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Kettlebell Training

Kettlebell Training

It wasn’t that long ago that kettlebells were a new instrument for those of us living in the western world. The kettlebell as we know it today originated in Russia approximately 350 years ago. The first appearance of the word in a Russian dictionary appeared in 1704. They were originally used as handled counterweights to weigh out dry goods on market scales.

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Belly Fat and Weight Loss

Belly Fat and Weight Loss

Last summer, I read several books by Lyle McDonald about fat loss, which were extremely “sciency”, but I must say quite fascinating.  I recently have been reading article from Dr. Mike Israetel about various topics and I came across an article that he published: “Thinking Clearly About Obesity, Belly Fat, and Weight Loss” By Dr. Mike Israetel, Professor of Exercise Science at Temple University.

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Awesome Abdominal Exercises

Awesome Abdominal Exercises

Today’s article is a routine of 4 awesome abdominal exercises carefully chosen to target both the upper and lower abs. This combination will strengthen your core.   One important thing to remember is that the key to getting “abs” is your diet/nutrition.  The old saying that “abs are made in the kitchen” is definitely true.  However, one you get your body fat down to a low  level, you need a solid exercise routine to make them pop!

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Effects of Exercise on Aging

Effects of Exercise on Aging

Today’s article is about the effects of exercise on elderly folks. It’s a shame that a lot of older people still have the mindset that exercise is dangerous, or that all they should do is walk to keep their hearts healthy. I find it disturbing that our medical community perpetuates this nonsense.

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Tips for Healthy Travel

Tips for Healthy Travel

Today’s article is about traveling healthy.  Too often, when people head out on a business trip or a vacation, they throw all inhibitions and rules aside, with respect to fitness and diet.  And then when they return, they grumble about having gain a few pounds and feeling crappy, etc…Why do that to yourself?

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Health Food Imposters

Health Food Imposters

There are many foods that masquerade as health food. Her is my take on foods that I consider to be imposters with respect to the status of “health food.” 

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Health Benefits of Apple Cider Vinegar

Health Benefits of Apple Cider Vinegar

Vinegar folklore is as colorful as it is practical. Legend states that a courtier in Babylonia (c. 5000 BC) “discovered” wine, formed from unattended grape juice, leading to the eventual discovery of vinegar and its use as a food preservative.

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French Paradox

French Paradox

I’m sure you’ve all heard of the famous French Paradox.  How can it be that the French have a much lower rate of heart disease when they consume so much saturated fat?  Is it because of the wine?  Is it linked to diet choices?  Or is the widely held belief that saturated fat causes heart disease wrong?  Today’s article explores this notorious paradox.

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What is Bone Density

What is Bone Density?

Bone density or bone mineral density is the amount of bone mineral in bone tissue. Bone density measurement is used in clinical medicine as an indirect indicator of osteoporosis and fracture risk.

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