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How Vegetables Can Give You That Golden Glow

How Vegetables Can Give You That Golden Glow

Eric February 17, 2011

Most of us know that eating five portions of fruit and vegetables a day will do us far more good than 20 minutes on a sun bed or two hours basted with factor 10

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Sodium-rich Foods will Immediately Harden Your Arteries

Sodium-rich Foods will Immediately Harden Your Arteries

Eric January 31, 2011

A recent study found that even in healthy people, foods that are high in sodium will immediately hinder your bodys ability to widen arteries and in turn deliver oxygen to your muscles, or vasodilation.

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Six Rules for Cheating During an Exercise

Six Rules for Cheating During an Exercise

Eric January 24, 2011

Cheaters never prosper.  When lifting weights, proper form is paramount to success.  Occasionally though, cheating with your form is a great way to push your muscles beyond failure.  When cheating, you’re more likely to

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The Effects of Alcohol on Fat Storage

The Effects of Alcohol on Fat Storage

Eric January 17, 2011

Several years ago there was a study that came out that showed that those who drink a glass of wine a day are less likely to develop several heart related diseases.  The wine industry

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Q&A: Weight of Muscle/Fat & Gaining Size

Q&A: Weight of Muscle/Fat & Gaining Size

Eric January 13, 2011

Q: Concerning BMI, what is the ratio of what muscle weighs to what fat weighs?  Everyone knows that protein weighs more than fat, but I wonder if there is a quantitative ratio? – Rodney A: Muscle

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No time for health?

No time for health?

Eric December 14, 2010

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5 Lower Calorie Sources of Vitamin C

5 Lower Calorie Sources of Vitamin C

Eric December 9, 2010

As a follow up to our post about sugar being bad for your immune system, I thought I’d post some low-calorie, natural sources of vitamin C that can help give your immune system a

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How Important Is Getting Enough Sleep to Muscle Building

How Important Is Getting Enough Sleep to Muscle Building

Eric December 6, 2010

Overview Muscles are made out of long, contracting fibers wrapped into large sheaths. Building muscle, also known as hypertrophy, demands that these fibers be stressed by exercise, followed by long periods of rest. Sleep can

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Today is World AIDS Day

Today is World AIDS Day

Eric December 1, 2010

We’d be irresponsible talking about health and fitness without acknowledging that today is World AIDS Day.  There are an estimated 1.1 million people living with HIV/AIDS in the United Stats, and HALF of those

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Q&A: Protein Sources for Vegetarians and Vegans

Q&A: Protein Sources for Vegetarians and Vegans

Eric November 22, 2010

Question: I’m a lacto-ovo vegetarian right now, which means I don’t eat meat, but I eat eggs and dairy. What recommendations would you have for someone like me who wants to get lean and

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