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Exercise and Blood Lipids (fats & Cholesterol)

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This month’s topic is based around cholesterol, a subject I wrote about a couple of years ago but I still get many people asking for information in relation to this very important naturally produced steroid. First of all though, many thanks to the feedback to last month’s editorial on ‘Exercise and Fluids’, hopefully the knowledge [...]

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Fluids and Excercise

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As an exercise professional I come across so many people who complain of physiological problems which are connected to the effects of de-hydration, so before we really get into the height of summer please take heed of the following information. Exercise is thirsty work and your body fluid losses can be very high. If they [...]

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Weight Training

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WEIGHT TRAINING Weight Training is very useful part of a fitness-training programme, which should also include aerobic, and flexibility, a balanced diet and stress management. Here is some other beneficial information you should know about weight-training or resistance exercise, which sometimes gets a bad press but in my opinion the negative reactions are a mis-conception. [...]

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Carbohydrates

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foods that are naturally produced, without any refining or processing. Since the mid 19th. Century our intake of sucrose (sugar) has risen dramatically, due to manufacturing processes, which strip the foods of their basic nutrients and vitamins, and leave mainly simple sugars. Is it a coincidence that during the two centuries since processed food became [...]

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Is Your Body Screaming for Water

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Our bodies need an absolute minimum of six to eight eight-ounce glasses of water per day. Alcohol, tea, coffee and caffeine-containing beverages don’t count as water. The best times to drink water are: one glass half an hour before taking food, at breakfast, lunch and dinner, and a similar amount two and a half hours [...]

Starting an Excercise Program

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How many times have we started an exercise programme only to give up after only a few sessions. Statistics show one main reason for this is our inability to improve due to our lack of knowledge. To achieve our full potential through correct exercise and management we must have professional help to correctly identify our [...]

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