Posts Tagged ‘body’

My Review Of The Beginners Guide To Muscle Building

It’s been over a year since I last did a product review article. Today I’ve finally got my act together and completed a new product review. The product I reviewed is The Beginners Guide To Muscle Building by Shannon Clarke and I have broken the review down into the following sections. – Product Overview. – Good Points. – Bad Points. – Overall Rating.


The Beginners Guide To Muscle Building contains 16 chapters and 110 pages. However, the information covered can be grouped into 4 main sections: – Introduction. – Exercise. – Diet. – Lifestyle – Action Plan & Further Reading.

1) Introduction:

The first 4 chapters and 48 pages focus on …

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Three All-Natural Bodybuilding Supplements You Can’t Live Without

Hello everyone. Today’s article is a guest post from personal trainer John McKiernan who writes for the website Supplement Helper.


Natural bodybuilding consists of bodybuilding without the use of steroids or pro-hormones. Just because you’re not using steroids or pro-hormones though, doesn’t mean there aren’t supplements that provide great results without any risks or side effects. Today most natural bodybuilding supplements on the market include combinations of the same ingredients over and over again with different marketing labels. Those ingredients are protein, amino acids, creatine and energy boosting supplements such as caffeine and herbal stimulants.

To simplify even further I’m going to leave out creatine and pre-workout supplements because some people experience side effects with creatine. It has been known, in …

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20 Promising Xanthophyll Health Benefits

The xanthophylls are a group of phytonutrients (non-essential, plant based nutrients that have numerous health benefits in humans). There are 5 main xanthophylls: – Astaxanthin. – Canthaxanthin. – Cryptoxanthin. – Lutein. – Zeaxanthin. The xanthophylls can be sourced from fish, fruits, vegetables and certain peppers and spices. Whilst they are not classed as essential nutrients, studies have shown that they have a wide range of potential health benefits in humans. In this article I will be providing a full overview of these and listing 20 of the promising xanthophyll health benefits:

1) ACTING AS ANTIOXIDANTS:- All 5 of the xanthophylls are powerful antioxidants which protect your …

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10 Natural Foods That Fight Colds And Flu

As the year draws to a close you are probably winding down, enjoying the festivities and preparing for your New Year celebrations. Unfortunately, the end of the year also brings with it an increased risk of contracting the common cold and the flu. These viral infections can leave you feeling weak, tired and in the worst cases completely bed ridden.

The good news is that you can protect yourself by supplying your body with the right foods. Making the correct dietary choices gives your body the fuel it needs to supercharge your immune system and fight these nasty infections. Today I will be …

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12 Weightless Workouts You Can Try This Christmas

A few days ago I discussed 9 fun family exercise ideas you could try this Christmas. However, sometimes it is just too cold or too icy to go outside. In fact sometimes you just don’t fancy the cold and would prefer to stay inside.

If that happens don’t worry – you can still fit in some exercise. Whilst a gym and open spaces certainly give you more options when it comes to exercise, they are not essential. Today I am going to be proving that point by listing 12 weightless workouts you can perform within the comfort of your own home. You don’t need any equipment for these workouts – just you and your bodyweight.


The bridge is a great stretch for …

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Tips To Help You Manage Your Stress!

Let go of the stress. It may be unbelievable to some people that change can help them get rid of stress. If you can recognize how some habits are hurting your life, then you will be more motivated to change them. It is hard to let some things go, but if you realize that you do not have control, it is easy to change.

Receiving a deep tissue massage can also help you to relax and to eliminate some of the stress associated with life. Massages are usually quite pleasurable, and are certainly great for taking away a long day’s stress. Full body massages alleviate any stiffness and soreness in the muscles caused by stress, and can also help to calm the mind.

Sometimes, when you are on the go, you may be moving or thinking too fast. You must, in these …

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Physical fitness trumps body weight in reducing death risks, study finds

Maintaining or improving physical fitness is linked to lower death risks even after controlling for BMI change, according to a new study. Becoming less fit is associated with higher death risks, regardless of BMI changes. BMI change was not associated with death risks.

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Endurance exercise linked to damage in right ventricle of heart

Researchers have found the first evidence that some athletes who take part in extreme endurance exercise such as marathons, endurance triathlons, alpine cycling or ultra triathlons may incur damage to the right ventricles of their hearts – one of the four chambers in the heart involved in pumping blood around the body.

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Scientists identify an innate function of vitamin E

It’s rubbed on the skin to reduce signs of aging and consumed by athletes to improve endurance but scientists now have the first evidence of one of vitamin E’s normal body functions. The powerful antioxidant found in most foods helps repair tears in the plasma membranes that protect cells from outside forces and screen what enters and exits, new research shows.

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When overeating, calories, not protein, contribute to increase in body fat

In a study conducted among 25 healthy individuals living in a controlled setting who were randomized to overconsumption of different levels of protein diets, those consuming the low-protein diet had less weight gain compared to those consuming normal and high protein diets, and calories alone, and not protein appeared to contribute to an increase in body fat, according to a new study.

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