Is Dieting Or Exercise Better For Inner Thigh Fat Defeat?

Eat quality food, eat it often, and eat a lot of it. High-quality protein sources like chicken and tuna are critical, as is a balanced diet with plenty of whole grains and fruits and vegetables. Eating the wrong foods such as high carbs and other junk food is a sure way to create future health problems. We will look at some of the proper muscle growth diet foods you should include in your daily diet and the portions you should be consuming to gain muscle growth quickly and healthily.

Overload the body with more weight once you feel the need to, and this increase is where you will begin to notice change. The other component to this change is to lift eccentrically. This occurs when you lengthen your mucle against resistance. For instance, take the bicep curl; you lift it first by bending the elbow and lifting the weight up. Then as you lower the weight against gravity the eccentric component occurs.

The final aspect of immediate care is elevation. You should elevate the injured area so it is raised above the level of your heart. If it’s your ankle, lie down and place your foot on top of a few pillows. For a wrist injury, raise your wrist so that it is in line with your shoulder. This will aid in reducing swelling.

A widely accepted method of first response treatment for an injury is RICE, which stands for Rest, Ice, Compress, and Elevate. Following these steps can relieve the pain and swelling that accompanies the injury and increase your chances of a speedy recovery process.

M. session. You can start a morning regime simply by waking up 15 minutes early and using those minutes to walk, do a short aerobic program, or jumping rope. Doing this will get your day off to a great start, and will help you get into the habit of working out as you wake up.

Ink it! Write down the exercises that you do, that way as you increase your weight, you can track the progression of where you are going. This is a great motivator, because you will see success in yourself.

Begin eating healthy foods instead of junk foods and plan on starting an exercise plan.Working on proper diet and exercise is significantly better that just going on a diet.You should exercise to build muscle, which will then burn calories, to keep healthy and lose weight. In losing weight you can conduct fat burning exercises.

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Now that you have a goal in mind, have fueled your body with energy-type foods with water, it is time to get to the actual work. Remember, getting to the fitness center is the first step. Mind over matter is important here. Once you walk into the fitness center, leave all daily stressors there, you will need all your faculties to complete your workout.
But some people need to eat calorie dense foods like avocados, red meat, coconut milk, nuts in order to be at their best. It is clear that one diet does not fit all. .

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If you are struggling with anxiety, irritability, insomnia and blue moods the first thing you need to watch is your diet. Are you watching what you eat or what you drink?

Avoid eating just before your workout. Exercising with a full stomach can seriously interfere with the digestive processes. This can cause you to become nauseous, have diarrhea or start to vomit. Focus on a lighter meal and give your body plenty of water after you complete your workout.

That doesn’t mean that you need to eat like a bird, nor does it mean you need to stick with some crazy fad diet that your co-worker, sister, mom, or the other moms at the park told you about.

Also, part of this training program it is crucial that you perform high intensity interval training. HIIT is a great way to lose weight and gain mucle. Just take a look at sprinters. They are very strong and very lean. They are not body builder type bodies, rather, they are muscular but athletic.

M. session. You can start a morning regime simply by waking up 15 minutes early and using those minutes to walk, do a short aerobic program, or jumping rope. Doing this will get your day off to a great start, and will help you get into the habit of working out as you wake up.

But some people need to eat calorie dense foods like avocados, red meat, coconut milk, nuts in order to be at their best. It is clear that one diet does not fit all. .

Rest: Now, if you have started working out, you are not required to workout 7 days a week. Your body requires time to recover and it is during this time that your body gets stronger and your body gains muscle. So, take a day off in between your workouts.

From the above you can see that it is not ideal to eat during the night, not because it will make you fat, but because it will slow down your muscle building potential. I would suggest taking a close look at your calorie consumption during the day. Are you eating every three waking hours? Are you getting the right number of calories for your size? Are you following the 3:2:1 rule of macronutrient intake ( 3 times carbs, 2 time protein and 1 times fat)? If so, you shouldn’t be waking in the night with an empty stomach. If you must eat at night, though, a low glycemic carb meal with a little added protein is the way to go – a high fiber cereal with a little milk fits the bill perfectly.
The main problem with the starvation diet is keeping the weight off once you quit starving yourself. Your body will want to ward off another starvation attempt and it will literally cling to everything you eat. Not only will you gain back the weight you initially lost, but you stand a good chance of gaining more.
A physically active person will need to eat more calories in their diet. Calories are needed to expend they energy you need to power your body. To acquire these calories you will need more carbohydrates. Foods that are high in carbohydrates provide the fuel the body needs to move. Carbohydrates do this by enabling the body to covert them in to glucose which is needed to power your muscles. You need to eat plenty of carbohydrates on a daily basis, because the body has a low capacity to store it you will need to keep topping it up.

Corruption: who’s holding the EU accountable?

If we are to rely on Transparency International’s (TI) corruption score, the EU member states tend to have lower corruption scores than those seeking to join the Club.  Based on this, TI published the following press release:

TI is deeply concerned about the high levels of corruption in all EU candidate and potential candidate countries, in particular Macedonia (FYROM), which has EU candidacy status. None of the countries have substantially improved their anti-corruption record. The overarching critical perception displayed in the broad decline of 2008 Corruption Perceptions Index scores among several EU countries are indicative of a need to continue anti-corruption reforms, even after EU membership.

That’s all well and good, but what about the corruption and fraud within the European Union?  The TI didn’t have a press release on that issue, but another think-tank did.

The Open Europe (OE) released its own report focused on various institutions of the European Union, and while the OE is unambiguously euroskeptic, I don’t see why its criticism (if it is supported with evidence showing fraud) should be dismissed based merely on its ideological commitment.

The Daily Mail reports:

The breakdown of the misuse of money by the European Commission and EU agencies was produced by the Open Europe think-tank.  It came on the eve of publication of the verdict on their accounts by the European Court of Auditors, which acts as accountants to the EU. The court has refused to sign off the books for 13 years because of suspicions of widespread fraud and mismanagement.

The auditors are expected to refuse to endorse the accounts again today.

Much of the doubt surrounds the two huge subsidy programmes run from Brussels. One is the Common Agricultural Policy, which pays farmers £40billion a year to produce, and sometimes not to produce, food.  The other is the £35billion Structural Funds system, which is designed to boost local economies.

I wonder when the European Commission will suspend funds to itself for failing to meet basic accountability standards, as it did to Bulgaria earlier in the year?

Sending a message: the EU enlargement

After the 2007 accession of Bulgaria and Romania, the European Union appears to be more demanding in what its prospective members need to do prior to joining the club.  The reason for this change was noted by The Economist earlier in the year:

Now that they’re in the club, new European Union members are failing to deliver on the promises they made to fight corruption.

Once past the entrance door, incentives to reform tend to drop sharply.  So in addition to issuing evaluation reports on prospective members, the EU is even willing to challenge how these are interpreted spinned by local politicians.  Let’s take Albania as an example (via Hurriyet):

Two days after the EU said in a report that Albania had made limited advances, the EU ambassadors also said holding free and fair general elections in 2009 would be vital for Albania’s wish to move toward joining the 27-member bloc.  “Corruption is described as a particularly serious problem for Albania. Fighting corruption, especially in the judiciary but also elsewhere, remains a key European Partnership issue,” the EU envoys said in a statement issued by the French embassy…

The envoys issued their statement after the government said the report was full of praise for its work, while the opposition saw it as the worst ever assessment from Brussels.  Prime Minister Sali Berisha was greeted in rural Albania on Thursday by musicians in traditional costume who sang that “corruption was breathing its last” thanks to his efforts.

Polish political establishment

Check out Leopolis’ analysis of the political scene in Poland in response to two op-eds from Central European Digest:

These points miss fundamental changes in the Polish political establishment in the past decade and in the past year.

1) The Polish diaspora in the U.S. weighs very little influence today as it did in the 1980s and 1990s. Most of the Polish diaspora is not in Chicago, but works in the UK and Ireland. The vast majority of them, who grew up after communism, are sympathetic of the U.S. but cannot relate to Reaganism. Tusk’s admiration for Reagan hardly equals support for U.S. policies at a time when Poland is rapidly moving closer to the EU as a member of the Schengen area and looking to join the eurozone.

2) President Kaczyński’s policies toward Russia may have scored points with the “mohair berets” at home in 2005, but ultimately failed in the EU and abroad. Initiatives such as the “energy NATO,” historical recognition over Katyń, “meat wars,” and Germanophobia not only isolated Warsaw from Eurocrats in Brussels, but earned Poland zero leverage vis-a-vis a resurgent Russia.

Terrorism in Russia and the update on “Faina”

Two things.

First, Russia may be witnessing a return of increased terrorist incidents.  The latest having occurred today in North Ossetia.

An explosion hit a minibus unloading passengers in the capital of Russia’s North Ossetia province Thursday, and officials said 11 people were killed in what they called a terrorist attack…Passengers were getting off the bus near the entrance to the central market in Vladikavkaz when the blast went off, Russia’s Investigative Committee said on its Web site.

It’s too early to tell for certain whether this is a new upward trend.  The only other incident to my knowledge was in early October when the Russian authorities blamed Georgian forces for exploding a bomb near Russian military personel.  Regardless, for North Ossetians who suffered through the tragedy of Beslan, any terrorist attack must be terrifying.

We’ll have to keep an eye on this in the near future, but so is Russia’s National Antiterrorism Committe according to which at least 35 terrorist attacks in Russia have been prevented since the start of this year.

And half-way around down the world, MV Faina is still held hostage by pirates off the coast of Somalia.  Although allegedly, some progress is being made:

Talks between the owner of the Faina vessel and the pirates are effectively going on, and there are reasons to believe that they will be completed within a few days, says a press release of the ship owner, published by the Morskoy Bulletin-Sovfracht journal on Thursday…

The Faina vessel was captured by Somalian pirates on September 25. It has on board 33 T-72 tanks and other armaments, which are intended, according to various versions, for Kenya or South Sudan. The crew is made up of 17 Ukrainians, two Russians and a Latvian national. Another Russian – skipper Vladimir Kolobkov – died of a heart attack soon after the capture of the Faina by the pirates.

Our next president

Barack Obama, president-elect

Barack Obama, president-elect

[UPDATE]: Washington Post editorial;  see also voter turnout as well as Truth and Myths about the 2008 Election part I (deals with the reasons for Obama’s victory) & part II (deals with the Bradley Effect Non-Effect) via The Monkey Cage.  Also, Patriot’s Quill writes about the 10 reasons why Republicans deserved to lose (h/t Treacherous Truths).

Image credit:  Barack Obama (flickr); license:  cc-by-nc-sa

Strained relations – 11 reasons why Russia and Ukraine fight

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Understanding the relationship between Russia and Ukraine is no easy task. Knowing the history and culture is just a prerequisite to begin to discern the tensions observed today between governments in Moscow and Kyiv. It helps being a newsjunkie and being able to speak aside from English the other two languages involved – Russian and Ukrainian. In that case, Taras Kuzio is uniquely placed.

Writing in a recent issue of the Eurasia Daily Monitor (EDM), published by The Jamestown Foundation, Kuzio – in an article titled Russian-Ukrainian Relations Reveal Deeper Problems – outlines 11 areas that bedevil Ukrainian-Russian relations which show “a close interconnection between domestic and international affairs.”

Below five of the reasons mentioned by Kuzio are examined, with a full list available on EDM’s site:

Energy. Currently an intermediary buys natural gas from Russia and resells it to Ukraine. Tymoshenko has pushed for direct trade with Russia, but the latest Yushchenko-Putin agreement esssentially preserved the middle-man status quo with cosmetic changes. Finally, it’s not so much the increased prices, but how these were implemented that aggravated the relationship.

Ukraine has absorbed Russian gas price increases from $50 to $179.50 per 1,000 cubic meters over the last four years with a threat to double this price in 2009…The energy sector continues to be very corrupt, and this factor reduces the ability of Ukraine’s elites to act in unison toward Moscow….

Sheltering accused criminals. Ukrainians wanted by law-enforcement authorities are hiding in Russia. An analogous situation exists between the U.K. and Russia regarding the extradition of Andrei Lugovoi sought by the British police on suspicion of the murder of Alexander Litvinenko. Russia’s refusal to cooperate with Scotland Yard at the time brought the relations between Moscow and London to a new low.

High-level officials accused of abuse of office (Igor Bakaj, Ruslan Bodelan) or involvement in Yushchenko’s poisoning (Volodymyr Satsiuk) continue to remain in exile in Russia. Russia has a long record of harboring fugitives sought by countries such as Georgia.

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