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Archive for the ‘Carnitine’ Category

Post Diwali – Burn away your Weight Management Blues with L-Carnitine

October 26, 2009

Diwali: the season of bursting crackers, meeting friends/family and gorging on sweets. It is also the season where you pile on calories to the hilt. And, post Diwali, you will notice that your weight has increased and how? Now that Diwali Dhamakas are behind us, time has come to burn those extra calories and get […]

FIGHT OR FLIGHT HORMONE CAUSES STRESS, HOW TO FIGHT IT???

October 1, 2009

You and me every one experience stress in one or the other time in the life. The word stress is derived from the Latin Word “Stringi”, which means “to be drawn tight”. Your body tries to adjust to different circumstances or continuously changing environment around you. In this process the body is put to extra […]

EAT SMART: WITH BROWN RICE

September 28, 2009

Rice goes through a variety of processes before it reaches the consumer. After harvesting, the husk of the rice is removed by milling process which gives you the brown rice. The process that produces brown rice removes only the outermost layer, the hull, of the rice kernel and is the least damaging to its nutritional […]

Use Creatine during Off Season Only

September 14, 2009

Your body naturally produces Creatine in the liver, pancreas and kidney which is transported to muscles where it is converted to Creatine Phosphate (C-P System). This high-powered metabolite is used to regenerate the muscles’ ultimate energy source, ATP (adenosine triphosphate). It is an important bodybuilding supplement as it helps in protein synthesis. Creatine has been […]

Nutrition Series 2 : EFFECTS OF PAPAYA IN TREATING SPORTS INJURIES

September 9, 2009

The Papaya has been regarded as one of the tropical fruits that has medicinal value. It is a pear shaped fruit. The central cavity is surrounded by hundreds of small seeds. Ripe papaya is an excellent tonic for growing children, for pregnant women and nursing mothers. It is an energy giving food. Papaya has all […]

Nutrition Series 1 : know your Apple

August 31, 2009

The old saying “An Apple a day keeps the Doctor away” has been justified by its many health-rich properties. Apple contains certain substances that help to maintain healthy bodies. NUTRIENTS IN APPLE AND ITS ROLE IN HUMAN BODY : Apples are rich sources of fibres of which most of it is present in skin. These […]

Study on VO2 Max

August 17, 2009

Recently, researchers from Birmingham University’s Human Performance Laboratory attempted to pinpoint the exercise intensities at which fat metabolism is maximized in a study of 18 male endurance cyclists with a training background of at least three years. The average age of the participants was 28, and their mean VO2max was 58.4 ml.min-1.kg-1. All the subjects […]

Low Intensity Exercises more Beneficial for Fat Loss Program

July 27, 2009

Recent Studies has shown that Low Intensity Exercises which delivers VO2 max at 50% is more beneficial for fat loss program than High Intensity exercises which deliver VO2 Max at 80%-120%. Low Intensity Excersies include walking, aerobics, weight training with more reps. High Intensity Excerises include  running and cycling . The Reason: Increased Vo2 max […]

Top Ten Ways Carnitine Enhances Sports Performance

July 20, 2009

Here are the most important reasons why Carnitine should be taken by athletes: Carnitine helps the body become more metabolically efficient in a large number of ways, all of which benefit athletic performance. Carnitine help the body burn more fat during endurance exercises. Carnitine enhances carbohydrates metabolism, helping the body burn sugars more effectively as […]