Archive for June, 2012

Next Level Calorie Burning

Posted by Marcus Selle on Jun 28, 2012

So, we already know that to get lean we need to burn a shed load of calories whilst not consuming too many, simple in theory right?

Here are some things to consider when your goal is to burn maximum calories for a leaner, more athletic physique…

Note: Most of these ‘traps’ are often fallen into through the desire to achieve great results. Thats right, its often the serious gym goer making these errors. Because of the fact that these guys, just as you are, have a great will and determination to succeed, you can overlook what is actually the best route to take.

Exercise type – I’ve often said that exercises are like medicines. What is right for one person and their goals, can be completely wrong, detrimental, even dangerous to another.

This is one of the main dangers of copying what other guys do or say in the gym. You h

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IU Health & Wellness: Designer drugs, banning or taxing sodas

Posted by Sienna Mullaly on Jun 27, 2012

How could anything with such a benign name as bath salts, spice or bliss be dangerous? Think of these synthetic drugs instead as ever-changing narcotic concoctions designed to be easily available and one step ahead of prosecution.

“One of the scariest things about designer or synthetic drugs is that manufacturers are constantly changing the formulations in order to avoid the law,” said Courtney Stewart with the Indiana Prevention Resource Center at Indiana University Bloomington. “Because these chemicals and their effects on the human body have not been studied, many of the dangers are not yet known. We do know they can be purchased easily online, and some of their effects include increased blood pressure, confusion, hallucinations and extreme agitation.”

Recent news reports of a gruesome attack on a homeless man in Miami have drawn attention to bath salts and other synthetic drugs because of their implication in the unusual attack.

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Do you always have room for dessert? Blame ghrelin, study authors say

Posted by Marcus Selle on Jun 25, 2012

A new study suggests that the appetite-inducing hormone ghrelin increases the incentive for humans to eat high-calorie foods, even on a full stomach. The results will be reported Sunday at The Endocrine Society’s 94th Annual Meeting in Houston.

In the study, rats lacking the ghrelin receptor gene ate less of a sweet treat after a full meal than did rodents whose ghrelin receptor gene was intact.

“Combined with an increasingly sedentary lifestyle, overconsumption of reward-driven foods may be partly responsible for the current obesity epidemic,” said Veronique St-Onge, a PhD candidate at Carleton University, Ottawa, Canada, and the study’s lead investigator. “Ghrelin receptors may represent an important target for obesity treatments.”

With the principal investigator, Alfonso Abizaid, PhD, of Carleton University, St-Onge studied the role of ghrelin—the so-called “hunger hormone”—in what they called the “dessert phenomenon”: eating tasty desserts after a filling meal. To

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Herbs For Postpartum Recovery

Posted by Mason Perdriau on Jun 23, 2012

Having a baby can be a wonderful and exciting experience. The days immediately following the birth of your baby, however, can also be something of a challenging time, as well. While it is true that some of your pregnancy discomforts may be subsiding or gone during the postpartum period, the fact remains that childbirth can be rather traumatic to your body. There are a variety of aches, pains, and discomforts that can occur after your baby is born. During the postpartum recovery period, it is especially important that you take care of your own body, as you are much better equipped to help out your little one and bond with your little one when your own ailments are under control. Many women have chosen to use herbs to help with postpartum recovery.

One of the ways that herbs can help with postpartum recovery has to do with sore bottoms.

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