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Restricting calories, incorrectly, is hazardous to your health.
A new study of the Max Planck Institute for Biology of Ageing could help to understand the positive effect of dietary restriction on healthy ageing. Previous evidence from different organisms (fruit flies and mice) have shown that dietary restriction increases longevity, but with a potential negative side effect of diminished fertility. So the female fruit fly reproduces less frequently with a reduced litter size on a low calorie diet, but its reproductive span lasts longer.
You know exercise is key if you want to stay fit. But did you know that what you eat and drink can help you reach your fitness goals faster? By feeding your body the right nutrients you can ensure it’s getting the raw materials it needs to help you power through your workout and build and repair muscle afterward.
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Everybody knows that what you eat affects how your body works. Your diet can influence your health in a variety of different ways, and one of the most noticeable is how it affects your energy levels. Your body turns certain carbohydrates in food directly into energy, so they are essential for feeling energized throughout the day, but not all carbohydrates are equal. Slow-burning ones are best, as the energy they provide is stable and unchanging. Your body also needs minerals and vitamins to provide energy effectively. The following is a list of the ten best foods that fulfil these requirements.
Abnormal weight gain is rightly associated with unhealthy eating habits. At the same time, there are foods that when consumed in the right amount aid in losing weight. While some of them help to avoid overeating, others keep a check on digestive system, insulin level and other things.
Photo by Idle Type What you eat is important, but even healthy food can stop you from losing weight if you eat too much of it. I never recommend extreme calorie restriction (most people aren’t very good at it anyway), but there are some tricks you can use to slightly reduce the amount of food you eat without feeling deprived, or even really noticing.
Your weight is a balancing act that features how many calories you consume plus the amount of energy you burn throughout the day.
Belly fat gets a bad rap, but there are all sorts of problem spots that can take up residence on your torso. From bra bulge to just-above-your-bikini-line pooch and everything in between, these 4 poses target your tummy while firming up your chest, shoulder and back muscles, too. And with no equipment required, they're easy enough to do at home-or, hey, even at the beach or by the pool!