Did you know that your physical performance and endurance has as much to do with your genetics as it does with the amount of hours that you spend in the gym?
We will keep you up to date with the latest news on sport and exercise while also providing you with some easy to follow training and exercise tips to improve your own fitness level.
There's no arguing that exercise can help most people lose weight, as well as look more toned and trim.
Of course, there's a catch. You need to get - and keep - moving if you want to cash in on the benefits. This doesn't necessarily mean following a strict, time-consuming regimen at the gym -- although that can certainly reap benefits.
The better you understand your muscles and what they're capable of, the more you can do with them, whether you're acing a serve or turning heads at the pub. But when there are about 650 muscles, and millions of individual fibers, to get intimate with, it's more than a little daunting. So we're going to keep it simple.
Here's the least you need to know to get the most from your muscles.
While running isn't for everyone, it is one of the most accessible activities there is- all you need is a good pair of running shoes.
While running comes very natural to most of us, building up endurance for running takes time, patience, and persistence.
With our increasingly busy lives and the established health risks associated with excess body fat, the search is on to find more efficient and effective ways to trim our waistlines.
Exercise has shown to be effective for reducing total body and abdominal fat, and helps to counteract the loss of muscle tissue during dieting. So, what are you waiting for? Trade your after-work drink for an after-work exercise session!
Human physical performance is influenced by a number of factors, including genetics.
Recently, the development of technologies for DNA testing, has allowed the identification of some of the individual genetic variations that contribute to athletic performance.
Genes determine between 20-80% of the variation in traits like oxygen intake, cardiac performance, and muscle fibre composition.
Resting metabolic rate (RMR) represents the energy the body expends to maintain life and normal bodily functions, such as respiration and circulation.
Approximately two-thirds of the calories you expend on a daily basis are to support those functions.
Swordfish is an excellent high-protein source of anti-stress B vitamins, minerals (particularly selenium) and omega-3 beneficial fatty acids, which have been shown to lower blood cholesterol, reduce inflammatory response, enhance brain function, among other benefits.
Swordfish is not only delicious (and easy to cook), it also contains one of the highest levels of protein for any fish source. Per 100 gram serving, it can contain around 27 grams of protein - much more than red and white meat.
Here is a delicious recipe for Grilled Swordfish that will serve two hungry people:
Hard to believe that they grow so big. They grow up fast!
When kids are rapidly growing their metabolic rate is extremely fast and nutritional requirements are much higher than normal.
If they do no meet their nutritional requirements then their body will 'take' it from other organs or tissues and make do the best it can.
Ok, so now you have decided that you want to lose some weight the healthy way, through good food and exercise. However one of the major hurdles many people face when wanting to lose weight is not knowing what to buy to replace their everyday items. Here is a list of alternative food items you can buy to replace your existing ingredients.