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[4 Sep 2011 | No Comment | ]
Cold Baths Can Help You Build Muscle Mass

Yes, something as simple and cost effective as a cold bath can be one of the instruments you use to gain muscular weight.  That’s why Tabatha Elliot, PhD, recently reported in a magazine column, “University of Western Australia (Perth) researchers had trained men run for 40 minutes on a treadmill and then immediately sit for 20 minutes in bath water that was a chilly 59 degrees.  The scientists reported in a 2011 issue of the journal Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise  that after the cold bath, the subjects …

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[29 Dec 2010 | No Comment | ]
Water Not Enough; Electrolytes For Proper Hydration

Good old H2O, aka water.  We all know of the importance of getting in enough of this substance for your health and livelihood.  It’s well known that you can live for weeks and weeks on end without solid food, but you can only survive for a couple of days without water.  However, did you know that water alone may not be enough to keep you properly hydrated when you do your intense workout routines, whether you’re aiming to lose fat or build lean muscle mass?
The Edge column recently stated that …

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[11 Dec 2010 | No Comment | ]
Water Alone May Not Relieve Constipation

Constipation is a condition that affects way more people than care to admit.  Some get constipated because of a particular food that they eat, others may suffer from it because of eating too much in one sitting, and then there are those that simply have a propensity to this condition.  So, how should you eat or drink to avoid this feeling?
According to IronMan magazine, “Water won’t relieve constipation.  It takes fiber.  Get at least 25 grams a day, and some of the liquid you drink will be retained by the …

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[8 Dec 2010 | No Comment | ]
High Carb or Low Carb For Weight Loss & Muscle Building?

Back in the 80′s the fad was to cut out all dietary fat from your diets in order to pop out those 6 pack abs and tone up those biceps.  Then, from about the early to mid 90′s on the big craze has been the pulverizing of carbs and sugars, making them public enemy # 1.  There are many alleged scientific claims that back the low carb fad, but what’s they true nature behind it?  Do low carb diets truly help you lose weight, burn body fat fast, and build …

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[15 Nov 2010 | No Comment | ]
Multivitamins May Prevent DNA Damage

We all know that getting in enough multivitamins day in and day out are essential to many functions, whether it be health, a stronger immune system, or helping you to burn off some body fat or gain some muscle mass.  Regardless, they are a must!  Well, now’s there yet one more reason to the ever growing list.
Becky Holman recently wrote that “multivitamins may protect against DNA damage that accelerates aging.  The reason is that they delay the shortening of telomeres that cap the ends of DNA molecules, according to a …

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[12 Nov 2010 | No Comment | ]
Vitamin D May Help Prevent Diabetes

Lately vitamin D has finally been getting its just do.  From being able to help with mood, depression, and many other health and wellness functions, to now possibly even helping to prevent diabetes.
Ironman magazine reports that “vitamin D appears to help prevent diabetes.  A study showed that subjects who got more than 800 international units of vitamin D per day were about one-third less likely to get the dreaded disease.”
Whatever is in your power, such as eating and training correctly, you should do to help prevent disease.  The fact that …

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[6 Nov 2010 | No Comment | ]

If your spoken to a weight trainer or read a particular article on how to eat to gain muscle weight and mass, I’m sure one of the many tips that they give is to eat a lot of red meat.  We don’t necessary recommend that here at PhysicalFitnessRx.com, but it is important to meet your protein requirements to build mass.  It’s also just as important, if not much more, to eat enough calories to allow you to gain the muscle you’re seeking.  So, anything that would kill your appetite to …

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[27 Sep 2010 | No Comment | ]
You Need Sodium!!

That’s right.  You NEED sodium, and a fair amount of it.  I know; everywhere you read and look every so called diet and nutrition “expert” or “guru” is recommended that everyone cut out as much sodium out of their diets as possible.  They blame all kinds of diseases and ailments on salt, such as heart disease and high blood pressure.  Well, those are all a bunch of myths.  Remember back in the day when they made dietary fat public enemy #1, yet now we realize their importance.  Now, in the …

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[19 Aug 2010 | No Comment | ]
Milk May Not Actually Help You Sleep!

Probably since the beginning of time one of the main ways people would try to get to sleep when having difficulty doing so was to drink a warm glass of milk (…what the warming up allegedly did to it I have no idea to this day!…).  It’s like Butch Lebowitz recently wrote, “That’s because the tryptophan sparks serotonin release, which promotes relaxation.  According to (Jerry) Brainum’s article, however, milk spikes insulin – and that can be a problem.”  Hmmm, so maybe that age old tradition is nothing more than a …

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[16 Aug 2010 | No Comment | ]
One Way Water Will Make You Stronger

It’s not mere coincidence that over 70% of planet earth is covered by water, and why most of our bodyweight is made of water as well.  It is by far the # 1 nutrient that we all require to survive.  You can live for weeks, if not months on end without eating (not that it would be pleasant) and still live.  But if you were to go just a few days without water you’d surely not survive.
In a recent quote by IronMan magazine it stated that “water is not only …