Breathing exercises for weight loss the basics, rules, secrets
  Could you guess what efficient weight loss for men are the most difficult to perform? This regular exercise. And, despite their incredible efficiency, for most people, getting regular physical…

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Recovery tool after exercise
Rest and recovery — a necessary and important component of any training process, whether it be running, Cycling, bodybuilding or chess. The actions or inaction that you take between workouts,…

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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

Testosterone and its role in the body

 

Testosterone — the main male sex hormone, androgen. It is synthesized in the body testicles in men, ovaries in women and by the adrenal cortex in both sexes.

What affects testosterone levels in the body:

1. Of course on sexual desire (libido) and sexual potency;

2. A dream — a low level of testosterone leads to insomnia, and Vice

versa lack of sleep reduces the level of this hormone in the body;

3. On the growth of muscle mass and strengthening bones. Testosterone is involved in protein synthesis, stimulates the growth of muscle mass and strength, bone thickens and becomes more durable;

4. On the voice, hair growth;

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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

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