Ben Greenfield Fitness

Ben runs a great website over at https://bengreenfieldfitness.com He is a triathlete with a real passion for learning about all things health and exercise related. His site is full of articles and he also has a regular podcast, which I listen to via the Podcast Addict app. It’s titled “Ben Greenfield Fitness: Diet, Fat Loss and Performance” and is great …

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What are my Protein, Carbohydrate and Fat needs?

Part 2 – Calories (Macro Nutrient Needs) Macro nutrients are three types of foods that provide you with calories: Protein – Carbohydrate – Fat. You can read The Basics Of Nutrition for more on those. These are only GUIDELINES for your diet and you may need more calories depending on your exercise levels. Protein It’s recommended to get between 1.1 to 2.2 …

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How To Calculate Lean Body Mass

What Is Lean Body Mass (LBM)? Your Lean Body Mass (LBM) is the amount of weight you carry on your body that isn’t fat. If you weigh 100kg but you’re 30% fat, then your Lean Body Mass (LBM) will be around 70kg. Why Do I Need To Know My LBM? Muscle burns more calories than fat. The higher your LBM, …

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The Basics Of Nutrition: Protein, Carbohydrate And Fat Explained

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This article is for those needing a very basic explanation of the three macro-nutrients: Protein, Carbohydrate, and Fat. Once you understand these macro-nutrients it will make healthy eating feel a lot clearer. Protein It is unashamedly taken from a children’s health web site, as for now it need not be any more complicated than that. From kidshealth.org “You probably know …

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The Permanent Pain Cure – Book Review

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My fourth recommendation is for anyone who suffers aches and pains, either short term or chronic. The movements in here stretch “fascia” instead of the muscle belly – and the difference is apparent immediately. “Get lasting relief from: All forms of back and neck pain • Pinched nerves • Pulled muscles • Jaw pain, a.k.a. “TMJ” • Sciatica • Sports …

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Food Inc. – Documentary Review

This is a highly recommended documentary for anyone who hasn’t come across it up until now. As of July 2017 it’s available on Netflix, if not you can get hold of a copy for very little money. If you haven’t read The Omnivore’s Dilemma then I would definitely read that first. It covers the same topics and helps you appreciate …

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Bodybuilding.com

Bodybuilding.com 9to5strength.com was made as a resource for helping people get in shape, and while we have spent countless hours learning/reading about and practicing weight training, there’s no reason to write it all down when there are sites with endless amounts of information. One of the best sites around for those looking to build muscle, train for a sport, get …

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T-Nation

T-Nation 9to5strength.com was made as a resource for helping people get in shape, and while we have spent countless hours learning/reading about and practicing weight training, there’s no reason to write it all down when there are sites with endless amounts of information. One of the best sites around for those looking to build muscle, train for a sport, get …

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Three Stretches To Do After Your Desk Job

“Sitting is the New Smoking” Heard this before? Research has linked sitting for long periods of time with a number of health concerns, including obesity and metabolic syndrome. Symptoms include increased blood pressure, high blood sugar, excess body fat around the waist and abnormal cholesterol levels. Too much sitting also increases the risk of death from cardiovascular disease and cancer. …

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150 Healthiest Foods On Earth – Book Review

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If you’ve read Book 2 – The Omnivore’s Dilemma you will know that the supermarket if full of unhealthy adaptations of CORN and that there are a lot more BAD foods than GOOD ones. My next recommendation covers the healthiest of choices from all the food groups. It clearly outlines what nutritional benefits each contains and helps shape your grocery …

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Why Cold Showers Are Good For You

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Now I’m the first to admit that a hot shower can perhaps be the highlight of my day, particularly in the cold winter months. It’s a great place to think, relax or just sit down and pretend it’s raining. However, here I am trying to convince you to take the plunge and join the Cold Showers Club. Why? How did …

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Box Breathing Technique

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What is Box Breathing? “Four-square breathing, sometimes referred to as the box breathing technique, is a simple technique that you can do at any time that you feel stressed. Controlled breathing is an integral part of meditation and can be utilised independently to calm nerves and relieve stress by helping to regulate the autonomic nervous system. Square breathing emphasises control …

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Reduce Stress In 10 Easy Steps

First of all, if you haven’t read The Cortisol Connection it’s worth doing so, or at least reading the notes provided on that page. U.S. data is likely quite comparable to the U.K. and some key points found here are listed below. At 9to5strength we can help you improve your Health, Nutrition and Sleep Quality. We hope this will have a positive …

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The Omnivore’s Dilemma – Book Review

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We established 9to5strength to help the 9am-5pm (or 8am-8pm!) office worker take control of their life for the better. The sooner you realise that companies who sell food prioritise PROFITS over your HEALTH and well-being, the more suspicious you become as you do your weekly shop. This book should ward you off fast food and fizzy drinks, favouring more wholesome …

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The Cortisol Connection – Book Review

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We established 9to5strength to help the 9am-5pm (or 8am-8pm!) office worker take control of their life for the better. A big factor that needs addressing is STRESS and understanding the PHYSICAL and MENTAL effect CORTISOL (the stress hormone) has on your health. This will go a long way to shaping how you approach each day, week and month from now …

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Chipotle – Nutrition Information and Calories

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Chipotle – Nutrition Information and Calories Below you will find  a set of tables that include every menu item available at this restaurant. I find that certain restaurants freely publish PDF’s but then make them hard to read to avoid showing you what’s in their food. I’ve taken the liberty of creating a Traffic Light System (Green = 0-30% RDA, …

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Pizza Hut – Nutrition Information and Calories

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Pizza Hut – Nutrition Information and Calories Below you will find  a set of tables that include every menu item available at this restaurant. I find that certain restaurants freely publish PDF’s but then make them hard to read to avoid showing you what’s in their food. I’ve taken the liberty of creating a Traffic Light System (Green = 0-30% …

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Sonic Drive-In – Nutrition Information and Calories

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Sonic Drive-In – Nutrition Information and Calories Below you will find  a set of tables that include every menu item available at this restaurant. I find that certain restaurants freely publish PDF’s but then make them hard to read to avoid showing you what’s in their food. I’ve taken the liberty of creating a Traffic Light System (Green = 0-30% …

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Little Caesars – Nutrition Information and Calories

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Little Caesars – Nutrition Information and Calories Below you will find  a set of tables that include every menu item available at this restaurant. I find that certain restaurants freely publish PDF’s but then make them hard to read to avoid showing you what’s in their food. I’ve taken the liberty of creating a Traffic Light System (Green = 0-30% …

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Papa John’s (UK) – Nutrition Information and Calories

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Papa John’s – Nutrition Information and Calories Below you will find  a set of tables that include every menu item available at this restaurant. I find that certain restaurants freely publish PDF’s but then make them hard to read to avoid showing you what’s in their food. I’ve taken the liberty of creating a Traffic Light System (Green = 0-30% …

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Domino’s Pizza – Nutrition Information and Calories

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Domino’s Pizza – Nutrition Information and Calories Below you will find  a set of tables that include every menu item available at this restaurant. I find that certain restaurants freely publish PDF’s but then make them hard to read to avoid showing you what’s in their food. I’ve taken the liberty of creating a Traffic Light System (Green = 0-30% …

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Dairy Queen – Nutrition Information and Calories

Dairy Queen – Nutrition Information and Calories Below you will find  a set of tables that include every menu item available at this restaurant. I find that certain restaurants freely publish PDF’s but then make them hard to read to avoid showing you what’s in their food. I’ve taken the liberty of creating a Traffic Light System (Green = 0-30% …

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Panera Bread – Nutrition Information and Calories

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Panera Bread – Nutrition Information and Calories Below you will find  a set of tables that include every menu item available at this restaurant. I find that certain restaurants freely publish PDF’s but then make them hard to read to avoid showing you what’s in their food. I’ve taken the liberty of creating a Traffic Light System (Green = 0-30% …

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Carl’s Jr. – Nutrition Information and Calories

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Carl’s Jr. – Nutrition Information and Calories Below you will find  a set of tables that include every menu item available at this restaurant. I find that certain restaurants freely publish PDF’s but then make them hard to read to avoid showing you what’s in their food. I’ve taken the liberty of creating a Traffic Light System (Green = 0-30% …

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Wendy’s – Nutrition Information and Calories

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Wendy’s – Nutrition Information and Calories Below you will find  a set of tables that include every menu item available at this restaurant. I find that certain restaurants freely publish PDF’s but then make them hard to read to avoid showing you what’s in their food. I’ve taken the liberty of creating a Traffic Light System (Green = 0-30% RDA, …

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Jack In The Box – Nutrition Information and Calories

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Jack In The Box – Nutrition Information and Calories Below you will find  a set of tables that include every menu item available at this restaurant. I find that certain restaurants freely publish PDF’s but then make them hard to read to avoid showing you what’s in their food. I’ve taken the liberty of creating a Traffic Light System (Green …

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Arby’s – Nutrition Information and Calories

Arby’s – Nutrition Information and Calories Below you will find  a set of tables that include every menu item available at this restaurant. I find that certain restaurants freely publish PDF’s but then make them hard to read to avoid showing you what’s in their food. I’ve taken the liberty of creating a Traffic Light System (Green = 0-30% RDA, …

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Dunkin’ Donuts – Nutrition Information and Calories

Dunkin’ Donuts – Nutrition Information and Calories Below you will find  a set of tables that include every menu item available at this restaurant. I find that certain restaurants freely publish PDF’s but then make them hard to read to avoid showing you what’s in their food. I’ve taken the liberty of creating a Traffic Light System (Green = 0-30% …

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Sleep Smarter – Book Review

Over the last few decades technology has shaped the way we sleep – and not in a good way. From an abundance of artificial light to constant stimulation from social media and blue light emitted from screens, it’s harder than ever to get a good night’s sleep. Even when we do manage that elusive 8 hours, how much of that …

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Greggs – Nutrition Information and Calories

Greggs – Nutrition Information and Calories Below you will find  a set of tables that include every menu item available at this restaurant. I find that certain restaurants freely publish PDF’s but then make them hard to read to avoid showing you what’s in their food. I’ve taken the liberty of creating a Traffic Light System (Green = 0-30% RDA, …

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