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Category Archives: Exercise

Bold Sole Sista Part 2

Ramadan has come to an end and I am thinking of how best to move forward with my training and how I can transition into the weeks and months to come as I continue to prepare for November 20th. I was able to speak with two of the cross country coaches at my university’s athletic…

Bold Sole Sista

On August 1st, I sat down to post an entry to my personal blog and began thinking about the exercise that has become one of my favorites. Running has been a part of my life off and on since 2008 and now I am moving forward with preparing for my first Marathon. This is the…

Exercise and Depression

A recent article in Time magazine expounds upon the benefits of exercise on depression. In a business which costs Americans approximately $10million each year, a new solution is more than needed. Why such a demand for antidepressants? We, as human beings (and more so as inhabitants of the “Western world”) are meant to have reached…

Green Tea and Resistance Training

  source: flikr   Study Info. You’ve guessed it, yet another study expounding the great benefits of green tea. So what was the study about and what did it show? The study investigated the effects of the consumption of green tea for 7 days on biomarkers (i.e. indicators) of oxidative stress in young men undergoing…

20 Simple At Your Desk Exercises For Web Workers

Just a quick one: one of the authors at the ‘Online Nursing Degree Directory’ (ONDD) blog just published an article that I thought the readers of this blog would find of interest: ’20 Simple At Your Desk Exercises For Web Workers’. It ties in nicely with my previous two articles: – Sitting in front of…

10 Benefits of Cardio/Aerobic Exercise

Okay people, I came across these points that may motivate many of you to start exercising. I was pondering over this subject for a while now, that is, how to motivate oneself to exercise. After having read these points and remembering the state of many unhealthy people i’ve seen, I thought I would share them…

Osteoporosis: Eight tips

Here are eight ways women can strengthen their bones and reduce the incidence of damage and fractures: Get vital nutrients: Maintain a healthy diet that provides bone-building nutrients, including potassium, magnesium, phosphorus, calcium, and vitamin D. Exercise: Get at least 30 minutes of bone-strengthening activity most days. Include both weight-bearing activities, like running or brisk…

Sitting in front of the computer for too long: The Solution (Part 2)

As promised, here is the second part to ‘Sitting in front of the computer for too long’. Some of you may have come across a few of these points before, but don’t take them lightly, you’ll be amazed at how much of a difference they can make if executed regularly and properly.     Adjust…

Sitting in front of the computer for too long: The Effects (Part 1)

I’ve written this article with the primary goal of reminding myself of the importance of monitoring my own computer usage and thereby incorporating appropriate methods and techniques to reduce the damage of such a prolonged state of sitting and staring at the monitor/screen! Phew, that was a long sentence, don’t want to get arrested by…

Protein Powder: All That is Required to Grow in the Gym?

This is just a quick note of advice, not an article. I was speaking to a personal trainer friend the other day and he told me how one of his clients thought that taking protein powder alone (i.e. without a real training regime + diet) would significantly change his body (aesthetically) and it was some…

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