The beneficial effects of massage on the body
Benefits of massage for health can not be overestimated, and for a little disordered or fully disordered body even more. Health benefits begins on the first phase, light touches. The…

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Recovery after training using assistive devices
  Hello friends, today I will talk about recovery after training using assistive devices, as it is a necessary part in sports performance and in improving overall health. So, did…

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Sore muscles after workout causes and methods of dealing with pain


Pain occurring in the muscles after exercise, can scare beginners and even force them to quit the gym. Some take unusual pain for symptoms of disease. But the muscle pain that can be felt after exercise, is a quite normal phenomenon. It can occur not only in those who have only recently started to do sports, but also when resuming training after a long break. In the event of a change in the usual nature of physical activity or by increasing its intensity also have pain associated with incorporating new muscle fibers in the process. So, let’s try to understand why do muscles

hurt after a workout.

The origin of the muscle pain

Cause of muscle pain is the accumulation of products formed as a result of redox reactions that are actively taking place during workouts in the muscle tissue. The tone of the muscles after exercise is increased, its volume Continue reading

Alcohol and fitness is a sore subject! Why drinking is bad

It is a complex process, to understand that no “pint” is not easy… Joke! Actually, when you drink alcohol, your body (liver) converts to acetaldehyde and then to acetate . Acetate is a derivative of acetic acid. His body decomposes to carbon dioxide and water are the final products of decay.

Up to 10% of alcohol is excreted in unchanged form is excreted in the breath, sweat, urine. Another small portion ( 5% ) is deposited in the form of fat.

Poor health is associated with high levels of acetaldehyde and acetate. For our body is even more toxic substances than alcohol. The problem is often compounded by low-quality alcohol contain impurities, fusel oils, organic acids and aldehydes .

During the processing the body of alcohol, to force the energy is released – 7 calories per 1 g of ethanol. Continue reading

Stress hormone cortisol why it leads to obesity and muscle breakdown


With trastovyy hormone called cortisol when it is produced by the body, why it leads to obesity and muscle breakdown, and whether it is possible to reduce the levels.

What is cortisol?

The hormone cortisol is produced by the body in stressful or emergency situations, with a strong physical exertion or lack of nutrition. The normal level is 10 μg/dl, but under stress he rises to 80 μg/dl, and a strong shock

to 180 μg/dl.

Considering the cases of increasing cortisol, it is easy to see that this is a kind of protective reaction of the organism: in shock cortisol helps to act faster, with little food makes you look for food. during exercise gives you explosive strength (1) .

The mechanism of action of cortisol

Urgently increase the level of cortisol, the body Continue reading