5 Tips for your New Year’s Exercise Resolution

by Darryl on December 28, 2009 0 Comments

Yes it is that time of year again where we all come up with a New Year’s resolution. At the time of making up this resolution the intent is always there however the following through on achieving these goals sometimes gets put on the wayside. That may be the cynical side of me coming out however this year with the growing trend of people being deemed by studies as being over - weight or obese, I would like to put it to you that this year’s resolution should be to start up an exercise program coupled with the planning of a nutritious diet plan.

To go with this New Year resolution enthusiasm we have created a few tips below that should give you some guidance or inspiration to finally get that body that you deserve and have been missing since your youth. 

1.    Visit your Health Care professional

If ...

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How to effectively build strength and muscle

by Darryl on December 28, 2009 0 Comments

These days, more and more people are getting on the healthy bus and trying to build their bodies into a stronger and fit condition. One of the most common methods that people have gravitated towards is building muscle and strength. However, since there are so many tips and methods that are readily being offered as the most effective way to build muscle and strength, a lot of people tend to fail in their attempts as they often try out almost all methods to no avail.

To become like Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger during his Mr. Universe days, it is important to know the basics of muscle building. Here are some tips on how to build strength and muscles via old school:

•    Set a routine on weight lifting. Setting a regular routine to lift weights will help burn calories as well as fat, and in turn, it helps build lean muscle mass ...

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Yoga and meditation

by Darryl on December 27, 2009 0 Comments

The practice of yoga has increasingly become a huge part of the lives of people everywhere. By doing yoga, the body is able to achieve the integration of body posing, breathing exercises, and meditation effectively. As a result, practitioners are able to enjoy peace of mind plus an added feeling of inner peace.

The art of meditating focuses on the practice of intense concentration. This is when an individual who is meditating tries to focus his or her concentration on a certain object or subject and nothing else. Some other practices categorize meditation with prayer since the said act more or less parallels the other concept. However, with yoga, the practitioner is able to take meditation to a whole other level with the integration of body poses. This is said to take meditation to its highest point of each of the noted “Eight limbs of Yoga”.

The said “limbs” of ...

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Obesity in the news

by Darryl on December 26, 2009 0 Comments

Overweight and obesity are significant health issues in the United States which has increased significantly over the last 20 years. This epidemic is a major health issue for the country that needs to be addressed. The Obesity pandemic is not isolated to the US only. It is a symptom of the fast pace lifestyle that is today’s modern society. The solution is education and there are many articles in Newsfitness.com as well as many other online sites that provide the answers. The solution is simply regular exercise and the changing of dietary habits. Obesity can be reversed for a large proportion of those afflicted; it’s the will or want to change the lifestyle that needs changing.

Here are the latest Obesity news items

Arena files for FDA approval of obesity drug

 NEW YORK — The first of a new class of obesity drugs moved one step closer to ...

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Creatine Benefits and your Diet

by Darryl on December 26, 2009 0 Comments

There are many substances that are found in the food that people eat. One of these natural substances is called Creatine, which is often found in red meat. According to studies, Creatine has been proven to be extremely helpful for those who are into body building. As a result, most of the body builders and power lifters make sure that their diet includes a dose of Creatine as a dietary supplement.

Although most people are not body builders, it can be said that taking this substance as a supplement has its risks and benefits. Some of these benefits include the following:

1.    Creatine has the ability to rebuild the body’s adenosine triphosphate or ATP. This is a chemical in the human body that helps power the muscles. When a person is lifting an object, the ATP does its work and helps the muscles of the body contract, giving the ...

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Diet Pill Health Warnings ~ News

by Darryl on December 25, 2009 0 Comments

Diet Pills and other nutrient suppliments come and go, sometimes the product is effective and sometimes not. Marketers will claim that they have the new wonder drug and you should buy their product. The emphasis is on BUY. As we are all aware there is no substitute for for a healthy diet plan and regular exercise for weight loss. Don't get me wrong, Diet Pills are an aid to maximise your exercise routine not as the only item you require to make your body slim and terrific.



That being said sometimes there can be side effects and detrimental health effects that can occur when using the products. Todays news will focus on this with the latest health scare coming out of Canada. Here are trhe top stories on this topic. Be safe and well these holidays.

Health Canada issues warning about diet pill.




OTTAWA – A diet pill available in ...

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Human Growth Hormones

by Darryl on December 25, 2009 1 Comment

In the bodybuilding world, big names often come and go as people continue to find ways and means to make bodies bigger in a healthier way. These days, a chemical called the Human Growth Hormone or GH has been making waves in the world of bodybuilders. GH has been said to have a number of benefits especially when given in high doses for those who are trying to build more body mass during the later years.





There are concerns that have been raised as to whether or not GH levels should be raised naturally or if bodybuilders can benefit more if they inject GH into their systems. As with all dietary supplements, it is always best to consult a doctor regarding this plan of action. It has happened more than once that when a person simply takes dietary supplements because he or she simply wants to, the chances of putting ...

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Fitness Tip News ~ 22nd December

by Darryl on December 22, 2009 1 Comment


Upon review of the Fitness Tip News around the world we at Newsfitness.com have come up with three interesting articles that provide a good read and detailed information to keep you active over the holidays. They all have varied information and will keep you trim, taught and terrific these holidays.

Men: Battle belly bulge with diet, fitness tips

It all starts with a few extra pounds around the waist. Next thing you know, you’re trading up for a larger pair of pants, then suddenly your paunch is hanging over your new, bigger pants.

While this scenario might ring true for both men and women, the bad news for you guys is that it’s more likely to happen to you... Read More



For those of us who have to travel these Holidays please find some fitness tips to keep those lbs off whilst you are visiting your family ...

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Aerobic Exercise ~ No Matter What Your Age

by Darryl on December 22, 2009 0 Comments

These days, there is a need for everybody to be healthier and stronger. Admittedly, almost everybody knows that doing the most basic of aerobic exercises on a regular basis can help improve one’s lifestyle from unhealthy to healthy with continued practice. When doing so, that person is then able to enjoy what life has to offer to the very fullest. Of course, there are certain exceptions to this philosophy in life, as there are some people who have to be careful when choosing the correct exercise that would work well for their capacity.
It can be said that one group of people who fall into this exception are the seniors. When it comes aerobic exercises, there is a need to be mindful that there are several factors that need to be addressed before proceeding with the various exercises chosen. First off, it is important to start small and slowly ...

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Workouts in the News - 21st December

by Darryl on December 22, 2009 0 Comments

From around the world, the Newsfitness.com team have created the top 3 articles relating to "Workouts" that hit the headlines on 21st December. I hope you find the articles enspiring and help with the Holiday cheer.

Fitness: Tailor workouts to busy holidays

The Christmas holiday is extremely busy and can also be extremely indulgent. Suffice it to say, health and fitness is not generally at the top of Santa's naughty or nice list.

Christmas is a time of celebration and often in excess. It's not surprising then that so many people struggle to maintain a healthy focus in December. To enjoy the Christmas celebrations and maintain a healthy focus, simply follow a few festive fitness guidelines:... Read More


Keeping workouts on track in December (and forgiving holiday indulgences)

Holidays are the times that try the fitness routine.

With family feasts, office parties and Champagne soirees, the temptation ...

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Effects of Lunges on the Human body

by Darryl on December 22, 2009 0 Comments

There are many types of weight training exercises that have been proven effective by various trainers in the world of physical fitness. One of the exercises that can be done by just about anybody is the lunge. The lunge has been classified as a weight training exercise that focuses on strengthening the gluteal muscles, quadriceps, and the muscles that form “hamstrings”. Short lunges focus more on the quadriceps, whereas the long lunges emphasizes the “glutes” more.


What are lunges?

Lunges are done with the individual standing with their feet apart at shoulder-width. He or she then steps forward, landing on the heel first. The knee of the person should form a 90 degree angle directly above the toes, but not further, as taking a shorter step may add more pressure to the person’s knee. The motion performed is continued until the knee at the back is almost touching the ...

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Child Fitness Levels are declining around the world

by Darryl on December 21, 2009 0 Comments

From news reports..

Sedentary lifestyles are making children less fit - even among those who are not obese, a study suggests.


Essex University staged fitness tests on 600 10-year-olds a decade apart in an area with low levels of obesity. Read More.....





Children's fitness declining across the world, study finds.

Even children who have not got fat have become less fit over the past decade, according to research published today.

Obesity is not the only enemy of children's health, according to sports and exercise specialists writing in the medical journal, Archives of Disease in Childhood. They say that even those children who are not overeating are frighteningly inactive and may pay the price in terms of their future health.. Read More...


Children's fitness levels in the UK are falling at twice the global average rate, regardless of obesity, research has showed.

While around the world fitness is falling ...

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Nutrient Dense Foods

by Darryl on December 21, 2009 0 Comments

How does a person decide what he chooses to eat? Is it the flavor, texture, convenience, experience, or ingredient of the food? Or does one simply consume any food that comes to mind simply for immediate gratification without any thought given to the possible effects of the food choices made. In most cases, people choose just about any food that tastes good, but most of these end up being bad for the health.

What is Nutrient Density?

Most people do not mind the nutritional value of the food that they eat. Unfortunately, nutrient density should be the utmost important thing to consider when choosing food. The amount of nutrients found in a certain volume of food is what dieticians refer to as “nutrient density”. As it is, food that has more nutrients tend to contain fewer calories, and some of the best examples of nutrient dense foods are those that ...

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How to Prevent Muscle Cramps

by Darryl on December 20, 2009 0 Comments

Muscle cramps happens to almost everybody at least once in their lives. For the most part, muscle cramps seem to be endowed to athletes who are in training, and those who are trying to push their capacities to the limit. When dealing with muscle cramps, the most common feeling encountered is pain. This is often experienced when the muscles tighten involuntarily, and when this happens, this can often cause training to abruptly end, or even when the body is already motionless. When training, it may take some time before the muscles get used to all the strain that it gets, so cramps may take some time to work out of the system. However, there are certain ways that people can prevent muscle cramps from occurring, and these involve the practice of healthy habits.

Unfortunately, there is no clear explanation as to why muscle cramps happen. However, one sure way of ...

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Building your home gym

by Darryl on December 18, 2009 0 Comments

Congratulations you have or are contemplating making the big decision to invest in your fitness and health in building your home gym. Congratulations your health and new more vibrant body will thank you for many years to come. When you come to this decision as I did 4 years ago there are a lot of things that you must consider. Hopefully we will get you thinking in the right direction and make this process more an enjoyable experience and hopefully a lot less ...
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Treadmill Routine for Time Poor People

by Darryl on December 17, 2009 0 Comments
The most common problem I hear is that I’m too busy to exercise. Juggling work, study, family and the other pressures in life usually leads to the detriment of your fitness. However if you can’t find time today for 30 minutes of fitness a few times a week then you will find time in the future for sickness. Therefore I have some short daily session tips that will help you burn those calories and aid your overall fitness.

The first is being prepared. Wearing you gym clothes under your work clothes will set you in the right frame of mind in the morning. When the time arrives for exercise you have your gym clothes on and you are ready. It’s now time to hit the gym for your solid quick cardio workout.
The most popular cardio equipment in the gym or home is the treadmill. The Treadmill ...
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Dietary Components for building muscle

by Darryl on December 13, 2009 0 Comments

As part of any exercise program it is important to set out a plan to incorporate the 3 fitness components including aerobic or cardiovascular exercise, resistance and flexibility. With resistance training the focus of this fitness component will be on building muscle. To be successful with building muscle mass it is critical to plan your training and dietary requirements. This blog post will discuss the dietary requirements that should be followed to maximise your resistance training results.






The dietary components that will be ...

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How to Supplement Your Diet and Nutrition

by Darryl on December 8, 2009 0 Comments
Proper diet and nutrition is the key to a healthier you. A diet plan can be customized to your needs and can be so that it produces the results you desire – be it weight loss, weight maintenance, or the prevention and treatment of lifestyle diseases. Aside from simply adhering to a diet plan, you can also supplement diet and nutrition with the following methods.

This is one of the best ways that you can supplement your diet and nutrition plan. Your exercise program has to a balance between cardio and weight training. Exercise helps you to keep fit. It is also a good way to loose excess weight and to keep you body toned. You can join a gym or you can exercise at your own pace at home. It is advised that you do 30 minutes of cardio for at least 3 to 4 times each week.

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Exercise Ball: Your Abs’ Best Friend

by Darryl on December 8, 2009 1 Comment
The exercise ball has become one of the most popular exercise equipments. If you’re not familiar with its name, chances are you’ve seen it – either in infomercials or in the display windows of exercise shops. They are the oversized plastic balls that you can use to perform all sorts of exercises. They are also a great choice for people looking to tone their abs.



Benefits of Using an Exercise Ball

  • It Works Multiple Muscle Groups at the Same Time – Aside from working your abs, an exercise ball also works on the other muscles that you would use to keep yourself sitting on the ball.
  • Works Your Core – The Exercise Ball can be used to not only work the main muscles of your abdominal area, but will also work your core. Other equipments aren’t able to give out such results.
  • It Can Make Exercise Fun ­– If you haven ...
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7 Quick Steps to Flat Fab Abs

by Darryl on December 7, 2009 2 Comments
Have you al7 Steps to Flat Fab Absways wanted flat, fabulous looking abs, but have never really known how to get them? Well, today you can. Below are 7 quick steps that will give you the fab abs that you’ve always wanted. The best thing is, you’ll start to see results in as little ad 6 to 8 weeks.

1. Do Ab Crunches – The kind of exercise you perform here depends on you. Sit-ups and home abs crunch machines can do the trick, just make sure to twist your hips for several steps in order to hit you side muscles. You can also seek advice from a personal trainer or from exercise videos to get an idea on what crunches you should do. You can also become a member of a gym in order to have access to gym equipment.

2. Do Cardio – Belly Fat is one of the main reasons why ...
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Nutrition Tips 101 – Help in Improving Your Overall Health

by Darryl on December 6, 2009 0 Comments
Good nutrition is an essential component of any good health strategy. Good nutrition coupled with regular exercise is the foundation for a healthy body and provides you with the necessary body fuel for your body to be able to maximise your daily activities. Planning or preparing for a good nutrition diet isn’t rocket science, it’s about the increasing in your consumption of foods that have higher volumes of vitamins and minerals. Some of the types of food that have high quantities of these are fruits, vegetables, whole grains and low or non-fat dairy.    

Good nutrition is a mindset for the household food provider, if you are starting to read the nutrition advice labels on food produce and selecting different products to feed the family based on the vitamins fat content, sugars and minerals then you have taken the first steps on your family’s path to Good nutrition ...
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Exercise and Fitness 101

by Darryl on December 1, 2009 0 Comments

Exercise and fitness, and healthy nutrition go hand in hand. These factors help to make you as healthy as you possibly can. By advocating a healthy and fit lifestyle, you can ward off lifestyle related diseases. It may also contribute to a fuller longer life.

Why Exercise?

You may be asking, “Why should I exercise? I don’t have any health problems.” You may not have any health problems now, but if you go on with your sedentary lifestyle, you may soon experience lifestyle related conditions like hypertension, diabetes, coronary artery disease, obesity, and more. With exercise, you can also drop the extra pounds you may be carrying around and as soon as you reach your goal weight, exercise can also help you maintain it.

Aside from weight loss, your psych can also benefit from a good run. Studies have shown that exercise releases endorphins that can help make you ...

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