The Immune System

The Immune System defends the body from invasion and remembers every enemy it meets. Vitamins, minerals and proteins help keep this defenese system on the alert. The Immune System defends us agaisnt threats from both utside and inside the body. Most often, the external threats are infections caused by invading bacteria, viruses, and fungi, while … Continue reading The Immune System

Defining Macro and Micronutrients

Macronutrients are the calorie-providing nutrients your body requires in large amounts, including proteins, carbohydrates, and fats. Micronutrients are required in small amounts and consist of water- and fat-soluble vitamins, macro minerals, and trace elements. The three categories of calorie-filled macronutrients - proteins, carbohydrates, and fats - are joined by a fourth zero-calorie macronutrient, water, and … Continue reading Defining Macro and Micronutrients

5 minute Ab Training @ Home

Training the abdominal muscle group is no easy task. The muscles don't all respond to training at the same rate and there is a core group of abdominals, running beneath the external ones with muscle fibers pointing the opposite way. This workout is a good start for individuals looking to train Abs at Home. You … Continue reading 5 minute Ab Training @ Home

MORE REPS = MORE CALORIES BURNED

The weight you train with and the number of reps you complete can have a big impact on your calorie burn. To burn more calories during the workout, higher reps do the trick. Researchers found that when participants used a weight them to complete 10 reps on the bench press, they burned about 10 percent … Continue reading MORE REPS = MORE CALORIES BURNED