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Increase HGH Naturally

Increase HGH naturally

Are you ready to increase  HGH naturally in your body?

You can increase HGH naturally by a specific 15 minute workout once a week. Drinking a optimally produced whey protein before and after the workout increases natural HGH even more. Our hormones tend to decrease as we age and that’s true for Human Growth Hormone (HGH) too. We drop into “Somatopause”.  When that happens the effects of HGH on our tissues decrease too. That’s a bummer since HGH has these functions:

                Stimulates increased production of proteins which can increase muscle mass

                More muscle mass means more calories … Read the rest

Hdl Cholesterol Improves with 15 Minute per Week Exercise


Cholesterol levels can come into a healthy range with exercise. The Fit in 15 Minutes per Week workout does it in only 15 minutes per WEEK of effort. Now how’s that for efficiency

Let’s take a look into the common thinking about total blood cholesterol levels and the Hdl/Ldl fractions of cholesterol

Should your total cholesterol be as low as possible?
What about the Hdl and Ldl cholesterol? Should they be low or high

From the doctor’s office to TV programs we hear that cholesterol is such a villain, especially the Ldl form of cholesterol, that many of us … Read the rest

Do a Plank – Don’t Be a Plank

How’s your core fitness?

plank exercise side view

Are your abs nice and strong to keep your back in alignment and prevent back pain? Are your core muscles stabilized to help you keep great posture and keep you strong for your daily activities and exercise programs? Are you doing any ab exercises?


Seems like we exercise our limbs, heart and lungs regularly but neglect our abs.


When our daughter challenged us on Facebook to join her in doing the Plank this year we took her up on it.


After all it only takes 30 seconds a day to start and probably … Read the rest

2012 Tinman Triathlon

The smoke from the forest fires cleared, the sun was shining, the wind was still producing a gorgeous day and beautiful setting for the 30th Tinman Triathlon staged at Lake Siskiyou in Mt. Shasta, California.


The participants came from all ages and walks of life to participate in the almost ½ mile swim, 10 mile bike and 4.5 mile run. From under 10 years old to over 70 (I would guess) they came for fun, frolic and fitness as per the slogan on the lavender T-shirts for all of the participants.


This was my 15th consecutive year to … Read the rest

Mount Shasta Tinman Triathlon 2007

The hordes at the starting line.

What a happening. Every year folks of all ages gather at Lake Siskiyou in Mount Shasta, CA for the Tinman Triathlon. A few are serious competitors, but most of us just have a lot of fun participating. Training for the 740 yard swim in the lake, 10 mile mountainous bike ride and 4.5 mile run. Just finishing it is a thrill.

Coming out of the water after the swim.

Wow! Glad that swim is over. Trying to swim with other swimmer’s piled all around you is a challenge!

She's off to the races on

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High Intensity Interval Training Part 1

Would you believe? In only 12 minutes per week you can:

  • Lose fat faster
  • Strengthen your heart, even after a heart attack
  • Increase your lung volume
  • Raise HDL cholesterol (the “good guy”)
  • Add years of healthy living to your life
  • Boost your immune system
  • Increase your muscle mass
  • In only 12 minutes per week

 It’s Got to be Hype!

I hear you. It sounds absolutely unbelievable. But listen to what these medical doctors have found from years of research into exercise physiology and from working with people to improve their fitness levels.

Actually it’s a not so new concept but … Read the rest

Tips On Strength Training To Stay Healthy

By Guest Author David King

A lot has been written about the benefits of cardiovascular aerobic training. Until recently, however, little attention has been given to strength training which is an important component of a balanced fitness program. Part of the problem is that strength training has been equated with bodybuilding. However, you do not need to be a body builder to benefit from strength training.

A well designed strength-training program can provide the following benefits:

1. Strength of bones increases

2. Muscles and connective tissue strengthens, decreasing the risk of injury

3. Increased muscle mass. Most adults lose about … Read the rest

High Intensity Interval Training

The Various HIIT Programs

By Guest Author Joe Maldonado

HIIT (High Intensity Interval Training) is a workout regimen that contains bits of aerobic exercise that is high intensity, which gets followed up by quick periods of resting. The reason why it is different from other workout routines is because it doesn’t take very long to complete a workout. If you don’t count the warm ups and cool downs, a beginner should be able to finish a routine in 4-6 minutes, while those who are more advanced might do it for more than 8-15 minutes.


Anyone who is trying to … Read the rest