Go! Fitness: Pumpkin seeds contain a good quality protein and studies suggest that the Medite…

Pumpkin seeds contain a good quality protein and studies suggest that the Mediterranean diet, liberal in monounsaturated fatty acids, helps to prevent coronary artery disease and strokes by favoring healthy blood lipid profile. The seeds are also an excellent source of amino acids tryptophan and glutamate. Tryptophan is converted into serotonin and niacin. Serotonin is a beneficial neuro-chemical often labeled as nature's sleeping pill.


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Go! Fitness: Studies show that peanuts contain high concentrations of poly-phenolic antioxida…

Studies show that peanuts contain high concentrations of poly-phenolic antioxidants, primarily p-coumaric acid. This compound has been thought to reduce the risk of stomach cancer by limiting the formation of carcinogenic nitrosamines in the stomach. Peanuts are also an excellent source of resveratrol, another polyphenolic antioxidant. Resveratrol has been found to have protective function against cancers, heart disease, degenerative nerve disease, Alzheimer's disease, and viral or fungal infections.
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Go! Fitness: Abdominal breathing is also known as diaphragmatic breathing. The diaphragm is t…

Abdominal breathing is also known as diaphragmatic breathing. The diaphragm is the large muscle located between the chest and the abdomen. When it contracts it is forced downward causing the abdomen to expand. This causes a negative pressure within the chest forcing air into the lungs. The negative pressure also pulls blood into the chest improving the venous return to the heart. This leads to improved stamina in athletic activity.


Diaphragmatic Breathing Stg. 1

Lie on your back with your hips and knees flexed and feet flat on the table. Place your hands on both sides of the lower rib cage. Slowly inhale through the ...
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Go! Fitness: Abdominal breathing is also known as diaphragmatic breathing. The diaphragm is t…

Abdominal breathing is also known as diaphragmatic breathing. The diaphragm is the large muscle located between the chest and the abdomen. When it contracts it is forced downward causing the abdomen to expand. This causes a negative pressure within the chest forcing air into the lungs. The negative pressure also pulls blood into the chest improving the venous return to the heart. This leads to improved stamina in athletic activity.


Diaphragmatic Breathing Stg. 1

Lie on your back with your hips and knees flexed and feet flat on the table. Place your hands on both sides of the lower rib cage. Slowly inhale through the ...
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Go! Fitness: Ghrelin, the hunger hormone which originates in the stomach, declines soon after…

Ghrelin, the hunger hormone which originates in the stomach, declines soon after meals. Ghrelin levels in the blood are high before we eat and appear to make high-calorie foods seem more appealing. Having just a salad for lunch is not always a good idea, as lettuce does nothing to squelch the hunger hormone. If you do have a salad, include some protein and fats for a balanced meal.


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Go! Fitness: Bellows breathing involves short, fast rhythmic breaths similar to what we do wh…

Bellows breathing involves short, fast rhythmic breaths similar to what we do when under stress can be used to increase energy during times of fatigue such as that resulting from driving distances or when you need to be revitalized at work. It should only be used as a temporary measure to increase energy when needed. This is opposite to that of abdominal breathing.


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Go! Fitness: Sesame seeds are widely considered healthful foods. Although, much of the calori…

Sesame seeds are widely considered healthful foods. Although, much of the calories come from fats, sesame seeds contain several beneficial nutrients, minerals, antioxidants and vitamins that are essential for good health. The seeds are especially rich in mono-unsaturated fatty oleic acid, which helps to lower LDL or "bad cholesterol" and increase HDL in the blood. They are also gluten free.


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Go! Fitness: During aerobic activity the repeated movement of large muscles in your arms, leg…

During aerobic activity the repeated movement of large muscles in your arms, legs and hips causes you to breathe faster and more deeply, maximizing the amount of oxygen in your blood. Your heart will beat faster, increasing blood flow to your muscles and back to your lungs. Your capillaries will widen to deliver more oxygen to your muscles and your body will even release endorphins, natural painkillers that promote an increased sense of well being.
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Go! Fitness: One of the most nutritionally rich foods are Alfalfa Sprouts. They contain a wid…

One of the most nutritionally rich foods are Alfalfa Sprouts. They contain a wide range of vitamins, minerals, amino acids, antioxidants and a host of other ‘good for you’ things. They’re easy to incorporate into your regular diet; Include in wraps, salads, on burgers and pizza and incorporate them into a host of other recipes. You can buy them of course, or, as they’re so easy to grow, have some fun and grow your own!


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