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Facts about Minerals

Facts about Minerals

Minerals are important for your body to stay healthy. Your body uses minerals for many different jobs, including keeping your bones, muscles, heart, and brain working properly. Minerals are also important for making enzymes and hormones. The body needs many minerals;...

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Vegan Diet

Vegan Diet

WHAT IS A VEGAN DIET? The vegan diet is an eating plan that eliminates all animal products, including meat, fish, eggs, dairy, and honey. People decide to adopt veganism for different reasons, such as ethical concerns, health reasons or religious principles. Others...

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A Vegetarian diet

A Vegetarian diet

The vegetarian diet has gained popularity in recent years with estimates that vegetarians now account for 18% of the global population. Apart from the ethical and environmental benefits of cutting meat from your diet, a well-planned vegetarian diet may also reduce...

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Anti-Inflammatory foods you can eat

Anti-Inflammatory foods you can eat

Inflammation can be both good and bad. On one hand, it helps your body defend itself from infection and injury. On the other hand, chronic inflammation can lead to weight gain and disease. Stress, inflammatory foods, and low activity levels can make this risk even...

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Triceps

Triceps

Triceps brachii comes from the Latin for “three-headed muscle of the arm”. It is the large muscle on the back of your arms and is responsible for extension of the elbow. It is also the antagonist to the biceps brachii and brachialis muscles. The triceps help to fixate...

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Facts about Alcohol

Facts about Alcohol

There are many mixed messages out there about alcohol. On the one hand, moderate amounts have been linked to health benefits. On the other, it is addictive and highly toxic — especially when you drink too much. The truth is that the health effects of alcohol vary...

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What is a balanced diet?

What is a balanced diet?

A balanced diet gives your body all the nutrients it needs to function correctly. A balanced diet is a diet that contains a variety of foods in certain quantities and proportions so that the requirement for calories, proteins, minerals, vitamins, and alternative...

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Unilateral Strength Training

Unilateral Strength Training

Unilateral training is where you are only working one limb at a time. In most traditional training movements, we use both limbs concurrently to complete the task at hand. For example, you can perform an alternating dumbbell press whilst one arm in the extended...

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Tri-set Strength Training

Tri-set Strength Training

Tri-sets are doing three exercises back-to-back with no break. During these sets you can either pair exercises that are non-competing, in other words opposing muscle groups, or you can target the same muscle. If you are stuck at a training plateau then tri-sets may be...

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Calves

Calves

The calf muscle, on the back of the lower leg, is made up of two muscles: THE GASTROCNEMIUS This is the larger calf muscle, forming the bulge visible beneath the skin. The gastrocnemius has two parts or “heads,” which together create its diamond shape. THE SOLEUS This...

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