Herbal Oils – The Basics You Should Know About

Herbal OilsWhile you can make your own herbal oils, it would most certainly be easier to purchase them from your local health food store, or online. Herbal oils have a number of benefits and uses. From use in cooking, as a topical application, or for the purposes of aromatherapy.

The most commonly used herbal oil is essential, though they can also be infused. Essential oils use a large quantity of the plant’s material and require dilution before use. Continue reading Herbal Oils – The Basics You Should Know About

Aromatherapy – a Guide for Beginners

aromatherapyAromatherapy is the practice of using essential oils from plants for the purpose of healing. There are numerous ways that you can use essential oils. Some of the most popular approaches are inhalation, massaging essential oils into the skin, and mixing them with face creams and body lotions.

By applying essential oils properly, you’ll experience a great alternative treatment for stress, fatigue, insomnia and many other health problems. Aromatherapy is also Continue reading Aromatherapy – a Guide for Beginners

How to Increase Your Testosterone Levels

testosteroneWhen it comes to building more muscle, one of the most important things to consider is your hormonal makeup. This is crucial, because hormones are what drive muscle growth. In particular, it is the anabolic hormones like testosterone, growth hormone and insulin that increase the size of the muscles and if you can get more of that, then your muscles will grow larger, faster and with more hardness and definition.

This is actually how steroids work. They increase the amount of free testosterone to Continue reading How to Increase Your Testosterone Levels

You Can’t Specifically Target Belly Fat

Belly FatNo, You Can’t Specifically Target Belly Fat: But a Calorie Deficit and Exercise Will.

We’ve all done it. We’ve all looked at ourselves in the mirror, spotted the part we like the least, and then started thinking of ways to zap that belly fat , and that area alone. Yet the sad truth is targeting specific areas is a myth.

The main proof of this is that Continue reading You Can’t Specifically Target Belly Fat

5 Reasons You’re Not Losing Body Fat

body fatEverywhere you look, you see beautiful bodies shaped with almost no body fat. Low body fat percentage has become an ideal standard in the United States and most of the Western world. Everyone is looking for a way to start losing body fat.
Unfortunately, when it comes to fat loss, most of us are clueless. We take our diet tips from Facebook, fad magazines, and celebrities. The thing about celebrities, Facebook, and your favorite fashion magazine is that the know nothing about the physiology of weight loss.

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Running For Weightlifters

runningImportant to recognize is that the general health benefits of running are so profound as to be highly beneficial for lifting weights. Not only will you have more muscle but your lower resting heart-rate will be such that you’ll sleep more deeply and be more anabolic, more of the time, resulting in greater muscle growth throughout the day.

But if you’re used to lifting weights – actually a fairly sedentary form of training – how do you get to the point where you’re able to appreciate cardio training? Here are some tips: Continue reading Running For Weightlifters

Perfect Diet for Building Massive Muscle

Building Massive MuscleWhen it comes to building massive muscle, only half of the work is done in the gym. What’s just as important, is what you do in the kitchen and what you eat.

Eat wrong and you’ll be squandering all the effort you put in and all the opportunities for growth. Conversely, eat correctly and you can see impressive gains even when your training program isn’t quite up to par. Continue reading Perfect Diet for Building Massive Muscle

Stress Isn’t Always a Bad Thing

stressWhy Stress Isn’t Always a Bad Thing, and How to Tap Into a Flow State? Your brain releases a large number of hormones and neurotransmitters in response to your cognition. When you are in danger, this leads to the release of dopamine, adrenaline and serotonin to help make you more alert, stronger and faster.

This is the fight or flight response and it’s you at your most powerful.

The problem is that many of us are stressed a lot of the time now and Continue reading Stress Isn’t Always a Bad Thing

Coffee – 6 Health Benefits Which You May Didn’t Know

coffeeNоt оnlу іѕ thе smell оf coffee а great eye opener. Rесеnt studies show thаt consuming uр tо thrее 8-ounce cups оf coffee а day hаѕ proven health benefits.

Let’s face it. Mоѕt оf uѕ аrе bleary eyed, stumbling аbоut wіth feet dragging whеn wе fіrѕt wake uр іn thе morning. Yet, whеn thаt delightfully rich, аnd оh ѕо tantalizing coffee aroma tickles оur nostrils wе schlep, yawning аnd stretching іn іtѕ direction.

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Walking – Many Health Benefits

walkingA walking program thаt aims fоr 10,000 steps а day іѕ а great wау tо include exercise іn уоur daily routine. Walking іѕ а safe exercise thаt саn bе dоnе аlmоѕt anywhere, durіng аnу season, рrоvіdеd уоu uѕе ѕоmе common sense.

Walking hаѕ bееn shown tо prevent mаnу оf thе common medical conditions thаt affect people аѕ thеу age. It іѕ еvеn thоugh tо bе protective аgаіnѕt ѕоmе cancers, ѕuсh аѕ colon cancer, аnd lоwеr thе risk оf dementia аnd diabetes. Continue reading Walking – Many Health Benefits

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