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F.A.T – Frequently Attacked Terror

Posted by Lizelle Pool on Thursday, January 7, 2010, In : Nutrition 

We just love to hate fat don’t we? It is the baddy that is the root to all our problems. We want nothing to do with it, yet it is the biggest percentage of our diets. It just tastes so amazingly good. We are drawn to fat like a moth to a flame. We can’t help it, it just happens, as soon as we see, that plate with a burger and fries are standing in front of us and we are halfway through the meal already!

Let us backtrack just for a moment and clear a couple of things up. All fat are not p...


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Why is vitamin and mineral consumption important?

Posted by Lizelle Pool on Friday, November 27, 2009, In : Nutrition 

We need energy to survive and function properly. What we eat on a daily basis will be used as energy to keep our bodies going through the day. The food we eat consist of calories and the number of calories any human being needs is dependent on his/her age, height, weight, gender and how active they are on a daily basis. The equation is simple: If the amount of calories we take in daily  is more than the calories we can expend, we are going to start picking up weight and eventually become over...


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Abdominal muscles, where are you?

Posted by Lizelle Pool on Wednesday, November 4, 2009, In : November 2009 

Well, the good news is that your abdominal muscles are where everybody else’s is. So you haven’t lost it, misplaced it or sold it for a bargain! Tell me how to find it then! This is actually very simple, but not so easy.

 

If you cannot see your abdominals it is because they are covered in a layer of fat. No amount of sit ups is going to help you see them either. Sit ups may increase the strength of your midsection and of course the strength of your hip flexors as well. (You use the upp...


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The rise and fall of fitness trends

Posted by Lizelle Pool on Monday, November 2, 2009, In : November 2009 

We started with the Jane Fonda phenomenon. All dressed up in leotard and shin warmers. It was high impact bouncy aerobics and everybody bought the video tapes. Did everybody lose the weight? Then we moved on a bit, we started running an hour a day, 7 days a week. It was the in thing. You cleared your schedule, went to work earlier, just so that you can get to gym and get your hour of cardio in. Cardio was the way to lose weight. Did everybody lose weight? Fast forward to today. This day and a...


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