Educate Yourself – Key #2 to Effective Weight Loss This second key will require some effort on your part. You must educate yourself about health, training, fitness, and nutrition – the four pillars of weight loss and keys to a healthy lifestyle. There are no “Dr. Phil’s” here, just the real facts. Get Educated –...
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By now you know that there are no magic pills for weight loss. This is why the first key is so important; there are 7 keys. That key is a positive attitude. No matter what, keeping a positive attitude will help you be more persistent, which is how you get that weight off – long...
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Many injuries can be avoided and/or healed more quickly by strengthening groups around the injured area. Often, you may find yourself with a sore deltoid area due to training in the same manner for long periods. For example, suppose you train often with exercises such as standing lateral raises, bench press, and kickbacks. The muscles...
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This injury Q&A section contains questions from our readers with subsequent answers. The section will expand as we receive more reader questions. Question: What should I do for an acute injury? Answer: If you feel that you have “pulled a muscle” or have an inexplicable pain after exercising, the immediate treatment is RICE (rest, ice,...
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Injury resulting from exercise is a common occurrence with not only the novice exerciser, but also intermediate and advanced fitness practitioners. Improper exercise technique is commonly what precipitates an acute muscle or joint injury. The absence of an exercise warm-up, cool-down and/or improper muscle stretching technique is the most common cause of muscle soreness or...
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This section includes techniques in addition to massage that can not only treat injury, but help prevent it. Hydrotherapy Hydrotherapy involves the use of water as a means of restoration by removing toxins, lactic acids, and improving metabolism. Water has 30 times the capability of air, which makes it a very useful tool for recovery....
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The following describes various injuries and syndromes common to fitness practitioners. While this information can be useful in determining appropriate first aid or symptomatic relief methods, it is important to be aware of the distinction between first aid and relief of symptoms versus diagnosis and treatment.   A single symptom (such as lower back pain)...
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We’ve all done these activities, such as walking, gardening, and around the house chores, but this type of mild activity, while it can help keep the heart healthy, does little to strengthen bones. A recent study by Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in Baltimore, Maryland, studied 38 men and 46 women who were generally...
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Most people refer to it as the �middle-age spread,� but medical researchers call this condition the somatopause (sa-mot-a-pause). Many middle-aged adults are just hearing about this term and have sent questions asking what he or she should look for. Symptoms of the somatopause are weight-gain, especially around the middle; loss of bone density; and declining...
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The following questions are from our readers. This section will expand as we add more questions and answers. Question: I’ve been reading your site and enjoying the great information, but can’t find what I’m looking for. I’m a baby boomer and have heard that there are specific areas I should be concerned about called physical...
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