Why it is so Important to Eat Protein

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Protein is the building block for muscles, cartilage, bones, hair and more. It is an essential element of the human diet and it has been recommended that adults consume 0.5-0.7g of protein per pound of weight. Sources of protein include fish, lean meat and poultry, eggs, tofu, nuts, and beans and other legumes. There are many reasons why it’s important to eat protein. It is essential for muscles building and repair and has many benefits for weight, blood pressure and bone health. So let’s take a look at these benefits in a bit more details.   It satisfies hunger Protein …

How to Spot a Cowboy PT

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You’ve probably heard about the cowboys that exist in various industries. Take cowboy builders, for example! More and more people are jumping on the bandwagon and calling themselves a personal trainer. It’s become a massive trend and now everyone and their granny is a PT. But not all trainers are created equal. If you’re having a hard time trying to differentiate between good and bad trainers then take a look at these five questions you need to be asking. Are they qualified? There is a lot of health and fitness information online. While you might learn plenty from doing your …

12 Tips for a Healthy Heart

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Making some big and small changes to your lifestyle can benefit your heart. Take a look at these 12 ways that will help you keep your heart in tip-top shape!   Avoid trans fats. Not all fats are equal, so keep an eye out for trans fats in the food you consume. Trans fats have been known to increase the risk of stroke and heart disease and are usually found in margarine, shop-bought baked goods and fast food.   Consume healthy fats. For example, omega-3 fatty acids that can be found in fatty fish, like salmon can help prevent heart …

The 7 Best Ways to Workout for Workaholics

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How many of you sit at a desk for hours every day? Do you bring your work home with you? By the time you get home, are you usually not bothered to get in a workout? Here are 7 ways that you can start working out more even if you’re a workaholic! 1. Incorporate Exercise into your Day There’s lots of ways that you can include physical activity into your work day: Taking the stairs in your office, instead of the elevator. Get off a few stops than you normally would. If you’re driving to work, try to park a …

Fats: Are They Good or Bad?

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It’s not too long ago that fats were seen as the bad guy, and that we should be aiming to consume low-fat varieties of food. It all comes down to the type of fat you’re consuming. Some are good, some are bad. What’s the difference between good and bad fats? On a structural levels, all types of fats are quite similar. However there are structural differences that have big consequences as to whether a fat is good or bad. Bad Fats Trans fat is the baddie of the fat world but has been used because they have a long shelf …