Is swimming good for weight loss?

There is no doubt that swimming is an excellent exercise. It is low impact, great for your lungs & heart, reduces stress, improves strength and helps you stay flexible. It also works a large number of muscles, and targets those that would otherwise be under-worked. In addition, people from all age groups can (and should)…

Are pumpkin seeds fattening or good for weight loss?

Pumpkin seeds are very nutritious, being a source of iron, magnesium, potassium, zinc, fiber and protein. These nutrients bring with them a host of benefits and are needed for optimal health. Studies have linked pumpkin seed consumption with a reduced risk of certain types of cancer, lower blood sugar levels and improved sleep quality. That…

How many calories do you burn a day?

The average adult burns approximately 2000 calories per day. However a more accurate figure can be calculated by taking into account an individuals age, gender, height, weight and activity levels. Let’s see how these factors determine calorie expenditure. Age – generally speaking, the older you are, the fewer calories you burn. This is because as you…

How to ‘turn’ fat into muscle

Fat and muscle are very different from one another which is why we use the term ‘turn’ very loosely – it is not possible to take fat and directly convert it into muscle. Fat is stored in your body when you consume more calories than you burn. For example if your daily recommended intake is 2000…

Is pizza fattening?

I am willing to bet that there are very few people on this planet that do not like pizza. I mean what’s not to like? The aroma and that warm chewy cheesy texture when you take your first bite is what does it for me! Pizza is enjoyed worldwide thanks to its versatility – there…

Can you lose 20 pounds in a month?

In order to lose weight, you have to stay in a calorie deficit. This means you need to consume fewer calories than what your body uses up. Doing so forces it to burn its fat stores as a source of energy. The number of calories found in different foods varies. Those that contain a lot…

Does drinking water help you lose weight?

Water is hands down the most important liquid that we know of. Without it, life on Earth would not exist. Drinking pure plain water helps to eliminate toxins from your body, improves the quality of your skin, keeps your digestive system in check and makes you feel energised, so its a good idea to have…

Is cardio the best way to lose weight?

The key to losing weight is to stay in a calorie deficit. Calories are introduced into your body via food; various foods have different amounts of calories. Your body uses up these calories during the day as a source of energy and also burns them when you exercise. Whilst diet is the most important factor…

Is black coffee good for weight loss?

Many people, myself included, drink coffee simply because they love the taste, but what you may not know is that it brings with it many health benefits. Apart from helping you stay alert, drinking coffee has been shown to help lower your risk of type 2 diabetes, protect from Alzheimer’s disease, protect your liver and…

1000 calorie diet

In order to lose weight, you need to eat fewer calories than you burn. Doing so forces your body to use its fat stores as a source of energy. Following a 1000 calorie diet will lead to weight loss, but is not recommended for everyone. In fact, most people would be able to eat far more…

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