Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Flexibility Training Benefits

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Flexibility is a joint’s ability to move through a full range of motion. Flexibility training (stretching) helps balance muscle groups that might be overused during exercise or physical activity or as a result of bad posture. It’s important to clearly understand the many benefits that result from a good flexibility program.

Improved Physical Performance and Decreased Risk of Injury
First, a safe and effective flexibility training program increases physical performance. A flexible joint has the ability to move through a greater range of motion and requires less energy to do so, while greatly decreasing your risk of injury. Most professionals agree that stretching decreases resistance in tissue structures; you are, therefore, less likely to become injured by exceeding tissue extensibility (maximum range of tissues) during activity.

Reduced Muscle Soreness and Improved Posture
Recent studies show that slow, static stretching helps reduce muscle soreness after exercise. Static stretching involves a slow, gradual and controlled elongation of the muscle through the full range of motion and held for 15-30 seconds in the furthest comfortable position (without pain). Stretching also improves muscular balance and posture. Many people’s soft-tissue structures has adapted poorly to either the effects of gravity or poor postural habits. Stretching can help realign soft tissue structures, thus reducing the effort it takes to achieve and maintain good posture in the activities of daily living.

Reduced Risk of Low Back Pain
A key benefit, and one I wish more people would realize, is that stretching reduces the risk of low back pain. Stretching promotes muscular relaxation. A muscle in constant contraction requires more energy to accomplish activities. Flexibility in the hamstrings, hip flexors, quadriceps, and other muscles attaching to the pelvis reduces stress to the low back. Stretching causes muscular relaxation, which encourages healthy nutrition directly to muscles; the resulting reduction in accumulated toxins reduces the potential for muscle shortening or tightening and thus reduces fatigue.
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Increased Blood and Nutrients to Tissues
Another great benefit is that stretching increases blood supply and nut
rients to joint structures. Stretching increases tissue temperature, which in turn increases circulation and nutrient transport. This allows greater elasticity of surrounding tissues and increases performance. Stretching also increases joint synovial fluid, which is a lubricating fluid that promotes the transport of more nutrients to the joints’ atricular cartilage. This allows a greater range of motion and reduces joint degeneration.

Improved Muscle Coordination
Another little-known benefit is increased neuromuscular coordination. Studies show that nerve-impulse velocity (the time it takes an impulse to travel to the brain and back) is improved with stretching. This helps opposing muscle groups work in a more synergistic, coordinated fashion.

Enhanced Enjoyment of Physical Activities
Flexibility training also means enhanced enjoyment, and a fitness
program should be fun if you want to stick with it. Not only does stretching decrease muscle soreness and increase performance, it also helps relax both mind and body and brings a heightened sense of well-being and personal gratification during exercise.

As you can see, flexibility training is one of the key components of a balanced fitness program and should be a part of your exercise routine. Without flexibility training, you are missing an important part of overall health. Flexibility training provides many important benefits that cannot be achieved by any other exercise or activity. Good luck: I hope you enjoy all the wonderful benefits of an effective flexibility training program.

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( Source : Chad Tackett, the President of Global Health and Fitness (GHF) http://www.global-fitness.com/ )








Effective Fat Burning Tips - Lose Just In 7 Days

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How do you burn fat quickly ? This is the question most people ask too much fat. If you see, you do not like something of yourself, change it. Simple as that.

Never thought you would restrict eating habits just because goal was always fat. Suddenly you are in a position where you are not comfortable with yourself. The clothes can shape, line and hide. Sure! They may hide the fat that hangs you! Imagine your waist like a cupcake. See how the "cream" goes beyond the "paper", or rather, your pants.

Would you like to accelerate the process of burning fat ? Discover right now how you can remove up to 5kg of fat in just 2 weeks. With this new secret to lose weight, you can greatly accelerate the process of burning fat and give you seize this opportunity and discover how you too can burn fat fast. A new method that help you to get rid of their excess weight and burn fat in no time and discover how you have lost up to 11lbs (5kg) in just 2 weeks safely. Burning fat has never been easy.

The diet below is based on the fat burning soup. It's made of beef broth, tomatoes, green onions, dried vegetable soup, green peppers, carrots, celery and green beans (tender). You can eat this soup when you're hungry. This built for seven days and every day, one must eat a particular meal for that day including soup :

1: It consists of fruits (except bananas or banana) and soup.
2: It consists of vegetables and soup, no fruit.
3: It consists of vegetables, fruits and soup.
4: consists of banana / banana, skim milk and soup.
5: Beef, tomatoes and soup.
6: Steak, vegetables and soup.
7: Your last day consists of fruit juice without sugar, rice, vegetables and soup. Skim milk, black coffee, tea, unsweetened fruit juice and cranberry juice are unlimited drinks.

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It is common that what works for some does not work for others, and you have to find correct methods or techniques to lose excess fat. While some prefer to have faith in the latest diets sold in stores, others are afraid and prefer to try natural methods and wholesome.
Do you love soup so this diet was not bad for you? Add hot sauce to give it some extra flavor. If you got tired of eating so much soup every day, but you stood firm in the diet because you wanted to take off those extra pounds. By the end of the seventh day and if you cheated, you could lose 5 to 7 kg (10-15 pounds). In addition to losing the extra pounds you wanted, you felt greatly the difference when you wore the clothes you usually wear. So now you felt comfortable with your figure.

Besides this diet helped you feel and eat healthy, and really see what you eating. After the diet is recommended that you continue watching what you eat carefully so as not to throw you back the pounds they had before. This applies to any diet.

( Source : http://www.articlehealthandfitness.com/article/effective-fat-burning-tips-lose-just-in-7-days-37249-1.html)


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