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August 2017

Orangetheory Fitness – Thriving Beyond All Odds  

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New fitness trends have changed and impacted many individuals’ understanding of what it means to be healthy. Health and fitness are two areas that have become major concerns to many people. With regards to fitness, they have attempted different ways, strategies, equipment, and innovation just to be fit and sound. Fitness is truly becoming an entire culture. However, just as fast and strong as they come, these fitness trends also fade. Such trends that came and faded fast include Shake Weight and FitFlops. However, there is one fitness champion trend that has defied all this and is demonstrating that there is space for development and innovation in the category of fitness. Orangetheory Fitness was ranked 60th on the Inc. 500 rundown of companies that are developing quickly in America in the year 2016. With more than 700 locations around the world, Orangetheory has become loved by many among the many fitness trends. So what’s the mystery behind the prosperity of this fitness trend? Orangetheory Fitness or OTF is established around the idea of excess post-practice oxygen consumption which is also known as EPOC. OTF’s heart rate monitored exercise is intended to keep up an objective zone that stimulates digestion and energy. The training claims to make individuals burn around 500 to 1,000 calories in…

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6 Causes of Fluid Retention in the Body & How to Avoid Them  

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Fluid retention is associated with accumulation of water in the tissues. It is due by an imbalance in the level of the fluids in your body. The human body is made up of complex systems which constitute hormones which determine the liquid level in the body. Excessive consumption of water cannot cause a problem in the body because the hormones work in such a way they lead to the elimination of the fluids through urine or sweating. There are several causes of fluid retention in the body. Common causes of the fluid retention in the body include the following:   Dehydration  Insufficient intake of water will make the body start retaining more water as a way of surviving. The retention of water leads to swelling of tissues.   Excessive sodium intake  If you consume a lot of sodium, you will end up increasing the retention of water in your body. The body tries to balance the sodium levels by retaining more water which can be used to dilute the sodium. Vitamin B6 deficiency  Lack of vitamin B6 in the body lead to retention of more body fluid. For you to increase your levels of vitamin B6 in the body, you should increase your intake of bananas, potatoes, tuna, sunflower seeds, chicken, and pistachios. Magnesium deficiency  Magnesium plays a crucial role in…

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The Weight Loss Secret that Makes All the Difference

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Losing weight can be effortless for some people but is not always easy for most of us. If you have been trying to lose weight and haven’t seen any results, it’s time to make a to attain your goals.   Well, that being said, you first need to know your requirements and why your body is not reacting the same way to a diet as your skinny friend’s.     No ‘One Size Fits All’  Since everyone is different, there is no one precise answer to dieting. According to Richard Weil, M.Ed., CDE, Director of the New York Obesity Research Center Weight Loss Program at St. Luke’s Roosevelt Hospital Center in NYC, your physician will be able to tell you what is needed.  A doctor can help you pinpoint and understand the reasons why you are not able to succeed in losing weight, and suggest healthy ways to attain your goals.   To discover the real secret to weight loss, bring up these 3 simple points at your doctor’s appointment. Your previous plans and goals  If you have tried various strategies to lose weight but were not able to keep it off, you must honestly discuss this with your doctor and describe the pitfalls and reasons that could have kept you from shedding those pounds. Discussing your weaknesses will allow you to understand what you may be doing wrong and how to…

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It’s Low-Lectin Pancake Day! Pancake Recipe Included

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Pancakes are one of the most beloved breakfast foods in America, and today you’ll find that Mom’s pancake recipe is still delicious. However, there is one ingredient that is lurking in many so-called “health” foods today that may also be inside your everyday pancakes if you are still following a traditional pancake recipe.  I’m talking about lectins, and they are found in many common everyday foods like whole grains, fruits, and vegetables including nightshades like eggplant, peppers, potatoes, and tomatoes, squash, legumes including beans, lentils, peas, along with seeds, nuts, and dairy.  What Are Lectins?  Lectins are plant-derived compounds that are actually pretty smart on the part of the plant. You see, back when humans roamed the Earth as Paleolithic creatures the plants wanted to protect themselves from us, as well as other animals. For this reason, many plants evolved to include phytochemicals such as lectins to cause intestinal distress to any animal that consumed it.  So, the bottom line on lectins is that they simply are part of the Plant Paradox. The paradox of plant life in our everyday diets is that they want to survive too! And while all raw foods like whole grains, fruits, and vegetables are naturally good-for-you foods, they can…

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Study Establishes that 90% of American Men are Overfat  

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Overweight. Obese. Fat. There are already so many words to describe this condition. Do we really need to add another? In short, yes. Yes we do. Each one word has different connotations, and overfat is no different. In this case, the word overfat implies a person has excess fat specifically around their waistline.    What is Overfat? Being overfat isn’t limited to obese people. It can include non-obese individuals weighing within the healthy body mass index (BMI) range. According to the Frontiers of Public Health journal, 76% of the population of the world may be overfat. These statistics gets more alarming when it comes to findings among the most developed nations; where up to 50% of children and 90% of adult males may be overfat.   Conventional means of assessment, such as calculating BMI or measuring weight on a scale, are not effective in determining whether you are overfat. A more effective method is measuring your around your waistline at the belly button level and then comparing that number to your height. If your waistline is longer than half your height, then you are likely overfat. Before jumping to conclusions though, you should tell your primary care provider about your concerns and have them determine the truth….

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