Category Archives: Exercise

Do Athletes Require More Chromium?

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Rhodiola Rosea

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Energy Flux and Weight Gain

Weight gain and obesity are complex and multifactorial phenomena. There is not a single cause for weight gain, but generally a number of factors are known to contribute to its development. The development of insulin resistance and the metabolic syndrome … Continue reading

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Diet and Exercise: Increases Appetite

The current mainstream paradigm for weight loss centres around a strategy that causes a negative caloric energy balance. This can be achieved through dietary restriction, increased physical activity, or a combination of both. Studies confirm that energy restriction alone or … Continue reading

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Fat Loss: Protein Is Pivotal

Dietary protein is important because it is the main source of nitrogen (protein is made of chains of amino acids, and all amino acids contain at least one nitrogen group). Without adequate nitrogen, the natural turnover of the skeletal muscle … Continue reading

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Can Rhodiola Improve Exercise Endurance?

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Exercise Induced Energy Deficits Causes Compensatory Eating

The current mainstream accepted method for causing weight loss is to produce an energy deficit in the individual. This involves increasing energy expenditure or decreasing energy intake such that the total energy input is lower than the total energy output. … Continue reading

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Exercise Confers Protection From Fructose

Fructose is known to cause detrimental effects to mammals when consumed in excess. In particular, consumption of high amounts of fructose causes the development of insulin resistance. The development of insulin resistance is highly damaging to health because insulin is … Continue reading

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Physical Activity and Energy Dysfunction: What Is The Cause And Effect?

Obesity is characterised by energy dysfunction, and a number of studies have shown that there is an association between energy dysfunction and the amount of physical activity performed. For example, in one study, researchers investigated the relationship between energy intake, … Continue reading

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Post Workout Nutrition

They say breakfast is the most important meal of the day, and at this time you should eat like a king. This may be true, but post workout nutrition is arguably a close second, and certainly provides another opportunity to … Continue reading

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