Cardio-respiratory fitness/VO2 max.

Cardio-respiratory fitness/VO2 max.

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Would you like to know how efficiently your body works? How long and well you can live?
There is an answer: VO2 max reflects “the size of your engine”.
VO₂ max is the maximum (max) rate (V) of oxygen (O₂) your body is able to use during exercise.
VO2 max is often used as an indicator of overall cardio-respiratory fitness (CRF) and can serve as a metric for tracking progress.
High VO₂ max can be a good predictor of your athletic performance and is independent of motivation.
Simply said, VO2 max tells you how quickly you can take oxygen from the air into your lungs, get it into your blood, pump it to your muscles, and then have your muscles use it in the metabolic processes that will provide energy to move you.

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Navigating Holiday Eating

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We make over 200 food decisions daily. No one wants to feel consumed by the thoughts surrounding food choices, especially when you can be enjoying quality time with friends and family instead.  Holiday season can bring a special type of stress around navigating eating and staying on track with your health goals. Instead of over-thinking

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Advice on How to Lose Weight

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Prepare yourself for a long journey. It is not easy. Simple Facts: Food manufacturers use sugar in their products to get consumers addicted Most processed foods contain high amounts of sugar High fructose corn syrup (HFCS) is a common source of sugar in many foods as it is the cheapest form of sugar available. HFCS

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Feeling Blue? Change Your Diet?

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You’ll be surprised to know that the most popular answer, at the latest American Psychiatric Association (APA) 2016 Annual Meeting, was not a new fancy overpriced drug, but improved nutrition. Scientists have developed a new evidence-based scale that rates animal- and plant-based foods that nourish the brain and improve depressive symptoms. They compiled a list

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How To Protect Yourself From Sickness? What Is Immune System, And How It Protects Us.

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The immune system defends the body against infection and inflammation. Although it works effectively most of the time, sometimes our immune system fails, and we become sick. Are there ways we can boost our immune system and prevent illness? The immune system is a network of special cells, tissues, proteins, and organs that work together

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The Benefits Of Pomegranates

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Are pomegranates really the super food we’ve been led to believe? Will it counteract the aging process? YES! This ancient fruit helps to restore the vitality of damaged and aging cells, seen in degenerative disorders like Alzheimer Dementia and Parkinson disease. [1] The health benefits of pomegranates for treating degenerative diseases are widely recognized in

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Nordic Diet As An Alternative Healthy Diet

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Most of us have heard of the Mediterranean diet, and probably have tried it. But what about for people who don’t like it or are not used to eating southern food, and prefer to try cuisine from the other regions of the world? There is recently published data on the Nordic Diet, a fairly simple

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Popular Diets And Nutrition: Prevention of Chronic Diseases

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I’d like to share a huge non-secret with you: “Poor diet is a major contributor to the leading causes of chronic diseases and death in the United States, including coronary heart disease, diabetes, hyperlipidemia, and stroke”. [1] Although it is true that the obesity and chronic disease epidemics have complicated origins, the contribution of our

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