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A study finds the Benefits of HIIT over Traditional Exercises

According to the newest research published in the American Journal of Physiology, Regulatory, Integrative and Comparative Physiology, few minutes of HIIT workouts or sprinting exercises are much more beneficial than longer sessions of exercises. This finding states the stimulation of beneficial improvements in mitochondrion functions.

Mitochondria are the fuel stations in all living cells. They are generating energy sufficient to perform cellular activities. So as we are dealing with metabolism, mitochondria are essential to achieve a good health. After a previous research, some facts about mitochondria

A previous research found few facts about mitochondria. One is exercise has the ability to create new mitochondria. The second is, it is also can improve the function of existing mitochondria.

As a result of a single workout session, mitochondria generate a signal. This signal has the ability to lower the risk for chronic diseases by altering cells. High intensity interval training exercises are like short bursts. They are simply the physical activities which can increase your heart rate in a short time. You can use brief recovery periods in between. Still the effect of intensity towards the mitochondrial response is a mystery.

What happened in the Research?

The research has done by taking 8 young adult participants as the sample who did cycling exercises by changing the intensity. The results obtained from the research as below. All these exercises are continuously done within time intervals.

  • 30 minutes of moderate intensity workouts had 50% of peak effort.
  • Four 5 minute cycling sessions at high intensity had 75% of peak effort allocated with 1 minute of rest time.
  • Four 30 second sprint cycling sessions had maximum effort allocated with 4.5 minutes of recovery time.

The research has done by measuring the energy spent by the participants and have compared with the mitochondrial changes occurred in the thigh muscles. Researchers have found that the levels of reactive oxygen species have involved in cell signaling. These reactive oxygen have found changed in different parts of mitochondria after performing exercises. Even higher amounts of reactive oxygen can be harmful but only appropriate amounts were found in all participants.

Guess the best finding ever…

The most important finding is, fewer minutes of high intensity workouts have produced similar amounts of mitochondrial responses as the longer time periods of moderate intensity workouts. This means as a result you can burn the same amount of calories by doing loner period of moderate intensity workout or by doing few minutes of higher intensity workout. For instance researchers say that as 2 minutes of sprint exercises with intervals can be replace 30 minutes of moderate intensity aerobic exercises.

In conclusion, this is a great finding to replace our busy lifestyle and also to save our time.

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10 Delicious Healthy Smoothie Ideas for Weight Loss

1 RASPBERRY PROTEIN SHAKE

Need a post workout meal? Here is a perfect recipe idea to make out of your protein shakes. Try at home and enjoy the benefits. So let’s get to it.

Ingredients

  • 1 scoop of chocolate protein
  • 1 scoop of raspberry greens
  • 1 cup unsweetened almond milk
  • ½ cup frozen mixed berries

Directions

  • Blend all ingredients together until smooth
  • Pour into your shaker
  • Enjoy homemade delicious healthy smoothie 

2 STRAWBERRY SMOOTHIE

Here is another easy recipe for a mouth watering healthy drink from berries. Berries are filled with many nutrients including fiber and many antioxidants. They may also help to lower cholesterol levels and even help to protect our body against cancer. So this is the magic recipe for all these benefits.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup strawberries
  • 3 tsp chia seeds
  • ¾ cup fresh milk
  • ¼ cup plain yogurt
  • 5 ice cubes (crushed)

Directions

  • Wash and clean the strawberries
  • Add all ingredients to a blender and blend until all mix together
  • Pour in to a cup 
  • Add crushed ice cubes and chia seeds 
  • Mix them using a spoon 
  • Enjoy your nutrient rich natural smoothie

3 MANGO SMOOTHIE

Here is another easy recipe for a mouth watering healthy drink from delicious mangos.  Mango is a low-calorie fruit which is rich in fibre, and full of vitamins E, A and C. It also contains folate, B6, iron and a bit of calcium and zinc. Eating mango gives you many benefits including maintaining cholesterol levels, cleansing your skin, helping to lose weight and regulating diabetes. So here is another magic recipe which you can use for a healthy life. 

Ingredients

  • 1 big ripped mango
  • 3/4 cup fresh milk
  • ¼ cup plain yogurt
  • 5 crushed ice cubes

Directions

  • Wash and clean the mango
  • Peel off the mango and cut into pieces
  • Put into the blender and add milk and yogurt too
  • Blend all the ingredients 
  • Pour in to your mug and add the crushed ice
  • Enjoy the delicious mango smoothie

4 LOW CALORIE CHOCOLATE OATMEAL SMOOTHIE

Ingredients

  • 1 cup fat 1% milk
  • 2 tablespoons low fat yogurt
  • 3⁄4 cup instant oatmeal nuked in water
  • 2 tsp peanut butter
  • 2 tsp chocolate whey protein powder
  • 5 ice cubes, crushed

Directions

  • Put all ingredients in a blender 
  • Blend until smooth
  • Enjoy the nutrient rich chocolate oatmeal smoothie

5 LOW CALORIE STRAWBERRY SMOOTHIE 

Ingredients

  • 1⁄2 cup low fat yogurt
  • 1 cup 1% milk
  • 1 cup frozen strawberries
  • 2 teaspoons whey powder
  • 2 teaspoons peanut butter
  • 6 ice cubes, crushed

Directions

  • Put all ingredients in a blender 
  • Blend until smooth
  • Pour into your mug 
  • Add the chopped ice cubes
  • Enjoy the nutrient rich, low calorie strawberry smoothie

6 ORANGE BANANA SMOOTHIE 

  • 1 large ripe banana
  • 1⁄2 cup low fat yogurt
  • 1⁄8 cup concentrated orange juice
  • 1⁄2 cup 1% milk
  • 2 teaspoons of protein whey powder
  • 6 ice cubes, crushed

Directions

  • Put all ingredients in a blender 
  • Blend until smooth
  • Pour into your mug 
  • Add the chopped ice cubes
  • Enjoy the nutrient rich orange banana smoothie

7 MAGIC BERRY SMOOTHIE

  • 3⁄4 cup instant oatmeal nuked in hot water
  • 3⁄4 cup fat free milk
  • 2 teaspoons whey powder
  • 3⁄4 cup mixed blueberries strawberries, and raspberries
  • 5 ice cubes, crushed

Directions

  • Put all ingredients in a blender 
  • Blend until smooth
  • Pour into your mug 
  • Add the chopped ice cubes
  • Enjoy the delicious magic berry smoothie

8 STRAWBERRY BANANA SMOOTHIE

  • 3⁄4 cup low fat yogurt
  • 3⁄4 cup fat free milk
  • 2 teaspoons whey powder
  • 2 teaspoons peanut butter
  • 1 medium sized banana
  • 1⁄2 cup strawberries
  • 5 ice cubes, crushed

Directions

  • Put all ingredients in a blender 
  • Blend until smooth
  • Pour into your mug 
  • Add the chopped ice cubes
  • Enjoy the wonderful strawberry banana smoothie

9 STRAWBERRY HONEYDEW MELON SMOOTHIE

  • 1⁄2 cup honeydew melon
  • 2⁄3 cup strawberries
  • 1 banana
  • 4 ounces low fat yogurt
  • 3⁄4 cup fat free milk
  • 2 teaspoons whey powder
  • 5 ice cubes, crushed

Directions

  • Put all ingredients in a blender 
  • Blend until smooth
  • Pour into your mug 
  • Add the chopped ice cubes
  • Enjoy the delicious nutrient rich strawberry honeydew smoothie

10 BLUEBERRY CEREAL SMOOTHIE

Ingredients

  • 1⁄2 cup All Bran Extra Fiber cereal
  • 1 cup fat free milk
  • 1⁄2 cup blueberries
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 2 teaspoons whey powder
  • 6 ice cubes, crushed

Directions

  • Put all ingredients in a blender 
  • Blend until smooth
  • Pour into your mug 
  • Add the chopped ice cubes
  • Enjoy the delicious nutrient rich blueberry cereal smoothie
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The Most Powerful Abs Diet & Workout Plan to change your body in 6 weeks

Are you also dreaming of 6 pack abs? Need to stay nice in a swimsuit? Need to burn your excess fat? If your answers are yes, then this is the perfect diet to get into your dreamed shape.

Abs are the  perfect fashionable badge of fitness. If your abs are flat, then you definitely  cannot be a person with excess fat. Abs are the ultimate predator of your health too. But why do we need a flat stomach? Is it just to be nice? Or are there any other  perks? Now let’s discuss more about that. Our body gives the impression of ourselves over others. Others use the appearance of your body to measure who you are? What sort of a person you are in the first impression. If you have a nice body, then most of the people, both men and women will think “oh.. She or he has a nice body, she or he may be a smart person with a great personality”. Literally, our body gives us the strength to make our personality in front of others. Even in sex, all of us and our partners love to have perfect bodies. Flat stomachs are the booster of sex appeal which makes the abs are the part of the body which has the power to seduction over both men and women. 

Maybe you never tried to flatten your abs, or maybe you have tried but eventually given up after failing. So now I’m going to tell you the diet that I follow to flatten my abs. I am a lean person before getting into teen ages. But after hormonal changes with age, I became a fat person. I had tires around my belly and my back was not sharp. So I started to follow many things to get into the shape that I love.  Out of all my experiences, I have mentioned here my diet plan and the simple workout plans that I follow during the time of me trying to get my dream body.

Firstly I will talk about the diet plan. The most important thing is you do not need to starve yourself to get the perfect body. You have to eat 6 times a day. All we have to do is to take control of what we are eating. But who says this? The researchers at Georgia state university developed a special technique to measure hourly energy balance calories we are burning vs the amount of calories we take in. The results were challenging. They have found that if you keep your hourly surplus or deficit within 300 to 500 calories at all times, you will best be able to change your body composition by losing fat and adding lean muscle mass. Those who were over 500 calories in either ingestion or expenditure were the fattest, while those with the most balanced energy levels were the leanest. So if you eat only your three squares a day, you’re creating terrific imbalances in your energy levels. Between meals, you’re burning many more calories than you’re taking in. At mealtimes, you’re taking in many more than you’re burning. Research has shown that this kind of eating plan is great to build our perfect body. 

The next important thing is when to eat. Researchers at the University of Massachusetts analyzed the eating habits of 500 men and women and found some interesting connections between the way people eat and the risk of becoming overweight. Out of the results, it has shown that people who ate at least one midday snack had -39% risk of obesity, people who ate the dinner as the biggest meal of the day had 6% risk of obesity, the people who did not eat within 3 hours  after waking up had 43% risk of obesity, the people who ate 3 or more times in restaurants had 69% risk of obesity, the people who went to bed with hunger had 101% chance of getting obesity and the people who skipped their breakfasts had 450% risk of obesity. So for the diet plan I recommend to use the below time schedule. 

8 A.M.: breakfast

11 A.M.: snack

1 P.M.: lunch

4 P.M.: snack

6 P.M.: dinner

8 P.M.: snack

The 7 day Abs Diet Plan

Unlike other diet plans, this plan is far different from them. This plan let you eat what you love to eat with a little bit of control. So without further ado I will give you the diet. To find these magic recipes I will attach the links of the recipes at the end of this article. 

Breakfast Snack 01LunchSnack 02DinnerSnack 03
MondayOne tall glass of low calorie  chocolate oatmeal smoothie2 tsp peanut butter, raw vegetables (as much as you want)Turkey or roast beef sandwich on whole grain bread, 1 cup fat free or 1% fat milk, 1 apple1 ounce almonds, 1 ½ cups berriesBeef Cracker MeatballsOne tall glass of chocolate oatmeal smoothie
TuesdayEgg Special Sandwich2 tsp peanut butter, 1 bowl oatmeal or high fiber cerealSalad3 slices deli turkey, 1 large orangeSpecial Chicken Salsa1 ounce almonds, 4 ounces cantaloupe
WednesdayOne tall glass (8 to 12 ounces) low calorie strawberry smoothie(make extra for later)1 ounce almonds, 1 ounce raisinsGuac Roll1 stick string cheese, raw vegetables(as much as you want)Chile-Peppered SteakOne tall glass (8 to 12 ounces) low calorie strawberry smoothie
Thursday1 slice whole-grain bread with 1 tablespoon peanut butter, 1medium orange, 1 cup All-Bran cereal with 1 cup 1% or fat-free milk, 1 cupberries8 ounces low-fat yogurt, 1 can low-sodium V8 juiceTurkey Bacon Tortilla 3 slices deli roast beef, 1 large orangeSpecial Pepper Salsa2 teaspoons peanut butter, 1 cup low-fat ice cream
Friday One tall glass (8 to 12 ounces) Orange Banana Smoothie1 ounce almonds, 4 ounces cantaloupeCheese Muffins3 slices deli roast beef, 1 large orangeTurkey Special Rice8 to 12 ounces Orange Banana Smoothie
SaturdayOne tall glass (8 to 12 ounces) Magic Berry Smoothie 1 bowl high-fiber cereal, 1 cup low-fat yogurtLeftover Chili Con Turkey2 teaspoons peanut butter, 1 or 2 slices whole-grain breadCheat meal! Have whatever you want. anything you can dream ofOne tall glass (8 to 12 ounces) Magic Berry Smoothie 
SundaySpecial cheese hamburger2 teaspoons peanut butter, 1 can low-sodium V8 juice2 scrambled eggs, 2 slices whole-grain toast,1 banana, 1 cup 1% or fat-free milk3 slices deli roast beef, 1 slice fat-free cheeseBBQ King 1 ounce almonds, 1 cup low-fat ice cream

Now let’s move on to the abs diet workout plan. This workout will help you to emphasize the larger muscle groups, the chest, back and the legs. What? Wait but I was going to tell you about an abs workout right? The answer for this question is, the most of our body muscle is found below our belly button. So the lower body is the place where we build the most muscle in the least amount of time. Working larger muscle mass triggers the release of  large amounts of growth hormone which will burn our body fat and give you the flat stomach which you were dreaming to get. So in this program we are focusing more about our large muscle groups and afterwards you can see the great change in yourself  when you begin to reshape your body. 

During the first two weeks, do the circuit twice a day. Then increase it to 3 circuits. At the end of 6 weeks you can have your dream body.

I will attach the link of the abs diet workout plan and the meal plans followed in the diet plan, at the end of the article for your reference. Best of luck with your new life after these top secret diet plans and the workout. 

Abs diet workout plan

The Abs Diet Special Breakfasts & Lunches

The Abs Diet Special Dinners

The Abs Diet Special Smoothies

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