Weight Loss Surgery

To understand how surgical procedures aid the grossly overweight person to reduce their body fat, it helps to first understand the digestive process that is responsible for handling the food we take in. Once food is chewed and swallowed, it's on its way through the digestive tract, where enzymes and digestive juices will break it down and allow our systems to absorb the nutrients and calories. In the stomach, which can hold up to three pints of material, the breakdown continues with the help of ...
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How Trampolines Can Be Used In Compeition

The first competitions were held in colleges and schools in the USA and then in Europe, with the first World Championships being held in London in 1964. Kurt Baechler of Switzerland and Ted Blake of England were the European pioneers and the first ever televised National Championships were in England in 1958. Soon after the first World Championships, the inaugural meeting of prominent trampolinists was held in Frankfurt to explore the formation of an International Trampoline Federation. In 1965 ...
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Avoiding fat for healthier eating

While some fat in the diet is necessary, and it would be a mistake to try to eliminate all fat from the diet, most people simply eat too much fat. Cutting back on fat is an important part of creating a healthier diet and lifestyle. There are a number of good reasons for cutting back on levels of dietary fat. Those reasons include: * Lowering levels of dietary fat helps in weight loss and weight management. Fat contains twice as many calories per gram as protein and carbohydrates, so eating ...
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Five Things You Don't (and should!) Know About Stress

Whether it's called stress management, relaxation training, or its newest incarnation, "Resiliancy," it seems that the question of healthy response to the stress of daily life is on everyone's mind. But it's important to remember a few things about stress that are rarely discussed--if known at all! 1) Stress won't hurt you. Hans Selye, the "father of stress" was a polylinguist, whose first language was not English. Before he died, he said that had his command of English been more precise, he ...
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The Low Glycemic Index Diet And Its Benefits For Diabetics

The popular Low Glycemic Index Diet is certainly nothing new and is proven to work both as a weight loss plan and in controlling diabetes. An astounding number of Americans currently suffer from diabetes, a good majority of which experience symptoms due to improper weight management. This Lower GI Diet is especially helpful to diabetics because it incorporates foods with a low Glycemic Index to control the amount of sugars and carbohydrates your body is forced to regulate. If you have been ...
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How Trampolining Can Be A Fun But Serious Sport

The sports of trampolining and tumbling are as old as man, a reflection of man's desire to defy the ever-pervading presence of gravity. A number of cultures have devised apparatus to send an athlete into the air, i.e., an outstretched animal skin being used to throw up, and safely receive, the descending performer. Circuses have used a number of devices to show off aerial and floor somersault activity. The way these activities are now practiced reflect the intrusion, delightful in this ...
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Easy Steps To Avoiding Gym Rage

Have you heard about this recently? Many of us go through this at our local gym or fitness centre on a regular basis and are become increasingly frustrated. It usually starts as a group of trainees chat away their experiences of the day on a bench or at a piece of equipment for fifteen minutes while you are waiting to use it. Or someone is standing directly in front of the barbell rack doing tiny lateral raises when you want to get at the really big weights. Or casuals using equipment favoured ...
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No Time For Your Bodybuilding Routine?

Time Is a major factor in your bodybuilding routine. It can cause you to focus your thought elsewhere, instead of your training. Your mind wanders onto something else while you perform a set of curls. Your thinking -- "Yep, I need to get this done later. Oh! What about that other thing I've got goin' on? Right, I'll finish up here quickly and get it done". Get the idea? Do you ever find yourself having a conversation in your head, all while you're performing your training routine? Time waits ...
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Child Yoga - What is All the Fun About?

Many adults have taken up yoga, but yoga has not gained as the same popularity with children. Child yoga can offer many of the same benefits to kids as it does to adults. What can yoga offer your child? A healthier body – Childhood obesity is on the rise and one of the main reasons for it is that kids today do not move enough. Yoga is a powerful technique for children to begin moving their bodies in ways that feel good and help them look good. Even if your child is of normal weight, yoga can ...
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Breathing For Optimal Weight Training

In the world of fitness, there can be a vast difference in the method of which an individual will chose to maintain their health. For many, even a healthy combination of different exercises throughout the week will center around a preferred exercise. These favorites can range from the serenity of a low impact yoga session to the grunt work of a steel-assisted resistance program. Through all the different tastes, there is one crucial element that applies for all - breathing. Correct breathing ...
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