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Exercises for a programmer sitting by the PC all day
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This page has a number of good quality exercises for eye strain. It is important to look after your eyes and not just your body as looking at a computer all day puts strain on your eyes and not ...

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How to get enough Protein as a vegetarian?
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I suggest you read this article from the Australian Institute of Sports. About halfway down the page it has a section titled: Protein – are vegetarian diets adequate? There is too much info to ...

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Excessive caffeine consumption effect on heart/body
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I suggest you read the wiki article: In large amounts, and especially over extended periods of time, caffeine can lead to a condition known as caffeinism. Caffeinism usually combines ...

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Advice on finding a training partner
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In my own experience I have regularly attended a gym with a friend when I was just out of high school. He was a few steps ahead of me in terms of fitness and strength and he was quite committed. This ...

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How can I stretch hamstrings in isolation?
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You should try a standing hamstring stretch. Which will allow you to keep your back reasonably straight while stretching out your hamstring. Image from http://www.abc-of-fitness.com/leg-stretch/...

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What is the least damaging way to eat unhealthy food?
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I would suggest you look at solving your craving by eating fruits which are naturally sweet and not an unhealthy food. You can vary this by eating different types of seasonal fruits or try and find ...

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Is there an age limit for high-intensity sports like Brazilian Jiu Jitsu?
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I did gymnastics as a kid and tried to get back into it two years ago. I trained hard before going back to the gym, however I found my body couldn't deal with it. I tried to ease myself in and I was ...

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What is a reasonable rate of weight loss to work towards?
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This will widely vary person to person and most claims that you will lose x number of kilos in a certain period of time are unfounded. You should consult your GP or a dietician if you want a ...

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Keeping my metabolism high
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Drink lots and lots of water, this will keep the system running smoothly. You can put this in the fluids category if you need one.

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Interesting and competitive exercises for couples
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Here is an example of one that we currently use: Both people sit upright opposite each other with each person's legs lifted and feet facing the other persons feet. Arms off the ground. Using just ...

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Is there a tool that could help me precisely plan my diet and exercise?
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On my iPhone I have RunKeeper and MyFitnessPal. Run Keeper is great because it tracks via GPS where you have run, elevation, time and also provides an estimate on the calories burned. It also helps ...

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Exercises to improve speed and running ability
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This is just personal experience, over the past few months I started doing a large number of squats three times a week. I play soccer all year round. I have an increase in take-off speed, I can run ...

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Should you run with a cold?
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You have to be careful with running and hydration and having a cold a lack of water can exacerbate your cold. Also, if your body is still fighting the virus you need sufficient amount of rest. So if ...

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How can I recover more quickly from leg-intensive cardio workouts?
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I have a similar issue as I regularly play football so I try to run hard. I experience soreness especially in my thigh and calf muscles. I suggest you do some warm down and stretching after the ...

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Where to find nutrition information for general foods?
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It's hard to find nutritional info on fruits and veg. because they are not written on the side of the packet in the supermarket so it's something you will need to research for yourself. About.com has ...

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How effective is Zumba in weight-loss and toning?
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Zumba, like any physical activity will have benefit in weight-loss and toning. It just depends on how long and how hard you go at it. The idea is to keep up your heart rate and keep moving. As long ...

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Reducing wrist pain/weakness during exercising
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I would suggest you may be addressing the issue at the wrong point if this is related to your work. I suggest you have a look at why you are experiencing pain and strain related to your work rather ...

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Dumbbell weight training for distance running
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Your aim with weight training for running is for strength and not for "bulking up". There are a whole bunch of exercises that you can find just by Googling "weight training for running". With ...

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Best way to train for a relay
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Your best bet is to practice doing sprints, the 100m shouldn't be too long a distance. You can start smaller and practice doing 50m sprints and then build up. You should also make sure you get a ...

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Is it okay to skip arm specific exercises?
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It's fine to skip arm specific exercises if you are already happy with how they are progressing without direct exercises. I personally focus more on my legs because I need them more for the sport I ...

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How much weight should I be able to add to my routine monthly.
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I would suggest the rule of thumb here is a dangerous guide. Why, because it may work for one or two iterations, but by the third iteration if you have added 60lbs to your squats in 3 months it may ...

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I am skinny, would joining a gym make me skinnier?
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You need to know that BMI is a poor indicator if you are not middle aged with a sedentary lifestyle. BMI was developed as a tool to look at averages across a large population not as an individual ...

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How many sets should I make for muscle growth?
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I think the problem is you are doing a large amount of repetitions on a limited number of exercises. It sounds like you are only doing two exercises. Bodies are designed to adapt, if you just do the ...

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Should I increase dumbbell weight or should I use throughout
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It is fine to reach a certain weight and stick at that weight. However, different muscles react differently to increased weight. Just because you don't want large bulging muscles doesn't mean that ...

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Pushing past a weight plateau?
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Weight loss is not a linear process and it is quite common for people to plateau while loosing weight. This is something that has to be accepted and should be a positive for your girlfriend so that ...

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How can I keep my balance while doing squats?
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Matt, you can do the same exercise (squats) while holding onto something in front of you e.g. a bar or chair for support until you build up the strength in your legs. This will allow you greater ...

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Should I run when it is cold?
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You should also be careful of slips and falls if it is or has recently snowed or rained. Make sure you have decent shoes. Also you are much warmer when you are running so when you stop if you are not ...

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