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I Think You’ll Find This A NEAT Way To Lose Weight

Non-Exercise Activity Thermogenesis (NEAT) is the energy expended for activities that do not include sleeping, eating or exercise. It ranges from the energy expended walking to work, typing, performing yard work, fidgeting,  (and even sleeping naked). The law of conservation of energy states that body fat increases when energy intake is consistently greater than energy expenditure, I.E., Excess body fat …

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Understanding Your Movement Could Be The Key to Understanding and Eliminating Your Pain

When you have an injury, your nervous system redistributes activity within and between muscles and and modifies  bio-mechanical behavior in order to “protect” the tissues from additional or threatened pain/injury. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21306915 An acute injury that initiates the inflammatory/healing  process is generally self-limiting, provided one doesn’t block the process with self-care measures such as the overuse of ice, NSAIDs or through …

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Are You Over Fat? Read This…

Spoiler Alert: Resistance Training, Not Starving Yourself or “Cardio” is  The Key to Successful Fat Loss- i.e. Metabolic Stress Appears to Determine Improvements in Body Composition & Health. James E. Clark, a researcher from Manchester Community College tried to figure out which approach to  altering body composition and metabolic issues  was the most efficacious. Clark’s analysis yielded both obvious and …

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Should You Take Supplements?

Taking supplements is a controversial topic, to which there are proponents and opponents. If you take supplements you should ask yourself: Am I taking a supplement (or supplements) to make up for an essential nutrient that may be deficient in my diet? What physiological system do I hope to target? Is there any peer-reviewed research demonstrating the efficacy of the …

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