Muscles for Posing Versus Muscles for Strength
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Post No.: 0675   Furrywisepuppy says:   There’s training for outright strength, like a strength athlete; and then there’s training for outright aesthetic physique, like a bodybuilder.   Bodybuilders go through various phases in the run up to a competition. … Read More

Jagged Little Slimming Pills
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Post No.: 0654   Furrywisepuppy says:   We examined the pros and cons of bariatric surgery not long ago in Post No.: 0647. Another broad area of medicine that could help in tackling the obesity crisis is anti-obesity drugs or … Read More

Weighing Up the Risks and Benefits of Bariatric Surgery
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Post No.: 0647   Furrywisepuppy says:   For the severely or morbidly obese, exercise can be too hard on their joints and heart, thus exercise – at the required intensity that’s going to really turn their life around in time … Read More

Is it Better to be Body Positive or Body Neutral?
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Post No.: 0633   Furrywisepuppy says:   ‘Body positivity’ appears to be a healthy attitude to take. It’s great for one’s mental health to feel great about one’s body, whatever its size, shape, colour, etc.. We should love all our … Read More

The Benefits of HIIT or High-Intensity Interval Training
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Post No.: 0625   Furrywisepuppy says:   No time to exercise? Surely you can spare just a few minutes?..   High-intensity training (HIT) or high-intensity interval training (HIIT) could be for you? ‘High intensity’ means going at ~80-90% of your … Read More

Antioxidants, Vitamins and Minerals
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Post No.: 0609   Fluffystealthkitten says:   Without getting technical, antioxidants are compounds that can protect the body from unstable and potentially harmful molecules called free radicals, which can accumulate over time and promote oxidative stress and damage DNA and … Read More

The Optimum Inner Game for a Big Game
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Post No.: 0597   Furrywisepuppy says:   Many athletes think and worry so much about an upcoming big game in the days leading up to it that, by the time that game arrives, they’re mentally exhausted from playing and replaying … Read More

Epigenetics and Gene Expression
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Post No.: 0589   Fluffystealthkitten says:   Research in epigenetics – which concerns how environmental influences, individual life experiences and age can activate/inhibit the expression of our genes – reveals how our upbringings and lifestyles can influence gene expression, which … Read More

Allergies, Autoimmunity and the Immune System
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Post No.: 0579   Fluffystealthkitten says:   A common misconception concerning allergies is that the immune system is too weak – but the problem during an allergic reaction is that the immune system is being hypersensitive and is unnecessarily reacting … Read More

Conquering Fussy Eating Habits
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Post No.: 0573   Furrywisepuppy says:   Fussy eating is quite normal for young children – the peak age is 3 years old but most children will grow out of the neophobia (in this context, the fear of trying new … Read More

It’s Not the Equipment You Have But Whether You Use It!
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Post No.: 0539   Furrywisepuppy says:   In order for consumers to make fully-informed and truthfully-informed decisions, they need perfect information. A lack of perfect information is one reason put forward why consumers often make sub-optimal decisions for themselves, and … Read More

Why Don’t You Come on Over Calories?
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Post No.: 0534   Fluffystealthkitten says:   A calorie is a calorie, at least when talking about energy. Carbohydrate and protein contain ~4 Calories/gram, alcohol contains ~7 Calories/gram, and fat contains ~9 Calories/gram. Note that one Calorie or Cal (uppercase … Read More

Focus, Flow, Ego, Preparation, the Process and Control
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Post No.: 0518   Furrywisepuppy says:   Generally, everyone is focused when awake – but on what?! Focus can be narrow or broad, internal or external, or on the past, present or future. The television might be one’s intended focus … Read More

Dreams and Their Interpretations
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Post No.: 0508   Fluffystealthkitten says:   Furrywisepuppy has been discussing dreams and nightmares and I want to say some things about them too…   We’ve all naturally tried to understand what the content of our dreams mean, what they … Read More

Freaky, Bizarre and Scary Nightmares
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Post No.: 0494   Furrywisepuppy says:   Dreams frequently seem bizarre and like utter nonsense, but when you wake people up through the night in laboratory experiments – as in wake them up fully whenever they’re exhibiting REM sleep brainwave … Read More

Having Too Much (Food) on Your Plate
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Post No.: 0469   Furrywisepuppy says:   Many scientific experiments over the years have investigated what can affect how much we eat. Here are a few of the findings…   A simple thing like using smaller crockery can help us … Read More

Eating with our Eyes First and Stomachs Second
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Post No.: 0465   Furrywisepuppy says:   Lots of people will have made New Year’s resolutions about living more healthily after the indulgences of the festive season.   For parties and celebrations, we tend to lay out a varied spread … Read More

Coaching Players with Athlete-Centred Coaching
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Post No.: 0434   Furrywisepuppy says:   ‘Coach-centred coaching’ is when the coach makes all of the decisions and gives instructions, while the players are passive in the coaching process.   ‘Athlete-centred coaching’ is when the coach involves the players … Read More

A Million Dreams is All it’s Gonna Taaake!
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Post No.: 0427   Furrywisepuppy says:   Why do we have dreams when we sleep? There’s currently still no definitive answer as to why but some hypotheses include memory processing, it’s just an extension of our thoughts during the waking … Read More

Crash and Fad Diets, and Yoyo Dieting
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Post No.: 0406   Furrywisepuppy says:   A huge variety of crash or fad diets will work to reduce one’s weight because there are limitless ways to reduce one’s calorie intake, for which a common way with such diets is … Read More

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