Why Core is Key

Written by Lea Woodward

Do you currently suffer or have you ever suffered from any ofrepparttar following: Lower back pain, frequent hamstring injuries, a twisted knee or a pulled shoulder?

Have you ever considered that it may not be justrepparttar 149527 fact that you slipped and twisted something or your back simply 'goes'? It could be you need to strengthen your core…

Core training is a buzzword inrepparttar 149528 fitness industry that’s been around for a while now. The measure of its popularity can be seen inrepparttar 149529 increased use of stability balls or Swiss in gyms, books, classes & videos andrepparttar 149530 fact that big name clothing stores are even selling stability balls alongside underwear and belts!

But in order to train something correctly we must understand exactly what it is we are training. Your core is a group of muscles that help with pretty much every movement your body makes. In physiological terms,repparttar 149531 core includesrepparttar 149532 abdominal musculature (transversus abdominis; rectus abdominis; internal & external obliques), hip flexor & pelvic floor muscles andrepparttar 149533 spinal musculature – predominantly your lower back muscles (lumbar erectors).

Your core is key because:

1) It isrepparttar 149534 link between your upper and lower body 2) It protects your spine 3) It stabilises your body in any movement 4) It has a major influence on your posture

Green Tea and Your Health

Written by Josie Anderson

Green tea has been used as for medical remedies in China since ancient times. It was said to have many health benefits and be a remedy for many ailments. It is also said thatrepparttar Japanese owe their slim figures to green tea.

Today, scientist in Asia andrepparttar 149526 west are providing scientific evidence that green tea is a benefit to our health. An anti-oxidant call EGCG that is in green tea isrepparttar 149527 main cause of this.

Green tea has been shown to do many things including:

- Inhibitrepparttar 149528 growth of new cancer cells and kill existing cancer cells

- Promote weight loss helpingrepparttar 149529 body burn up to 10 percent more body fat.

- Increase energy expenditure up to 4 percent.

- Preventrepparttar 149530 oxidation of LDL cholesterol.

- Reducerepparttar 149531 risk of colon, breast, and lung cancer.

- Boostrepparttar 149532 immune system.

- Have an anti-inflammatory effect making it a good supplement for those with arthritis.

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