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Selecting A Source of Protein

Dietary protein is well known for its positive effects on health, including weight management, bone health, cardiovascular health, blood glucose control and for the maintenance of lean muscle mass.  More recently, dietary protein has been shown to favorably influence appetite and muscle protein synthesis. Given these important roles, it is important to select high-quality sources …

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Use it or lose it

In the previous weeks’ articles, we have looked at how much exercise we really need to do, combining weights and cardio and exercise and ab myths. Given the emphasis on how to get fit, we now need to turn our attention to the other side of the coin, what happens when we stop exercising?  This is …

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Should I do cardio first?

This week we are going to answer a question that has been routinely asked by many aspiring fitness trainees to their coach/trainer when planning their workout schedules “should I do cardio first”? This, of course, is in context, to the planning of a weights and cardio workout, but it also has ramifications for circuit-based training, …

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