Weight loss/gain is caused by an deficiency or surplus of calories when compared to those burned. It takes about 3,500 calories to equate to a pound, so you need that much extra for every pound you want to gain. You burn calories just by breathing and other basic bodily functions, this is your basal metabolic rate (BMR) which can found on an online calculator. Any physical activity must be countered too with more calories. So, to gain one pound, you must eat enough calories to cover your BMR, any physical activity, as well as about 3,500 extra.
Stress can affect the way the hypothalamus functions and hence can interfere with conception. The hypothalamus is a gland in the brain that controls emotions and appetite. It also regulates the hormones which stimulate the release of eggs by the ovaries. Stress can cause you to experience ovulation later in your menstrual cycle. It is [...]
This is a shoulder exercise that strengthens the muscles on the sides of your shoulders. This dumbbell exercise will improve your ability to carry things, and is an excellent addition to any fitness routine. Tips Keep your wrists straight and your elbows slightly bent Some may find it easier to perform this exercise [...]
All my life I have always wanted a cool nickname. In high school I even went so far as to try to give myself the nickname C-Dub. This was definitely not a proud moment for me. But recently, after speaking with a friend at my gym I was informed that the majority of the people [...]
Folic acid is a collective term for pteroylglutamic acids and their oligoglutamic acid conjugates. Folic acid deficiency results in macrocytic anemia due to impairment of erythrocyte synthesis and is associated with elevation of plasma homocysteine levels, a risk factor for cardiovascular disease, including coronary atherosclerosis, stroke, and thromboembolism. While the dietary sources of folic acid [...]
Coffee serves as a great drink almost during any time of the day and majority of individuals are addicted to this beverage. Coffee can be served hot or cold and is very refreshing. Iced Coffee is a variation of preparing and serving cold coffee. This includes a process where the coffee is mixed with water, [...]
What can I do to get more motivated about working out?
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How is my weight affected by my metabolism?
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Can my age make a difference in a weight training program?
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Your Expert Guide To Beta-Alanine
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