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We evolved to find calorie-dense foods very tasty, and we don't have taste-receptors for micro-nutrients When humans (and most of their predecessors) did most of our evolving, low-calorie plants were plentiful. Sweet fruit wasn't usually around all year. Meat could be hunted, but it required plenty of energy and effort, and was usually quite lean. (Much ...


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There's a 2005 study, and plenty of others, that show a clear dopamine release when sugar is ingested. This one shows that (in rats) it's on par with addictive narcotics. These results suggest another neurochemical similarity between intermittent bingeing on [sugar] and drugs of abuse: both can repeatedly increase extracellular [dopamine]. This ...


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It's just not OK but is also recommended. When you end your exercises your body needs food, especially proteins and good carbs !! But i won't enter in nutritional aspects of this because your question appear to be about hygiene. It's ok to eat if you just wash your hands, there's no harm on that because normally the rest of your body won't touch your food ...


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It should be noted that it's very hard to make good studies showing wether exercise helps or not. All you can do is to ask old people about their history of exercise and correlate it with their health (or ask their relatives if they are dead.), but this correlation will contain unwanted components. For example; people who exercise often eat different food ...


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I know that bodybuilding makes you heavier, stronger and more attractive, but is it really beneficial for one's health in the long run? Bodybuilding is not strength training. Bodybuilding is a very specific practice to improve one's looks. Strength training, by contrast, is training to improve the capabilities of one's body. Strength training is the ...


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I am 27 and I have been underweight for many years. Well this is your actual issue, and what your question should be based on. Will these products help you achieve your goal of adding weight? Realistically, no. Supplements are meant to do just that, supplement what the body is missing. Of that list, the only product I would recommend is whey protein ...


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if there are any side effect Glutamine can cause your stools to loosen a bit. The other stuff may have additional ingredients, and whey protein is a fairly typical food source found in a lot of products you probably already consume. the dosage of these supplements You'll want to read the labels. whether I should take them daily or ...


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The advice contained on a number of health sites (eg NHS UK or Harvard Medical School) positively recommend progressive "resistance" training twice every week (in addition to cardio-vascular training) - because of the health benefits it brings. Not only are you conditioning your muscles, but also combating loss of bone density as well as strengthening and ...


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"Injury" in the context of weightlifting typically refers to repetitive strain injuries. Lifting heavy weights is meant to stress the muscles, but too much stress (high weight or not enough recovery) can cause a muscle to tear. Heavy weights also strain the tendons and joints. You could encounter knee pain due to an overused patellar tendon, or shoulder pain ...


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I would have to see the videos in question, but I suspect that most of the time they are talking about stretching to increase the range of motion. For the vast majority of the general public, this isn't going to be a problem as "normal" day to day flexibility should be more than sufficient for basic fitness and lifting routines. If, however, you have ...


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Here's a blog article I haven't posted yet. Will weight lifting, strength training, etc, stunt my or my child's growth? If you (or your child) aren't sprouting up as quickly as the other kids and you've been lifting weights, it's easy to resort to believing the old wives' tale that you're short because of the weight training. We may never know how this ...


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As with all health questions, the answer is to see a doctor. Dizziness could indicate that an insufficient amount of oxygen is reaching your brain. Causes of that can be as benign as being very winded or as serious as a heart problem. A physical examination by a doctor is the only way to know the cause is benign.


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If you can't eat properly and exercise then no, there is no chance you'll transform to an athletic or physically fit body. I try to be helpful and supportive but aside from diet and nutrition, what other options do you have? Not having time really isn't much of an excuse. You could have decent progress with a commitment of this level: Training 3 times a ...


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As Eric indicated in his response, supplements aren't really necessary if you have a well-balanced diet. In fact, unless you’re planning to participate at a high athletic level, or, you plan on training very intensely, and, you don’t have ready access to nutritious food, you probably don’t need them. The supplement industry is a multi-billion dollar ...


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I've experienced similar symptoms during CrossFit metcon style workouts where I'm breathing heavily in conjunction with lifting moderately heavy weights. The sensation is not unlike the blocked/muffled ears you experience during take-off or landing when flying (but without the discomfort). I spoke to my GP about it and his assessment was that it sounded ...


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Contrary to John's answer, I've also heard that aspertame is bad for constant consumption. Your question made me search more on the topic and came up with the following sources http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2011/11/06/aspartame-most-dangerous-substance-added-to-food.aspx: Excerpts from the source: How Aspartate (and Glutamate) ...


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Yes, Tai Chi can provide health and fitness benefits to anyone who practices it regularly. Elderly people find that it is well suited to their physical capabilities. Tai Chi can help improve balance, mucscle strength, joint range of motion, relaxation, breathing and concentration. Elderly people often have joint problems that are painful and can prevent ...


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The real answer can only be provided to you by a health professional, but I can give you some things to consider and educate yourself on in advance. Do some research and have a serious conversation with your doctor. You may already be experiencing insulin resistance. This means that your arteries are routinely being doused with fatty deposits that are ...


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I found out what is going on for me. In case others have questions similar to mine, this paper provides a pretty good background: Myalgic encephalomyelitis: International Consensus Criteria - Carruthers - 2011 - Journal of Internal Medicine - Wiley Online Library http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/j.1365-2796.2011.02428.x/pdf The specific issue ...


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It is absolutely impossible to eliminate body fat in "only one place". Lifting weights has no connection to eliminating body fat. Lifting weights makes your muscles larger (which is totally fantastic) but has no connection to eliminating body fat. The only way to eliminate body fat is via diet. Body fat is simply caused by eating carbohydrates, which ...


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If you live in an area where you have a choice here are some considerations to help you decide who you want to see. Certification - Look for an orthopedic physician certified in the sports medicine subspecialty and check to see that their certification is current. In the U.S. sports certified physical therapists will have SCS initials after their name. ...


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If it's harmful for the spine, it will let you know in the form of pain or exhaustion. Since you're working with weights less than 100kg, there generally isn't much reason to believe that your back can't handle it. Adding 12kg to 86kg isn't a drastic change. Your skeleton has already handled weight on this order for a long time already. If you're able to ...


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Congratulations on already getting a good start. You are young and can create your own healthy habits and a lifestyle that will serve you well for the rest of your life. There are some good answers on this site about getting back in shape so I'll refer you to those for more information. Diet is really key. If as you say you are eating snacks (junk), ...


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You basically have two questions. First, it is mostly possible to exercise only your abdomen, although one might ask why you would want to. If you only do abdomen exercises, you'll only really be working that area and a few supporting muscles. You're better off working more parts of your body, honestly. The variety will help you be less bored and, unless ...


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If you want to lose fat around your belly, there are only 2 "real" solutions: Go to a health clinic and get rid of the fat surgically but I wouldn't recommend that. Do sports and lose fat on your whole body. The human body doesn't allow you to lose fat somewhere specifically. There are tons of article on the web which promise you will lose belly fat. ...


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Firstly, only your doctor can know if your levels are actually low enough to cause these symptoms, so you should ask them. I'm only including the rest of this answer to let you know it's worth asking. As it relates to fitness, low levels of testosterone can lead to reduced muscle and bone mass [1]. Low muscle mass (and presumably reduced muscular gain) is ...


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Good news is that you have realized early enough that you could be in danger of type 2 diabetes and you may already be in fact a bit insulin resistance. I have been able to reverse my dad's pre-diabetes purely by controlling his diet. I have also been able to improve blood lipid markers for my elder brother. Here are my suggestions and recommendations ...


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Judging the nutritional facts i would say you are safe. I have taken multivitamins that have the daily needed value way over exceeded and been just fine(if that is what you are worried about) What ever diet plan you read, it always says "As many greens as you want". At the end of the day you just have to test it yourself because everyone responds to ...


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A lot of people are saying otherwise too. The important distinction is the difference between flexibility and mobility. People think flexibility is important, but it is actually inferior to mobility. I would recommend you to look at Kelly Starrett's videos and talks; also he has a very good book about mobility which is called Becoming a Supple Leopard. ...


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From obesity researcher Stephan Guyanet: Two new studies concurrently published in the Journal of Clinical Investigation last week demonstrate what I've suspected for a long time: brown fat can be 'trained' by cold exposure to be more active, and its activation by cold can reduce body fatness. Men's Health has a layman's overview of the same material. ...



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