Entries by Merridy

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Will I Get Big & Bulky Lifting Weights?

Many women are reluctant to start lifting weights, because they have visions of turning into female bodybuilders, with veins running through their biceps and chest. Keep in mind that these women are weight lifters to the extreme and their bodies are out of balance. This kind of build is not the typical result of weight lifting, because […]

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Easy Steps to Feel Better Fast

Our brains are our control-centres, for decision-making and mood. Here are some easy steps to jump start your brain in the morning and feel better fast. Try These Simple Steps Water your brain on rising – your brain is 80% water, so even the slightest dehydration can elevate stress hormones and impair physical power and […]

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Are Eggs Bad for Your Cholesterol?

Several decades ago we were misled into believing that eggs raised cholesterol levels and people were warned off consuming them. Broad-range studies (meta-analyses) have revealed that eggs do not have a detrimental impact on cholesterol levels and are actually one of the most healthful foods you can eat. All eggs are not created equal though: […]

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What We Should All Know about Homocysteine

Homocysteine is a protein that occurs naturally in our blood. Sometimes when it’s conversion is impaired due to nutritional deficiencies, homocysteine levels rise and this is dangerous to our health. These high levels have been linked with cardiovascular disease, migraine, cognitive decline, diabetes, osteoporosis and macular degeneration. You can regulate your homocysteine levels by: reducing coffee […]

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Calorie-Counting Does Not Work!

Calories are not all created equal! Many people still believe that if you burn more calories than you consume, you will lose weight. This is a simplistic and outdated notion that has many flaws. The source of the calories makes all the difference – eg. identical calorie counts from fructose, glucose, protein and fat, will cause entirely different […]

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4 Convincing Reasons To Do Squats!

How Squats contributes to your Health Squats not only work your major leg muscles, but also help to: Build muscles in your entire body – squats provide an anabolic environment, which promotes muscle building throughout the whole body. Maintain mobility and balance – strong legs are crucial as we age. Core stabilising muscles are activated during […]