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.…

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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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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;

5. On the cardiovascular system, improving its operation and reducing Continue reading

Warm up before running. Stretching

Warm up before a run is often overlooked. And this despite our knowledge from the very first gym class that stretching necessarily precede sports.

Excuses may be different.

For example, some people just are lazy and hope that, if during your last workout, everything went smoothly, you can expect that during the next “blow over”.

Others believe that the warm-up takes precious energy, and it is not enough for a full run.

Still others are afraid of losing time.

But all these excuses do not stand any criticism, no consideration through the prism of common sense.

Imagine a driver who has just started the engine and immediately tries to drive the car. It is unlikely that the engine will last a long time, because he needed preliminary warming up. Similar problems may befall our cardiovascular system, if it is not pre-prepare Continue reading