Exercise & Fitness Archive

Your Will Power: Conserve It!…It Runs Out!!

In recent years, scientists have made some compelling discoveries about the ways that the will power works. It isn't just some storybook concept; it's a measurable form of mental energy that runs out as you use it, much like a gas in your car. Conserve It! It Runs Out!

What are some good food sources of complete protein?

Protein an important part of our food group. It is present in every cell, tissue and organ in our bodies. These protein are constantly being broken down and replaced. Some are essential and some are nonessential. Complete protein sources provide all the essential proteins. Sources include....

Easy Weight Reducing Tips

Weight gain is easy but losing weight is not the same. It does appear as a challenge, but weight loss can be easy. It is actually a simple math. If you take in less calories than you burn off, you will lose weight. If you consume about 500 calories less every day, you will lose

How to avoid a heart attack?

Heart disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women in the United States. Heart diseases occur when the heart blood vessels (also called coronary arteries) becomes narrow due to fat deposits also called plaques. The plaques also attract blood components, which stick to the artery wall lining (called atherosclerosis). This process

Laugh More! It's Good Medicine

A genuine voiced laughter can have a tremendous positive effect on your health. Laughter increases endorphins, strengthens immune system, burns calories and increases hope & self-esteem. Laughter is a mini-workout A genuine laugh can burn extra calories. According to a study published in International Journal of Obesity in May 2006 [1] showed that laughter causes

Effect of Smoking on your life span

If you want to know how damaging effect smoking can have on your life span, check out this tool at Yahoo Health. This interactive tool can be used to estimate the impact smoking will have on your life span. Based on the number of cigarettes you smoked in the past or how many you will

Count Calories for Effective Weight Loss

You should count calories to effectivelyly lose weight. You need to cut down on calories intake daily. To take off one pound per week, you’ll need to reduce calories by 500 per day. (One pound of body fat equals about 3,500 calories.) Try eating 250 calories less per day and exercising enough to burn 250

Body Mass Index (BMI) Calculator

Body mass index (BMI) is measure of body fat based on height and weight that applies to both adult men and women.. BMI does not differentiate between body fat and muscle mass. Therefore, body builders and people who have a lot of muscle bulk will have a high BMI but are not overweight.