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Ladies Need More Fat Loss? Reasons Strength Training Can Help

Many women who exercise often do not do it to enhance their flexibility, strength or build muscle.

They do it to keep their body fat percentage low.

But what exactly is the best and most efficient way for women to lose weight? Is it spending endless hours as possible on the treadmill?Running for miles up a hilly terrain?Or could it be engaging in HIIT (High Intensity Interval Training) during your workouts? These 3 methods are effective in their own way. But, there is an effective fat loss tool that many women are yet to unearth.
Weight training is best for fat loss and it also increases strength. Yes, lifting weights is the best way to go if you want to lose weight and in the fastest way possible.

But how does it work?

Here is a look at how lifting weights leads to significant loss of fat.

Weight Training Burns Calories on a Continual Basis
The secret to losing weight is burning more calories than consumed.

When the body stays in a calorie deprived state for long, it starts burnin…

Want to lose weight? Train the brain, not the body

Laurel Mellin, University of California, San Francisco

Despite massive government, medical and individual efforts to win the war on obesity, 71 percent of Americans are overweight. The average adult is 24 pounds heavier today than in 1960. Our growing girth adds some US$200 billion per year to our health care expenditure, amounting to a severe health crisis.

Drug research has not yielded a pill that helps people lose weight and keep it off. Traditional approaches such as diet and exercise can work short-term, but people almost inevitably regain the weight. Randomized controlled trials of weight loss surgery have shown some improvements in diabetes but not in mortality, cancer and cardiovascular disease.

If there is ever to be a “pill” – a solution to weight – it will be changing the brain, particularly the primitive areas of the brain, the “emotional brain” or mammalian and reptilian brain. These areas house circuits that control stress and our stress-fueled emotions, thoughts and beh…

Baby Boomers Beware Hepatitis C: Your Hidden Illness

Are you aware, that baby boomers (those born between 1946 and 1964) have a greater possibility of being infected with the Hepatitis C virus? Not only that, often they do not show symptoms for many years.

That is a reason for concern.

Hepatitis C is a serious liver condition caused by an infection with the Hepatitis C virus.  Seventy to 85 percent of those with Hepatitis C develop a chronic infection.

Chronic infection can advance to liver disease, liver cancer, and death. Around 3.5 million people in the U.S. have Hepatitis C and have no idea they have it.

What is most disturbing is that those with the highest risk are not aware that they can be living with this silent epidemic.

Seventy-five percent of people with Hepatitis C are aging baby boomers. Boomers are five times more apt to have Hepatitis C. It is not well understood why baby boomers have high rates of Hepatitis C. It is possible that some could have been infected from contaminated blood or receiving tattoos or getting …
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