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How Often Should You Do Ab Workouts?

Sculpting abdominal muscles and toning the tummy requires the same effort as strengthening any other muscle group of the body. If you are aiming to get a spectacular six pack, you might be spending a lot of time working out for the desired abs. This strategy is not very successful …

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Should You Work out When You’re Sore?

When you’re involved in a new activity or you strain your body muscle, soreness could occur. Delayed onset muscle soreness (DOMS) occurs 48 to 72 hours after you work out. There are chances of your muscle fibers getting small tears. The answer to the question “should you work out when …

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How to Reduce Waist Fat

Losing fat around the waist is something that many individuals want to do, be it for personal, aesthetic, or health reasons. The muscle groups people aim to work to achieve this goal is the abdominals, belonging to what is known as the core, which includes numerous muscles that are interconnected, …

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Is Hot Yoga Good for You?

Bikram yoga is a variation of yoga that is based on the concept of practicing yoga in a heated room. Bikram Choudhury developed this version of “hot yoga” back in the 70s. The room must be heated to between 90º and 105º F, and possibly even hotter, and with the …

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How to Reduce Lactic Acid

When you engage in high-intensity exercise, your body needs to produce energy without using enough oxygen. The generation of energy anaerobically leads to the production of lactic acid. The burn you feel in a muscle during strength training is usually because of a buildup of lactic acid. The muscle soreness …

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Calories Burned Running Stairs

If you are looking to lose weight, running stairs might be a great way to reach your goal. It takes a lot of work to drop those pounds. For every pound you want to drop, you have to burn about 3,500 calories more than you eat. The activity is an …

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Calories Burned When Running

If you are a runner and are trying to lose weight, sometimes running more isn’t the answer. The calories burned running is about eight and one-half calorie per minute. This is good but as you run more, your body begins to conserve calories. So, at first you will lose some …

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How to Make Your Body Less Acidic

Your pH value shows the levels of alkalinity and acidity in the body. It is important to ensure that your body has a slightly alkaline blood level – it should preferably be in the pH range of 7.35-7.45. A value under 7.35 indicates that your blood is acidic, which increases …

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Why Do Muscles Get Sore?

When you are engaging in new physical activity or increase the workout intensity, muscle soreness is likely the result. Soreness of muscles can happen immediately, or it can happen between six to eight hours later. Delayed onset muscle soreness, or DOMS get a bit worse over time and peak 24 …

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Eating Less but Gaining Weight

Do you always wonder why your friends can eat anything they want without having to worry about putting on weight, and why you gain weight even if you have been eating less than ever? What keeps some people slim irrespective of what and how much they eat? What happened to you?  …

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