Foods High in Magnesium

Foods High in Magnesium

Magnesium rich foods are good for your health and help build and maintain muscle. Magnesium is also beneficial for lowering blood pressure and cholesterol levels in your body. Most people get enough magnesium in their diets, but if you suffer from insomnia and/or muscle cramps, it can’t hurt to make sure you’re getting enough. Magnesium … Read more

5 Components of Fitness: Test Yourself!

5 Components of Fitness

Use the 5 Components of Fitness to test your level of fitness. Calorie is King, but it is still important to aim for fitness as well as a healthy body weight. The 5 Components of Physical Fitness are: Cardiorespiratory (or Cardiovascular) Endurance Muscular Strength Muscular Endurance Flexibility Body Composition According to organisations like the US … Read more

Does Sweating Burn Fat?

Does Sweating Burn Fat?

No, sweating does not burn fat. In fact, sweat (perspiration) might not even be an indication that you are burning extra calories! We sweat during a tough workout because our muscles are generating too much body heat to disperse by normal circulation. The sweat droplets that form on your skin whilst exercising have no body … Read more

Waist to Hip Ratio: Your Ideal Number

Waist to Hip Ratio

Your waist to hip ratio (WHR) could be a better indicator of healthy body weight than body mass index (BMI). Find you current and ideal waist to hip ratio with this handy calcount WHR Calculator, then read on to learn more about this valuable health metric. Simply enter the circumference measurements of your waist and … Read more

Calories & Carbs in Carrot

Calories in Carrot

Does the humble carrot live up to its reputation as being super-low in calories and carbs? The average person crunches through 5 kilograms of carrots every year, so it is possibly the world’s most popular vegetable. Let’s take a close look at carrot nutrition to find out why! About the Carrot The carrot is a … Read more

What causes a Hot Flush after Eating?

What causes a Hot Flash after Eating

One of our members asked us what causes a hot flush, or flash, after eating? The question came through our contact form, where we invite readers to send in any topics they’d like to see us research. So, we spent a few hours to learn the causes of hot flushes that are not menopause, here … Read more

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