One of the main approaches beginners tend to follow while on a diet is to cut off fats from diet. But the truth is ‘Fats doesn’t contribute to weight gain’. Fat is one of the essential macronutrients and is important due to various roles it plays:
Heard this before?
This is probably the most prevalent myth floating around in the fitness world. People restrict their kids from going to the gym because they think lifting weights will stunt their growth.
Does it actually happen? No, not at all.
Have you been dieting since long and have hit a plateau? Depressed to see that all your efforts going to vain?!
Let's find out 'WHY':
The reason for this is cortisol - the stress hormone! Now cortisol in small pulses, like the one in the morning, due to a fasted state helps to promote fat mobilization. But chronic elevations (over time) tend to promote visceral fat accumulation (around the internal organs in your abdominal region).
Amino acids are the building blocks of protein. There are 20 different types of amino acids, all of which together make up a large proportion of our cells, muscles and tissues.
When it comes to dieting, the main ingredient for success with the diet is a 'calorie deficit' Once that is in check, the protein intake matters. The last thing that matters are your carb and fat ratios.
People generally start obsessing or telling everyone that there is 'ONLY ONE WAY' to diet! That they have to go low carb or low fat or high fat for dietary success.
When standing calf raise machine is occupied at the gym, we often end up using seated calf raise machine thinking that both will work on the same muscle.
Metabolic rate is the rate at which your body burns calories. The metabolic rate is partially determined by the amount of muscle we have - more the muscle mass, higher the metabolism and vice versa. That is why men have a higher metabolic rate as compared to women. It is also dependant on age; an 18 year old will have a high metabolic rate due to more muscle-mass, compared to an 80 year old.
A lot of our body functions are determined by tiny secretions called hormones , a bit of imbalance and it manifests in different ways .
Let's understand PCOD/PCOS today
Are you STRETCHING right? Stretching is vital for any kind of workout/run for enhancing performance and most importantly, avoiding injury! Stretching exercises may fall into two categories- Static and Dynamic. Read on to find out more them.