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Get Healthy, Wealthy, And Wise. Go heavy to Get Light. The more muscles work, the more Calories you’ll burn, say researchers. They found that weight training burns 71 percent more calories than usual. Activate more muscles in a set by performing a circuit in which you alternate upper-body movements with lower body abdominal exercises.

Body Work- Relax Tension in your back. A 5-minute daily routine will relax tension in your back. All it takes is five minutes. Do one back curve stretch and one torso twist to each side.

After five minutes: You’ll relieve tension, stiffness, and achiness in your neck, shoulders, and lower back, and walk away feeling relaxed and focused.

If you do it daily: You’ll keep stress-related muscle tightness at bay, and you back will be more limber.

Back Curve Stretch:

From kneeling position, sit back on your heels and slowly let your upper body sink against your thighs as you extend your arms in front of you. With every deep breath, feel muscle tension ease as your back, shoulder and neck settle another fraction of an inch closer to the floor. After a minute’s stretch, circle your arms back until they are at your sides, palms up. Relax and breathe deeply in this position for another minute before rising.

Torso twist:

Lie on your back with knees bent, arms spread, and palms down. Slowly shift both legs to the right until your right leg touches the ground; make sure your head and shoulders remain flat against the floor. Relax and breathe deeply. Hold the position for a minute.

You’ll feel the stretch in your lower back, outer thigh and chest. Gently reverse the twist by bringing your knees up and then lowering them to the left. Hold another minute.

Turn off the fat switch:

Sugar attacks you daily. Learn how to defend your body without giving up the foods you love

Eating sugar is like a flipping a switch that tells your body to store more fat. And sugar is everywhere these days. You’re already aware that copious amounts are found in soft drinks, chocolates bar desserts, but what about the sugar disguised in refined carbohydrates and eaten by you in bread, rice, and pasta? There’s a sprinkling of it in your beer, and just a single, measly slice of white bread gets converted into the same amount of glucose as four tablespoons of sugar. Your body can’t tell the difference-it quickly digests and absorbs all these sugars into your bloodstream as glucose.

But follow these tips and you can slow the rate at which sugar is absorbed into your blood-stream. You’ll also reduce the impact any food has on your glucose levels-and on your body’s ability to burn fat. As a result you can keep blood-glucose levels in check, decrease your appetite and slash your risk of diabetes, heart disease, and cancer. Not bad, eh?

1) Find a decent bar – If you want a convenient snack avoid most breakfast, cereal and ‘performance’ bars-they’re full of sugar. Instead choose products which contain just 21g of carbohydrates.

2) Get creative with your salad -Swedish researches found that when people consumed vinegar with food, their blood glucose was 23% lower than what they food without vinegar. Therefore make vinegar an essential ingredient to your salad dressings.

3) Have a java-friendly food — When it’s not paired with sugar, caffeine raises the rate at which your body burns fat. So Feel free to drink coffee but eat a breakfast containing unrefined sugars, like eggs and fruit, instead-they have little or no effect on blood glucose