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When Should You Workout?

A very common question when it comes to structuring fitness regimens is to ask what time of day the best time to exercise is. The bad news is that there is no clear answer to this question; there are simply too many factors involved, everyone is different and different kinds of exercise put different demands on the body. The good news is that there are a few things we do know, and as such here are a few bits of information that will help you improve the efficacy of your workout routine.

Probably the best advice I can give you is to simply pay more attention to yourself. Keep careful note of your habits, dispositions, and the way you feel at different times of day. Some people exercise best first thing in the morning, but obviously many people have absolutely no energy in the morning. You want to take advantage of the time that you feel the most energetic during the day. However you also must distinguish between the kinds of exercise you are doing. For instance, cardiovascular exercise and weight-lifting present two very different demands on the body and should be separated accordingly when you’re considering when the best time to workout is.

In regards to cardiovascular exercise, many people have a natural tendency to go running very early in the morning. This tendency is actually right on the mark because it’s been shown that performing cardiovascular exercise immediately after waking up is indeed the best time for several reasons. The most important reason is that if you run during the day you simply burn off the calories from your last meal, however if you run before eating breakfast your body has to extract energy from it’s fat stores, which helps you to slim down. This is not to say that doing cardiovascular exercise at another time of day is pointless, it will always be beneficial no matter when you do it. Nevertheless, the point is simply that if you have the option to do it in the morning there are added benefits of doing so.

When it comes to lifting weights, once again, anytime is good but there are certain considerations to make if you want to get the most out of your exercise time. Lifting weights soon after a meal is generally a bad idea because you’ll get cramps and might not have a lot of energy as you’re digesting. This leaves the afternoons wide open, but the majority of people tend to be the most lethargic in the afternoon, a product of their natural body clock. You may therefore want to find some time in the mid-morning or in the evening if you haven’t had a very late dinner.

Finding out what works best for you is of course the most important factor. Schedule in your exercise when you can rather than avoiding it entirely just because of a busy day. Exercise is always better than no exercise even if its not your ideal time.

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Medifast & Exercise – Should You Exercise While on the Medifast Diet?

Exercise is certainly part of a healthy lifestyle and it can be an important contributor to weight loss. However, it is important not to overdo it, especially if you are using Medifast to lose weight. So the question comes up, should you really exercise while on the Medifast diet?

Some people get confused and think that they don’t need to do any exercise while on the Medifast plan. In fact, you might even think that you are not allowed to exercise. But nothing could be further from the truth. Healthy exercise is an important part of the diet, it just needs to be done in moderation. Let’s take a look at the proper advice.

For the first three to four weeks that you are on Medifast, your body is still adjusting to the lowered calories and to the fat-burning state. While you will often feel great by about day five, it really does take your body a little while to catch up and start using your fat stores for energy. So Medifast recommends, that if you are not currently exercising, then you shouldn’t start to do so during this first month.

If you already have an exercise routine, then during the first 3-4 weeks using Medifast, you can continue your fitness program, but you should lower your intensity level. Even though you may have been working out for awhile, your body will still need to adapt to the new diet. So if you work out for an hour three times a week, try cutting it back to a half hour for a few weeks.

During your second month, you should be free to add exercise to your weight loss plan. It’s really encouraged too because exercise has more benefits than just burning calories. Weight-bearing exercises such as walking are good for your bones. And exercise in general and getting outside into the fresh air is good for your mental health and motivation.

While you are using Medifast to reach your goal weight, you should participate in moderately intense fitness work-outs. For intense exercise such as running or biking, keep it to no more than 45 minutes a day.

If you are new to exercise, then start slow. Just take a 10 minute walk every day your first week. Then you can start increasing how long you spend walking. Once you are at 20 minutes, try and walk at least three times a week. Ideally though, you eventually want to get to at least 5 times a week, for up to an hour for moderate level exercising such as walking.

So, as you can see you should get some exercise while you are dieting with Medifast. Just make sure that you take it easy on yourself and don’t overdo it.

If you’d like a rundown of some of my favorite Medifast foods, for tips on what to order and what to avoid, then check out my reviews of the various types of Medifast food before placing your first order.

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Exercise You Should Never Execute

Whatever the trainer tells you about these three exercises, whatever the body building literature recommends in these three exercise, never ever, make them part of your workout routine. Your colleagues might be executing them, the exercises might actually be recommended to you, but if you try them, you will be risking your body building, program, your health and fitness and ultimately your life. It is that simple.

This is not a threat, not a scare even. It is the basic truth, harnessed from extensive research on how these three exercises violate the basic principles and laws of human anatomy. There are so many alternatives you can use in place of these three exercises and then be safe, so learn why they are dangerous and then keep them out. Let us consider the first so that you appreciate the gravity of the situation.

The behind-the-neck-shoulder press has a starting position placing your shoulder outside its range of motion. The behind-the-neck-shoulder presses usually place the shoulder joint at its most unstable position, stretching the joint to the outer limits of the socket. At this position, the shoulders are at the weakest position and yet you have to pull and push on the weight for the presses, further endangering the misplaced shoulder joint.

Once you have pushed the joint to extents outside the natural range of motion and then put the shoulder under the strain of a weight training exercise places, then an impingement of your rotator cuff is the next most probable thing. Besides that, the poke-neck posture encourages your rotator cuff impingement to perpetuate the joint misplacement by and by until it reaches the neck-spine meeting point and thus goes into the spine.

The second exercise is the behind-the-neck-wide-grip lat pull-down. This exercise is similar and almost as dangerous as the shoulder press. Consider this, when you lift a heavy weight at a time when you are in a poked neck posture, the stress is applied on the cervical spine, also called the neck vertebrae. The stress is even worse if the body builder slips into bad posture or among bodybuilders with less flexibility such that they have poor or minimal control of the scapula, also called shoulder blades.

The third exercise that should always be kept at bay is the hamstring curls exercise. Hamstring curls are movements that never occur in our daily activities and such considered to be extremely dysfunctional. Naturally the legs should work as a collective unit for that is how they are designed. Your joints and tendons especially on the knee are built to function together and not in isolated. So when you isolate them and then you overloaded with heavy weights, such is done by hamstring curls, you are violating a maxim of anatomy. Consequently, you pull the tibia far back into your femur until the knee joint is strained to injury. Better techniques to train hamstrings abound such as squats, lunges, deadlifts etc.

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Parker Waichman Informs Public that Pennsylvania Senator Says FDA Should Consider Banning Powdered Caffeine

Port Washington, New York (PRWEB) February 09, 2015

Parker Waichman LLP, a national law firm representing patients injured by consumer products, drugs and medical devices, comments on recent news involving powdered caffeine. On Feb. 2, 2015 CBS Philly reported that Pennsylvania Senator Robert Casey raised serious concerns about the supplement, which has been linked to at least two deaths. He announced that he’s written a letter to the head of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), and says they should consider banning it.

The FDA has posted a warning on its website alerting consumers to the dangers of powdered caffeine. The agency said that consumers should avoid pure powdered caffeine products; ones that are sold online in bulk are particularly worrisome. The FDA warned that pure caffeine is a powerful stimulant that can cause accidental overdose in very small amounts. According to the notification, a single teaspoon of pure caffeine is equal to about 25 cups of coffee. Pure powdered caffeine has been linked to the deaths of at least two young men who used the products, the FDA said.

According to Parker Waichman LLP, it is important for consumers to be aware of the dangers of powdered caffeine. Caffeine overdose or toxicity can cause the following symptoms:

    Rapid or erratic heartbeat

“Even in tiny amounts, pure powdered caffeine can have life-threatening consequences,” said Gary Falkowitz, Managing Attorney at Parker Waichman LLP. “As a firm that is dedicated to protecting the rights of individuals injured by defective products, we are continuing to keep consumers updated on this issue.” Parker Waichman LLP continues to offer free, no-obligation legal consultations to anyone with questions about their legal rights.

Sen. Casey says the FDA needs to be more aggressive about powdered caffeine and should consider a ban. “I believe they need to do more work,” he said, according to CBS Philly. “The FDA is a regulatory agency and sometimes may not have the same sense of urgency that we have or certainty that constituents or taxpayers have,”

“Teenagers, young adults are getting this powder because they want to lose weight. They also try to use it as a workout supplement. They’re trying to study longer hours.” said Dr. Robert Glatter, according to CBS Philly. “Everyone should be on the same page about how dangerous this substance is and that it should not be used in any form in any way.”

Parker Waichman LLP offers free lawsuit consultations to consumers who believe they, or their loved ones, have been injured due to powdered caffeine products. If you or someone you know purchased a powdered caffeine product and may have been injured, please visit the firm’s Product Liability Page at Free case evaluations are also available by calling 1-800-LAW-INFO (1-800-529-4636).

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Dr. Patricia Sulaks Book Should I Fire My Doctor? is Available for Holiday Gift Purchase

(PRWEB) December 22, 2014

Many people make New Year’s resolutions to get fit and healthy, but most slide back into their old bad habits within a few weeks. Sticking to a resolution to get in shape is difficult, but it can be easier with the right help. Dr. Patricia Sulak’s book Should I Fire My Doctor? is full of great tips for losing weight, exercising and eating healthy foods as well as taking the right supplements, monitoring blood pressure and cholesterol and other basics of good health. This book makes a great holiday gift in preparation for those New Year’s resolutions and is now available for purchase just in time for seasonal giving.

Should I Fire My Doctor? offers advice on many common health problems prevalent in today’s society. Dr. Pasty Sulak, the founder of Living WELL Aware, included tips on taking ownership of personal health and wellness by applying the essential elements of good health. With this information, readers can not only stick to their New Year’s resolutions but also decrease their chances of depression and disability as well as possibly extend their lives without the need for expensive medical care. For anyone who wants to get healthy, this book will provide the answers to most common health and wellness problems and questions.

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About Patsy Sulak:

Dr. Patricia Sulak is a nationally recognized doctor, researcher and profession at Baylor Scott & White Health and Texas A&M College of Medicine. Dr. Sulak is also a motivational speaker and the founder of Living WELL Aware, through which she travels the country speaking to businesses, schools and healthcare organizations on health issues and prevention of common health problems such as heart disease, diabetes, obesity and cancer. Dr. Sulak has received many awards including the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology Community Service Award for her work in adolescent health and her authorship of adolescent wellness and sexual health curriculum which is used by school districts in Texas and across the country.

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