Take this quiz and discuss these items with your physician before beginning any form of exercise. Yes No History of heart trouble, a heart murmur, or heart attack. Yes No Frequent pains or pressure – in the left or mid-chest area, shoulder or arm – during or after you exercise. Yes No History of feeling […]
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There are a variety of supplements that have been tested for burning fat. They come in several varieties. The metabolic enhancers attempt to increase your resting metabolism acting as a stimulant. They’ll include substances that work like caffeine to stimulate your nervous system, or like hot peppers that act as an irritant that tends to […]
Kettlebells are round shaped iron balls with handles. They are popularly being used in body core stabilization exercises that help build lean muscle. The peculiar shape of this weight training device seems to be aimed at throwing you off balance so as to encourage you to use your core to stay in place, thereby making […]
Garcinia Cambogia is a natural fruit available as a supplement with amazing properties that aid in weight loss. It has become famous thanks to Dr. Oz endorsement, and because of how effective it has proven to be. Together with a sensible lifestyle, it makes possible to lose up to four pounds a month. Garcinia Cambogia […]
Too much weight has been disastrous to many people and sometimes annoying and embarrassing to some. Weight loss seems difficult to very many just because of a lack of proper information or achievable guidelines. Below there are 10 ultimate Tips to lose your weight naturally without more complications. Psychological preparation We cannot change what we […]
Ashtanga Yoga, also known as Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga is a popular yoga form, which was once popularized by K. Pattabhi Jois in the late 20th century. The yoga form is a modern day version of classic Indian yoga, comprising of several body postures and controlled breathing mechanisms. Basically, it is royal eightfold yoga, which offers […]
Are you struck in a rut? Reached a weight loss plateau? Unable to build any more muscle mass? Irritated by monotonous strength training exercises? If your answer to any of the questions is a ‘yes’ then perhaps you should ditch other practices and indulge in kettle bell training. Kettle bell is one of the most […]
Back pain may prevent one from doing normal day-to-day activities such as driving, playing, gardening, or swimming. It can affect the overall quality of one’s life and can result in dull ache to constant searing feeling in the back. There can be many causes for back pain-excess body weight, lack of physical activity, strain in […]
Have you heard of Maslow’s Pyramid? It basically shows that biological and physiological needs, such as food and sleep must be met before higher level needs, such as achievement goals can be reached. After all, it is really hard to deal with the daily stresses of life such as work, child care, and school when […]
Body fitness is key to leading a healthy life. For some careers, it comes automatically due to the nature of the job itself. People in such jobs get physical activity easily, but this may not be the situation in other genres of work. People having desk jobs need to create ways through which they can […]
See on Scoop.it – SELF HEALTH The benefits of lifting weights for women to achieve fat loss far outweigh those of cardio. Think you’re going to get big and bulky? Think again. It puzzles me why so few active women strength train: the benefits of weight training for fat loss far outweigh those of […]
MyFitnessPal , a service that allows users to track their calories and share that information with friends, has raised $18 million in its first round of funding.
This seems like one of those stories where a company goes years without raising any funding (MyFitnessPal launched in September 2005) before raising money from top-tier venture firms. The round was led by Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers with participation from Accel Partners , and Kleiner’s John Doerr and Accel’s Andrew Braccia are joining the board.
MyFitnessPal has previously said that it has more than 40 million registered users . As part of the funding announcement, it also says that its users have lost a total of 100 million pounds to date, and that over the past year, it has been adding 1.5 million users every month.
As for why it’s raising money now, co-founder Mike Lee told me that he and his co-founder/brother Albert [...]