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No guy should want to lug around a spare tire for a belly. With some self-discipline, knowledge and less hard work than you might think, it’s possible to bust your gut. To really get defined abs, well that will take a great deal of effort and some good genetics as well, but let’s start simple for this this article. Here are six gut-buster tips for men to trim your waist line and keep your belly from hanging over your pants. 1. Burn more calories than you consume You can’t spot reduce fat. The body distributes body fat fairly consistently around the whole body and the first place excess fat is stored on men is right around the abdomen. For women, it’s stored around the butt and thighs. 2. Do regu

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Researchers from the University of Gothenburg, Sweden, have spent many years studying the remains of a Stone Age community in Karleby outside the town of Falköping, Sweden. The researchers have for example tried to identify parts of the inhabitants’ diet. Right now they are looking for evidence that fertilisers were used already during the Scandinavian Stone Age, and the results of their first analyses may be exactly what they are looking for.

Using remains of grains and other plants and some highly advanced analysis techniques, the two researchers and archaeologists Tony Axelsson and Karl-Göran Sjögren have been able to identify parts of the diet of their Stone Age ancestors.

New Excavations Indicate Use of Fertilisers 5,000 Years Ago. Cred

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Sleep is supported by natural cycles of activity in the brain and consists of two basic states: rapid eye movement (REM) sleep and non-rapid eye movement (NREM) sleep. Typically, people begin the sleep cycle with NREM sleep followed by a very short period of REM sleep, then continue with more NREM sleep and more REM sleep, this 90 minute cycle continuing through the night. A review of all known scientific studies on the impact of drinking on nocturnal sleep has clarified that alcohol shortens the time it takes to fall asleep, increases deep sleep, and reduces REM sleep.

Results will be published in the April 2013 issue of Alcoholism: Clinical Experimental Research and are currently available at Early View.

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The science behind a sports bra

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MONTREAL — Sports bras have come a long way since 1977 when the first model was fashioned out of two jock straps.

Yet despite the multitude of styles to choose from, the body of research supporting the design of today’s sports bras is sparse.

Born of the need to reduce the amount of painful breast movement during athletic activity, one study found that a sports bra added 25 per cent more support during a treadmill run than did a regular bra.

Initially, women had only one style of sports bra to choose from. High necked, wide-strapped with a wide bottom band, compression sports bras are based on the premise that using tight stretchy material to flatten breasts against the chest wall is the best way to minimize movement. The

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Over the past few months I have been hearing almost constant radio commercials for raspberry ketone weight-loss/fat-burning supplements, with the tag line that they are the miracle fat-burning supplement recommended by Dr. Oz. Can you say, Scam alert?

The raspberry ketone scam follows the same tired script that has been used by supplement hucksters for years. Claim theres research, pump the research, use jargon, take scientific data and use it out of context, get a celebrity endorsement, use a phony expert to recommend the supplement and then saturate the airways and the web with advertisements.

Do a Google search on raspberry ketone research and you will find bupkis.

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