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7 Ways To Burn More Fat In Your Next Workout

This is a guest post by by Barry J McDonald of

1 – Do Weights Before Cardio – To get the best results and burn more calories from your next workout, its best to combine some form of resistance/weight lifting as well to your cardio session.

The mistake some people make is to hit the cycling machines first and do weights later but doing the reverse is far better for fat burning. It takes your body 15 minutes to warm up in a cardio session before it starts burning fat.

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The Online Fitness Test

Do you know yourself exactly how fit you are? have you got any way of measuring it? I would say the answer to this for the majority of people is they probably don’t know exactly how fit they are or aren’t. But what if there was a way where you didn’t need to be hooked up to various equipment. And walking on a treadmill to see how exactly how fit you are.

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Having a Walk May Stop Chocolate Cravings

If there’s one thing wrong with us human beings, is we can have bad eating habits and eat foods that are not particularly good for us, and as we know one of these particular things tends to be chocolate and there is one big downfall to eating chocolate and that is the amount of sugar that it tends to contain.

Because of the ingredients that are used in chocolate such as fat and sugar. It can be very easy to become addicted to these substances, and hence we tend to eat too much of it far more than we should do normally.

A lot of people have difficulty in breaking addictions to chocolate, but when you realise what is actually inside it it’s no wonder why. So is there another alternative we can use to stop our cravings of chocolate? Well perhaps there is and it’s not as complicated as you may have thought it would have been.

Some researchers in Exeter , discovered that if you take a brisk walk for 15 minutes, it will stop the cravings for chocolate. Twenty-five people, who would normally eat chocolate didn’t eat any for five days and also exercised for 15 minutes.

Then walked then rested, and at the same time they were asked to do things, which would normally make them want to eat chocolate. Which included having some sort of mental challenge and they were asked to eat a bar of chocolate to see if they wanted it or not. After having there 15 minute walk.

After the exercise period the participants said that there craving for chocolate was a lot lesser but not as much when they were resting. Which proves the theory, this may be a similar effect, which has discussed in a document recently about exercise and smoking cigarettes, the same mechanism seems to be in effect.

The scientists who conducted the study seem to think that somehow exercise alters the brain chemistry, so you no longer crave food or any other substance that you may desire. So you could probably apply this to other things as well as chocolate, so when that box of chocolates or chocolate biscuits is saying “eat me eat me” all you need to do is ignore the cravings go for a walk and you’re set or is it that simple.

Have you yourself noticed that the more exercise you do the less likely you are to crave sweet foods? it’s always nice to know that the theory works in the real world as it were.


Does Eating A Mediterranean Diet Stop Depression?

This may be one of those questions that goes around in the health and food industry quite a lot. As to whether what you eat determines how you feel on a day-to-day basis. When people fail to eat certain types of foods they may suffer from the following problems feel stressed or anxious and suffer from depression.

Some people may seem to think it’s just pure coincidence about how they are feeling they may not be thinking any negative thoughts. But just feel stressed or depressed and don’t know why. One of the reasons could be a lack of essential vitamins and minerals. Or is there some other mechanism at work.

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Quick Reminder For Free Health & Weight Loss Webinar

Hi this is a reminder for tomorrow nights free webinar

Are you free on the 18th of November between the times of 8 p.m. and 9 p.m.  If so then why not join weight loss guru, Pete Cohen on a free weight loss and health webinar.

pctv_Members-Online-WorkshopThere is no where to go physically you will be able to do it from the comfort of your own home, all you need is access to the Internet and some speakers so you can listen.

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20 Reasons Why Bouncing Is Good For You

Just so there is no confusion about what this post is about it doesn’t mean that you have got to, run-around bouncing around everywhere like a kangaroo. Or for that matter by a pogo stick. This post is about mini trampolines and the benefits of why they are a very good form of exercise.

It may actually seem that you are just bouncing up and down but you may be unaware of the amount of exercises you can do and the benefits that you can get from them.

1. Bouncing on a mini trampoline will help to prevent cardiovascular disease e.g. heart problems etc

2. When you’re bouncing up and down your breathing becomes heavier so you will strengthen your respiratory system having good lung capacity is a good thing

3. It will help to flush out your lymphatic system

4. Will help to flush toxins out of your body

5. If you weigh 100 pounds and jog for 12 minutes you will burn 47 calories if you bounce for the same amount of time you will burn 58 calories

6. Regular bouncing will strengthen the function of your glands especially the thyroid which in turn will help with its overall output

7. There is no need to go to the gym, you can do back squats jogging on the spot, push-ups and many other exercise’s on a mini trampoline and they aren’t that expensive

8. Bouncing up and down on a trampoline is great fun, combine that with some music and you can’t go wrong

9. A mini trampoline hardly takes up any space at all, some you can buy are foldable or you can take the legs off for easy storage

10. It’s a very low impact exercise see don’t have to worry about putting stress on your joints or knees

11. They 68% more efficient for burning calories than jogging

12. NASA are quoted as saying “that rebounding on a mini trampoline is the most efficient and best exercise yet known to man”

13. You will be able to fight fatigue more efficiently because it works on three important glands the thyroid pituitary gland and your adrenal glands

14. If you enjoy doing exercise,and I am sure you will if you decide to have a go at mini trampolining then you will far more likely be willing to stick to it

15. Mini trampolines are suitable for people of all ages, although it’s advisable to consult your doctor if you haven’t exercised for a while

16. You experience different states of gravity whilst bouncing this has quite an effect on your body

17. Will help with balance and coordination

18. Help relieve stress and depression

19. You will have more energy and will sleep better

20. Helps with overall cellular health

21. When you bounce on a mini trampoline your is subjected to gravity your body is subjected to the forces of acceleration and deceleration plus gravity.

When you do this by bouncing your body weight becomes double to what it is. Your body cells respond to this and become stronger as a result of the action forced upon them. Which isn’t the sane action as pumping iron in the gym.

Here some videos of people using mini trampolines and the various exercises you can do. So get bouncing.

Does Switching Diets Cause Withdrawal Symptoms?

So you’re on a particular diet and maybe having problems sticking to it, by switching from good foods to bad foods say for instance too many sweet foods which lack proper nutrition.

And you’re having a hard time keeping that balance as it should be. So does this have any effect on your mind at the same time while you are doing this.

Some recent research has found that if you switch from normal tasting foods and sweet foods, this may turn the anxiety portion of your brain on and because of this happening, you may start to over eat.

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Low Carb Vs Low Fat Diets Do They Affect Your Mood?

Sometimes it’s quite hard to know if you’re feeling down or up beat whether what you are eating is making you feel the way you are.

So this bit of research may help you to understand if you are feeling a bit under the weather and can’t understand why. A study, which was published in the archives of the publication Internal Medicine, looked at differences between people whom ate a low carb diet and a low-fat diet.

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Measure Your Weight With Twitter Using Wi-FI Scales

scalesThere doesn’t seem to be a day go by, where you don’t hear about something new that you can do with twitter, and I must admit myself I am quite a fan of twitter. So what is the latest gizmo gadget that you can use using this social media platform.

Somebody has combined some WiFi scales, with the technology to update twitter with how often you weigh yourself it will tell you the amount of weight you need to lose or gain in order to reach your weight loss goal.

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Can You Still Lose Weight If You Eat Cheese?

It’s been said many a time that we shouldn’t eat foods that contain saturated fat because they are bad for us.

But for our bodies to function normally we do need a certain amount of it, and cheese is one of those foods that can be high in saturated fat and is calorie laden.

So the theory goes that really we shouldn’t eat it this is what conventional wisdom has always taught is.  But is that necessarily the case now it would seem not.

According to what some researchers found in a study carried out in Australia . A group of people were monitored for 12 weeks, and put on a low calorie diet, and told to eat plenty of cheese, yoghurt, and semi skimmed milk.

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