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  • Date: 17 Sep 2019 - 11:16
    For as long as we can remember, a lot of people have believed that for every 1 pound of muscle you gain, your body burns an additional 50 calories. On paper, this sounds awesome. But unfortunately, it’s not true. Does Increasing Muscle Mass Increase Metabolism? The answer is “yes, but not by a whole lot.”
  • Date: 17 Sep 2019 - 10:57
    Motivation is a tricky beast to pin down. Sometimes it seems like you might be fired up one day and then sputter out the next. Or you could set some solid goals and yet never find the push you need to start working toward them.
  • Date: 26 Aug 2019 - 13:41
    image sourced from Google Ever feel like the body you want is always just out of reach? Like you’ll never quite be lean, strong, fit, or healthy enough? Or that there’s always somebody “better” than you? Here’s how to stop hating on your body, and free yourself from the frustration of constant comparison.
  • Date: 26 Aug 2019 - 11:23
  • Date: 26 Jul 2019 - 13:52
    Hungry all the time since you started working out? It's totally normal and this is why. Experiencing hunger is totally normal. Being an athlete comes with an appetite and the harder you train, the more you eat. But why? What happens within the body? And how can you prevent this from affecting your progress? Read more to find out.
  • Date: 08 Jul 2019 - 09:06
    Sodium is more important to your diet than you might think. Most of us are aware that too much salt is bad for us, but how much is too much? What’s the difference between salt and sodium? And why do we need salt in our diet? What is salt? The salt we put on our food is also known as sodium chloride (NaCl) and is a mineral which is a major constituent of seawater. Although too much salt in our diet can be harmful, sodium is an absolute necessity for our body and brain.
  • Date: 05 Jul 2019 - 10:11
    Most of us eat more when we exercise, and though it may be just a few extra bites a day, the result is weight gain.  
  • Date: 27 Jun 2019 - 09:22
  • Date: 24 Jun 2019 - 15:18
    The talk test is one of the easiest ways to monitor your exercise intensity. You don't need any equipment, like a heart rate monitor. All you really need is the ability to talk and breathe. Whether you can do both at the same time is where your intensity comes in.
  • Date: 24 Jun 2019 - 11:13
    The mental side of soreness, the downside of ice baths, and the genetics of tendon injuries were hot topics at this year’s ACSM conference. Here are some of the highlights related to athletic recovery and injuries. 
  • Date: 27 May 2019 - 13:14
    In an interesting decision on May 25th, the World Health Organization (WHO) is officially recognizing gaming addiction as an illness. So what is a gaming disorder? According to WHO, it is: "A pattern of persistent or recurrent gaming behavior (‘digital gaming’ or ‘video-gaming’), which may be online (i.e., over the internet) or offline, manifested by:
  • Date: 08 May 2019 - 08:55
    Coconut water has seen an explosive rise in popularity over the last several years. Coconut, in general, has become a trending food item, from cooking with coconut oil to munching on baked coconut “chips,” to guzzling coconut water, the fruit itself has been in high demand because of its potential health benefits. Let's look at the nutrition facts for coconut water below:
  • Date: 07 May 2019 - 14:58
  • Date: 16 Apr 2019 - 11:07
    The carbohydrate has had a bit of a hard time recently. Carbs make us fat, sugar is evil, and we should all switch to a high-fat diet or we will get diabetes. While that may sound extreme it certainly isn’t a rare opinion. We, humans, love to see things in black and white and nowhere is a better example of this than in the fitness and nutrition world.
  • Date: 19 Mar 2019 - 10:02
    Different body types are best suited to different training and nutrition methods. Read on to find out where you fall... Whether you want to lose weight, tone up, or build lean muscle, knowing and understanding your body type can really help you to reach your health and fitness goals.
  • Date: 19 Mar 2019 - 09:41
    Regular physical activity in childhood and adolescence is important for motor development and overall health and fitness. Additionally, solid physical activity behaviors in the early years can help to set a foundation for life-long exercise adherence and an appreciation for physical activity. Unfortunately, most kids are not getting enough exercise. In 2016, only 21.6% of 6- to 19-year-old children and adolescents in the United States reported getting 60 or more minutes of moderate-to-vigorous physical activity on at least five days per week (National Physical Activity Plan Alliance, 2016).
  • Date: 26 Feb 2019 - 14:59
    When you’re following a weight-loss plan, few things are more encouraging than seeing the number on the scale go down. Unfortunately, many people who see weight-loss success wind up losing muscle along with fat.
  • Date: 18 Feb 2019 - 11:14
  • Date: 15 Jan 2019 - 09:43
    On supermarket shelves, restaurant menus and in many homes, there has been an increasing shift towards healthier food options. And nowhere is this more evident than with refined white sugar. Long considered an evil villain in the fight against obesity and its twin scourge – diabetes – refined sugar is being usurped in favour of other options perceived to be healthier. In Malaysia, this trend has been gaining momentum, especially as people are waking up to the reality that Malaysia is the fattest country in South-East Asia, with nearly half of the population either overweight or obese.
  • Date: 04 Jan 2019 - 08:47
    Kids seem to spend endless hours on smartphones, games consoles, computers and tablets these days. Playing on electronic devices certainly doesn't help their waistlines, but do you ever wonder what regular device use is doing to their eyesight?