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When it Comes to Exercise, Don't Neglect Strength Training



Very few people will argue with the fact that you need to exercise in order to improve your health. However, "exercise" is a very broad term.

Exercise can be generally classified as "cardiovascular exercise" and "strength conditioning" or "strength training". The main purpose of cardiovascular exercise is to increase your heart rate, improve your breathing efficiency and to improve endurance. Examples include jogging, brisk walking, swimming and most outdoor sports activities.

The main objective of "strength conditioning" exercises on the other hand is to build or maintain muscle in the body. This is extremely important because research shows that as we age, we lose muscle as a percentage of body mass. This is bad because it reduces our basal metabolism. The implications of this is that you may find that while you are eating about the same amount of calories as you've always done, your body is gaining weight.

I have found that the majority of people I speak to seem to overlook the importance of strength conditioning exercises. In order to build or maintain muscle tone, you need to work your muscles to exhaustion.

I consulted many individuals who are under the illusion that they are strength training merely because they are using some form of weights. But when I examine the way they use the weights I notice that they are not stretching the muscle to exhaustion. Meaning they may do 10 repetitions on a weight but at the end of those repetitions, they could easily do another 10.

Here are some pointer on how to ensure that you are strength training correctly:
  1. If you want to maintain your muscle percentage in the body, you must have a strength training program with weights.
  2. Adopt a program that exercises all your major muscle groups - arms, chest, back, abdominals and legs.
  3. Each time you exercise a muscle, you must exercise to exhaustion. Meaning you must not be able to perform another repetition.
  4. Finally, make sure you rest each muscle group for 2 days before training it again.

Burn Machine and Why Wheatgrass Websites Launched

We are pleased to announce that in our quest to bring more natural health and wellness to the world, we have successfully launched two new sister websites.

The first is at www.theBurnMachine.com.my

Our company has been appointed as the exclusive distributor of the innovative Burn Machine™ range of exercise equipment. The Burn Machine™ is a revolutionary line of exercise equipment that allows users to improve muscle strength and endurance. The unique patented asymmetrical counter weight and 360 degree rotating handles creates a unique functional exercise that trains range of motion, flexibility, balance and strength at the same time. For more information, please visit the website below.



The second website that was relaunched today is at www.WhyWheatgrass.com.my

This website is dedicated to providing useful information and resources for growing and consuming wheatgrass juice. We at Pure Health are big advocates of the natural nourishing qualities of wheatgrass juice and other green drinks. We also recommend growing wheatgrass at home. Our website provides directions as well as access to wheatgrass supplies to grow wheatgrass at home.

72 Years Old in Perfect Health

Here's a short news story about a 72 year old man in great health. Now while the story is a great tribute to him, the point I would like to stress is in the newscasters commentary.

We all know that we should strive to emulate those people who have achieved great health. We know what they do. Among the core principles are that they eat a natural vegetarian diet and they exercise regularly.

We live in a world of cause and effect. If we want great health, just follow the habits of healthy individuals. But sadly, the commentary by the newscasters are the exact opposite. So they are laughing now but what do you think they will look like at age 72?

Watch the video yourself and see what you think:

Red Meat Raises Risk of All Kinds of Death. Surprised?

A National Cancer Institute study on 500,000 people aged between 50 to 71 revealed yet again that consumption of red meat is directly associated with health risks. In this case, its “ALL kinds of death”.

According to the report - “People who eat the most red meat and the most processed meat have the highest overall risk of death from all causes, including heart disease and cancer”.

This is not a surprise as health publication have been advocating plant based diets for more than a decade. It goes to show that it is in human nature to ignore the overwhelming evidence against the consumption of red meat.

Read the full story here:
Red meat raises risk of all kinds of death

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