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5 cardio tips to help you maintain your physique

When it comes to cardio workouts, you know you should do them. They take time and sweating on a machine for a couple of hours a week isn't too appealing.

We put together 5 simple cardio workouts you can do that will give you amazing results fast. They won’t keep you chained to a machine all night either.

1. Aerobics – Like the name says, it uses oxygen to improve your fitness level. As you get better, you will lower your heart rate and

blood pressure while increasing your oxygenation throughout the tissues. That means less lactic acid build-up in the mus...

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Keep the carbs in your diet

carbsIt's true that cutting chips, cookies, candy, and other carbs from your diet can help you uncover your abs. But if you think eliminating all the carbs is the key to reaching your weight-loss goals, we've got a few reasons to reconsider.

Here are 6 reasons to keep carbs in your diet:

1. Carbs can help boost your mood. Researchers suspect that carbs promote the production of serotonin, a feel-good brain chemical. In a study from the Archives of Internal Medicine, people who followed a very low carbohydrate diet for a year—which allowed only 20 to 40 grams of carbs daily, about the amount in just 1⁄2 cup of rice plus one piece of bread—experienced more depression, anxiety and anger than those assigned to a low-fat, high-carb diet that focused on low-fat dairy, whole grains, fruit and beans.

2. Carbs can help prevent weight gain—and even promote weight loss. Researchers at Brigham Young University in Utah followed the eating habits of middle-aged women for nearly two years and found that those who increased their fiber intake generally lost weight. Women who decreased the fiber in their diets gained. Many carbohydrates contain dietary fiber, which is actually an indigestible complex carbohydrate. You’ll find it easy to boost your fiber intake with these healthy and tasty fiber-rich recipes to help you lose weight.

3. Carbs are good for your heart. Research suggests that increasing your soluble-fiber intake (a type of fiber found in carb-rich foods like oatmeal and beans) by 5 to 10 grams each day could result in a 5 percent drop in “bad” LDL cholesterol. Similarly, people who eat more whole grains (think brown rice, bulgur, quinoa) also tend to have lower LDL cholesterol and higher “good” HDL cholesterol.

4. Carbs will help you trim your waistline. Swapping refined grains for whole grains may help reduce total body fat and belly fat, according to new research in the Journal of Nutrition. In the study, adults who ate about 3 servings of whole grains a day had about 2.4 percent less body fat and 3.6 percent less abdominal fat than those who ate less than a quarter of a serving.

5. Carbs will keep your memory sharp. After overweight women followed a “low-carbohydrate” diet for a week (they were told to completely eliminate carbohydrates from their diets) they did worse on tests of working memory (i.e., why did I walk into this room?) and visuospatial memory (remembering locations on a map) than their counterparts who followed a “low-calorie” diet, based on American Dietetic Association guidelines, in a study from Tufts University.

6. Carbs will help you blast fat. Eating a breakfast made with “slow-release” carbohydrates, such as oatmeal or bran cereal, three hours before exercise may help burn more fat, according to a recent study from the Journal of Nutrition. Here’s why: in the study, eating “slow-release” carbohydrates didn’t spike blood sugar as high as eating refined carbohydrates, such as white toast. In turn, insulin levels didn’t spike as high and because insulin plays a role in signaling your body to store fat, having lower levels may help you burn fat.

 

10 ways to overcome the "wall" during your exercises and stimulate the muscle growth

1. Flip Your Program Upside Down: 2. Swap Your Sets And Reps: 3. Drop Your Supplements And Focus On Whole Food: 4. Set A New Bed Time: 5. The 50-Rep Set Technique: 6. Pre-Exhaust Those Muscles: 8. Go To Failure: 9. Run Hard Before Your Workouts: 10. Start Yoga.

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