Archive for November 2012

The Zone Diet

Barry Sears, an American biochemist, advocates the Zone Diet in many of his books as a balanced ratio of consuming carbohydrates, proteins and fats. His theory is one that promotes overall well-being and stable blood sugar levels; ultimately designed to avoid heart attacks at an early age. His most recent publications have also publicized the…

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Swimming And Physical Therapy

Physical therapy concerns itself with rehabilitating people with physical injuries or impairments through a number of specialty areas. Areas of concern can include cardiovascular, orthopedic, geriatric, pediatric and general sports therapy. The growth of physical therapy as a profession has come about in the last 20 years and typically professionals will concentrate on one area…

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Is the Atkins Diet Right for Your Personal Training Program?

The Atkins Nutritional Approach was researched by Dr. Robert Atkins as a way of resolving his own weight problem and today is a popular dieting method for severe and drastic weight loss. The diet is categorized as a low-carb diet as it limits the intake of carbohydrates and trains the body to convert fat as…

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The Differences and Treatments for Type 1 and Type 2 Diabetes

Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes are chronic diseases that affects glucose (blood sugar) getting to the various cells in the body. This disease is caused by either the pancreas not producing enough or insulin or because the cells do not respond to the insulin that the body does produce. There are two main types of…

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Is The Paleo Diet Right For Your Fitness Goals?

The Paleo Diet or Paleolithic Diet is designed to replicate the diet that the human body would have been using many centuries ago. It is widely believed that the human body has not yet adapted to ‘farming’ and the processed food we have available today. Instead we our bodies are still adapted as the “hunter-gatherers”…

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The Health Benefits of Coffee

Coffee is a popular drink in modern culture and has become increasingly so with chains like Starbucks popping up everywhere. While high in caffeine, coffee is an obvious source of water which the body needs to fuel itself. Even the varieties that have milk (e.g. mochas, lattes, etc.) also offer excellent fluid benefits. Outside of…

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Swimming And Personal Training

The human body is an amazing engineering feat. While the body is not specifically designed to swim, it is easily able to do due to the natural range of movement and natural buoyancy. Swimming is one of the most common recreational activities across the globe and is often formalized as a sport in various ways.…

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Exercise And Osteoporosis

Osteoporosis is a disease that affects the bones and can ultimately lead to an increase in the chance of fractures even from the lightest of touches. The actual cause is a reduced bone mineral density (BMD) and as this count reduces, the bone is more easily affected by stress in all forms. The disease mostly…

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