Why Core is Key

Written by Lea Woodward

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Because your core consists of several different muscle groups, there is no single exercise – like crunches on a stability ball – that can possibly train allrepparttar muscles in your core at once. In order to train your core muscles you need to follow a specific core training programme that strengthens and stretchesrepparttar 149527 right muscles to provide optimum balance in YOUR body.

Research has found that your TVA (Transversus Abdominis) activates fractionally before any other muscle when a movement of an extremity is made (e.g. you wave to your friend) – but if this doesn’t happen, your spine is exposed and your risk of injury is greatly increased.

A simple test to determine whether your TVA fires correctly or not is this… 1) Standing up straight, place your finger in your navel 2) Then bend over to pretend you are picking something up fromrepparttar 149528 floor – or actually pick something up fromrepparttar 149529 floor in front of you.

What happens to your finger, does it: - Stay where it is? - Move inwards closer to your spine? - Move out away from your spine?

Email me at info@activone.co.uk with your answer and I’ll let you know what should happen and what to do if it doesn’t!

Lea Woodward is a fully qualified personal trainer in the UK. She runs activOne, a health & fitness services provider of personal training, nutrition & diet advice and massage therapy in Nottingham, England.

Green Tea and Your Health

Written by Josie Anderson

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- Help inrepparttar prevention of tooth decay.

Green Tea Differs from Other Types of Tea

What makes green tea different from other tea isrepparttar 149526 process in which it is made. Made fromrepparttar 149527 plant of Camellia sinensis,repparttar 149528 leaves are steamed after being removed fromrepparttar 149529 plant so that oxidation ofrepparttar 149530 leaves is prevented. By doing thisrepparttar 149531 leaves remain green and active substances that are contained inrepparttar 149532 leaves keep their healthful qualities.

Side Effects of Green Tea

There are no reported harmful side effects in drinking green tea or taking green tea extract capsules. Thus making green tea one ofrepparttar 149533 best supplements available.

Use of Green Tea

There are 2 ways of supplementing your diet with green tea:

- Drinking green tea: 2 to 3 cups daily.

- Green tea capsules or tablets: 2 capsules or tablets of green tea extract daily.

Josie Anderson is a personal trainer and is the owner of http://www.weight-loss-program-101.com providing weight loss resources to help with many weight loss goals and overall general health.

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