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Showing posts from September, 2013

Developments in Nutrition and Weight Loss

A Calorie May Not Be Just A Calorie Recent Studies Show That Genes or Bacteria May Affect Matabolism A recent article in the Economist gives a synopsis of four very fascinating studies into how different people may metabolize glucose in different fashions. The metabolic pathways could change based on either certain genetic features of the person (or mouse in the study) or the presence of certain types of bacteria.

There is another more extensive article in the New York Time

Time for Another 5 Minute Workout!

5 Minute Core Workout! Try one, two, or three rounds1:00 Push-Up With Opposite arm and leg Raise Start with both arms and legs on the floor, perform one push-up, and finish the push-up by lifting opposite arm and leg (pictured). :30 Single Leg Squat Right:30 Single Leg Squat Left              Use a bench, couch, or whatever you find stable.              Shift your weight to your toes as you stand up. To modify, place your straight leg's heel on the floor to assist you as you stand up
1:00 Alternating Side Planks   Start with arms straight as pictured, transition to side plank on right arm, return to straight arm plank, switch to side plank on left arm1:00 Jump Squats I think the picture says it all.

:30 Side Plank Toe Touch You can go into the side plank either on your hand or on your forearm. Raise your upper leg towards your hand straight out in front of you. Repeat this on both sides for :30 seconds.