which creates a large demand for the…

The Power of Magnesium

Anyone that knows me knows that I’m a magnesium fanatic and I confess that it’s true. It all started when hurricane Ivan hit our tiny island Grand Cayman of the Cayman Islands and annihilated it. Just taking a guess, but I would say that over half the homes and businesses lost everything, which included me. So, because of my loss, sleeping in the attic of a commercial building with no electrical power and no bed to sleep on for over 3 months gave birth to a slight sciatica problem. This is not…

Encouraging Healthy Fat Loss

It can be extremely tricky to lose weight, actually I should say lose fat, and we are often tempted to use a quick fix solution to lose those extra pounds. With these practically overnight programs, you may lose weight initially but the answer to keeping your weight off permanently is to have a healthy fat loss system. There is no such thing as the perfect diet, I prefer to call it meal plan, but if you are realistic in your approach you can find a meal plan that is well suited for you. To encourage…

Set Your Mind and Your Body Will Follow

The root problem for many people who spend their lives procrastinating and making excuses as to why they don’t exercise is that they lack the proper mindset towards it. Typically the excuses to not workout go like this… “I don’t have time” “I’m tired” “I am too busy” “It’s boring” “I can’t afford a gym” “It hurts” But, all of these are just excuses. They really are. The truth is that people who don’t exercise…

Put a Motivational Spark in Your Mind and Body

Exercising to some is fun, and to others is a dreaded chore which they don’t look forward to. Keeping motivated towards their health & fitness goals is not always easy. So here’s a brief and effective tip that will turn into a great motivational tool for you. Wear a heart rate monitor (HRM) all throughout the day for a few weeks for EVERYTHING. I can hear you now, “what” “why”? Wearing a heart rate monitor while doing things such as chores around the house, at work, playing with…

Smoked Salmon Wrap

Salmon is a rich source of omega 3 as well as protein. Couple that with sprouted grain tortilla and fresh arugula and you’ve got yourself a healthy, balanced meal that’s ready in only 5 minutes. Servings: 2 Here’s what you need: 1 sprouted grain tortilla 1 tablespoon of low fat cream cheese 4oz of smoked salmon 1/2 cup of arugula a dash of salt and pepper Spread the cream cheese evenly over one side of tortilla. Place the salmon in the center of the tortilla. Top with arugula.…