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Studies have shown long endurance activities, such as marathon running, can cause muscle catabolism (the breakdown and loss of muscle tissue), which can last for up to 7 days after the activity takes place. On the other hand, High intensity interval training, allows you to metabolize fat without losing precious muscle mass. Learn ways to burn fat & preserve muscle this week in, Crank Up the Intensity & watch the Fat Melt

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Hot Fitness Tip of the week

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Words of Inspiration

Try being Different

I believe that everyone is born unique, features & thoughts. But through the years we work very hard to confirm to standards set by others. We try to confirm to society’s so-called “common-sense.”

Everyday is an opportunity to grow beyond your present barriers and circumstances. Everyday is a chance to become a better person.

The saddest part is most of people don’t realize this. If they had to be graded at the end of their lives you know what they’d get? D, D and more D’s. And yet they thought they were doing very well. They let society’s “common sense” grade them.

You are unique and special. Look at the world, your way and watch things change around you.

Success Quote

"A man may conquer a million men in battle but one who conquers himself is, indeed, the greatest of conquerors."

 – Buddha

Healthy Recipe

Healthy Recipe

Mushroom Barley Soup

Makes: 6 servings.


  • 3 Tbsp. olive oil

  • 1 tsp. unsalted butter

  • 1 large onion, chopped

  • 2 medium carrots, peeled and sliced thin (like coins)

  • 1 1/2 lbs. mushrooms, sliced

  • 1/2 cup chopped shallots, including most of green stems

  • 3 Tbsp. dry white cooking wine (optional)

  • 1 tsp. dried thyme

  • 1/2 tsp. dried oregano

  • 5 cups reduced-sodium beef stock

  • 3/4 cup pearl barley

  • Salt to taste

  • 1/2 tsp. freshly ground black pepper

  • 1/2 cup chopped fresh parsley, divided

  • 1 small yellow bell pepper, chopped


  1. Heat oil and butter in large pot over high heat. Add onions and carrots. Cook for about 2 minutes, stirring frequently. Add mushrooms and shallots. Cook an additional 4 minutes, continuing to stir frequently, until onions and carrots soften and mushrooms wilt.

  2. Add wine, thyme and oregano. Reduce heat to low. Stir and scrape browned bits from the bottom, and cook an additional 5 minutes.

  3. Stir in stock, barley, salt and pepper. Increase heat and bring to a boil. Reduce heat, cover, and simmer until barley is tender, about 40 minutes. Stir in yellow pepper and 1/3 cup parsley, and simmer for about 3-4 minutes.

  4. Garnish with remaining parsley and serve. 

Nutritional Information:

Per serving:

Calories:260 Kcal
Total fat: 9 g (2 g saturated fat)
Carbohydrate: 34 g
Protein: 11 g
Dietary Fiber: 6 g
Sodium: 330 mg

Source: AICR

Article of the Week

Crank Up the Intensity & Watch the Fat Melt

Aren't you bored out exercising for a quarter, six days a week? Getting up early & sweating out on the machine can get boring after sometime, especially if the results pour in slowly. Few of us know that the typical low-intensity long-duration cardio isn’t the best or most efficient way to burn body fat, boost your metabolism and get ripped six pack abs.

The best fat burning cardio you can do involves cranking up the intensity and doing high intensity interval training (HIIT).

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