How I Built Big Legs and How Skinny Guys Can To

by Kodjo on April 16, 2014 in General
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Believe it or not Ronnie Coleman wasn’t born with legs dubbed ‘quadzilla’. Believe it or not, I didn’t have huge muscular legs before I started training. (I personally don’t think they’re huge now, but i’ll never turn down the compliment.) One of my biggest personal annoyances in the gym is seeing guys, regardless of their […]

The Many Rewards of Good Posture

by Kodjo on April 14, 2014 in General
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You know you should have good posture. People have been telling you this for years—your mom, grandma, piano teacher,  and even your little league coach likely told you to sit or stand up straight at least once or twice. But why is it so important? Sitting with correctly may seem like more effort for less […]

Five Stretches Runners Should be Doing before Every Run

by Kodjo on April 12, 2014 in Full Body Workout
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Hamstring Stretch Runners often complain about tightened hamstrings, loosen them up before running with this simple stretch. Lay on the floor and lift one leg in the air. Place a towel in the arch of your lifted foot. Pull the towel toward you as you push your lifted foot against the towel. Don’t force it, […]

Back and Bicep Workout

by Kodjo on April 10, 2014 in General
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You will normally find back and bicep being combined in people’s workouts as they tend to hit the same muscles when performing exercises. It is normally recommended that you begin with a compound exercise, meaning an exercise that uses more than one muscle group. An example of some well-known compound exercises are deadlifts, bench press, […]

Diet Soda and Weight Gain – Learn The Exact Truth Why Diet Soda Can Actually Cause Unwanted Weight Gain Instead of Weight Loss!

by Kodjo on April 8, 2014 in General
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Do you know that diet soda can actually cause unwanted weight gain instead of weight loss? I bet most of you will never know the shocking truth yet! In fact, most of us were made to believe through misleading advertisements that drinking diet soda can essentially help to burn off your extra pounds! However, the […]

The Most Common Gymnastics Injuries and How To Heal at Home

by Kodjo on April 6, 2014 in General
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Gymnastics are an enjoyable sport that continues to grow in popularity. However, it is a sport that includes some risk for injury. The Consumer Products Safety Commission states that 22,000 children were treated for gymnastics injuries in 2009. Proper care and preparation can help to reduce the likelihood of injury. Wrist Injuries Bar and floor […]

First Time Surgery: What You Should Know Beforehand

by Kodjo on April 4, 2014 in General
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Waiting to have your first surgery is a very anxious time for most people. Thoughts turn to any pain you will feel, how long your recovery will take, expenses involved, and many other factors. Fortunately, you do not have to simply wait passively for the big day. There are some steps you can take now […]

6 Tips to Help You Shed the Holiday Pounds

by Kodjo on April 2, 2014 in General
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Christmas just passed us a couple of weeks back. That means you’re carrying a little extra holiday weight into the New Year. That’s a bad start already. You’ll have to shed those extra pounds if you want to get anything done this year. Remember, you don’t have to pretend to be Santa Claus until December, […]

Plantar Fasciitis 101

by Kodjo on March 30, 2014 in General
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Plantar Fasciitis may sound like a malady that afflicts gardeners, and while they may suffer from it too, it is actually a very painful condition affecting the foot. The Plantar Fascia is the thick tissue covering the sole of the foot, and in medical lingo, when itis is applied to a the name of a tissue it […]

Increase your Longevity with these Vitamins and Supplements

by Kodjo on March 28, 2014 in General

The mere idea that vitamins and supplements might extend our lives is seductive, especially since the market is packed with such nutrients. Although some of them can help us boost the vitamin intake our body needs so desperately to stay strong, no other source of vitamins is more powerful than food. And still, fitness aficionados […]

4 Innovative Ways to Commit to a Healthier Lifestyle

by Kodjo on March 26, 2014 in General
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You’ve joined a gym, bought a notebook to record your workouts, and purchased all the workout clothes and gear you think you’ll need. Or maybe you’ve bought a new healthy recipes book, stocked up on fresh fruits and vegetables, and are planning to start cooking every night. You may have started out strong in your […]

What are Echinacea Supplements and Why do People Take Them?

by Kodjo on March 24, 2014 in General
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If you’ve ever stepped foot into a health food store or pharmacy, you’ve probably noticed adverts for Echinacea, a herbal remedy purported to fight off the common cold. If you’d like to find out more about this remedy read through our guide below. First things first, what is Echinacea and where does the supplement come […]

Dealing with Osteoarthritis, Known as the “Epidemic of the Future”

by Kodjo on March 22, 2014 in General
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Did you know that as the population ages and becomes more obese, doctors and health researchers believe that occurrences of Osteoarthritis will spiral in the USA, like an epidemic? If you’d like to find out more about this disease, how people deal with it and why it’s becoming a hot topic in health care, read on. […]

Health Benefits Associated With Eating Dairy

by Kodjo on March 21, 2014 in General
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You may already know this, but it’s important to include food from every food group in your diet to ensure that it is well-balanced. Many Americans stuff their diets with foods that are full of sugar like soda pop and candy, or high-fat foods that are available through the drive-in. As consumers turn to the […]

7 Tips to Keep Your Skin Looking Younger

by Kodjo on March 21, 2014 in General
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Healthy skin doesn’t just look great, but it’s one of the first things that show our era and lifestyle choices. As we age, everyone wants to look younger and have that fresh, revived feeling of youth again but standing the test of time can be difficult. Unfortunately there are no miracles to stop ageing altogether, […]

Three Things to Consider Before Drinking Alcohol

by Kodjo on March 20, 2014 in General
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While drinking moderately can be a nice and acceptable way to kick back or celebrate a special occasion, most drinking actually impedes the process of achieving your health goals instead of helping. A drink every once-in-a-while probably won’t be a problem, but it’s important to examine this habit in your life to see if it’s […]

Hitting The Gym? 8 Tips For What To Do Pre & Post Workout

by Kodjo on March 20, 2014 in General
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Many people make working out at the gym an important priority in their lives. This is done to maintain a healthy weight, build muscle, improve overall health and to contribute to emotional and mental well-being. There are several things you can do before and after your regular workout to enhance the experience. 1. Eat Smart […]

Best Stretches for Those With Stiff Hips

by Kodjo on March 19, 2014 in General
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Stiff hips are a problem for many people, including dancers, cyclists, stay-at-home moms, and runners. Some people may also suffer from stiff hips that are due to injury or diseases, and it is very important for these people to participate in carefully-selected stretches that can help open up the hip joints and encourage greater flexibility […]

6 Common Foot Issues to Watch For

by Kodjo on March 18, 2014 in General
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From walking around all day to being shoved into tight shoes, your feet take a lot of damage. Sometimes your foot can even develop growths or other issues that may be painful. Here are some of the most common foot issues you may see if you aren’t careful with your feet. Bunions A bunion is […]

Nutrition and Weight Loss: How Eating Healthy Can Help You Lose Weight Faster

by Kodjo on March 18, 2014 in General
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Losing weight is a major goal for a lot of people.  Most people who have tried to lose weight by using programs that offer big promises, more often than not find themselves disappointed with the results.  The truth is, many weight loss programs focus too much on the idea of getting quick results using whatever methods […]

Men and Women are NOT created Equal when it comes to Weight Loss: It’s The Venus Factor

by Kodjo on March 18, 2014 in General
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Men and women have to deal with different issues and it’s no different when it comes body image and weight loss. This is because the hormonal environment is different from a man to a woman. For starters testosterone and estrogen levels are dramatically different in a man than in a woman; and as it relates to weight […]

What is CrossFit and What You Need to Know About it

by Kodjo on March 17, 2014 in Full Body Workout
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CrossFit is a fitness program developed to give you a full-body workout which incorporates numerous elements of training such as weight lifting, cardio, aerobics, core training, gymnastics and much more so that your body is prepared for all challenges. On the CrossFit website, the workout will be defined as follows: “CrossFit is the principal strength […]

6 Easy Steps to Work Your Way up to Doing Full Pull Ups

by Kodjo on March 16, 2014 in General
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Being able to complete a full pull-up is a marker used in fitness to determine one’s arm strength and back strength. However, those who have ever tried to do one know that they appear much simpler than they actually are. Here are six easy steps that will get you started on working your way up […]

The Importance of Genetic Testing for Breast Cancer

by Kodjo on March 15, 2014 in General
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Many people are afraid to get genetic testing done for cancer for the same reason they avoid bringing their car in for a checkup: they are afraid of finding problems. They may feel they have a higher chance of finding trouble if they actively go looking for it. Moreover, they cannot imagine how they would […]

10 Reasons Low-Carb Ketogenic Diets are Good for You

by Kodjo on March 15, 2014 in General
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In the past, low-carb diets were followed by nothing more than just bad critiques, but these days everything is changing. Since the year 2002, over 20 human studies have been conducted on low-carb diets, and they came out ahead of almost every other diet they were compared to. Low carb diets don’t just cause more […]

Professionals Revealed 10 Biggest Mistakes of Bodybuilders

by Kodjo on March 14, 2014 in General
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This article will give you the ten biggest mistakes of bodybuilders revealed by professionals. The following are: Eating Too Much The rule of biology is: excess calories can turn into stored body fat. Overeating is at the top list of a nutritional false move. In bodybuilding, the major goal is to build muscle and its […]

10 Weird Health Facts about The Human Body

by Kodjo on March 13, 2014 in General
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1. Tongue Print You think your fingerprint is the only thing that can identify your individualism? Think again: next time you stick your tongue out, realize that similar to fingerprints, your tongue also has a unique print! 2. Shedding You hate that your pet sheds? Well, animals are not the only one; believe it or […]

Physical Fitness and Back Pain: How One Can Help with the Other

by Kodjo on March 12, 2014 in General
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If only real life was more like cartoons- wouldn’t it be fun? After attending at a prison rodeo -which has happened to many of us- everyone’s most loved cartoon father, Homer Simpson, hurts his back. He was fortunately able to fix it himself, with the invention of the spine-o-cylinder, which was simply a trashcan that […]