Archive for May 2013

Circuit Training and Fat Loss

Circuit training is a concept in which a series of different weight training exercises are intervaled with very little rest periods. This style of training is an extremely effective addition to a fat loss program. Traditional fat loss methods such as cardiovascular exercise rely solely on your body’s aerobic system to burn fat. Circuit training utilizes your anaerobic energy systems to elevate your body’s metabolism and burn even more fat.

Mechanism for Fat Loss:
For example, an intense activity like lifting a heavy dumbell relies on your body’s anaerobic metabolism for energy. This energy system uses the carbs your body stores in your muscle tissue for fuel. The fuel supply is quite limited; that’s why you can’t continue lifting a heavy weight for more than a few repetitions. In the August, 2010 issue of the “Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research,” a study conducted by Rodrigo Lavinas Da Silva, et al, determined that a brief rest period will replenish some fuel, but total replenishment can take up to 38 hours.

You don’t burn fat by merely training with weights. However, you will use your body’s fat storage in the 36 hours it takes to replenish your muscles’ carb fuel. This metabolic process is known as (EPOC) which is short for Excess Post-exercise Oxygen Consumption.

A.P.

The True Jolt of Green Coffee Bean 

A recent study on Green Coffee Bean published in the Diabetes, Metabolic Syndrome and Obesity Journal followed a group of adults who used Green Coffee extract for 12 weeks. Over the course of the study, subjects lost an average of 17 lbs each. This was 10% of their body weight and 16% of their overall body fat. 

Green Coffee Bean Extract has been attributed to:

Weight Control :  Prevents excess sugar from circulating in the blood, provides maximum use of fat for energy and stimulates fat metabolism in the liver. It has also been found to inhibit excessive intestinal absorption of glucose (sugar).

Healthy Blood Pressure:  Promotes healthy blood pressure and homocysteine levels as well as maintaining the integrity and function of blood vessels. Chlorogenic acid found in the Green Coffee Bean extract has been found to bind with lower density lipoproteins (LDL’s) and protects them from oxidation, acting as an antioxidant for the heart.

Anti-oxidation:  Raw Green Coffee Beans contain high levels of polyphenolic antioxidants to contain free radical activity.

A.P.

Colon Cleansing and Weight Loss  (Truth or Hype)

Mucus that builds up by eating an improper diet are unable to be completely digested by the body, producing toxins that transfer into the bloodstream. Weight loss is acquired by cleaning the colon of these mucus wastes that are embedded or stuck to the intestinal walls and flushing them out of the body. Although the relation between colon cleansing and weight loss is a questionable matter, it has been mentioned that colon cleansing can reduce 10 to 15 lbs on average. This is because it removes excess mucus, fat and plaque that sticks to the walls of the colon when one eats foods containing large amounts of fats. One should eat healthier foods such as vegetables, fruits and nuts which are high in fiber on a regular basis to prevent this from happening. Colon cleansing can be acquired by eating natural herbs and supplements bought at your neighborhood health food store or by colon irrigation performed by a qualified therapist in more severe instances. The protuberance caused by this excess weight is then removed causing a flatter stomach. 

A.P.

Exercise Rush

Until recent years exercise was known for enhancing physical condition and combating disease. It wasn’t until recently that exercise has been noticed for cultivating mental health. Recent studies show a link between the release of endorphins and exercise. This stimulation of endorphins is also called “Runners High”. Although you may have not recognized its cause most of us have felt it. Whether its during a jog in the park or a high intensity workout we’ve all reached that point where the feeling of discomfort fades away and is replaced with a euphoric state. These are the effects of endorphins being released in the brain. 
Endorphins are a chemicals produced in the brain which bind to neuro-receptors to relieve pain and enhance the immune system. These endorphins are mainly released by exercise among other things. Everyone releases different amount of this chemical and some persons release enough to be able to come out of a depressive state. But the best thing about this is that you don’t have to do much to release these chemicals and enjoy this wonderful state of mind.

A.P. 

DNA Coded Nutritional Supplements

Something in the news definitely caught my attention. Chemist have made revolutionary advancement in the vitamin supplement industry. They have developed a vitamin genetically compatible with your DNA code. geneMe an american based company,  has developed a way of personalizing you’re supplements by using your own DNA acquired by a simple do it yourself swab sample. This is a  real breakthrough in the nutrition industry since it will put all the guess work and sales pitches to sell you nutritional supplements to rest. For more info go to trygenemeion.com

A.P.

Today’s Sedentary Lifestyle Part#1

I’m adamant about changing the sedentary behavior in which kids live their life with all the videos games iPads smartphones and all. Kids today want to live their lives through an avatar rather than doing something with any type of physical activity. I don’t want to sound archaic but children don’t seem to have any interest in doing any type of exercise now a days This inactivity has led to an appalling increase in overweight and even obese kids. Childhood obesity has been linked directly to a spike in diabetes both type 1 & 2, in  fact research shows an increase of up to 17% in the past decade. Another research shows a link  between childhood obesity and cancer such as leukemia. That is why icons such as the first lady Michelle Obama have taken such an interest in stopping this plague and instilling behavior and eating modifications in today’s youth.  I don’t know about you but I spent my youth riding a bicycle or in the park participating in some sort of sporting event and not with a joystick or gadget stuck to my thumbs. This is a subject that you will read a lot about in my blog as I am on a path to teach kids as well as parents to incorporate time to exercise and reject the stagnant way of life most of us live in todays world. I urge you to take some time to be creative and implement some fun activities to do with your family.

A.P.

Welcome to Bfit Miami

Welcome to the Bfit blog. It is my pleasure to provide the service of informing you and keeping you up to date on health and nutrition topics. Please try to stay in contact with this blog as I am constantly reading up and staying current on any new developments having to do with general health issues.I will always maintain an objective view on matters and will not endorse any products for the mere purpose of being financially reimbursed. Any product or advice that I may offer is because I deem it useful due to personal experience. 

Thank you

Armando L. Parets