How to Do Burpees: Why is it an Essential in Your Fitness Plan

Introducing burpees – a classic example of what looks easy to pull-off at first but is deceptive in reality. The exercise is a grueling combination of push-ups and squats, done repeatedly. Burpees can be done anywhere, anytime with no external machines, devices or equipment. It works on pretty much every muscle in your body while you perform it. The trick is to do it quickly, with high intensity, and it will help you burn calories like a miracle. Burpees boosts endurance and enhances your strength. With every repetition done, you’ll…

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Decoding High Intensity Interval Training: An Essential in Your Fitness Regime?

HIIT or High Intensity Interval Training has recently been keeping the fitness world abuzz with experts vouching for its efficacy and enthusiasts playing around with their fitness regime trying to fit in this grueling form. The term itself suggests the involvement of an intensive, rigorous workout plan; however the training stands for much more and goes beyond the conventional idea of an exhausting workout. So, what is HIIT all about?HIIT collectively stands for High-Intensity Intermittent Exercise (HIIE) and Sprint Interval Training (SIT). The training involves short, intermittent blasts of exercises…

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Copper essential for burning fat: Study

  Copper plays a critical role in metabolism by helping move fat out of cells and into the blood stream for use as energy, a study said. Findings about copper and fat cells, called adipocytes, by the group from the University of California, Berkeley, will be published in the journal Nature Chemical Biology in July, Xinhua news agency reported. “Unlike other studies that link copper levels both to increased or decreased fat metabolism, our study shows definitively how it works — it’s a signal that turns on fat cells,” said…

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An Essential Vitamin That Can Protect Your Eyes Against Cataract

Eating a diet rich in vitamin C may slow the progression of cataract – a condition that may lead to blindness, reveals a study. It adds that environmental factors and diet tend to influence cataract more than genetic factors. The findings, published in the journal Ophthalmology, showed that those participants who had a higher intake of vitamin C were associated with a 33 percent risk reduction of cataract progression and had “clearer” lenses 10 years after the study than those who had consumed less vitamin C as part of their…

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