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Workout Myths

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A common workout myth is that lactic acid build up makes muscles fatigue. We now know that lactic acid has little to do with muscular fatigue. We are not sure of the cause, although calcium depletion might be indicated. Please refer to this article in the New York Times. Included are references to recent studies.

The following is an excerpt:

“For decades, muscle fatigue had been largely ignored or misunderstood. Leading physiology textbooks did not even try to offer a mechanism, said Dr. Andrew Marks, principal investigator of the new study. A popular theory, that muscles become tired because they release lactic acid, was discredited not long ago.

In a report published Monday in an early online edition of Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, Dr. Marks says the problem is calcium flow inside muscle cells. Ordinarily, ebbs and flows of calcium in cells control muscle contractions. But when muscles grow tired, the investigators report, tiny channels in them start leaking calcium, and that weakens contractions. At the same time, the leaked calcium stimulates an enzyme that eats into muscle fibers, contributing to the muscle exhaustion.”

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All Natural Energizers

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In today’s busy world, it is easy to get behind and become fatigued. However, there are many natural herbs, vitamins, and supplements that can counter this effect! The following is an excerpt from an article that points out common energizers that can improve your energy and daily productivity! 

Excerpt from "Power Your Day With Natural Energizers", written by Darrell Miller, VitaNet Online Author

Ribose--D-ribose is found in all living cells. It is an essential building block of DNA (deoxyribonucleic acid) and RNA (ribonucleic acid). DNA, of course, is essential to life while RNA is used in DNA replication. Ribose is responsible for providing energy to every cell in your body, and without it you would not exist. Athletes in particular believe that a ribose supplement increases stamina and endurance, and it is used to help speed up recovery of the heart after surgery and after heart attacks.

Ribose seems an excellent candidate to be included in any energizing tonic due both to its ubiquitous presence throughout the body and also because it is a sugar, a monosaccharide in fact, and hence simple and easily absorbed by the body.

Ribose can be found in both plants and animals, including beef and poultry, milk, cheddar and cream cheese, eggs, and yogurt.

Bee Products--Bee products provide sugars in a natural form and are excellent and natural energizers for your whole body. Whether you use royal jelly, honey or any other of the bee products available as supplements, they will not only increase your energy levels but also provide you with many other health benefits.

From treating athlete’s foot to healing wounds and alleviating stomach ulcers, honey has many medicinal uses. It is an antioxidant and antiseptic and can heal you of many conditions from head to toe, inside and out. Bee products are a must in any restorative or energizing tonic and are completely safe with no known side effects.

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The Biggest Reason to Get in Shape and Lose Weight

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Whether your goals are general health and well-being or purely cosmetic, there are many reasons why starting a physical fitness regimen will improve your quality of life! The following is an excerpt from an article written by Kevin Sinclair.

Incentive to lose weight Tip #1 – Longer Life

The truth has been found out. People have longer lives when they are in shape. This is fantastic news, particularly for those that are having a difficult time getting rid of every little bit unwelcome weight. It’s the inactive way of life hurts you more than anything.

It doesn’t matter if you are in shape, not in shape or even extremely overweight, even the slightest of changes can make a difference. Simply adding foods that are healthier and more physical activity such as a short walk after dinner can change your life.”

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