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Fitness SA Fatloss 2013

Fitness magazine covers all aspects of the female health and fitness lifestyle, with dedicated training sections that delve into everything related to gym based-training and various sporting codes. This includes health and fitness product news, trends and techniques, as well as expert nutritional and supplementation information from the industry’s top experts – all delivered in a well designed, attractive looking layout that entices readers to carry on feeding their hunger for information.

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your journey starts here

WHENEVER I ASK SOMEONE WHAT THEY WOULD LIKE TO ACHIEVE THROUGH THEIR TRANSFORMATION THEY TELL ME THAT THEY SIMPLY WANT TO INSPIRE OTHER LADIES AND SHOW THEM THAT IT IS POSSIBLE – EVEN FOR THE AVERAGE PERSON AND AGAINST ALL ADVERSITIES. If you’re reading this letter it means you’re looking for answers. Whether you’ve tried and failed or you’re still sweating it out in the gym, this is your comprehensive guide to successful fat loss. The publishers of fitness magazine have put this guide together to help take the guesswork out of fat loss. This FATLOSS special issue will shed light on everything you need to know about dropping that unwanted fat, to finally get the toned and lean body you’ve always wanted. In depth features tackle all the important elements…

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fat loss tips

1 in 5>> THE NUMBER OF WOMEN WHO HAVE ADMITTED TO USING DIET PILLS AT SOME POINT IN THEIR LIVES TO HELP THEM LOSE WEIGHT. (HEALTH INSIDERS) STOP MAKING EXCUSES When researchers at Toronto General Hospital asked women in their 30s why they didn’t exercise, 40% said they didn’t have the time and another 40% said they didn’t have the willpower. If you fall into either of those groups, here’s something to motivate you: Researchers at the University of Tennessee found that women who take at least 10 000 steps per day have 9% less body fat by the time they reach the age of 50 than those who took between 6000 and 9999 steps. Now science backs up what we’ve always known: For women watching their waistlines, the biggest temptation comes in the form…

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healthy foods that hurt

You might think you’re eating healthily, but ensure you don’t have these weight-gainers in your kitchen: 1. Raisin bran muffin. “Bran” sounds healthy enough, but the average muffin is actually packed with sugar and calories. A raisin bran muffin contains 18.8g of carbohydrates. Five of these grams are sugars, so you’ll receive a boost of energy but feel more tired later. (Livestrong) 2. Frozen yoghurt. Is it really healthier than ice cream? Half a cup of homemade banana frozen yoghurt contains 121 calories, while half a cup of vanilla ice cream contains 130 calories. (MyFitnessPal) 3. Granola bars. Many of these bars are dripped in syrup, without many nutrients. They might look healthy on the wrapping, but scrutinise their ingredients so you aren’t fooled. A regular hard, plain granola bar contains 471 calories. (Livestrong)…

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expert health advice

Female breasts are composed predominantly of fat cells and any significant reduction in body-fat levels will unfortunately result in a loss in breast size. TARGETED FAT LOSS Q What is the best exercise that I can do to lose body fat in the chest area without losing breast size? Lindie A While there are those who believe in spot-reduction, which is the ability to burn fat in specific areas through targeted and specific exercises or techniques, scientific research does not support this theory. A simple analogy to consider is an electronic toy powered by multiple AAA batteries. When the toy draws energy from the batteries it cannot draw energy from one specific battery. All the batteries will supply the energy simultaneously. In the human body surplus body fat is nothing more than stored energy.…

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body fat testing

THE OLD ADAGE GOES, “TO KNOW WHERE YOU’RE GOING YOU HAVE TO KNOW WHERE YOU’VE BEEN” AND KNOWING WHAT YOUR BODY FAT PERCENTAGE IS IMPERATIVE BEFORE EMBARKING ON ANY FAT LOSS PROGRAMME. It not only helps you benchmark your progress but it also sets real expectations in terms of the time it will take to get down to your ideal body fat percentage. For instance, if you have 20% body fat and aim to get down to 12% you can conceivably achieve this in as little as four to six weeks. However, if you are currently carrying 35% body fat, realistically it will take you considerably longer. As such you can choose any one of two common body fat tests, which generally form part of any body composition test done at…

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the dreaded ‘c’ word

What is cellulite? Cellulite is the term given to the unsightly formations that occur on the surface of the skin, generally caused by superficial fat deposits. These fat deposits lie close to the skin’s surface as women have vertical chambers in their subcutaneous fat layers where fat stores are stacked. When these ‘stacks’ get high enough these chambers may protrude slightly into the dermis, causing a visible disruption to the skin’s surface. This problem is more common in women and generally occurs around the buttocks, stomach, upper thigh region and the calves and ankles. In fact, the unsightly appearance of cellulite gave rise to the term ‘orange peel skin’, which is what most people use to describe affected areas. There are two types of cellulite, namely hard and soft cellulite. Soft cellulite is…