Dietary guidelines for gym enthusiasts and goers (Part 2)

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Total daily caloric requirement for carbohydrates In the previous article (Part 1 of this series), carbohydrates was specifically mentioned as the most immediate source of energy because it is easily burned and used by the cells of the human body. Thus, for active individuals and for those who do physical … Continue reading

Dietary guidelines for gym enthusiasts and goers (Part 1)

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Basic food groups Carbohydrates Dietary carbohydrates are the main sources of readily available energy for man. In the hierarchy of food utilization in the human system, they, if available, are preferentially used over the other food groups as sources of energy. They can be derived from rice, root crops, sweet … Continue reading

Physical exercises for stroke survivors (Part 3)

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Precautions prior to having physical exercises Stroke survivors need to observe some precautions prior to engaging in physical exercises. The reason is that s/he cannot immediately afford to start having a full-blown physical activity because now s/he has some physical limitations. Firstly, the muscles of his/her extremities—be it lower or … Continue reading

Powertec acquires the brand of Muscle Dynamics, including Maxicam

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Long Beach, CA (19th Jun, 2015) Powertec, a leader in Plate-Loaded Home Gyms, acquired most of the intellectual property of Muscle Dynamics, including, but not limited to, the Maxicam & Muscle Dynamics brands & designs of the Dynamax line from Oscar Leon, President & CEO of Muscle Dynamics, for an … Continue reading

Physical exercises for stroke survivors (Part 2)

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What are the underlying medical problems in stroke survivors? Stroke survivors have something in common. More often than not, they have a history of diabetes mellitus, hypertension, elevated blood lipids (cholesterol and triglycerides) and being overweight. Elevation of blood lipids If we do a retrospective study of all patients who … Continue reading

Physical exercises for stroke survivors (Part 1)

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What is stroke? In the previous articles of Powertec, some discussions have been made regarding the nature of hypertension—its complications, prevention, and treatment. Among its complications, stroke is the worst because it could be fatal! Therefore, the occurrence of this complication must be prevented at all costs! As in other … Continue reading

Essential medical examinations prior to engaging on a long-term physical exercises (Part 2)

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Electrocardiogram (ECG) Electrocardiogram is an instrument which has some sort of electrical wirings attached to the chest and extremities of a person to be examined. When the machine is run, a white longpaper comes out wherein the tracing of the heart activities is written. This tracing will then be interpreted … Continue reading

Essential medical examinations prior to engaging on a long-term physical exercises

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Urinalysis The laboratory examination of urine is called urinalysis. It is one of the cheapest laboratory examinations, but a lot of important information could be derived from the results. Normally, you do not find many white blood cells (WBCs) in the urine; but if there are more than 5 in … Continue reading

Causes of injury while doing physical exercises (Part 3)

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Inadequate sleep It has been established in some researches and has been published in some literatures that every human being should have an 8-hour sleep every night—not more and not less!The reason for this is that sleep has a restorative power on human strength, vitality, stamina, and alertness—among other things! … Continue reading

Causes of injury while doing physical exercises (Part 2)

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Overdoing the physical exercise As mentioned in the previous articles of Powertec, it is not advisable that you immediately increase the intensity of your physical exercises! You need to gradually increase it in terms of rate, the load, and the distance! For instance, if you are doing the treadmill exercise, … Continue reading