Go! Fitness: A legitimate reason for wearing weightlifting gloves, other than obvious protect…

A legitimate reason for wearing weightlifting gloves, other than obvious protection for your hands is that they can have a psychological benefit for a lifter. Small activities, such as tying the laces on your tennis shoes or putting on your weightlifting gloves, can create a mind shift. Other diversions fall away, and your energy is focused on the reason you’re there in the first place...
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Go! Fitness: Cucumbers contain unique anti-oxidants in moderate ratios. These compounds help…

Cucumbers contain unique anti-oxidants in moderate ratios. These compounds help act as protection against free radicals that play a role in aging and various disease processes. Cucumbers have mild diuretic property, perhaps due to their free-water, potassium and low sodium content. This helps in checking weight gain and high blood pressure. They actually have a high amount of vitamin K, which has been found to have a potential role in bone strength.
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Go! Fitness: Abdominal breathing is also known as diaphragmatic breathing. The diaphragm is a…

Abdominal breathing is also known as diaphragmatic breathing. The diaphragm is a 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.
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Go! Fitness: Leave about four hours between your last large meal and a workout, or if you hav…

Leave about four hours between your last large meal and a workout, or if you have a smaller meal, leave about two hours before training. If it has been longer than 4 hours, a light snack of fruit and a handful of raw nuts is recommended. Eat this a half hour to one hour prior to the workout. A personal trainer or nutritionist can help you choose a meal plan, including what foods to eat and when to eat them.
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Go! Fitness: Blueberries are very low in calories, but they possess notable plant-nutrients t…

Blueberries are very low in calories, but they possess notable plant-nutrients that contribute immensely towards health and wellness. Blueberries are among the highest anti-oxidant value fruits, and the phyto-chemical compounds in the blueberry help rid of harmful oxygen-derived free radicals from the body, thereby protecting against cancers, aging, degenerative diseases, and infections.
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Go! Fitness: Turnip greens not only contain substantially more of certain minerals and vitami…

Turnip greens not only contain substantially more of certain minerals and vitamins than the roots, but the greens are also excellent sources of important minerals like calcium and copper. The leafy tops are also rich in antioxidants like vitamin A, vitamin C, carotenoid, xanthine, and lutein, and are an excellent source of vitamin K, iron and manganese.
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