Posts tagged with "year2021"



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Weight loss · 01. April 2021
This COVID-19 (Coronavirus) pandemic is affecting every aspect of our lives: from virtual meetings to telecommuting to go to work and changing meals habit to adapt to compulsory lockdowns. Observing public health measures and reducing exposure to the virus is fundamental to reduce the spread of this virus. While current vaccination programs are making things closer to normality, the current situation is giving us an amazing opportunity to get rid of some extra pounds (kg) and getting back in...
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Weight loss · 01. March 2021
Virtual Personal Trainer's philosophy does not consist of telling what to eat as food choices vary across cultures and personal likes. So, for long-term weight loss and maintenance, I rather recommend to choosing foods wisely. Being more specific, focusing on “calorie density” (i.e. how many calories are contained in a particular meal), can be fundamental for healthy eating and a sustainable Ideal Weight. For example, a full bowl of french fries is much denser and has a lot more calories...

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Fitness · 15. February 2021
In the previous article we tackled how to do push-ups properly, the different kinds of push-ups, how to enjoy doing it, and its benefits. In this section, we move from the theory to the practice, I will review the potential issues we may encounter as well as future steps.
Going from one to one hundred push-ups in a row
Fitness · 01. February 2021
It was the end of summer and, together with losing a few pounds, going from one to 100 push-ups was my best complimentary fitness goal. But, rather than, how I did manage to do so, some of the most intriguing questions were … How do I know I am doing push-ups correctly?, and how can I, a person who was not a fan of working out at all, make of doing push-ups something that is actually enjoyable?

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Health · 20. January 2021
How your body and mind understand the states of "emergency" Stress and weight gain are related to each other, like "cousins". In the first part of this series, we explored a very common psychological reaction to stress – emotional eating. Now, we dive into a physical response, triggered by the hormone cortisol.
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Weight loss · 15. January 2021
Tips and tricks to (re) encouraging weight loss It’s a new year, and odds are good that several readers indulged during the holiday season. And why wouldn’t they? Christmas, Thanksgiving, and New Year's Eve are all times when people are expected to celebrate and eat a lot of good food—even if it isn’t particularly healthy. Turkey, honey-glazed ham, sugar-coated walnuts, stuffing, and so on are all common foods readers may have consumed during the later part of the year. There is even a...

The relationship between stress and Weight Gain
Health · 10. January 2021
How your mind and body interpret your states of "emergency" Stress and weight gain often go hand in hand, so understanding your behavioural patterns in stressful situations can do wonders for your waistline, as well as your general health and wellbeing. We live in a stress-full culture, so it is understandable if the efforts necessary to maintain or obtain the “perfect” weight and body shape just seem impossible sometimes. We should also reject all the body-shaming we “normal” people...
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New resolutions · 01. January 2021
After all the excess of the holiday season, January seems to be the perfect month to start a weight loss goal. And this is because the beginning of the new year is the time when people usually realize that they have gained some weight, and it is time to start losing a few pounds and get ready for the new year ahead. If you are one of these people, then you need to stick to a plan! From a psychological type of view, starting a new year means the beginning of new life experiences, which can add a...