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Are you too Acidic? Learn how to balance your bodys pH

pH is the measure of the acidity or alkalinity of a substance. The pH scale runs from 0 to 14 — a lower number means a higher level of acidity (and generally less oxygen) is present, and higher number indicates a higher level of alkalinity. A solution is considered neutral, neither acid nor alkaline, when […]

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Is CORTISOL affecting your gains?

What is Cortisol? What is cortisol? Cortisol is a steroid hormone secreted by the adrenal glands. It is often called the “stress hormone” because its levels rise following emotional and physical stress. This hormone is more than just a simple indicator of stress levels; it’s also necessary for the functioning of almost every part of […]

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ZMA and why you should be taking it

      Many of us take a keen interest in our pre, intra and post workout supplements, but how many of us take an active interest in our pre-sleep supplements? There’s more to night time supplementation than a constant drip feed of amino acids that can be provided by casein protein. One key night […]

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CARB CYCLING

 Introduction, Benefits & How To There are thousands of diets out there, and to some extent, they can all work. A diet is nothing more than a calorie defecit. Eat less food than your body requires, and you will lose weight. However, the type of weight loss you experience can be dependent on what you […]

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Using Full Range of Motion For Bodybuilding

Bodybuilding exercises should take a muscle through its longest possible range of motion, with some exceptions. You should take care to stretch out to full extension, and then come all the way back to a position of complete contraction. This is the only way to stimulate the entire muscle and every muscle fibre. Whether you […]

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Blood Pressure and tips on how to Lower/Raise it.

Blood pressure is the pressure of the blood in the arteries as it is pumped around the body by the heart. Blood pressure does not stay the same all the time. It changes to meet your body’s needs. It is affected by various factors including body position, breathing, emotional state, exercise and sleep. High blood […]

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Eating For Your Body Type

  What is eating for your body type? Many people think that “body type” just describes the way someone looks. In fact, your body type can also provide information about how you respond to food intake and about your hormonal and sympathetic nervous system (SNS) characteristics. Physique characteristics can be linked to metabolic differences between […]

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10 Tips to help you keep your new years resolution

I think i can safely say that at some time in our lifes we have all made a new years resolution that we haven’t stuck to – I know i have. This year, lets stop the cycle of resolving to make change and then not following through. If your resolution is to take better care of yourself […]

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BEWARE: Top 15 Additives in Foods

1-methylcyclopropene This gas is pumped into crates of apples to stop them from producing ethylene, the natural hormone that ripens fruit. Commonly known as SmartFresh, this chemical preserves apples for up to a year and bananas up to a month. Sulphur dioxide serves the same purpose when sprayed on grapes. Artificial Colors Researchers in the […]

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Avoid That Dreaded Christmas Weight Gain

Avoid That Dreaded Christmas Weight Gain Losing the Christmas load isn’t easy. Here’s how to avoid piling it on in the first place.    A bite of a mince pie here, an extra helping of pudding there… It all seems so innocent at the time, But.. If you ate just one mince pie every day […]

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