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Coconuts Can Actually Help You Lose Fat!

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Coconuts have the ability to actually induce weight loss!

Coconuts have the ability to actually induce
weight loss!

For years nutritionist held the view that coconuts were detrimental for your health. And that they had the tendency to make individuals gain weight. Well, it turns out that health experts were wrong all along.

Though coconuts contain a very high percentage of saturated fat, but the type saturated fat present in coconuts doesn’t get stored in our bodies as fat, rather it fires up your metabolism and hence encourages weight loss. The reason behind it is that the saturated fat present in coconuts, mainly is comprised of medium chain fatty acids as oppose to long chain fatty acids. Long chain fatty acids are the kind of saturated fats that cause weight can and health problems not medium chain fatty acids.

Masticating on coconuts comes with multitudes of benefits. It has shown to decrease cholesterol levels in individuals and in addition enjoying this fruit will give a glow to your skin and improve its overall texture as well. Plus, it will also do make your hair shinier and stronger. Furthermore, coconuts are packed with essential vitamins such as vitamin E and vitamin A. They are also rich sources of amino acids, calcium and potassium, plus they are loaded with fiber.

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Can Stress Really be Keeping You From Loosing the Pounds?

Andy Core is an expert in Work-Life Balance, Wellbeing, and Peak Human Performance

Higher stress levels can actually cause weight gain

Higher stress levels can actually cause
weight gain

Are you one of those individuals who have been constantly dieting and exercising but nevertheless can’t seem to manage to shave off the extra pounds? Is there a possibility that you are having been adhering to a very demanding lifestyle that indirectly might have put your mind and body under a lot of stress? If so, then that could just be the reason you aren’t seeing the number on the weighing scale decreasing lately. When hoping to lose weight, supplementary psychological or physical stress can really begin to impede your results.

Continual physiological or psychological stress, steer our bodies into producing excessive Cortisol which is a hormone that will make you more prone to insulin resistance. This consequently will hamper your body from utilizing its own adipose fat as a source of fuel, therefore hindering fat-loss in general. With time, insulin resistance will also cause you to pack on more pounds, inadvertently.

Additionally, elevated stress levels decreases the production of leptin- a hormone that is responsible for the feeling of satiety in individuals. A fall in leptin level as a resultant leads to an increase in appetite, which often makes it hard for dieters to stick to a weight loss regimen. Apart from that, chronic stress also inhibits the release of two other dominating hormones namely testosterone and Human Growth Hormone (HGH). Both of these hormones are the essential for continual and successful weight-loss.

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Quick and Easy Fitness Tips

Andy Core is an expert in Work-Life Balance, Wellbeing and Peak Human Performance

Keep your hydrated by drinking water

Keep your body hydrated by drinking water

Are you looking for some quick and easy weight-loss tips? Chances are that you’re very busy in day-to-day life, but you’re still interested in fitness. We all know the benefits of fitness, and we all want them. However, in this fast-paced world it’s hard to find the time for fitness. If that’s the case for you, read this article and then check out our store site at Andy Core for our top-notch fitness videos.

Walk, don’t drive, short distances. If you can walk instead of drive, by all means do it. It’s good for your wallet, and good for the planet. If you live near a shopping center, walk there. Instead of driving down the road to your friend’s house, walk there.  If you’re planning to visit a few stores in close proximity to one another, walk to them all instead of driving. Instead of using an escalator or elevator, walk up and down the stairs. These are just a few suggestions, but you get the idea.

Drink that water. Yes, I’m saying it again, but you can’t hear it enough. Your body needs water, so don’t deprive your body of something so vital. You may be dehydrated even if you don’t realize it. Dehydration is no laughing matter.

Split it up. If you have small periods of downtime throughout your day but don’t have a full 45 minutes or hour at a time to work out, you can split it up. Even a couple of ten-minute workouts a day is considered fitness. To most people, ten-minute sessions are a lot less daunting and more doable than hour-long sessions.

Finally, get outside whenever you can. We all need the vitamin D that sunshine gives us, and we need fresh air to stay healthy too. We also need a change of scenery from time to time for the sake of our mental health. Also, getting outside is a lot more conducive to fitness than just sitting around on the couch.

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