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By Niki Kubiak / livewellnebraska.com Certain eating habits lead to constant hunger. Constant hunger causes uncontrolled eating, followed by weight gain, and in the end, results in overall diet frustration. Consider the following eating habits you may have fallen into, and make a change to control your hunger instead of letting it control you. You […]

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The lower abs might be the hardest place on your body to chisel. That’s partly due to the obvious reason: People tend to carry more fat on the lower part of their torsos than the upper part, says exercise scientist Brad Schoenfeld, Ph.D., C.S.C.S. But it also has to do with the anatomy beneath your […]

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Photo: Getty Images/Chris Ryan There’s an actual science to cutting calories for weight-loss success. Use it to your advantage. To lose weight, you need to cut calories. Sounds easy, but there’s more to this age-old weight-loss wisdom than meets the eye. After all, if you’re not smart about how you cut calories, you’ll wind up […]

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What is Sibutramine? Targeting the promoted image of fat loss intended only for obese people with a high body mass index of at least 27 or higher. Sibutramine is said to work within people who establish a clear diet and exercise regimen. It is said to not be effective without diet and exercise. It has […]

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My goal in life is to work hard and keep it simple. That’s how I was raised. Midwestern roots, man. I also like to keep it simple in the gym. I stick to primarily straightforward cardio, agility, and core workouts. Plus, twice a week I play pickup hoops with other Men’s Health staffers. (Even better cardio.) For strength training, […]

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The Achilles tendon is found in the back of the ankle, and is in fact the largest tendon in the human body. The purpose of the tendon is to lift the heel. Achilles tendonitis is the inflammation of this tendon which causes the associated discomfort and pain. Many athletes can suffer from Achilles tendonitis: runners, […]

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The knee joint is fragile and can be vulnerable to damage. There are several common knee injuries; these are outlined below: Dislocation: this can occur when the kneecap becomes dislodged or when the bottom of the femur becomes dislodged from the shin bone. Usually kneecaps can be pushed back in fairly easily; this may be very […]

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As discussed in a previous blog, recovery is a broad term that refers to restoration of performance capacity. After a workout you are fatigued and performance capacity is down. In the hours and days after the workout you “recover” and performance capacity returns to normal (and can even become better). The time course of this process […]

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The question “What is recovery?” seems too obvious to answer. Surely everyone understands what we mean by recovery? Everyone also has an understanding of the foods that are good for recovery. These are foods with protein, no?  Maybe with carbohydrate as well. When I ask athletes and coaches what recovery is I get different answers. […]

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  Foam rollers have become pretty mainstream over the last few years. Athletes swear by this piece of equipment to help keep muscles loose and limber, and to help in muscle recovery and increased performance. Every day fitness goers are also picking up this piece of equipment to help ease muscle soreness. So what is […]

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