3 Reasons why protein is critical when trying to lose fat

Within almost any weight loss/fat loss plan, you will see protein is heavily emphasized. The reasoning for this is multifactorial. Heres why!

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Walkings relationship with Mental Health

There is a strong connection between increased physical activity with improved mental health.  Walking is a great way to achieve your physical activity goals throughout the day.  Although walking is a form of physical activity that most everyone of all ages can complete, there is limited research on its relationship with mental health.  However the research that is out there is very promising.  Depression and walking have ample amounts of research and it appears that walking has a large effect size on depression. Roberson et al concluded from 8 Randomized control trials that walking was an effective intervention for clinical depression.  There is also limited research but promising results for walking being used to improve Psychological stress, Psychological well-being, Subjective well being.

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How Much Protein do you actually need?

The common saying is 1gram per pound you weigh. However, very few people actually need that much. Research has shown the minimum amount to maintain muscle mass for most adults is 0.8 g per kilogram( 0.37 grams per pound). However, depending on the demands we place on our body and the goals we have, we may need additional protein intake.

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Front Vs Back Squats: Understanding How Bar Positions Completely Alters an Exercise

Bar Positioning is one of the most popular ways to alter the challenges and goals of a squat. The most common squat variations include front and back loaded sqauts. Both are effective at building strength in the Hips, Legs, and back; however the slight variation in weight placement can alter our movement pattern, muscles targeted and the amount of weight we are able to lift.

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