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Green Coffee Beans Extract – FACT, FAKE, or SCAM?

Green coffee beans extract is now very popular in the wellness and weight loss community. However the hype over green coffee did two things. First, it publicized the green coffee extract as a viable solution to weight loss. Second, this very publicity killed its credibility as a weight loss supplement as more marketers and bogus wellness companies are capitalizing on the hype by selling it extensively (creating false promises) and by adding a lot of fillers to the products tampering with its natural properties.

 This created a lot of confusion and mixed reviews. This article will dig deeper into the green coffee bean extract’s claims and the science that is behind its promises. This is the only way to prove facts, spot fake claims, and scam marketing.

Why do coffee beans extract work for weight loss?

Let us get into the facts first. Green coffee is basically raw, unroasted coffee beans. Because it is not cooked at 475 degrees Fahrenheit, it retains its high chlorogenic acid content. This natural substance is actually the key reason why green coffee is very good for weight management.

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The Benefits of Fighting and Training to Lose Weight

Keeping yourself fit and healthy is a key aspect of both your physical and mental health. Exercising, whether it is being involved in a sports team, a session in the gym or just going for a run has a whole host of benefits. Combat and fight inspired training has been popular for many years but since the popularity of MMA (mixed martial arts) and UFC (ultimate fighting champion) significantly increased, it has become the number one choice for many wanting to improve their fitness and wellbeing.

So why is it becoming so popular? Here are some of the great ways fighting- and fight-influenced training can benefit your body and mind.

Great for fitness

Professional fighters, in particular boxers and MMA fighters are some of the fittest athletes in the world as their sport is so physically demanding. This kind of training promotes endurance, core strength, coordination, resilience and flexibility making it the popular training and fitness programme it is today.

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Weight Loss and Older Adults: A Caregiver’s Guide

By Sarah Jennings

Sarah Jennings has been taking care of others her whole life. In 2005, she moved her mother into her family home. She uses her personal experience to share with others about caring for the elderly. She currently writes for Brookdale assisted living


For those of us that specialize in the care of older adults – whether we work in an assisted living facility or provide in-home care for our elderly parents – concerns about weight loss can manifest themselves in different ways. 

For some senior citizens, shedding a few pounds through healthier eating and the incorporation of a more physically active lifestyle can be tremendously effective in prolonging and increasing the quality of life.

On the other hand, in some instances the loss of weight among older adults – especially if it occurs in a rapid fashion – is the cause for major concern and a sign that there may be some potentially lethal underlying issues that must be dealt with immediately. 

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The Possible Post-Exercise Effects of Testosterone on the Brain

At this point, it is a widely-known fact that maintaining a regular exercising regime has some effects on the brain, with the main ones being an improved memory and thinking capability.

As a matter of fact, scientists have actually demonstrated that exercising can stimulate the growth of new brain cells. However, until recently, it was widely unknown why exercising had such effects on the brain. Why until recently?

Well, a study was published not long ago in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, demonstrating that right after exercising, sex-related hormones shoot into the brain, something which heavily contributes to its transformation. While the study was only conducted on male rats, the researchers are positive it applies to females as well, not to mention, humans.

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5 Ways To Get Fit Like a Fighter

For Mixed Martial Arts enthusiasts (like we are over at Havoc), nothing is better than watching two professionally trained fighters go toe-to-toe in a ring. But if fitness, not fighting, is more your thing, there’s a lot to learn from these incredible athletes. Their sport requires them to have the explosive strength to charge, the maximal strength to lift an opponent, and the cardiovascular endurance to stick through several rounds of intense competition!

So while you may not want to take a beating like contact athletes do, you can still take a page from their training logs. Here are 5 easy ways to integrate the training of contact sports into your workouts!

#1. Get Heavy With It

Hitting a heavy bag (aka a punching bag) is a fantastic workout. Not only will you get an abdominal, shoulder and triceps workout from punching, you’ll also work on your cardio as you duck, dodge, and move your feet. Make the most of your heavy bag use by constantly moving to keep your heart rate up.

Netball for Fitness and Weight Loss

Played by over 20 million people in more than 70 countries, netball is now one of the fastest growing sports in the U.S, having been introduced to core USA education curriculums.  It’s a fast paced, exciting team sport which has a lot in common with basketball, although there are seven players per team and the rules and equipment used differ slightly.

Netball is predominantly played by women and girls (it was originally known as ‘women’s basketball’) and as well as offering fitness benefits it is generally a very social sport and a great way to build confidence and meet new people while getting fit at the same time.

About the game


Two teams of seven players compete on a rectangular court. Each team has three attackers, three defenders and a center who is the ‘all-rounder’.  The aim is simply to score more goals than the opposing team. Only two players from each team (the goal shooter and the goal attack) can score goals by shooting the ball through a 10-feet high hoop – and unlike basketball, there is no backboard. Typically a game consists of four quarters of 15 minutes each, although sometimes games can be shorter.

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Massage to Lose Belly Fat at Home


Overweight people are often seen stuck with a big fat belly. They often deal with the critical question that is 'how to reduce belly fat' effectively. It is not so uncommon thing among them. It is the result of eating disorder and unhealthy lifestyle. In very few cases, it is hereditary. Whatever be the reason, it makes the person feel awkward and which results in decreasing their confidence level. 
In order to lose belly fat, a number of people often go for crash diet, fat reduction pills, ointment and sometimes injections. These steps are extremely unhealthy ways to reduce abdominal fat. Therefore, it is better to go for organic and natural therapy. Belly fat is the most difficult fat accumulated area of the body which takes a long time to get reduced. There are a number of ways by which you can give a whole new shape to your belly. A rigorous training, well planned diet and belly massage. 

Why to choose Massage therapy ?

Control de peso

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The Connection between Cows and Omega-3 Oil

The Oemega Moo Connection

So-called health nutritionists trying to prove that beef is one of the causes of heart diseases and getting people to eat fish instead because of the benefits of Omega-3 must have gotten a rude shock when new medical research has proven that the highly touted fish oil has no connection whatsoever with benefits for the heart.

According to a new study conducted and released in the Journal of the American Medical Association, there is no correlation or connection between taking fish oils rich in Omega-3 - whether taken with fish meat or in pills - and the prevention of heart attack, stroke, myocardial infarction, and other heart disease.

Of course, the connection between heart diseases and beef is just complete hogwash, especially if the beef comes from grass-fed cows.

It has been some time since beef - particularly juicy steaks - have come under attack by weight watchers and environmentalists. The attacks come from misconceptions that eating beef is connected to obesity and heart diseases while raising grass-fed cows will damage the environment because the cows will eat so much grass and not give grass enough time to grow back, stripping many pasture lands of greenery.

Let us start by answering all the above in a collective manner.

Based on actual agricultural medicine and medical association studies, grass-fed beef compared to grain-fed beef has a dramatic difference:

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No Connection Found Between Omega-3 Supplementation and Heart Health

Long touted as an excellent way to reduce risk of heart attacks, stroke, myocardial infarction, and all-cause mortality, a new study published yesterday in The Journal of the American Medical Association found no correlation between taking fish oil pills rich in Omega-3 fatty acids and decreased chances of heart disease. It didn’t matter whether the fish oil was ingested from pills or actual fish in the diet, the researchers discovered—there simply wasn’t any evidence to link their intake with improved heart health.

Growing Popularity

For over a decade evidence has pointed at the possibility that consumption of omega-3 fatty acids which are composed of the acids known as EPA and DHA could help protect against heart illness, though the exact reason why was not clearly understood. This stemmed from observations that people whose diets were rich in fatty fish such as salmon, mackerel, and sardines were less prone to dying of heart disease, and a large study in 1989 found that those people who had already suffered from one heart attack were about 30% less likely to have a second heart attack if they added fatty fish to their diet.

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Five Ways to Stay Fit & Healthy During the Work Day

For most of us who work 9-5 during the week, staying fit and healthy can not only be difficult but often downright inconvenient. I'm writing from personal experience here, I work in an office and sit in front of a computer screen for the majority of my time in the office (and out of it really). I started to notice that I wasn't being very healthy with what I was eating and doing during the working day. So I did some research and decided to share my results with other people so that they can work healthily as well.

Take a Break from Your Screen

Rest your eyes and your back by taking a short break from your computer screen every hour or so. We've all had those days when our eyes feel dry and we have a pounding headache; odds are that this is brought on b the constant strain being put on your eyes by the screen.

If you don't trust your own willpower you can download the free Eye Leo app for your computer, which basically freezes your screen for a few minutes after the selected time period has lapsed.

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